Hyderabad: The economic and political crises rocking the State for the last few months have merely vindicated Lok Satta Party’s policies and the values it has consistently stood for, said party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan here today. It is time the party became stronger on the foundations of its credibility.
Addressing the party’s State Working Committee, Dr. JP said that thanks to the crises, youth, farmers, middle classes and women have been turning to the Lok Satta to provide them leadership. The Lok Satta should turn the excellent opportunity that opened up to strengthen itself. Mere admiration for the party would not get converted into vote, Dr. JP cautioned and underlined the need to strengthen the party systematically by taking up programs on problems bedeviling people.
Mr. D. V. V. S. Varma, Working President, conducted the proceedings of the Working committee.
Dr. JP said that whether the State remained united or divided, the Lok Satta agenda with its focus on provision of education, health care, livelihood opportunities and empowerment of local governments would continue to be important. The party should focus on bettering the lot of farmers, ensuring the future of youth, eradicating corruption, mitigating the liquor evil and promoting rule of law.
Dr. JP said that pitting development against people is unwarranted. Whatever development is undertaken it should be in tune with people’s interests. For instance a fight against an unwarranted power project does not mean the party is opposed to power projects per se.
Dr. JP said that the party should continue its program to train at least 50,000 youth and farmers as leaders. He called for a vigorous membership enrolment drive. The party will not register anticipated results if party leaders and activists worked part time. They should work with passion and a determination to succeed.
The Working Committee condoled with the death of Upadhyaya Satta General Secretary M. Sattibabu and BJP women’s leader Vanam Jhansi. (NSS)