Lok Satta names candidates

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Lok Satta Names Candidates For Andhra Pradesh Assembly. Lok Satta Party national president Dr Jayaprakash Narayan on Saturday appealed to people of the two new States – Telangana and Andhra Pradesh – to vote only for those candidates who have integrity and competence and will safeguard their future.

JP urges people to elect people with integrity

Hyderabad: Lok Satta Party national president Dr Jayaprakash Narayan on Saturday appealed to people of the two new States – Telangana and Andhra Pradesh – to vote only for those candidates who have integrity and competence and will safeguard their future.

Addressing media after releasing a list of candidates who will be contesting elections to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, JP warned that the two new States would face a bleak future if they vote for parties which are promising all types of sops including loan waivers unmindful of fiscal constraints. The united Andhra Pradesh had witnessed agitations for and against formation of Telangana because youth in the two regions were concerned about their livelihood opportunities.

Instead of promising generation of more power, encouragement of manufacturing and provision of job opportunities to youth, most parties are trying to grab power by hoodwinking people with temporary sops and unrealistic promises.

The two States are witnessing a mad, unbridled quest for power because it enables victors to loot people and the exchequer. No wonder, with candidates switching from one party to another at such a fast pace, that people do not know on behalf of which party they are contesting.

JP recalled that when all other parties promoted regional animosities, the Loksatta alone had worked for an amicable solution to the bifurcation of the State. It highlighted the problems the two emerging States would face and proposed solutions. He was happy and proud when the Union Government accepted most of Lok Satta’s ideas. All his happiness is now evaporating as he witnesses political parties making wild promises with the single point program of coming to power. The Lok Satta Party, he said, is contesting only a limited number of seats. It is seeking people’s votes not to come to power but to safeguard their future in the two States. It is fielding young and educated candidates. The average age of the 51 candidates named today is 35. They include 28 candidates belonging to BCs, SCs and minorities. The second list containing about 25 candidates will be released on April 16.

The additional names of candidates are likely to be released on Sunday.

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