State Working Committee members for 2013-14

President

JagadheeswaranJagadheeswaran.D, born in Pudukkottai, a B.E(Mechanical) Engineer graduated from Thiagarajar College of Engineering and settled in Chennai for the past 8 years. His ideology: from the day a child comes into the world till death, it is politics that shapes one s life. But not many are passionate about politics because of the way it exists. Ignoring anything does not give you results and fighting against that will yield the results probably not for me but for the generations to come: Jagadheeswaran realized this towards the end of his college days, planned his life in such a way that he would settle his family and then become a politician to bring the CHANGE. Worked with TCS, CTS for the past 8 yrs, started couple of NGO’s helping economically downtrodden people, was in US for 3 yrs during his employment met US Politicians to learn the way it’s been run there, came back to India, got married to a girl who understood his passion, got associated with Lok Satta where he met other like-minded, passionate persons and a great leader Dr.JP to work with and quit his job. Currently he focuses all his time on bearing the responsibilities of President of the Lok Satta TN Unit. He contested for Chennai Mayor in the 2011 elections.

General Secretary

dinakaran_boseC.Dinakaran Bose, MA (Pub. Administration) is an entrepreneur – pharmaceutical business. Born in a patriotic family, Bose was so named by his father who was a follower of Nethaji. His brother, named Birla Bose, was a popular police officer in Chennai who kept Rowdy activities in check in Otteri, Pulianthope and Royapuram. Another brother was an Army officer and his uncle was a High Court Judge. Thus fed on patriotism, it was no wonder that Bose refused to join the conventional political parties, but jumped at the opportunity of joining Lok Satta.

Treasurer

Ashok RajendranAshok Rajendran, B.E (Comp. Science), currently working as Software Engineer at Cisco Systems Pvt Ltd. In school when other students said they want to become engineers and doctors he declared, “I want to become the winner of as many hearts as possible”. Such was his desire to work for the larger good and passion for the country even at that young age. After doing engineering at Thiagarajar College, Madurai and joining work, he got involved with various NGOs like Individual Volunteers Association, Janaagraha, AID India. On realizing the dire straits of governance in the country he joined an anticorruption NGO called 5thpillar. He got introduced to Lok Satta Party and contested in 2011 assembly elections from Mylapore constituency.

Organising Secretary

EaswaranS. Easwaran an anti-corruption activist, with experience in running business and various social works.

Past experience in political fields:

  • Tharasu Makkal Mandram (Secretary – Year 1984)
  • Makkal Sakthi Iyakkam (Tirupur Dist Sec – Year 2007 – 2011),
  • Fifith Pillar India (Tirupur Dist Secretary 2007-2011),
  • Fact India (Tirupur Dist.president 2009-2012),
  • Loksatta Party (Tirupur Dist.Secretary 19.02.2012 to 02.02.2013, State organising Secretary 03.02.2013 onwards)
  • Udumalpet Amaravathi Sainik School (Parents Teachers Associations- Membership Secretary 24.02.2013 onwards)

He joined Lok Satta Party in January 2012.

Membership Secretary

raj_varadharajanVaradarajan is a 70 year young engineer from IIT-Madras. After returning from USA he joined Dr. M.S.UdayaMurthy in Makkal Sakthi Iyakkam, Rotary Club community service and IITM Alumni Association.

He is also helping single teacher schools in villages, and is currently a weekend farmer and full time project manager in a 50 crore 5 year project to establish National Centre for Combustion Research and Development. www.nccrd.in is under construction.

He wants to make India grow from the grass roots and so joined to help in this effort with Lok Satta as a really secular nation.

Secretary – Research & Advocacy

Mahesh KumarMahesh Kumar S T, BE, Software Engineer at Microsoft. Mahesh completed his UG in Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University. He was the president of Rotaract Club of MIT, and founded a Student Association Web Team of MIT. He was awarded the Best Student for Social Attainment in MIT on 2009. Coordinated a team, helping for scholarship and education in an orphanage for 1 year.

Convinced that there is no substitute to politics in development of a nation, and seeing Lok Satta as the only platform that welcomed the youth who did not come from political families, he joined LSP.

Secretary — Technical

Vignesh Nandha KumarVignesh Nandha Kumar is a passionate web developer, working for Recruiterbox – a startup based in Bangalore. He did his B.E in Computer Science and Engineering at Madras Institute of Technology. He was the Chairman of Computer Society of MIT and has designed / contributed to designing various websites. He strongly believes that knowledge should be open and free, and hence contributes to Wikimedia and other open source projects once in a while. Impressed by the ideologies of Lok Satta Party, he joined the party in September 2012. He has been contributing to R&A team initially and meanwhile found more interest in the technical domain of LSP. He has been helping LSP in several technical aspects including revamping this website and parts of the national website.

Spokesperson

narayananNarayanangraduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madras Institue of Technology, Anna University. He is currently working as Consultant-CRM with a software company in Chennai.

He believes that honest politics with good policies is the key for a nation’s development. He was with the Research and Advocacy wing of Lok Satta Party before taking up the current role. He is currently pursuing a graduate course in public policy.

He is an avid reader and is interested in Liberal philosophy. He had taught Mathematics for underprivileged students in his leisure before joining Lok Satta Party.

Legal Secretary & Women’s Wing President

elizabeth_seshadriElizabeth Seshadri, BA LLB (Hons), currently Partner @ lyer &Thomas, Law Firm. Elizabeth did her law from the National Law School in Bangalore, and has been involved in Legal System Reform work through FIAT-Legal. She works on advocacy of public issues, particularly Right to health, through the Centre for Law and Society. She is an Officer of the Professional Ethics Committee of the International Bar Association and Chair of the Client Protection Committee. She is a member of the Young Indians wing of the CII, and collaborates with various NGOs to provide Legal support. She campaigned for the 2011 Corporation elections for the LSP supported candidate from Kottivakkarn.

Secretary — Publications

serma_selvarajSerma selvaraj.R ( Diploma in Yoga for Human Excellence) currently doing service as Professor in Manavalakkalai yoga. He worked for 13 years in Singapore. Because of his aim to serve our country he resigned his job and came back to Chennai. He is doing service to the Humanity in various ways. He is Founder Advisor Of Vethathiri Maharishi Sky- Singapore, Founder Advisor – Vethathiri Maharishi Excellence Meditation Society – Kualalumpur, Malaysia, Treasurer – Wcsc Chennai Sub Urban Zone, Managing Trustee – Chrompet Radha Nagar Mvkm Trust, WCSC – Co Ordinator – Singapore & Malaysia, Excutive Committee Member – The World Community Service Centre. He joined Makkal Sakthi in 2011 which was merged with Lok satta. He contested for ward election in Chromepet.

Youth Wing President

gopalsamyGopalsamy is a Senior Sales Manager at Star Health and Allied Insurance Company, with 12 years of experience.

Education: M.Com., M.A (Yoga), PGDCA., Dip.in Acu., Dip.in Mechanical, Dip.in Gold appraising

He has been involved in social activities for the past 10 years, and he is the Tirupur district co-ordinator of JCI. He is a lifetime member of Lok Satta Party.

Youth Wing Secretary

jaiganeshJaiganesh is an entrepreneur and runs a medical shop. After joining IAC in June 2011 he started thinking about nation development. Rooting out corruption alone will not change the country. Political change is the way forward for our nation. So he joined LSP in September and he is preparing himself and TN LSP to be in the race for the next general Elections.With the support of his wife, he is now a full-timer for the party.

You can view the members for 2012-13 here.
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