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Papers filed for Lok Satta president's post

HYDERABAD: Lok Satta president Jayaprakash Narayan, general secretary D.V.S.S. Varma and Greater Hyderabad Mahila Satta president Akula Maharani on Wednesday filed their nominations for the post of party president.

Nandipeta Ravinder, the incumbent, filed his papers for the post of Greater Hyderabad unit’s president.

All three nominations for the party chief’s post were submitted to V. Ramachandraiah, chairman, election authority, a press release issued by the party said.

A candidate contesting the State president’s post should have the support of at least 1,000 active members.

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is backed by 1,438, Mr. Varma by 1,230 and Ms. Maharani by 1,131 active members from districts.

December 25 is the last date for filing nominations. The final candidates in the fray will be announced after scrutiny on December 26.

Elections will be conducted during January 4 to 7 and the results announced on January 9.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 11:28

Lok Satta releases first list - The Hindu

Names candidates for 36 Assembly constituencies

HYDERABAD: The Lok Satta on Monday announced its first list of 36 candidates to contest the 2009 Assembly elections, giving representation to 22 candidates belonging to ‘discriminated sections’, including women.

The party also requested 27 nominees, including its State leaders, to enter the poll fray without selecting the constituencies. The list includes seven constituencies in the city.

Selection criteria

Releasing the list here, party president Jayaprakash Narayan said there were 11 businessmen, five each lawyers and doctors and three each housewives, from education-related fields and social activists. He stated that the candidates had been selected unanimously and where it was not possible, elected. The criteria for selection was ‘competence, leadership qualities and passion for service’.

Dr. Narayan said the party welcomed public-spirited persons to contest on behalf of the Lok Satta.

Replying to a question, he said the party had asked him to contest, but he was yet to decide whether he should contest for the Assembly or the Lok Sabha.

The list of candidates is: Y. Rama Rao (L.B. Nagar), K. Srinivas Rao (Seri Lingampally), N. Ravinder (Qutbullapur), Rohit Kumar (Musheerabad), Pratibha Rao (Jubilee Hills), Maharani (Secunderabad), A. Subhashini (Khairatabad), T. Annam Naidu (Amudalavalasa), D. Eshwar Rao (Gajapatinagaram), B. Appa Rao Babji (Vizianagaram), Biharilal (Gajuwaka ), G. Narayana (Anakapalli), K. Jayasri (Jaggampet), V.S. Kanchustambham (Prathipadu), K. Venkateswar Rao (Peddapuram), G. Janakirama Raju (Undi), U. Rajamani (Pamurru), K.V. Basaveswara Rao (Vijayawada East), Jnanamba (Vijayawada Central), Chennupati Vazir (Penumaluru), M. Bal Ranga Reddy (Giddaluru), Ch.Venkat Reddy (Markapuram), N. Sridhar (Nellore Town), K.V. Krishnaiah (Gudur), M. Mallikarjuna (Palamner), Jagan Mohan Raj (Rajampet), K. Kondaiah (Anantapur Town), P. Srinivasa Rao (Tungaturti), K. Rajender (Suryapet), S. Raghavulu (Khammam), U. Narender (Wyra), P. Nageswar Rao (Paleru), P. K. Rama Rao (Warangal West), M. Saroja (Chennuru), M. Rama Reddy (Yellareddy).

Courtesy: The Hindu

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 09:41