Lok Satta ushered in political reforms: Katari
Srikakulam: Lok Satta Party has brought about reforms in the State politics, said State unit president of the party Katari Srinivasa Rao. In the name...
Srikakulam: Lok Satta Party has brought about reforms in the State politics, said State unit president of the party Katari Srinivasa Rao. In the name of welfare schemes the State government is turning the people into beggars, he said. He began his tour from the district as new president of the State unit. Addressing the media at local Press Club on Monday, Mr Srinivasa Rao called upon the party members to show their mettle in the coming local body elections. For this they should make the people aware of the political reforms brought about by the party in the State, he said. The party has many achievements to its credit like political reforms in the State, implementation of the Right to Information Act and being instrumental in introducing laws to prevent criminals from contesting in elections. The present government has left development to the winds and was making the people beggars in the name of welfare schemes, he said. It should, instead, see that people stand on their own feet, he said. Leaders who, once upon a time, bought votes with their own money were now buying votes with government money, he pointed out. The present government is in no position to offer education or medical facilities to the poor, he said. Mr Srinivasa Rao urged all his party men to strive hard to win four sarpanch seats, four MPTCs and four ward member seats. This would help make politics take a U-turn, he said. The present government is cheating the people in the name of Re 1-a-kg rice and nine essential commodities for Rs 185, he said. Even an auto-rickshaw driver has to pay huge donations to join his children in private schools because the government has failed to provide educational facilities for the poor, he observed. The Arogyasri scheme that is meant for the poor is toothless and people are suffering from diseases like dengue, due to lack of proper medical facilities, he said. Everyone should work like a soldier for the good of the people, he advised.