Lok Satta

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:52

Let us not succumb to despair, Dr. JP tells People on Independence eve


Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today appealed to people not to yield to negativism and despair that are buffeting the country these days.

Conveying his greetings to people on the eve of Independence Day, Dr. JP said in a media statement that economic decline, massive corruption and a sense of drift and paralysis in administration without any long-term purpose have been fuelling unrest in the country. It is, therefore, time to pull up our boot-straps and strengthen our resolve to make things happen.

Dr. JP pointed that the economy can do a lot better if only we focus on investments in power, transport and other infrastructural facilities and the future of our children and shift our attention away from present consumption and short-term subsidies.

Corruption has become a great menace to the country’s future but there is no reason to lose hope going by the cancellation of 2-G spectrum allocations and mining leases thanks to public outrage and judicial intervention. Institution of strong and independent anti corruption mechanisms and swift and sure punishment to the guilty will improve national morale and reduce graft.

Dr. JP said that not withstanding the current slowdown, India continues to be the second fastest growing large economy in the world. “If we set our house in order, we can easily outperform all others in the world”.

“For this to happen, we should transcend our narrow parochialism and petty differences, stand tall and proud by recognizing the impressive strides we have made as a nation, apply the lessons we have learnt to improve things for future, and work for collective good even as we ensure that individual needs are fulfilled.”