Friday, August 9, 2013

Dr. JP faults Congress for treating state bifurcation as a party issue

Lok Satta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today took strong exception to the Congress Party viewing Andhra Pradesh bifurcation as a party problem and appointing a committee headed by Defense Minister A. K. Antony to hear grievances of Seemandhra people.

“Andhra Pradesh is not a vassal of the Congress Party,” he fumed at a media conference and asked, “How do you expect other parties to make a formal representation to a committee formed by the Congress.“

Dr. JP said it was strange that neither the Prime Minister nor the Union Home Minister uttered a single word even as parts of Andhra Pradesh are burning.

Having concluded that its days in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema are numbered, the Congress Party decided to abruptly announce the division of the State without preparing ground for amicable separation solely with an eye on short-term electoral gains. It stands as an accused in the history of the country by playing cynical politics and promoting hatred and animosities among people. When it is rewriting the history of the State, the ruling party ought to have taken every stakeholder into confidence, built a consensus and come out with an amicable and comprehensive solution.

Dr, JP pointedly asked why the demand for formation of Telangana was not discussed at all in the Assembly and an attempt made to work out a solution acceptable to all. At least now, there should be an honest and earnest effort to inspire confidence in all Telugu-speaking people about their future.

Dr. JP appealed to people not to become pawns in politicians’ selfish games and ruin their lives. They should not resort to bandhs, road blockades and strikes, vandalize statues, indulge in violence and spew venom against each other. Any such acts will merely reinforce the impression among investors that Andhra Pradesh is not fit for infusion of capital in projects. It will burt job creation and undermine the future of lakhs of youth.

“I humbly appeal to Government employees in Seemandhra not to go on strike on State bifurcation. They will be harming the interests of the very people in whose name they are planning to go on strike. A strike by Government employees will not hurt the moneyed or the influential but only common people.” The employees have every right to express their views peacefully and safeguard their service interests but not inconvenience people.

Dr. JP recalled that the agitation for a separate Telngana State in the last few years had disrupted people’s lives and derailed economic growth. Let not history repeat itself in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, he counseled.

Dr. JP said the Foundation for Democratic Reforms and Lok Satta movement are organizing a non-partisan Round Table of intellectuals, legal experts, civil society leaders and media heads at Jubilee Hall in Hyderabad on August 10 to find solutions to problems arising in the wake of the Center’s decision to carve out Telangana. They include ensuring a sense of security to people of all regions in Hyderabad, sharing of revenue from Hyderabad city by the two States, ensuring continued growth of Hyderabad as a powerful economic magnet and rendering justice to backward Rayalaseema and other regions. The Round Table will discuss how people can be served through decentralization of power, eradication of corruption and provision of services as a right.

The Lok Satta believes that practical, acceptable solutions can be found to protect the interests of all regions, provided there are good will, restraint and spirit of accommodation.

Dr. JP said that the Lok Satta Party is in touch with a number of political parties and civil society organizations on finding solutions to problems thrown up by the Center’s decision.

He declined to comment on the demands for making Hyderabad as a Union Territory, Hyderabad as the second capital of the country and moves for formation of a Rayala Telangana. “Several ideas are floating around. All must sit together and find acceptable, effective arrangements,” he added.

State Lok Satta Party Vice President D. V. V. S. Varma took part in the media meet.

1 comment:

  1. If Sonia ji has rights to stay in India..We/our telugu people has equal rights to stay at Hyderabad... think once... countries like USA, Australia, etc are giving citizenship rights-Green cards, voting rights, etc for the immigrants manpower who participated in their National Development...think once.........Before any such decision/justice, one has to know the three regions year wise TAXes contribution in Hyderabad Development, subsidies to Industries, Infrastructure etc..... First Some body has to file RTI to seek information of 1).The year wise Direct-Taxes/Indirect Taxes received by Central Govt & State Govt from s0.01-11-1956 to 31-03-1991 b).from 1991 to 2004 c)from 2004 to present 2).The year wise profit/development/revenue share of three regions & Hyderabad in proportionate to their Taxes contribution in previousyears, 3). The year wise expenditure/contribution to a) three regions of AP state b) Hyderabad city C) Direct Subsidies to Industries of AP, region wise d) Contribution to Central Govt of India...

    Capital at only one place is not acceptable to all, a lesson learnt from past... Also the issues like future target development in other regions also should be considered... So, I propose the following... a). Kurnool is capital for 5 months b) Vizag is capital for 5 months c). And during Brahmotsavams at Tirupati,
    Tirupati is capital for one month d). and during Dasara Navarathri Brahmotsavams, a new township b/n Bejawada and Guntur is capital for one month... Additional Future Targets for Development at below places should be considered: 1.There is one desert like area in Anantapur District, and this should be used for Township for Textile Industry. 2. Also the SEZ: SRi city SEZ, which is between Nellore and Chittoor District is one that we should promise for future targets, in which it is near to chennai city and Krishnapatnam port. 3. The vast area at prakasam dist, may also be set for future SEZ devolopment, since it is near to Krishnapatnam port, also in Chennai and Vijayawada highway etc.. 4. The present Vizag Industrial Infrastructure should also be set some future target for development, 5. The present Guntur, EG, WG etc are to be encouraged for Food processing Industries,Agro-based Industries... 6.Also the agriculture Infrastructure in coastal Andhra should be set some targets....

    Dear all... who will give that money at instant,, Do you think central govt will give or the separating state Telangana Govt will give... also one point... the 1 lakh money during 1998 will be more value than todays 1 lakh,,, money is not ideal thing our money is invested in Hyd development,, we need interest to our money at the rate defined by GDP of AP/India/Hyderabad region, Inflation in Raw materials etc of corresponding year wise statistics.........I think the solution acceptable to all Telugu people(not in terms of sentiment, but economical point of view) is: calculate all the money/revenue share of three regions based on above method. And keep Hyd as union territory for some 10 years, and spend that money in other two regions (Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema), also protect Residential Ship rights at Hyderabad for immigrants as equivalent to other people from rest of India,,, But we can protect Residential ship rights of all Telugu people by keeping Hyd as permanent Union Territory only.. ..On the other hand during the journey from 01-11-1956 to present, we got lot of sentiments/attachment with Hyderabad, Warangal, Bhadrachalam etc...