Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dr. JP undertakes electioneering by train

Taking a leaf out of the lives of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is embarking on a train journey from Hyderabad to Nellore as part of his electioneering.

Party spokespersons Mr. DVVS Varma and Mr. Katari Srinivasa Rao told the details to the media.

Dr. JP will board a reserved second class bogie attached to Krishna Express at Secunderabad at 6-00 a.m. on Friday, March 20 and reaching Nellore around 6-00 p.m. the same day. During his literally whistle-stop 530-km tour, Dr. JP will interact with party candidates contesting the 2009 elections to the Assembly and the Lok Sabha as also party leaders from constituencies in and around the railway route. He will briefly address people who come to see him at some of the important places en route. The contestants and leaders will travel with him in the special compartment to some distance.

Dr. JP has hit upon the idea of the Spartan train journey to cover a vast area in a short time and conserve the party’s meager resources. They say: “Firstly, we don’t believe in organizing huge jamborees at colossal expenditure on mobilizing people and showing off our strength. Secondly, we are not given to collecting black money like the traditional parties and their clones to run the party and offer inducements like money and liquor in elections. Political parties, which view politics as a lucrative enterprise, spend a fortune, most of it unaccounted, in elections because they know they can make fabulous returns on their investments once they assume power. The raison d’etre of the Lok Satta Party is burying the present rotten political system six fathoms deep and unveiling a new corruption-free system for a new generation. Dishonest means and honest politics don’t go together.

Dr. JP will talk to people including the media at important stations like Kazipet, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chirala, Ongole and Kavali. At Nellore, he will address a public meeting in the night.

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