Lok Satta party president Jayaprakash Narayan announced the launch of a state-wide ‘Surajya (good governance) Movement’ by the Foundation for Democratic Reforms(FDR) here on Thursday.
The movement will continue till December 9 for achieving a ‘corruption-free’ government.
Speaking at a round-table conference of representatives of various opposition parties, barring that of the Telugu Desam, Jayaprakash Narayan stressed on decentralisation of power and electoral reforms for rooting out corruption.
“There is an urgent need to empower the local governments and usher in basic political and electoral reforms to curb corruption at various levels in the government, he said. He urged the opposition parties to come to a consensus on the issues stated above. The participants also decided to exert pressure on the government for the enactment of a law regarding a citizen’s right to government services and advocated creation of strong anti-corruption mechanisms.