Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don’t fall for traditional party Gimmicks: Dr. JP

Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today warned that traditional parties are prepared to take the voters for a ride by promising even the moon and the creation of a beach in Hyderabad. Once elected to power, their candidates look forward to enriching themselves by resorting to land grabbing, lobbying with the Government, seeking commissions in contracts and encouraging anti social elements.

Addressing a GHMC election meeting near ESI Hospital in Sanatnagar division, Dr. JP said his party had fielded candidates who are committed to serving people without anticipating anything in return. The traditional parties had ridiculed the Lok Satta for declaring it would not lure voters with money or liquor. With their campaign having backfired, they now say Lok Satta policies are impracticable. “Do they mean that ethics have no place in politics?”

Dr. JP recalled that both former Chief Ministers – N. Chandrababu Naidu of the TDP and Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy of the Congress – had failed to fulfill their promise of providing corruption-free governance.

Appealing to voters not to refrain from voting, Dr. JP said that however much they detest traditional parties, they should not detest politics and elections. By failing to vote, they will be perpetuating the present corrupt political culture.

Dr. JP asserted that the Lok Satta alone had the will, determination and commitment to save the city from anti social elements and make life hassle free for the common man. “Society cannot be transformed with traditional party gimmicks. It is possible only when people are empowered with responsibilities and resources. That’s why the Lok Satta has embraced the slogan, ‘Vote for us, power to you’”.

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