Lok Satta Party national President Jayaprakash Narayan said people should move on from bifurcation blues as all Telugu people were one and none should harbour any fears about living in Hyderabad.
The manner in which the UPA II Government went about dividing the State is a classic case of how not to do it. This is a lesson for future, says Lok Satta Party national President Jayaprakash Narayan.
But since the Centre had made up its mind to go whole hog to take the process to its logical conclusion, he sees the wisdom lies in not revisiting what had happened but focusing on the future.
Making it clear that the Lok Satta would not tolerate injustice to Seemandhra region, he said the seven suggestions made by the party were well thought out ones to do justice to people of all the regions. Even if these suggestions were not incorporated in the Bill “We will fight in all available fora for them. These amendments shall happen,” he asserted. Speaking to The Hindu he said people should move on from the bifurcation blues as all Telugu people were one and none should harbour any fears about living in Hyderabad. “A political division should not become an emotional division between the two regions,” he said.
“Lok Satta’s electoral presence is marginal. But it is in the forefront in trying to set the course to ensure justice to all,” he said. Urging people to use Lok Satta as a plaftform to bring in honest and people-centric politics and shun feudal and dynastic politics he said “This is both a testing time and opportunity for people to bring in mature and people-centric politics to meet aspirations of all sections of people”.
Emphasising that the Union Government should address the revenue deficit the residuary AP would face as a direct consequence of its bifurcation decision, he said the residuary AP could not be expected to carry on its administration with such a huge deficit.