Lok Satta

Thursday, 18 August 2011 17:58

Lok Satta dharna at Indira Park

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The Lok Satta Party observed dharna at the Indira Park here demanding creation of Lokayuktas at the State level and ombudsmen at the district level as part of the Lokpal Bill.

Launching the program, Lok Satta Party State Working President D. V. V. S. Varma said that the Lokpal Bill, as conceived by the Union Government, would not help eradicate corruption. It focuses on corruption at the national level while States and districts account for bulk of corruption.

Expressing solidarity with Anna Hazare’s crusade against corruption, Mr. Varma said he epitomized the aspirations of millions of Indians for a corruption-free society.

Mr. Varma said the Union Government has become the laughing stock by indulging in flip-flops in dealing with Anna Hazare and the issues raised by him.

Mr. Chukka Ramaiah, MLC, who dropped in to support the dharna, said that although Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh might not be corrupt, he winked at corruption.

Mr. Katari Srinivasa Rao, Lok Satta Party General Secretary, said that the Lok Satta was not opposed to bringing the Prime Minister under Lokpal’s purview, if necessary. He wanted the Union Government to focus on corruption at the State and district levels and make the CBI and ACBs truly independent.

Among those who took in the dharna were V. Laxman Balaji, S. Manorama, P. Bhaskara Rao, M. Satyanarayana, N. Sarojadevi, P. Rohitkumar, Ravinder Reddy, C. Vinod, R. Manikprabhu, S. Mangala, Y. Ramadevi, K. Gangadhara Rao, A. Kirankumar, Malyadri, P. Hussain, Mangala, A. K. Ranaveer, Gajanani, Sailaja, Sukanya, Madhumati, Nagamani, Vimaladevi and Padmajarani.