Monday, September 14, 2009

Traditional parties crisis-ridden, Charges Lok Satta

Caught up in crisis, both the traditional parties in Andhra Pradesh are not in a position to resolve burning problems like rising prices, growing unemployment and spiraling farmers’ suicides, charged the Lok Satta Party here today.

Briefing the media on the two-day deliberations of the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC), party leaders G. Malyadri, Bhisetty Babji and Chennupati Wajir said that the two personality-oriented parties made extension of subsidies and concessions as the centerpiece of their policies, for want of long-term strategies. The demise of Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy threw the Congress into a greater crisis.

The party leaders appealed to people to support the Lok Satta, which alone had the competence and commitment to resolve people’s problems with well-conceived policies.

The PAC also resented Congress Party legislators focusing their entire attention on finding a successor to Dr. YSR and ignoring swine flu, which is playing havoc with people. Nothing illustrated Government’s complacency better than the Health Minister skipping a meeting called to discuss swine flu.

The party decided to celebrate its third anniversary on October 11 in Hyderabad.

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