D. V. V. S. Varma
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D. V. V. S. Varma
|Occupation||Working President, Party General Secretary|
|Political party||Lok Satta Party|
|Movement||Lok Satta Movement|
D.V.V.S. Varma is the incumbent Working President of the Lok Satta Party for Andhra Pradesh State. He has been actively involved in Lok Satta movement from the time of its inception. He has served in various office-bearer positions for the Lok Satta Party. He is also a reputed newspaper columnist and media analyst of political and policy affairs.
D.V.V.S. Varma has been an active member of the communist movement in Andhra Pradesh, and the Communist Party of India (CPI), for more than two decades and worked at the grassroots level. After quitting the CPI in the mid '90s, Mr. Varma continued to work in the areas of primary education and sanitation and eventually joined the Lok Satta movement.
Lok Satta Movement
Under the leadership of Mr. Varma, Lok Satta movement expanded its reach into all 23 districts of Andhra Pradesh so much as to have primary units in almost every Mandal of the state. He acted as the State Campaign Coordinator for Andhra Pradesh. The campaign for candidate disclosures led by Mr. Varma culminating with the "People's Ballot" was successful and caught the imagination of the people of the state. He also played a central role in Lok Satta conceiving and leading the hugely successful statewide Movement for Empowerment of Local Governments and the historic '1-crore signature campaign' that brought the issue of empowerment of the third-tier of government (i.e. panchayats and municipalities) to the forefront of public and political debate.
He was also actively involved in coordinating the "Vote India" campaign.
Lok Satta Party
DVVS Varma was chosen as the Party General Secretary in 2006. He was one of the contestants that ran for the President of Lok Satta Party in the first organizational election in January 2009.
Currently, D.V.V.S. Varma is the Working President of Lok Satta Party for Andhra Pradesh State.
He is also the Chief Editor of Jaateeya Spurthi, a Telugu current affairs fortnightly. Now, he is the Editor of Lok Satta Times fortnightly (Telugu), the official magazine of Lok Satta Party. Viewers can access this magazine at www.loksatta.org website.
- DVVS Varma takes over as Lok Satta Party’s Working President
- Sri Dvvs Varma Profile
- "Lok Satta to lead `Vote India' campaign across nation". The Hindu. India. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
- Lok Satta News: Dr.JP, D.V.V.S.Varma and Maharani to Contest for President