Monday, January 20, 2014

Lok Satta resuming agitation against private buses

The Lok Satta Party has decided to obstruct operations by Jabbar and Diwakar Travels beginning today as the Chief Minister has failed to fulfill his promise of adequate compensation to next of kin of Palem bus accident victims.

It may be recalled that 45 people were burnt to death in a ghastly accident at Palem in Mahabubnagar district more than two months ago.

In response to an agitation launched by the Lok Satta Party led by its national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan and State President Katari Srinivasa Rao, the Chief Minister promised the relatives of victims that justice would be rendered to them by January 20.

Lok Satta’s GHMC unit President Dosapati Ramu and State Yuva Satta President P. Shivaji said that they had refrained from direct action earlier considering that passengers would be put to trouble during the festive season. Now that the deadline set by the Chief Minister has expired, they will resume their direct action, they said.

The two leaders appealed to youth in particular and people in general to support Dr. JP’s formula for resolving the crisis over the State’s bifurcation. The State has already suffered immensely because of regional agitations on the bifurcation issue. The future of the youth will be in jeopardy if they allow the uncertainty to continue.

They pointed out that Dr. JP’s formula has been welcomed by people in all regions of the State. The youth have to exert pressure on people’s representatives and ensure that they endorse Dr. JP’s formula and restore peace in the State.

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