Press Releases Archive

Lok Satta demands capital punishment

The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the law be amended to facilitate award of capital punishment to perpetrators of crimes like rape and disfigurement of women with acid attacks. The police should be made independent and the courts made to give out their verdicts in a specified period.

“But under no circumstances police should be allowed to take law into their own hands and render instant justice,” said the Lok Satta Party.

Party spokesmen B. Krishna Reddy and Katari Srinivasa Rao told the media that the Lok Satta Party fully empathized with the parents of the Warangal girl students who fell victims of an acid attack. Perpetrators of such crimes deserve no sympathy and the harshest punishment should be meted out to them.

“But in our agony and anguish we should not condone the police killing criminals since they might kill innocents on another day at the instance of those in power or the moneyed since we live in a society which subscribes to the ‘might is right’ theory.”

The Lok Satta leaders said there had been instances of the kin of politicians in Andhra Pradesh getting away with murder while the son of a Minister in Goa accused of rape was allowed to go scot-free. Unless the police were liberated from politicians, justice would continue get derailed.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 14:20

Strive for political solution on Babli issue : Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today suggested that the Andhra Pradesh Government and political parties should strive for a political solution to the Babli project dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Lok Satta Party spokesperson S.Manorama and State working Committee member S.Geeta Murthy told the media that a political solution was possible because the Congress was in power in both Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and it led the UPA Government at the national level.

They pointed out that precious time would be lost if the matter was to be resolved by constitutional organs and recalled that the Bacchawat tribunal, appointed in 1969 for sharing of river waters announced its award only in 1980. Even then it merely sanctified an agreement reached among States.

The Lok Satta Party cautioned political parties against exploiting the issue for partisan considerations and inciting the public of one State against another.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 22:24

Field women in 33% seats - Demands Mahila Satta

The Mahila Satta today demanded that all parties allocate 33 percent of tickets to women in the forthcoming elections to the Assembly and the Lok Satta, without waiting for the passage of a bill to that effect in Parliament.

Mahila Satta Secretary D.Saroja welcomed the election of a large number of women to five Assemblies in the just concluded elections. She was glad the participation of women in polling too was heavy.

She pointed out that the Lok Satta Party had already reserved one-third of positions to women at all levels and committed itself to fielding women in 33 percent of seats in the 2009 elections. All parties should utilize the upcoming elections for women empowerment by emulating the Lok Satta Party, she said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 22:23

Lok Satta Party's Citizen Help Center in Mothkur, Nalgonda

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan opens the Citizen Help Center in Mothkur, Nalgonda district. Setting up of this Citizen Help Center has been made possible due to the unstinted support of Raghava Reddy Solipuram (of Mothkur currently residing in Texas, USA).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 15:33

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