Friday, May 9, 2014

Coverage of Lok Satta Party on 9th May 2014

Andhrabhoomi - పార్టీల ఎన్నికల ఖర్చు 8 వేల కోట్లు

Andhrajyothy - సంప్రదాయ పార్టీల ఖర్చు 8 వేల కోట్లు

Eenadu - మౌలిక మార్పులతోనే మంచి భవిత

Metro India - One might spend Rs.10 crore or Rs.50 crore to become an MLA or MP, but it is unlikely that one will spend Rs.5,000 crore to get elected as Chief Minister

Metro India - AP candidates spent Rs.8,000 cr

Namasthe Telangana - నిజాయితీగా ఓడితే.. అవమానం కాదు

Prajasakthi - ఉన్మాద స్థితికి రాజకీయం

Sakshi - ఎన్నికల్లో రూ.8 వేల కోట్లు ఖర్చు చేశారు: జేపీ

Surya - రాజకీయం ఉన్మాదస్థితికి చేరుకుంది

The Hans India - Lok Satta calls for electoral reforms

The Hindu - Time for electoral reforms: JP

The New Indian Express - Candidates Spent Total Rs 8K crore: JP

Vaartha - దేశాన్ని రక్షించడానికి ఆఖరి అవకాశం

1 comment:

  1. Would like to share these words of Pavan K Varma from The Times of India article saying that the Election results will show whether the middle class possesses herd mentality or critical thinking …

    “The 2014 Indian election, the world's largest organized human exercise, is almost over. A new and vociferous entrant in the political game has been the middle class. What has been its role? Has it been merely an angry and inchoate mass, impatient for change, but unable to clearly posit what that change should be? Or, has it been a pro-active class, independently assessing critical issues and willing to interrogate the myriad promises that politicians make?

    In short, with its exponentially increased numerical size and greater influence due to instant mobile connectivity and social media, and exposure to 24x7 news, has this class played a discerning role, or only displayed a herd mentality, swinging from one end of the political spectrum to another, without due application of mind?

    The manner in which the Indian middle class makes its political choices is important because its behaviour has to be juxtaposed to a global middle-class revolution unfolding before our very eyes. Across the world the middle class has been bestirring itself and growing in power. According to OECD, about 1.8 billion people already belong to this class today. The number will increase to 3.2 billion by the end of this decade and cross 4.9 billion by 2030.

    ... Whatever the immediate provocation for protests to break out, the underlying causes for middle class anger have been largely constructive, change-oriented and pro-reform. Unstated and stated goals have been motivated by a desire to see greater accountability and transparency in the functioning of government, increased democratisation, rule of law and primacy of individual rights, and opposition to fundamentalist thinking and religious orthodoxy.

    In analysing its role in the 2014 elections and in the future, the Indian middle class must ask itself how its behaviour compares to the leadership and public activism of its counterparts in other parts of the world. There is little doubt that in terms of size and influence this class has attained a critical mass that can make it a game-changer in the making of a progressive, prosperous, inclusive and secular India.

    To play that role it must engage with issues, strive for a pan-Indian leadership, have a prioritized agenda of action, an alternative vision, and the courage to question the behaviour of a largely defunct political establishment. The results of 2014 will reveal to what extent it has lived up to this expectation.”