Loksatta Party congratulates AAP on historic win

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 13:45

The Loksatta Party has congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its chief, Arvind Kejriwal, on their unprecedented victory in the Delhi assembly election. AAP won 67 out of 70 seats, leaving the BJP just three.

The historic win is a sign that the citizen-centric politics pioneered by LSP over the past decade have been accepted and embraced by voters in the capital, party president Surendra Srivastava said. AAP has been given a second chance to make good governance and transparency the norm in politics, he said.

In a congratulatory text message to Kejriwal in the morning, Srivastava said, “AAP victory in Delhi opens the door of opportunity for India to change the political culture of the country and give the young a chance.

Traditional parties, including BJP, are suffering from a generation gap. The youth wants local governance to change to improve quality of day-to-day life.”

LSP founder Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan tweeted: “Congrats to AAP for its spirited campaign & decisive victory. Delhi verdict shows voters are fed up with politics as usual (sic).”

Elaborating on the new politics needed in India, Narayan said: “People want local empowerment. Nation, state, district, city, village — all must have defined roles, powers and funds. Oligarchies and traditional politics must end. Dynasties and moneybags and politics as business have no place in a mature democracy.”

He added that quality education and health care, delivery of services, local empowerment, rule of law, growth and jobs must be at the heart of new politics.

LSP national spokesperson Jagadheeswaran Dakshsinamoorthy said this was first and foremost a people's victory. “We salute the people of Delhi for coming out to vote en masse and providing a clear mandate for stable government,” he said. Dakshsinamoorthy also said this was a wakeup call for the BJP and prime minister Narendra Modi, and a message that the people of India will not wait for another 60 years before deciding whether they are living up to the promises made before the 2014 general election.

For details contact: Rajeev D Pai (9769 741674) Spokesperson Loksatta Party

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