Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lok Satta to campaign for non-party Municipal elections

The Lok Satta Party is seeking non-party elections to municipalities and municipal corporations as also direct election of municipal chairpersons and corporation mayors and formation of ward committees.

The party has decided to launch its campaign for municipal elections in 32 municipalities and 14 municipal corporations immediately.

The State leadership of the party held a meeting with leaders of 16 districts here on May 4 and 5 to finalize the party strategy for the civic elections likely be held in September 2010.

Giving this information to the media here today, party leaders Katari Srinivasa Ra, V. Laxman Balaji and V. Vijayender Reddy said the party would focus on the need for empowerment of local governments to improve governance. It would organize discussions and conduct ballots on the need for non-party and direct elections and ward governments. Preparation of ward manifestos and induction of youth and NGO representatives into the party would form part of the campaign.

In the first phase the party will launch the campaign in the following: Municipalities: Manchiryal, Bellampalli, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Jangaon, Kothagudem, Khammam, Machilipatnam, Jaggayyapet, Ongole, Chirala, Markapuram, Narasaraopet, Repalle, Tenali, Chilakaluripet, Gudur, Venkattagiri, Rajampet, Nandyal, Adoni, Yemmiganuru, Done, Guntakal, Chittoor, Madanapalli, Srikalahasti, Vizianagara, Bobbili, Bhimavaram, Tanuku and Srikakulam.

The party will launch the campaign in all the corporations going to the polls.

The party wanted the Government to assure college managements that it would reimburse the Backward Class students’ tuition fee and relieve the students of stress during examinations.

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