Promoting clean politics and eradicating the country of corruption and dynastic rule is the need of the hour, said Dr. JP and added that all people should join hands in the mission. There are persons of great personal integrity such as Manik Sarkar, Mamata Banerjee, Manohar Parikkar and N. Rangaswamy even in traditional parties. All such people should join hands now since Delhi has demonstrated that change can be ushered in a few months and not years or decades.
In reply to a question, Dr. JP said the Lok Satta Party plans to contest all the 294 seats in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. Dr. JP said that a government is expected to ensure quality education, livelihood opportunities, safety and security and rule of law.
In this connection, he touched upon the arrest of Lok Satta activists including him on the night of January 4 when they planned a siege of Zabbar Travels demanding just compensation to 45 people who were burnt to death in a road accident two months ago. He said that the corrupt government remained a mute spectator even as 50 people are dying everyday in road accidents in the state.
Dr. JP warned Zabbar Travels, the operator and Diwakar Travels, the bus owner, that they would not allow them to run services unless they ensured adequate compensation to the next of kin of the deceased. If they do not respond in the next few days, Lok Satta will not even allow other private operators to run services although it might lead to inconvenience during the festive season.
Lok Satta Party State President, Katari Srinivasa Rao asked people to boycott Zabbar and Diwakar Travels’ services as Lok Satta would carry out action against them in the next few days. He exuded confidence that the Lok Satta would assume power in the state because of the winds of change blowing all over.