Lok Satta

Friday, 14 October 2011 13:25

Lok Satta Party in fray for four Mayor posts in TN

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The Lok Satta Party has fielded candidates for the post of Mayor in Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, and Tiruchi Municipal Corporations in the elections scheduled for October 17 and 19.

The party, which is contesting from select constituencies in Tamil Nadu local body elections, has chosen young, educated and service-minded middle class people as its candidates.

Giving this information in a media statement, party General Secretary Katari Srinivasa Rao said today that the Lok Satta aims at ushering in people-centered politics in a State known for its dynastic and corrupt politics.

Mr. D. Jagadeeswaran, the Lok Satta candidate for the Chennai Mayor post, is a 29-year-old software engineer. He had contested from Ambattur in the April 2011 elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly and polled considerable number of votes.

The Lok Satta Party has pledged to empower people by forming ward governments with elected representatives. In the 16 divisions it is contesting in Chennai, it has drawn up ward-wise manifestos, which promise time-bound resolution of people’s problems.