Loksatta Party led by Vizag North Incharge Babji, today held a press conference and released a press statement demanding that the centre address the concerns raised by CM about the division of the state. In a press conference, he said the it is clear from the CMs press conference that it is the centre which is responsible for the current situation in the state. He hoped that the central govt. at least now wakes up and addresses the concerns raised by CM before the situation spirals out of control.
At a press-meet in Vizag North Constituency, Loksatta Vizag North District Incharge Mr. Bheesetti Babji launched an innovative free counseling program PFL Guru. Highlighting the salient features, he said the program would help:
1. Young people who need help in improving their communication skills and preparing for interviews.
2. Young people who need help with resume for jobs.
3. Young people looking for opportunities to study abroad.
4. He said that this is a FREE counseling program and anyone can give a missed call to 02261816189 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for counseling about resumes,communication skills ,studying abroad or any other help with their careers.
Mr.Babji thanked the NRI group of Srini Gullipalli, Raghuram Tadimalla and Brahmani Boppudi for taking this initiative to help students. Mr. Babji appealed to all those who have reached respectable positions in their careers to come forward and participate in this program.
The Vizag North Team lead by Mr.Babji urged the Govt. to fulfil its promise towards the great telugu poet Gurajada on the ocassion of his 150th Birth celebrations. The Govt had promised to construct 2 cultural centers in Hyderabad & Vizianagaram,convert Gurajada’s residence as a tourist and cultural center,release a postal stamp in his honor and provide economic assistance to his indigent and surviving family members. In a press conference, Mr. Babji reminded the Govt of the works of Sri. Gurajada, its influence on the society and politics. Mr.Babji released a letter by Dr.JP to CM,Kiran Kumar Reddy,which urges the Govt to fulfil the promises it made to commemorate the great poet during his 150th Birthday celebrations.
New LSP Vizag North office
On Aug 4th, a new LSP office for Vizag North was opened in Akkayapalem. Bhesetti Babji outlined the political program and organization building efforts – the focus will be on establishing Lok Satta firmly in the constituency and victory in all upcoming elections. 60 party workers and leaders, including Suresh Kumar and Venugopal Naidu, from the constituency were in attendance. On Aug 11, a political training program was conducted by Babji garu for 9 main party leaders/volunteers in the constituency.
Independence day celebrations
K.S. Thilak garu, freedom fighter and MP in the very first Lok Sabha, was the chief guest on this occasion. He shared the aspirations of the country at Independence and the primary role of politics and politicians. The program included a flag hoisting program, meeting, and press conference.
Surajyam Movement in Vizag North
The state wide Surajyam movement launched by Lok Satta was kicked off in Vizag North on August 19. Babji garu explained the aims and action plan for the movement in the constituency to the 52 party workers in attendance. On Aug 25 a Surajyam public meeting held in Muralinagar. Several related programs are in line for September.
Prominent Telugu cinema personality joins Lok Satta, pledges support
Prominent Telugu cinema artist ‘కళ్ళు’ Chidambaram attended the Surajyam meeting, took party membership and promised his support for Babji to get elected from Vizag North. He spoke to Dr. JP over phone to share the good news and his views.
Lok Satta Visakhapatnam is agitating against the new liquor policy announced by the Andhra Pradesh government. Lambasting the new lottery based policy as one that boosts liquor syndicates in the state rather than curb them as promised by the Chief Minister, Lok Satta leader Bhisetti Babji led protests by the party and called for a round table of all parties to join forces to fight this menace. On June 26, the party leaders and workers combined with their counterparts in CPM and CPI to stage a ‘sit-down’ protest and attempted to block the lottery procedure. Police forcibly arrested them and moved them to the police station to break up the protest. They were released later in the evening.
The Lok Satta Party and CPM/CPI combine held similar protests on June 26 in many places in Andhra Pradesh. The party president, Jayaprakash Narayan, was also arrested in Hyderabad along with several party leaders and volunteers.
Dharna on June 19, 2012:
Round table of political parties convened by Lok Satta on June 20, 2012:
Dharna at site of lottery for liquor tenders, along with CPM and CPI on June 26:
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Lok Satta Visakhapatnam has unearthed a major corruption scam to the tune of Rs. 500 crore in the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) operations. To draw the attention of the public and authorities, the team led by Bhisetti Babji has taken up a multi-pronged and continuing campaign. The demand is for a full investigation by the CBI or ACB and exemplary punishments for the guilty. This has received extensive coverage in the local media, and has been taken up by Dr. JP in Hyderabad. Some visuals and reports from the public protests, dharnas, post-card campaigns, all-party conference and dharna convened by Lok Satta Visakhapatnam below.
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Post card campaign:
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All party conference:
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All party dharna:
Dr. JP joins the fray:
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