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Updated: August 1, 2013 10:16 IST

JP urges youth not to fall prey to political games

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Jayaprakash Narayan. Photo: Nagara Gopal
The Hindu Jayaprakash Narayan. Photo: Nagara Gopal

Welcoming the decision on Telangana, Lok Satta Party national president Jayaprakash Narayan however said the Centre should encourage a thorough discussion in the Assembly to address concerns of Rayalaseema and Andhra people to pave way for amicable agreement to take the process forward.

‘People hurt’

More than the decision, the manner in which it was taken by the UPA coordination committee and the national Congress leadership had hurt people in some parts of Seemandhra, he said.

The Centre should have involved all the stakeholders in arriving at a decision instead of giving an impression of riding roughshod over them.

Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayansaid that comprehensive and special plans for the development of backward and poverty-stricken areas in all the three regions were required.

He appealed to the youth in Seemandhra not to fall prey to the vote bank games of political parties.

The division of State was only political and not a calamity and the Constitution guaranteed the people the right and freedom to choose where they lived and worked, he added.

A new capital agreeable to Andhra and Rayalaseema should be decided but one should not make the mistake of confining development only to the capital city, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan said and welcomed the Centre’s decision to give national status to Polavaram project as it would also benefit Rayalaseema and Telangana.

Dr.JP said formation of a new state would not bring about any transformation in people’s lives unless district governments were empowered and corruption eliminated.

Lone sane amidst the chaos.

from:  Venkat R Akkineni
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 20:20 IST

Biggest issue with this division is Hyderabad. For last 40 plus years, people of Andhra Pradesh have jointly contributed to the growth of Hyderabad. The best way out is to make Hyderabad a Union Territory and ask both Telegana and remaining Andhra Pradesh to build new capitals for themselves. That should ensure justice to both the regions.

from:  K C S Reddy
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 17:24 IST

I join the opinion of Sri JP in total. Let not the student community fall prey to the gimmicks of Politicians. Let us all fight now with the Centre in order to get our due share of water, Electricity and the development of the NEW CAPITAL. Let us allow our own brothern settled in Hyderabad to live peacefully. The common man like me is perhaps totally fed up with these agitations... As of now no body is there to think of any progress in the state...Let us stop this fighting and amicably settle issues

from:  P.Ramakrishna
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 17:04 IST
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