Monday, September 26, 2011

Lok Satta to contest municipal elections in Tamil Nadu

The Lok Satta Party will be fielding candidates in Tamil Nadu municipal elections scheduled for October 17 and 19, party spokesman Katari Srinivasa Rao announced here today.

Its candidates will contest for the positions of corporators as also Mayors for which direct elections are taking place. It has set its eyes on contesting from cities like Chennai, Coimbatore and Erode.

The party is fielding Mr. S. Suresh Kumar as its candidate in the October 13by-election to the Assembly from Tiruchi West constituency.

Mr. Juvvigunta Venkateswarlu, party in-charge inTamil Nadu and Mr. Narra Sridhar, Working Committee member of the Andhra Pradesh unit, are screening prospective candidates.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao recalled that the Lok Satta Party polled thousands of votes although it contested only 36 seats in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections in April 2011.

The party will contest on the plank of providing good governance and ushering in new political culture.

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