Friday, May 4, 2012

Dr. JP to Campaign for Dr. Ashwin Mahesh

During a day-long visit to Bengaluru on Saturday, May 5, Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan will be campaigning for Dr. Ashwin Mahesh, who is contesting from Bangalore graduates’ constituency to the Karnataka Legislative Council.

The highlight of the visit is a public meeting in the evening at which Dr. JP will dwell on the question whether a single legislator can a make difference to polity. Taking part in the meeting are three non-Lok Satta people – Prof. Rajeev Gowda of Indian Institute of Management, Prof. Sandeep Shastri of Lokniti Foundation and journalist Vasanthi Hariprakash.

Dr. JP will be interacting with Lok Satta members, the campaign team and some prominent people of the city during the day.

Dr. Ashwin Mahesh, who holds a Ph. D. in Geophysics, has worked on urban development issues and is associated with a number of prestigious institutes in Bengaluru. He has played an active role in the movement for electoral reforms and against corruption.

Talking of Dr. Ashwin Mahesh, Justice Santosh Hegde, former Lokayukta of Karnataka says, “Whenever I spoke against corruption in public life, people asked me ‘where are the good candidates we can vote for?’. This time I have an answer for you. I will vote for Ashwin Mahesh and I urge you to do so as well.”

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