Monday, January 19, 2009

Let's emulate Obama, says Lok Satta

On the eve of Barack Obama assuming office as U.S. President, the Lok Satta Party today called upon political parties and people to embrace change as their agenda in the 2009 elections. That is the real tribute we can pay to the man who has made history in contemporary politics, party Working Committee members Laxman Balaji and Mrs. K. Geeta Murthy told the media today.

The Lok Satta Party regretted that political parties indulged in mutual recrimination instead of educating the public about their agenda and earning their confidence. They would like to come to power by relying on dynastic principles or squandering money so that they could loot money meant for public welfare. It was time the State was liberated from such an evil political culture, said the leaders.

The Lok Satta refuted the Chief Minister’s contention that the Government had nothing to do with the Satyam fraud and it was not an election issue. Although the management was to shoulder blame for the fraud, the Government could not wish away the fact that it had allocated many projects to Satyam’s sister concern Maytas without thoroughly evaluating its credentials.

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