“Set aside parties and vote for the best candidate among contestants in the by-elections to the Assembly in Telangana,” the Lok Satta Party advised its party workers today.
The Lok Satta announced that it is not in the by-election race as the atmosphere is not conducive to spreading its thought-provoking ideology that takes care of the interests of all.
Talking to the media, party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao, V. Laxman Balaji and Bandaru Rammohan Rao said that the party, after wide-ranging consultations, had decided to keep off the elections for two reasons. One, the prevailing tense situation will not permit it promote a healthy debate on safeguarding the interests of all sections of the people. Second, engaged as it is in finding a solution acceptable to all it is not fair for the Lok Satta to contest elections taking place precisely on the bifurcation issue.
Since all parties engaged in the by-elections are either whipping up regional animosities or spreading falsehoods, the Lok Satta would advise its supporters to transcend parties and opt for candidates with integrity, commitment, and record of service.