B.KUMAR SRI SRI
Indian Lovers Party is not aimed at minting money and neither do we intend to function as a cover for any illicit activity.
Indian Political Party’s Unique Platform: Love
The founder of a new Indian political party—the Indian Lovers Party—believes that love is all you need.
B. Kumar Sri Sri, whose beaming face is still plastered across the city of Chennai on posters left over from assembly elections earlier this year, says his party aims to work for the “success of lovers.”
The All India Lovers Party, campaigning for couples kept apart by caste
CHENNAI // Kumar Sri Sri wants to bring a bit of love to India's parliament.
Even in a democracy known for its political diversity, Mr Kumar, a 35-year-old part-time make-up artist, stands out as founder and leader of one of the country's unlikeliest political groups, the All India Lovers Party (ILP).
Motivated by the prejudices he had to overcome to marry his own wife, Mr Kumar created the ILP in 2008 to support couples who wish to marry despite parental disapproval over differences in caste and religion.
Vote in the name of love
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"In the next 10 years, the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party are going to have a new rival to contend with... my Indian Lovers Party," says Kumar Sri Sri.
In a country where killings in the name of honour are not uncommon and canoodling couples are beaten up on Valentine's Day, Mr Kumar has set himself up as a defender of love.