Monday, February 24, 2014

Lok Satta forms committees for Telangana and AP

The Lok Satta Party has constituted two coordination committees -- one each for Andhra Pradesh and the other for Telangana– as the first step towards realizing the dreams and aspirations of the people in the two States.

Announcing this in a media statement, State Lok Satta Party President Katari Srinivasa Rao said that the Lok Satta is the first party to form two committees for the two States. The two committees will meet at Guntur and Hyderabad on March 2.

The decision to form the two coordination committees, taken by the party’s State working Committee on February 23, was approved by the party’s national working Committee on February 24.

The Andhra Pradesh Coordination Committee has State party Vice President D. V. V. S. Varma as Convener and regional Vice Presidents Y. D. Rama Rao and Omkar and Secretary Bhisetty Babji as Co-conveners.

The Telangana Coordination Committee has regional Vice President Bandaru Ramamohan Rao as Convener and Secretary Nandipet Ravinder as Co-convener.

State Party President Katari Srinivasa Rao and General Secretary P. Ravi Maruth will be members of the two coordination committees until official committees are elected formally.

State Working Committee members will have the option to join either of the committees.

The coordination committees will co-opt not more than seven members giving representation to youth, women and weaker sections.

The State Executive Committee decided to co-opt Mr. G. Raja Reddy, Dr. P. R. Rao and Mr. V. Vijayender Reddy as members of the Telangana Coordination Committee.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao said that Lok Satta’s new politics is a historic necessity to realize people’s aspirations and dreams. Because of the indefatigable efforts put in by the party team led by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan at both the State and national levels, justice has been rendered to the extent possible to the Seemandhra region even as the Telangana State is formed. The Union Government which sought to bifurcate the State as per its wishes was forced to accept Lok Satta amendments to a large extent. The BJP which adopted Lok Satta suggestions as its own fought for them in the Rajya Sabha, he added.

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