Thursday, March 4, 2010

Charges against Dr. JP motivated: Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today took strong exception to certain political sections making slanderous allegations against Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, its President, to divert people’s attention from their bankrupt thinking.

Talking to the media, party spokesmen Katari Srinivasa Rao and V. Laxman Balaji said that as a responsible politician and people’s representative, Dr. JP has been striving to harmonize conflicting interests on the Telangana issue in accordance with the Constitution. Unable to carry on a debate based on facts and logic, his detractors questioned his integrity.

The Lok Satta leaders recalled that when a controversy erupted over Hyderabad being a ‘free zone’ for purposes of police recruitment and postings, Dr. JP told an all-party meeting that a solution lay in getting Clause 14 (f) of the Presidential order deleted and not in approaching the Supreme Court.

The Lok Satta leaders pointed out that TRS President K. Chandrasekhara Rao acknowledged that it was only Dr. JP who spoke the truth while all others backed the Government decision to approach the Supreme Court.

Mr. Katari Srinivasa Rao and Mr. Laxman Balaji reiterated the Lok Satta’s consistent stand that the formation of a Telangana State would neither be a catastrophe nor a panacea. Only people’s empowerment through genuine decentralization of power and provision of quality education and health care, livelihood skills and employment opportunities would serve people in all regions of the State.

They said that although democracy and the Constitution provided for resolution of all problems in a peaceful manner, some political parties are fueling hatred among people of different regions for partisan political ends. They hoped that a settlement acceptable to all regions of the State would be hammered out through a realistic debate and dialogue.

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