Year 2012 has been a great start for Loksatta Rayadurgam with successful campaigns at the grass roots level winning many hearts in the process
Key Events and Activities in January 2012
- Victory of LSP Rayadurgam in government hospital campaign
- Raithu Chaitanya Yatra in Kanekal mandal
- Inspiring 63rd Republic Day celebrations by LSP Rayadurgam
- Strongly condemning destruction of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s statue in Amalapuram
- Lok Satta will contest the by-elections in Rayadurgam
- Peaceful campaign for Lokpal and Lokayuktha bills
- Celebrations of Swamy Vivekananda’s birthday (National Youth Day)
Victory of Loksatta in government hospital campaign
Lok Satta Rayadurgam attained a great victory in their campaign to appoint new doctors, proper infrastructure in the government hospital. MLC doctor Geyanand in a press statement said that all efforts will be made to appoint new doctors and provide basic infrastructure in the hospital as soon as possible. The issue has been taken to the view of Vaidhya Vidhana Parishad (VVP) co-ordinator Ranta Kishore and he promised that immediate action will be taken in this issue.
Congratulations to Babu garu,, LSP Rayadurgam team and the people of Rayadurgam/Anantapur! This was the result of a relentless struggle over the last several months. Please see reports of the fasts, dharnas, petitions led by Babu garu in the reports from last several months here: [Dec 2011][Nov 2011][Sep 2011]
Raithu Chaitanya Yatra in Kanekal mandal
LSP Rayadurgam under the leadership of Mr.Babu held “Praja Chaitanya Yatra” in Kanekal Mandal as a part of a campaign taking up farmer’s issues. During the campaign the team travelled all over Kanekal including villages like Erragunta, Kothapalli, Malyam, Pulacherla and many other villages and talked to various farmers, educating them on their rights and profitable farming techniques. Mr.Babu demanded that government should remove the ban on exports and allow farmers to sell their crop anywhere they wish. He demanded that government should buy the food grains or have the millers buy the grains at least minimum guarantee price. Mr.Babu called on the farmers to come out for bigger protests if the government doesn’t heed to the demands of the farmers. The campaign has been a huge success with many farmers coming out to support Loksatta party in the protests.
Loksatta demands setting up of farmers’ emergency fund
Loksatta Rayadurgam leader Mr.Babu demanded that the state government should set up emergency funds to support farmers in times of natural calamities like famines and droughts. He criticized the government for lackadaisical approach in submitting the reports of the situation in state to the center. The people in Ananthapur and other districts are already suffering due to recent famine and government has done nothing yet to placate the suffering farmers. He said there is a drought situation in as many as 876 mandals in state this kharif season and yet the state govt is still to act on it.
Loksatta Rayadurgam celebrates 63rd Republic Day
Loksatta Rayadurgam under the leadership of Mr.Babu celebrated the 63rd Republic Day in Rayadurgam. On this occasion Loksatta held a discussion with students on the role of Youth and students in the national politics and the future of the country. Loksatta party state co-ordinator Omkar was the chief guest to the event. Speaking on the occasion Omkar reiterated the importance of youth coming into politics to bring about a positive change in politics and thereby in the country.
Loksatta Rayadurgam condems destroying Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s statue in Amalapuram
Loksatta Rayadurgam leader Mr.Babu condemned the destruction of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar’s statue in Amalapuram. He demanded that the culprits be booked immediately irrespective of who it is.
Loksatta Rayadurgam will contest the By Elections
Loksatta District coordinator Pannurappa in a press conference said that Loksatta will be contesting the coming by elections with complete force. He criticized the current government the way they handled the drought situation in the district. He said the local ministers have converted the farmers in vote banks and making a mockery of their lives. Loksatta will contest in all positions to bring about a positive change in the district.
Loksatta Rayadurgam celebrates Swamy Vivekananda’s birthday (National Youth Day)
Loksatta Rayadurgam celebrated Swamy Vivekananda’s birthday (National Youth Day) on Jan 12th. LSP leader talking on the occasion called on the youth to take active participation in the politics. He said Youth has the power to change the country and alleviate factors like poverty, corruption and contribute to the all-round development of the country. Loksatta leaders Riaz, Rammohan, Tippe swamy, Aruna and others paid tributes to Swamy Vivekananda and remembered the great work of Vivekananda.
Peaceful campaign for Lokpal and Lokayuktha bills
Loksatta Convener Mr.Babu expressed his disappointment over Lokpal bill not getting passed in the parliament. He reiterated that a strong Lokpal at centre and lokayukthas’ and Ombudsman at state and district level are extremely important in curbing corruption in the country. He asked all leaders to come up apolitically and help implement a strong anti-corruption system in the country. He maintained that Loksatta will continue their peaceful campaign to obtain a strong anti-corruption system.