To overcome the shortcomings of parliamentary democracy in India, a non-poliltical forum ''Lok Rajniti Manch'' (LRM) has been constituted as a support-base of political parties and to develop a new political culture in the country, noted journalist and civil rights activist Kuldip Nayar said today.
''Since successive governments at the Centre and states have failed to tackle people's problems under the parliamentary democratic system, formation of a platform such as LRM has become imperative and to fulfil this need, many people's organisations, small political parties, intellectuals and concerned individuals joined together to form this organisation,'' Mr Nayar, member of LRM presidium, told mediapersons here today.
Mr Nayar said major objective of the Manch was to prepare a frame work and model for an alternative order based on equity and harmony and place them before the people, to create a platform for all the peoples' movements and to strengthen them to transform the system and also to intervene in election with the perspective of people's empowerment.
Mr Nayar came here to meet poeoples' organisations of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to discuss the ideas and working of the LRM.
Another member of LRM presidium and president of Samajwadi Jan Parishad Sunil said LRM considered that both Congress and the BJP-led alliances were dangerous for the country and the Manch would oppose established political parties in the assembly polls in six states.
''The Manch will support candidates put up by its constituent organisantions and in Madhya Pradesh it will support the candidates of Samajwadi Jan Parishad in five constituencies'', he added.