Lok Satta

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 16:09

A vote against corruption: Dr. JP


Commenting on the outcome of elections to five Assemblies, Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan said that they reflected people's anger against paralysis in governance and widespread corruption. People are seeking corruption-free and effective governance.

In a media statement, Dr. JP today called upon national political parties to realize the political fragmentation under way in the country and initiate political and electoral reforms to restore people's confidence in the system.

He congratulated the Samajwadi Party, the Shiromani Akali Dal and other parties which won the elections.

Ban on cotton exports:

Dr. JP said that the Union Government ban on cotton exports is unacceptable since it plays havoc with farmers' lives. He called upon farmers to unite and fight the ban.

Dr. JP recalled that a majority of farmers who have committed suicide in the last one decade happen to be cotton growers. The latest ban will worsen their situation by depressing cotton prices.

Dr. JP pointed out that capricious Government policies lead to corruption and abuse of power.