Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lok Satta refutes YSR CP charge

The Lok Satta Party today strongly refuted the YSR Congress Party charge that the Lok Satta is colluding with the Telugu Desam Party.

In a media statement, Lok Satta Party state Vice President D. V. V. S. Varma said the YSRCP, knowing fully well that the Lok Satta Party planned to contest all the 294 seats, was trying to cheat people by indulging in cheap politics.

Mr. Varma pointed out that it was Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy who had sown the seeds for bifurcation of the State. With an eye on electoral gains, Dr. YSR initially and Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu subsequently were responsible for the present political crisis. The YSR CP is indulging in counter-attack when Lok Satta Party legislator Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan exposed it.

Mr. Varma said that the YSR CP will continue to remain as an accused in people’s eyes however much it might try to cover up its politics of corruption and collusion with the Congress.

Mr. Varma said that while the Lok Satta Party wanted a two-phase discussion on the bifurcation Bill – first on the Bill as a whole and on its clauses later – to facilitate a broad and comprehensive solution, the YSR CP which changed its stance overnight is trying to prevent a discussion. It is indulging in politics of division in the guise of fighting for a united Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. Varma said that the YSR CP is bent upon garnering votes and seats in one region and not in protecting the interests of all Telugu speaking people. If it is interested in Telugu people, it should cooperate in arriving at a comprehensive and amicable solution to the crisis.

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