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NRIs prepare for Lok Satta party internal elections

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A decision to participate in Lok Satta party(LSP) internal elections is taken by its overseas supporters.  People For LokSatta(PFL), a political non profit based in USA, organized a global conference call to promote internal elections of LSP Andhra Pradesh state unit.  Prasanna Meda, from Bay Area, lauded Lok Satta party for standing for real internal democracy and also for becoming the first party to give voting rights to NRIs. Raghava Solipuram, from Houston, explained the benefits of membership and emphasized the importance of membership for electing strong leaders.

Setting its eyes on 2014 elections, Lok satta party decided to start with internal elections and kicked off state wide membership drive last month. NRIs from bay area, Chicago, Houston, New Jersey, Washington and other places participated and aimed to enroll one lakh voters in Andhra Pradesh including 2000 NRI voters.  Attendees also appreciated three successful NRIs, Hyma Sagi, Dilip Sankarreddy and Padma Bhupatiraju, who returned to India to work for Lok Satta party.

Prasanna Meda requested members to enroll in huge members and participate by voting or contesting to reciprocate decision of Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, founder of the party, to not contest in order to promote new leadership. At a time when traditional parties like Congress, TDP , have made political parties as bastions of family politics, Loksatta has heralded a sea-change and led by example.

Lok Satta party created special NRI district electoral college for electing its state office bearers including president. Raghava Solipuram gave the eligibility criteria for NRI membership - Indian citizenship, foreign residence, voting age and active membership for three years. He asked all NRI and non NRI supporters  to join the membership campaign team and compared the campaign with a war. Suresh Ediga from New Jersey,  has energized the  PFL team , by reaching out to all his friends, and enrolling as many as 50 Loksatta Active Members. "Membership fee is $20 that is valid for 3 years. It hardly takes a minute to sign up. Please visit the link https://members.loksatta.org/  to sign up and encourage others to sign up." Suresh Ediga said "Loksatta is a platform built for us who want to pursue a career and/or support clean politics. Whether this platform will sustain the test of time is entirely in our hands".



Website: https://members.loksatta.org/

 

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