Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ethical, rational politics need Of the hour: Lok Satta

Lok Satta Party Working President Mr. D. V. V. S. Varma today called for resurrecting the values of the freedom movement to take our country forward.

Addressing a gathering after hoisting the national flag on the 64th Independence Day at the party headquarters, Mr. Varma recalled that people displayed tremendous unity during the freedom struggle by setting aside their religion, caste, region, and language. Gandhiji viewed politics as a noble endeavor in people’s service. He fought for people’s empowerment through ‘gram swaraj.’

Mr. Varma regretted that post-independence, politics has strayed away from values enshrined during the freedom movement. The country faced a threat to its unity and integrity because of animosities and conflicts rooted in religion, caste, region, and language. People’s lives have become miserable because of over centralization of powers and monumental corruption.

Mr. Varma said the Lok Satta Party had come into existence to usher in ethical and rational politics anchored in nationalism, secularism, democracy.

Lok Satta, Mahila Satta, and Yuva Satta leaders including V. Laxman Balaji, S. Manorama, P. Bhaskara Rao, Bandaru Rammohana Rao, Eeda Chennayya, N. Saroja Devi, K. Gita Murthy, Y. Ramadevi, and Mangala took part in the program.

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