Lok Satta

Saturday, 05 April 2014 14:33

Dr. JP launching campaign on Apr. 6 and filing Nomination on April 7 for Malkajgiri MP seat

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Loksatta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan will be filing his nomination for contesting the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat at 11-00 a.m. on Monday, April 7.

State Loksatta Party President Katari Srinivasa Rao gave this information at a media conference here today. Party leaders P. Ravi Maruth, Bandaru Ramamohan Rao, Dr.PR Rao, N. Saroja Devi and Bhisetty Babji took part in the conference.

Dr. JP will start the day by garlanding portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and Ambedkar at the Lok Satta Party headquarters and leading a rally to MMTS railway station at Lakdi-ka-Pul at 9-30 a.m. He will address party workers at the MMTS railway station at 10-15 a.m. before filing the nomination at the Ranga Reddy Collector’s Office.

Dr. JP will kick-start his election campaign a day earlier on Sunday, April 6 by undertaking a road show from Bharatnagar to Moosapet from 7-00 a.m. to 9-30 a.m. and from Parvatnagar to Motinagar from 5-30 p.m. to 9-30 p.m.

On Monday, April 7, Dr. will conduct a road show from 5-30 p.m. to 9-30 p.m. from Chintal to Suraram via Shapoor.

Loksatta to go it alone

The Loksatta will go it alone in the elections to the Lok Sabha and the Assembly since there has been no response from the BJP and the TDP to its initiative for an electoral alliance or seat adjustments so far, Mr. Srinivasa Rao said.

The party will contest 50-60 Assembly seats and 5-6 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana and 100 Assembly seats and 15-20 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh.

The party which has already named candidates for 14 Assembly seats in Telangana will release its second list of candidates on Sunday.

The Loksatta plans to contest in the following seats in Telangana:

Hyderabad & Ranga Reddy districts: Uppal, Qutbullapur, Kukatpally, Cantonment, Medchal, Secunderabad, Khairatabad, Amberpet, Malakpet, Maheswaram, Ibrahimpatnam, Karwan and Vikarabad. (The party has already named candidates for nine seats).

Nizamabad district: Kamareddy, Banswada, Jukkal, Balkonda, Nizamabad Urban. (Already named candidate for one seat).

Medak district: Gazvel, Sangareddy and Patancheru (Already named candidate for one seat),

Mahabubnagar district: Mahabubnagar, Shadnagar, Zadcherla, Wanaparthy and Kalwakurthy

Warangal district: Warangal East and West, Vardhannapet, Mahabubabad, Parakala and Palakurthy (Already named candidate for one seat)

Karimnagar district: Karimnagar, Ramagundam, Korutla, Sircilla, Vemulawada and Pedapalli

Adilabad district: Adilabad, Bellampalli and Chennur

Khammam district: Kothagudem, Sattupalle, Aswaraopet, Madhira and Wyra (Already named candidate for one seat)

Nalgonda district: Miryalguda, Kodada, Tungathurthi, Munugodu and Aleru

For the Lok Sabha, the party will be fielding candidates in Secunderabad, Chevella, Warangal and Medak in addition to the already announced Malkajigiri.

The party will announce its candidates for the Assembly and the Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh on April 7.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao explained that the Loksatta Party had proposed agenda-based electoral tie-ups with the BJP and the TDP based on their performance in the 2009 general elections. Although time is running out for filing nominations, there has been no response from those parties till now.

Although those parties are not paragons of virtue, the Loksatta has proposed electoral tie-ups keeping in mind people’s future. Yet, they have maintained studied silence on joining hands with the Loksatta Party at least on some aspects of its agenda. They do not seem to be concerned about providing growth opportunities to all. Instead, they are planning to lure voters with inducements.

Against such a backdrop, the Loksatta is being forced to contest on its own, added Mr. Srinivasa Rao.