Political party started by IITians looking for Chennai candidates

Lok Paritran is a party that has been started by five IITians. In a bid to work for the grassroots level, they are looking for Chennai candidates who share their philosophy. We all complain about how politics is a dirty word and here are some students who are actually trying to make a difference with their idealism.

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The party members at a conferance
Courtesy: Lok Paritran

According to their press release:

Two and a half years ago, an informal group of youngsters was formed with the intention of actually taking action against the degeneration of society and the increase in suffering at the collective level which are the order of the day in spite of the immense potential of the country. Intensive efforts in trying to implement changes in key areas like public health and education brought home two irrefutable facts – the intellectual bankruptcy and corruption that have seeped into every layer of the current system, and the inherent interconnectedness of all issues facing society and the impossibility of a partial solution. The group was faced with two choices – to abandon their goals, or go all the way.

Lok Paritran is the result of the group that remained after all the trials and tribulations to go all the way. Most of the Party leadership holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, and all of them have sacrificed lucrative opportunities both in India and abroad in order to participate in the Party. The President Tanmay Rajpurohit has returned to India leaving his PhD in Economics in the US in order to head this group.

Do check out their website. They have quite a strategy and a philosophy as well.

3 Comments so far

  1. Prashanth (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

    I wonder how successful they will be administration… after all its a dogs life in politics and it could take quite a bit to walk it through. Kudos to their efforts though

  2. randramble (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    Appreciate their enthusiasm and passion. But, with a name like “Lok Paritran”, do they expect to connect to the people of Tamil Nadu?

  3. Gope (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 11:24 am


    Common guys this is reaaly great. Prove it that IITians are not just for the HI-FY cultural events and other achievements. This is really a great step.

    Go – ahead

    Might take time but this will be the change that everyone is expecting ….

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