Politics : Will LokSatta and Praja Rajyam Unite?
That is a big question and our answer as of today is NO.
Lok Satta is formed on the basis of sound principles and deep understanding of people and their issues. Lok Satta also defined a list of 50 promises defining the issues and how it promises to solve them.
Praja Rajyam is still to define what it is and what it want to deliver. We believe, the motivation behind Praja Rajyam is power and money in the name of public service. ( LokSatta motto is clear and distinct from mere public service, it is more of empowering People). Most importantly, no body knows at this point, how it want to deliver.
LokSatta has members that look to believe deeply in its principles and is completely Caste or community agnostic. They are common people just like next door neighbor, but with strong belief in principles than political muscle.
So far, people who are joining Praja Rajyam party are Chiranjeevi's friends and leaders from Kapu community, and politicians of the same old age beliefs and principles of power, leaving the 'think tank' more 'Caste' colored at this time.
The Lok Satta is not opposed to electoral alliances with other parties, but will not seek tie-ups at the cost of its basic ideology and agenda, president Jayaprakash Narayan told the executive committee here on Monday.
According to a press release issued by the party, Dr. Narayan said power was only a means and not the ultimate end of the party. It would fight the elections on its own, if necessary. However, it was prepared to join hands with others on the basis of a minimum programme.
The meeting was attended by members of the party’s political, organisational and executive committees. Some suggested an alliance with a national party while others wanted a tie-up with the newly-started Praja Rajyam of film star Chiranjeevi. The party decided to focus attention on the organisational elections between September 15 and November 30.