Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lok Satta candidates pledge not to Buy votes or distribute liquor

People contesting on the Lok Satta Party ticket to the Assembly and the Lok Satta all over the State today pledged themselves to relentlessly work for people's welfare and not to abuse power under any circumstances to serve his/her or relatives’ and friends’ interests.

They swore to eradicate poverty and illiteracy, provide corruption-free politics, work for total decentralization of powers and restriction on liquor consumption, and stand for democratic values and constitutional rule in thought, word and deed. They pledged not to buy votes with money or liquor.

Mrs. Y. Rama Devi, Joint Secretary, administered the oath to candidates contesting from Greater Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts.

Cine writer Agastya Sastry, music director Nalluri Sudhir Kumar, TV director Raja Varma and a number of engineering students joined the Lok Satta Party today.

Addressing the party candidates, Lok Satta Party President Dr, Jayaprakash Narayan said they had to live up to the great expectations the people had in them. If party candidates were guilty of inducing voters with money and liquor, he himself would appeal to voters to defeat them. Dr. JP unveiled a giant size whistle, the party’s election symbol, and a CD of party songs.

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