The need of the hour before all parties is to defuse the crisis in Telangana without compromising the health and self-respect of TRS President K. Chandrasekhara Rao, said Lok Satta President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan here last night.
Talking to the media after calling on fasting KCR and talking to his son, daughter, and nephew at NIMS, Dr. JP said the Telangana issue had assumed serious proportion because the traditional parties had all along viewed it as a law and order problem or an expedient for getting votes instead of genuinely addressing the grievances of Telangana people. The parties that ruled the State had failed in providing quality education and health care and skill enhancement and livelihood opportunities.
Dr. JP called upon political parties to work for the development of all backward regions without fanning hatred among them. Asked to shout the ‘Jai Telangana’ slogan, Dr. JP said he would say, “Jai Telangana, Jai Coastal Andhra, Jai Rayalaseema, Jai Karnataka and Jai Maharashtra’ since he believed in the development of all regions in the country. The development of one region need not be at the expense of the other, he added.