Why Lok Satta is different?
Lok Satta Party was formed with the goal of creating new politics for a new generation of Indians. For Lok Satta, power is a means to promote public good, and not an end in itself. Lok Satta believes that elections are about the people and their future, and not just about candidates and parties.
That is why Lok Satta unequivocally rejects traditional votegathering techniques employed by traditional parties in India. Most Indian political parties take advantage of the poverty, ignorance and helplessness of the bulk of the people. Vote buying, distributing liquor, arousing animosities on sectarian grounds, enticing people with short-term sops and freebies, running politics as big business, abusing public office and trust for private gain, indulging in dynastic politics - all of these are endemic to our political crisis.
Lok Satta is striving to change the rules of the game by adopting and practicing internal democracy, transparent resource mobilization and utilization, national public policies and democratic methods of mobilizing public opinion, enhancing the liberty of all sections.
Every political party has the obligation to analyse social conditions and propose clear and unambiguous goals for progress and prosperity. Lok Satta's goals are:
- Eliminating all forms of discrimination by birth through ensuring opportunities for quality education, healthcare, skills and employment.
- Enhancing incomes in agriculture and other traditional occupations.
- Improving quality of life by creating basic amenities in all rural and urban settlements.
- Establishing truly empowered and effective district and local governments and decentralizing power.
- Promoting full transparency and accountability at all levels of governance.
- Establishing rule of law and ensuring that all people are treated equally without favoritism or discrimination.
- Ensuring social justice by building a new society in which a child's future is not determined by birth, caste, family, region, religion or wealth.
- Utilizing public resources fully and properly.
- Eliminating corruption.