Lok Satta
Date 06.10.2011
City Navi Mumbai
State Maharashtra
Type General
Event overview

Lok Satta Party's Maharashtra President and in-charge for Lok Satta's ideology and organisational expansion in other Indian States, Mr. Surendra Srivastava will be a key speaker in the public rally, the details of the public rally is given below.

  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hope Square, Near Circle, Sector-11, New Panvel (east), Navi Mumbai
  • Date:  Thursday, 6th October 2011
  • Time: 5.00 PM
Mr. Srivastava will be addressing the gathering on the topic "Tackling corruption and Promoting accountability" including need of Lokpal institution, RTI, Citizen Charters etc to check the supply side of black money in to our political system and as tools for  creating an environment for a cultural shift from dishonesty to honesty in India and shift the balance of convenience in favour of honesty.

He will also enlighten the public on the issue of need of black money to meet the demand side of our political system in a  FPTP system of election coupled with parliamentary system of formation of government, undemocratic political parties and too much centralisation of governance.

Mr. Srivastava will also highlight as to:

  • Why there is a demand of criminals in Indian political system?
  • Why people vote for criminals? and;
  • Why Political Parties give tickets to criminals?

Mr. Srivastava will also cover the issues like why state funding of election is not the solution?, why instead of having women constituency reservation to have a law which will make all political parties to mandatorily give tickets to 50% women? and why all political parties to be made transparent in their internal conduct and finances as well the need to have primary internal elections for leadership and election candidate choices and that these internal elections shall be made made mandatory and be supervised by election commission of India.

He will highlight as to why all "Political Parties" and all "Governments" are insensitive towards its citizen and he will explain the reason being that they can manipulate their constituency victory on the basis of vote bank (Cast/Religion/Region) -muscle/money power - freebies - colour TVs - Liquor Distribution - Family (Dynasty) Oriented Politics in a parliamentary system of government formation coupled with first-past-the-post (FPTP) system of election!!

He will further suggest possible political and governance reforms to break the vicious cycle of money/muscle power, vote bank and dynastic politics in the country and how these substantial Political & Electoral Reforms including political party reforms will make all political parties genuinely democratic which then will become  platforms for nurturing genuine grass root future political leaders for the country. Otherwise how we will always be ruled by families, criminals, corrupts and their cronies....................
Mr. Srivastava will take people through as to how decentralisation of governance of Independent / Accountable / Empowered / Directly Elected District / City Governments and Further Empowerment of Subsidiary Governance/Self Governance Platforms up to Ward Sabha level in urban and up to Gram Sabha level in Rural India can change the dynamics of politics and governance in the country and help converting worlds largest democracy in to the greatest democracy.

Lastly he will explain Lok Satta Aandolan's mantra, how citizen can get organised in a political foot prints of a polling booth and polling center to become politically influential force to ensure that the good governance is delivered and their taxes paid are linked to the services delivered to them in their local areas like maintenance of streets, local gardens, street lights and sweeping of their streets, encroachment free footpaths and so on.................and how legitimate platforms like Wards Sabhas/Area Sabha (similar to local ALMs & Mohalla Committees but legitimate) will make local governance effective including "Local Intelligence" and "Community Policing"

The public rally is organised by "HOPE INDIA FOUNDATION"

Date 18.03.2012
City Mumbai
State Maharashtra
Type General
Event overview



********* INVITATION *********


Subject: Clean Politics and future of Political Intervention

It is heartening that many of us put in our energy, mind and resources to bring about clean politics in the recent BMC election.We participated in the electoral process with clean and ethical means, unlike the traditional political parties.

However, the unprecedented enthusiasm and commitment shown by various Citizen Groups and Citizen Centric -Lok Satta party did not succeed in winning a single seat in the election.

Naturally, therefore, it has raised questions on whether clean politics can ever succeed in a significant manner to bring about the change that the majority of the citizens of the country seek and bring about a paradigm shift in the way we are governed.

It will be therefore pertinent to discuss and debate on this issue involving the very groups that showed determination and grit in the run up to the polls. We have therefore conceived a special programme followed by concluding remarks and thoughts on the subject by the National President of the Lok Satta Party -Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan.

There will be an opportunity of Question /Answer from the attendees that will include all the candidates and their volunteers.

Warm Regards,
Mustan Tambawala
Lok Satta Party-Mumbai
General Secretary

RSVP- Ms Shirin Wadia- 9833195238
Ms Shraddha Ipte- 9664981969/ 022-23772279

********* Programme Schedule *********

BMC Election 2012: Statistical Analysis & Inferences
by Shri Abhijit Mehta
(Amateur Psephologist and Statistics Expert)

Citizen Groups: Objectives,Experiences & Future
Moderated by Smt.Shyama Kulkarni
(Trustee-AGNI & H/West Ward AGNI Co-ordinator)
Participants- Mumbai Nagrik Manch,Mumbai 227,Mumbai Nagriksatta and Lok Satta Party

Presentation by each citizen group's representatives
& Q/A with group representatives.

Clean Politics & Future of Political Intervention
Concluding remarks and Keynote Address with Q/A
Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan
(National President-Lok Satta Party,Ex-IAS and MLA- Andhra Pradesh)

We welcome you to come and attend this open and important deliberation with your volunteers and all those interested in political intervention.
Date 14.10.2012
City Mumbai
State Maharashtra
Type General
Event overview

This seminar is meant for people who are interested in changing the course of this country. India is at a cross roads and your action or in-action shall determine it's future.

We invite you to share an action plan for 2014 elections, hey we tried everything else.