Saturday, August 31, 2013

It’s time to think of future: Lok Satta

With bifurcation of the State looks inevitable, it is time to think about future and overall Telugu people need clarity otherwise they would suffer, State president of Lok Satta Katari Srinivas said here on Friday.

The way the food security bill was passed in spite of opposition to it in the Lok Sabha was an indication that the bill on Telangana would also be pushed through and in that case several issues like status of Hyderabad, water sharing, higher studies educational centres and education, etc. must be discussed, Mr. Srinivas said at a press conference.

He blamed the Congress for allowing a volatile situation to continue and its decision on Telangana made with an eye on electoral gains as if the issue was a party or family affair. It was taken without clearing the doubts and fears of Seemandhra people. Party leader and MLA N. Jayaprakash Narayan’s repeated appeals for a thorough discussion on the bifurcation issue in the Assembly were not heeded to.

Mr. Srinivas, who addressed the press conference along with State general secretary of the party P. Ravi Maruth, secretary Bheesetti Babji and city president Naidu Venugopal, asserted the party’s stand on any agitation that it must be peaceful and should not disturb peoples’ normal life; students should not lose their classes.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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