This Brainstorm on the future of our republic has been interesting, elegant and insightful, and hopefully it may even stimulate the thinking of a few who are open to a genuine dialogue. Often in Indian public discourse we are reminded of Thomas Edison’s words: “There is no expedient to which a man will not resort, to avoid the labour of thinking.”
Dr N Jaya Prakash Narayan has advocated in favour of getting Chief Ministers elected directly by the people so that the MLAs can be prevented from playing the dirty defection games.
New Delhi: Dr N Jayaprakash Narayan, founder of Lok Satta and General Secretary of Foundation For Democratic Reforms (FDR) has strongly advocated direct election of the Chief Ministers. He was speaking at a seminar on ‘Immediate Election Reforms’ organised by the workers of India Against Corruption under the leadership of Anna Hazare.
Loksatta Aandolan began as a citizen's movement in 1996 to help promote electoral and governance reforms. Loksatta Party was born in 2006 out of the realization that the best and brightest of society need to embrace politics. It is the party for the new generation, a generation that is sick and tired of dynastic and vote bank politics, a generation that has no time for politics run by the unholy trinity of corruption, greed and nepotism.