Press Releases Archive

Strive for political solution on Babli issue : Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today suggested that the Andhra Pradesh Government and political parties should strive for a political solution to the Babli project dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Lok Satta Party spokesperson S.Manorama and State working Committee member S.Geeta Murthy told the media that a political solution was possible because the Congress was in power in both Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and it led the UPA Government at the national level.

They pointed out that precious time would be lost if the matter was to be resolved by constitutional organs and recalled that the Bacchawat tribunal, appointed in 1969 for sharing of river waters announced its award only in 1980. Even then it merely sanctified an agreement reached among States.

The Lok Satta Party cautioned political parties against exploiting the issue for partisan considerations and inciting the public of one State against another.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 22:24

Field women in 33% seats - Demands Mahila Satta

The Mahila Satta today demanded that all parties allocate 33 percent of tickets to women in the forthcoming elections to the Assembly and the Lok Satta, without waiting for the passage of a bill to that effect in Parliament.

Mahila Satta Secretary D.Saroja welcomed the election of a large number of women to five Assemblies in the just concluded elections. She was glad the participation of women in polling too was heavy.

She pointed out that the Lok Satta Party had already reserved one-third of positions to women at all levels and committed itself to fielding women in 33 percent of seats in the 2009 elections. All parties should utilize the upcoming elections for women empowerment by emulating the Lok Satta Party, she said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 22:23

Lok Satta Party's Citizen Help Center in Mothkur, Nalgonda

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan opens the Citizen Help Center in Mothkur, Nalgonda district. Setting up of this Citizen Help Center has been made possible due to the unstinted support of Raghava Reddy Solipuram (of Mothkur currently residing in Texas, USA).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 15:33

Fiscal stimulus package welcome: Dr. JP

Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today welcomed the Union Government's package to stimulate the economy, now in a downturn, as "welcome, necessary and well-targeted."

Although it might lead to budgetary deficit and contravene the FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budgetary Management) Act, the package is perfectly justified against the backdrop of global recession and its impact on India. "Deficits need not be feared under such circumstances."

By not addressing the low incomes and educated unemployment, the stimulus package fell short of medium term requirements. The real solution lay in vigorous skills and jobs promotion and focus on universal education and health care.

Monday, December 8, 2008 - 20:27