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Lok Satta National Council to chart course for expansion

Lok Satta National Council to chart course for expansion
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The Lok Satta Party’s three-day national council meeting, that is expected to chart a new course for the party, began in Hyderabad on Friday with a session of the national steering committee. Speaking to reporters after the session, A Srinivas, who chaired the party’s national communications committee, said,

Hyderabad: The Lok Satta Party’s three-day national council meeting, that is expected to chart a new course for the party, began in Hyderabad on Friday with a session of the national steering committee. Speaking to reporters after the session, A Srinivas, who chaired the party’s national communications committee, said, “This is the first national convention to be held after Surendra Srivastava took over as party president.

More than 200 delegates from nine states across India are expected to deliberate and decide on the course to be taken by LSP and would be announced to the public on April 5th.” Srinivas said many organisational and political decisions were expected to be made by the national council. The goal, he said, was to build the party across the country and make it a serious player in politics.

The council would discuss these ideas and finalise a strategy. National President Surendra Srivastava and party founder Jayaprakash Narayan would unveil new programmes on April 5 after the national council session ends. Hyma Potineni, national general secretary, said, “Lok Satta Party has the highest number of members in Hyderabad in 2006. We are going to take our party to such heights again by strengthening the organisation and launching innovative programmes.”

Jagadheeswaran Dakshinamoorthy, national spokesperson from Chennai, said, “Loksatta will fight for the rights of workers in unorganised sector and build a mass movement to help them assert their rights, improve safety and working conditions, and eliminate corruption that impacts their lives. These proposals are ready to be presented to the National Council and will be announced on April 5.”

Rajeev Pai, party spokesperson from Mumbai, said, “Lok Satta has pioneered the idea that politics is the vehicle of change and inspired millions to look at politics without disdain. Many political parties and intellectuals are now speaking Dr JP’s language. Under the leadership of our National President surendra Srivastava, Loksatta is expanding to other states. The Bihar unit will be launched in view of the upcoming assembly elections there.”

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