Mangaluru, Dec 5: Kannada movie actor, director and producer Upendra, who recently took a political plunge by floating Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janata Paksha (KPJP), on Tuesday said the party intends to leave a mark with issue and development based politics.
Interacting with reporters here, Mr. Upendra said, “We may win or fail in the 2016 Assembly polls; but we intend to make a different impression.” The party is also scouting for candidates who can bring in a change in the State with their assessment of constituencies and coming out with a viable plan for the same.
The party is likely to come out with the election manifesto by January-end, Mr. Upendra said. The manifesto would be a mix of local micro-level aspirations and broader programmes for the State. While there have been lot of criticism for things that have gone wrong, there is also lack of initiative by stakeholders to set right the wrong; Prajakeeya intends to fill this void, he said.
The menace of politics becoming business due to corruption, could be tackled through free healthcare and education to all, he said, and added that people are forced to become corrupt to provide quality education to children and save up for medical expenses. Prajakeeya would also focus on addressing basic issues of infrastructure — better roads, power and health facilities — Mr. Upendra said.