Lok Satta

Thursday, 19 July 2012 13:25

Lok Satta reposes faith in Pranab to lead nation in right direction

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Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, Lok Satta Party President representing Kukatpalli constituency in the Legislative Assembly, today voted in favor of Mr. Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential election.

The Lok Satta Party believes that Mr. Pranab Mukherjee with his vast experience and reputation for sagacity will protect national interests at a time the country is facing political uncertainty with both the Congress and the BJP camps plunged in crisis.

Lok Satta Party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao and Mr. P. Ravi Maruth told a media meet that the party expects Mr. Pranab Mukherjee to take the lead in addressing three vital problems. The first is empowerment of local bodies as envisaged in the Constitution with devolution of powers, resources and personnel on them. The second is a through overhaul of the present first-past-the-post electoral system which has unleashed politics of money power and is coming in the way of honest people and parties contesting elections. A switchover to the proportional representation system will eliminate the influence of money in eections to a large extent. The third is liberation of the country from political and official corruption. It calls for creation of powerful and independent mechanisms of Lokpal and Lokayuktas and grant of autonomy to investigative agencies like the CBI and ACBs.

The Lok Satta leaders underlined that Mr. Pranab Mukherjee with his moral stature and good relations with all political parties should be able to deliver results.

Mr. J. Iramamurthy took part in the media conference.