Janapaksham Meets at Kozhikode

via HK Correspondent published on February 15, 2007

Kozhikode:The first-ever State-level meet of Janapaksham Cultural Forum, which was recently launched by former BJP President K Raman Pillai, was held at Kozhikode on Wednesday.



 One of the foremost ideologues of the Sangh Parivar in Kerala, TR Somashekharan, a former State Bouddhik Pramukh of the RSS, took part in the seminar organised by Janapaksham as part of the meet.


The morning session of the meeting included the State delegates’ meet which was followed by a Deena Dayal Memorial Lecture. In the third session, a paper on the corrupt practices in the political sphere was presented.


Senior leaders of the BJP from the Jan Sangh days including U Datatreya Rao and K Sankara Menon were present and the auditorium where the programme was held was full to the capacity.


Janapaksham in its organisational report said that it was not an organisation for or against any political party. Power politics is not the ultimate aim of the organisation. Janapaksham does not have any political ambitions,” the policy statement said.It would strive for the eradication of corruption in politics, it said. It also lamented that there were some senior politicians in the State who had amassed wealth to the tune of crores of rupees. The report said the forum would expose the misdeeds of such people in the coming days.


The organisation report says that the forum office-bearers will declare their wealth before the public. Janapaksham would also support the victims of sexual harassment and also those who suffered from mafia attacks. The organisation declared that it stood for the total change of the present political system in the State.


The morning session was inaugurated by veteran BJP leader Datatreya Rao, a former state vice-president of the party. Those present included Raman Pillai, Kochi Corporation councillor Shyamala S Prabhu and K Sadananda Prabhu. Former State leader of the BJP, Manjeri Narayanan and former leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Puthezhathu Ramachandran also participated.


K Sankara Menon presided over the Deendayal memorial session and PD Purushothaman Master delivered the memorial lecture. Dr K Madhavankutty presided over the session on corruption in politics, which was inaugurated by historian MGS Narayanan. Somashekharan, in his address, stressed that political parties should be prepared for changes.



The meeting was attended by several distinguished political and social leaders. Many civic leaders and community actvists are extending  support to the movement initiated by Raman Pillai as senior leaders like Datatreya Rao and Sankara Menon have an illustrious past  and have clean track-records which cannot be ignored by distractors.



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