Lok Satta

Sunday, 19 August 2012 12:56

Chandrababu not interested in welcoming good politics: Lok Satta


Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu has betrayed his contempt for ethical politics and anti corruption movements by commenting that Anna Hazare committed a blunder by lending support to the formation of a political party and Lok Satta leader Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan had split the TDP vote earlier by forming a party, said the Lok Satta Party today.

Referring to Mr. Chandrababu’s remarks in his Kuppam constituency, Lok Satta Party Working President D. V. V. S. Varma said in a media statement that nothing could be more shameful than claiming that he, his family members and their descendants alone should have monopoly over politics and that Annas and JPs have no right of entry.

Mr. Chandrababu was indulging in cheap comments because of his inability to compete with good politics and attract people with better politics, said Mr. Varma and added that such remarks would further hurt his credibility, far from rescuing his sinking TDP ship.

There would have been no need for Annas and JPs entering politics had traditional parties and their leaders discharged their role. Had Mr. Chandrababu been really interested in ethical politics, he would have welcomed the initiatives of Anna and Dr. JP, and offered to align with them in elections on the basis of an agenda for good governance. Lacking in such wisdom, Mr. Chandrababu could not welcome the entry of Anna and Dr. JP into politics.

Mr. Varma said that anticipating better comments from one who equates politics with ascension to power at any cost is perhaps unwarranted.