Thursday, July 30, 2015

Loksatta Demands Effective Utilization of Nirbhaya Fund

Loksatta Party national leadership is convening in Hyderabad July 31st and Aug 1st for their strategic planning leading to the GHMC elections. Addressing the press, the National President Mr Surendra Srivastava said, "The recent spate of unbridled corruption across the country, be it the Vyapam Scam in MP, the Chikki Scam in Maharashtra or the corruption within Karnataka Lokayukta, has affirmed that all of the ruling parties are undifferentiated in their taint. Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan was the original author of the AP Anti-corruption Bill and Loksatta in Karnataka is now the only party with a solution to the Lokayukta corruption stalemate. "

With the new leadership in the past year, the party has a strong emphasis on youth and women and has taken a decisive turn towards aggressive political action. On International Women's Day, Loksatta had launched an online campaign to solicit input from the public on how the 3000 cr Nirbhaya Fund could be put to productive use and received tremendous response from both men and women. Earlier today, Loksatta intensified this campaign further this by assembling around 40 thought leaders, activists and political drivers like to debate, decide and deliver an actionable plan on this topic.

Hyma Potineni, National General Secretary said "Loksatta has constituted a Nirbhaya Action Team along with eminent Hyderabadis like Ms Devi, Ms Jamuna etc. to fight for ... Hyderabad is third only after Delhi and Bangalore in violence against women and TRS has not submitted a single proposal for remedy against the available 3000 cr Nibhyaya Fund. This is a disgrace and a denial of basic human rights to the thousands of affected women in a state that leads the nation in female trafficking for prostitution."

Telengana President Mr Panduranga Rao attacked the TS Govt for utter failure in handling the Cash For Vote corruption scam. "TRS displayed characteristically fake bravado in naming CBN and claiming to have his voice on tape. Since then, either they have chickened out or a back room deal has been hatched between the two and no one but the pawn Revanth Reddy has been targeted!"

GHMC General Secretary Bonthu Sambi Reddy highlight the successful campaigns undertaken by Loksatta in the recent weeks. He said, "TRS has forgotten about the Telengana students after state creation. Loksatta alone took up the issue of ECET students fee reimbursement. Tens of thousands of students have expressed their support to Loksatta vocally, through missed calls, by attending meetings and protesting with us. Loksatta has delivered for the youth!"

National Communications Chairperson, Mr A Srinivas conducted the press meet and invited the Hyderabad youth to dream big and join Loksatta to take over the city corporation. "This would be the best tribute to the legacy of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam."

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