Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lok Satta Takes Exception to Criticism of Governor

Lok Satta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today condemned the Telugu Desam Party for its harsh comments against State Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan.

In a media statement, Dr. JP said such comments against constitutional institutions like President, Vice President, Supreme Court, High Court, CAG, Election Commission and UPSC are unwarranted as they are beyond party politics.

Dr. JP pointed out that Mr. E. S. L. Narasimhan is known for his integrity and vast administrative experience. There can be no doubt that he is capable of acting beyond party politics.

Asking the Governor to open his office in Gandhi Bhavan under the simple pretext of his not granting an appointment without realizing his limitations is uncalled for. Whatever be the differences in opinion or ideological conflict, politicians should not resort to harsh criticism, more so when constitutional bodies are involved.

The TDP criticism has nothing to do with the merits of the arguments on sanctioning prosecution against a Minister. The Governor is duty bound to go by evidence while taking a decision and ignore the advice of the Government if such advice is contrary to evidence and colored by partisan politics.

Criticism should always be rational and factual. Such coarseness in public discourse does not bode well for our future, said Dr. JP.

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