Monday, December 20, 2010

Lok Satta Opposes Bandh

A mature and responsible political party should not inconvenience people by calling for bandhs and rasta rokos whatever be the cause or provocation, the Lok Satta Party said here today.

Commenting on the State wide bandh in the wake of the arrest of fasting TDP President and Opposition leader N. Chandrababu Naidu, Lok Satta Party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao, P. Bhaskara Rao and P. Ravi Maruth said that the bandh would hurt the very farmers whose cause Mr. Chandrababu Naidu wanted to espouse. Farmers cannot move their produce to market yards or workers travel from place to place. Daily wage earners and small traders have to forgo their earnings. Dislocation in transport will result in denial of timely medical assistance to people in critical condition.

The Lok Satta Party appealed to all sections of people not to resort to destruction of property or violence.

The leaders reiterated the party view that focusing on the devastation caused by December 7 and 8 rains and seeking immediate relief would not serve the structural problems in the agrarian economy. The farmer should be enabled to sell his produce anywhere in the world so that he could withstand all natural vicissitudes.

The Lok Satta Party suggested that all parties unite transcending their differences to get both short-term and long-term problems of farmers resolved.

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