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Loksatta party announces civic poll candidates

mumbai Updated: Nov 05, 2011 01:47 IST
HT Correspondent

With the 2012 civic polls yet to be formally announced, the political party Lok Satta Party (LSP) has entered the fray.

The party declared its manifesto, its vision for Mumbai, and the first list of candidates on Friday.

LSP guaranteed 10 reforms in the wards where their corporators are contesting elections, some of which are implementation of Nagar Raj Bill, cleaner localities, better roads and footpaths, lesser water logging, reduced corruption locally, functional municipal schools and health centres, citizen call centres, more greenery and public toilets.

“So far, political parties have been making assurances and promises to voters, but we are guaranteeing the above amenities in the ward if our corporator is elected,” said Surendra Srivastava, LSP Mahashtra President.

The party is looking to pitch over 30 candidates of which they have announced five: Shivani Joshi, 35, will contest from ward 55 Samarthnagar, Lokhandwala; Sangeeta Sharma, 45 to contest from Chakala ward 76, Rajesh Jogani, 44, from Priyadarshini Park ward 213, Kanak Gandhi, 51, from Kamala Nehru Park ward 214 and Dr Parag Jhaveri, 47 from Khetwadi ward 216.

“This is the electoral debut for our party in Mumbai so the early start is to make people aware about our agenda,” said Dr Ram Ramdas, spokesperson LSP Mumbai.