Mohammad Ghouse Moinuddin is the Lok Satta Party candidate for the Mahbubnagar constituency in the Assembly by-elections of March 2012. Audio of an interview/interaction with Mr. Ghouse and the LSP campaign team here. .
Mr. Ghouse is a native of Mahbubnagar, and has been chosen by the party because of his sincere concern and work for social welfare, good local knowledge, reputation and support, dynamism in decision-making, and able communication skills. An honest and successful businessman in the field of education, he has focused on programs catering to the socially and economically backward sections. Currently based in Hyderabad for business reasons, he previously contributed to the Mahbubnagar edition of the Eenadu daily newspaper for two years, and gained in-depth knowledge of the local issues. Equally proficient in three languages – Urdu, Telugu, and English, he is able to articulate and connect with all sections of citizens.
His driving principle in politics is clear – ‘All that matters in politics is People’ and he believes that the job of a leader is to be a bridge between the people and the government. Vexed with the present-day politicians of most parties who are caught in a cynical pursuit of power and money, he had been considering joining active politics since 2009. He wanted to associate with a clean party and Lok Satta stood out for him as most promising. He had been following its work from a long time, since being impressed with articles written by Dr. JP in Eenadu many years ago. The socio-political analysis and proposals for reforms in these articles attracted him primarily because of how insightful and practical they were. He had noticed that Lok Satta works on raising important issues and also articulates well-considered solutions for them.
Bommisetti Venkata Ramana leads the Lok Satta Party in Rayadurgam constituency, Anantapur and is a member of Lok Satta’s sub-committee on agriculture. He can be reached via phone (+91-9989838872) or email.
Popularly known as Babu, Venkata Ramana has emerged as a leader by relentlessly pursuing local problems in Rayadurgam on a daily basis, on the ground and in the press. He speaks of how persistence – to create awareness with meetings and press statements, following up with demanding action from responsible officials and representatives, resorting to dharnas and protests when petitions are ignored – has been the key to success in solving the local problems. Some of the achievements in Rayadurgam include demolition of ill-maintained and disease breeding public toilets and proper implementation of a welfare scheme to provide private toilets for the poor, and action towards appointment of several new doctors in the pitiably understaffed hospitals of Anantapur district.
A primary focus of his is to voice the problems of farmers and demand justice and better policy from the Government. Continue reading
Bommisetti Venkata Ramana leads the Lok Satta Party in Rayadurgam constituency, Anantapur and is a member of Lok Satta’s sub-committee on agriculture. He was interviewed by Sundeep Pattem in November 2011. Popularly known as Babu, Venkata Ramana can be reached via phone (+91-9989838872) or email. For further information and reports, please visit the website for LSP Rayadurgam and ‘Like’ the Facebook page.
Sundeep: Babu garu, very happy to be speaking with you. Please tell us about your personal background.
Babu: We are from Rayadurgam. I was born and grew up here. Traditionally, we are from the weavers community and my parents work in agriculture. I have studied till Intermediate. My wife does stitching and tailoring from home, which I help with. I also have a business in used two wheelers – buy at a lower price and sell at a profit. This is what we do for livelihood. For handling 2-3 two wheelers a month, I don’t need to spend a lot of time. I am giving most of the time for party work.
Sundeep: How did you get interested in public service and politics?
Babu: In the past, before coming to Lok Satta, I was involved with the Communist party. Being part of good movements, their struggles, building good relationships with people. The poor man must be in politics. Continue reading
Allu Siva Ramesh Reddy is the district President of Loksatta Party, Prakasam. He can be reached at his personal phone (+91-9949624599) or at the local party office number (+91-9705444604).
Born in July 1974, Ramesh graduated from Fergusson college, Osmania University with an MCA Degree in 1999. He is a businessman by profession, and is currently also serving as the President of the Granite Association of Ongole. He had been involved in social causes earlier, and was aware of work by Lok Satta, but in 2009, following a chance meeting with Dr. JP, made the decision to join politics and the Lok Satta Party. The state assembly elections in 2009 were a tough initiation, and as MLA candidate from Ongole he learned many things about politics firsthand. Since then, he has helped the party establish units in various constituencies of Prakasam district.
Allu Siva Ramesh Reddy is the district President of Loksatta Party, Prakasam. He was interviwed by Sravanthi Yalamanchili in November 2011. Ramesh Reddy can be reached at his personal phone (+91-9949624599) or at the local party office number (+91-9705444604).
Sravanthi: Ramesh garu, on behalf of PFL, I would like to congratulate the entire team of Lok Satta Prakasam for successfully hosting the 5th Anniversary celebrations on a grand scale. Can you tell us about it?
Ramesh: Thank you. When the topic of anniversary came up in the Working Committee meeting, it was JP garu’s idea to do it in either Nellore or Prakasam and finally, we decided to celebrate it in Ongole, Prakasam. There is a notion that Lok Satta Party is not popular among masses. We proved it wrong. This event was on par with any event conducted by traditional parties like TDP, PRP and Congress in Prakasam District. We are able to send a strong message that Lok Satta has effectively emerged as a political party and we are no less than any traditional party in terms of mass support.
Reddi Lakshmu Naidu is the Lok Satta Party incharge of Chipurupally constituency and the Official Representative for Vizianagaram District.
With a keen interest in politics from a young age, Lakshmu Naidu actively observed developments and was a regular attendee of public meetings. Through college, his leadership qualities came through in taking on managements for unfair dealings with students. On becoming aware of Dr JP and the Lok Satta Party in 2006, he found a perfect match for his political leanings, and decided to step up to make a positive change. Since then, he has worked on establishing the party and taking its voice to the people.
Reddi Lakshmu Naidu is the Lok Satta Party incharge of Chipurupally constituency and the Official Representative for Vizianagaram District. He was interviewed by Raghuveer Mukkamalla in November 2011. Lakshmu Naidu can be reached via phone (+91-9397822674 or +91-9652533150).
Raghuveer: Lakshmu Naidu garu, tell us about yourself.
Lakshmu Naidu: I am from Vangapallipeta village in Vizianagaram district. My parents Sri Satyam and Smt. Seethamma are illiterate and sustain themselves through cultivation of a 2-acre land. I also have a younger sister who got married recently.
All my primary education took place in my village and in Cheepurupalli mandal. I completed my degree (B. Com) from Garividi mandal in Vizianagaram and my post-graduation (M.A. English) from Narsapuram in West Godavari. I also completed my B.Ed. from Anakapally and had a stint as a teacher for a couple of years. I am currently working on my Ph.D. from Andhra University. My specialization is ‘Selected Works of Indo-Anglican Prose Writers’ and I aim to complete it in 2013. Continue reading