Lok Satta

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 12:42

People for Lok Satta campaign against 2 G spectrum scam

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People for Lok Satta (PFL), an NRI (non-resident Indian) organization, has launched a ‘Kill Corruption’ campaign in the wake of the 2 G spectrum scandal.

 

This was disclosed at a media conference here today by PFL leaders Ms. Padma Bhupatiraju, Ms. Manasa Mahati and Mr. Sharat Mangalpally and India PFL Coordinator. Atluri Subhashini. The PFL activists said that although they lived in the US they have not forgotten their roots in India and that they plan to adopt villages in the State and work for their development.

 

Introducing the visiting PFL activists, Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan said that PFL comprised members belonging to all castes and religions, languages and religions. Young and idealistic, the members have chosen the Lok Satta Party as the platform to transform politics in India. PFL, registered in February 2009, has chapters in nine countries – the U. S., the U. K., Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland. PFL has over 30 chapters in the U. S. in places like Bay Area (California), Los Angeles, New Jersey, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Washington DC, and Seattle.

 

As part of the ‘Kill Corruption’ campaign, PFL members have asked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to cancel the tainted 2G spectrum licenses and recoup the lost revenue, bring the corrupt to justice, and appoint an autonomous body to prevent such scams in future.

 

PFL has also launched a campaign asking the Government of India to facilitate absentee voting for NRIs since the current Bill mandates their physical presence during elections. The NRI organization has sent representations to all MPs on the issue. PFL representatives attending the 'Pravasi Bharathi Divas' soon will be reiterating their viewpoint.

 

PFL canvassed in favor of the Lok Satta Party during general elections and elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

 

It launched a 'Rejuvenate India' campaign by organizing interactions between Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan and NRIs in the U. S. in May-June-2010. PFL could reach Dr. JP’s message to as many as 10,000 NRIs during the month-long campaign with the twin themes good governance and clean politics.