Saturday, June 11, 2011

Money is not a constraint for Entering politics: Dr. JP

Money will not be a limiting factor for entering politics, Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan told the party’s student leaders here today. If they have character, integrity, vision and leadership qualities, people will not hesitate to support them monetarily, he added.

Addressing Vidyarthi Satta’s State Working Committee, Dr. JP counseled the youth to shed the illusion that they can transform society for the better through the barrel of the gun.

Dr. JP said that one need not sacrifice one’s entire life for serving society. It is enough if one spares a little time and a few resources even as one pursues one’s routine life.

Ninety-four percent of the future belonged to the youth, he said and asked them to strive to build a society in which every one has an equal opportunity to grow.

Politics is not a means for personal enrichment. It is a noble endeavor meant to serve society. The youth should regard the nation as above party, and the party as above individual. Unfortunately, some politicians regard themselves as more important than the party and the nation.

He asked Vidyarthi Satta leaders to enroll voters and help them exercise their franchise in their own interest. People tended to view politics as a battle between political parties or leaders, forgetting that it influenced their lives day in and day out.

Vidyarthi Satta State President P. Sivaji Raju said that the organization planned to enroll 50,000 students as members and offer training in leadership to 10,000.

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