Lok Satta

Thursday, 03 September 2009 08:11

Dr. YSR, a mass leader with enormous Popularity: Dr. JP


Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan said the death of Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, a mass leader with enormous popularity, would leave a void that is difficult to fill. He was man of immense courage, strong will and personal charm. “Whether one agrees or disagrees with him, one cannot but admire his iron will, concern for the poor and deprived, and strong leadership.”


In a statement, Dr. JP said that “any death is a tragedy but the death of a tall leader like Dr. YSR in an accident is an unbearable tragedy. It is a loss not merely to his family and the Congress Party but for the entire State.” He conveyed his deepest condolences to the Chief Minister’s family. “Words cannot repair the loss the family has suffered. But let the family members know we care for them.”


He observed that Dr. YSR’s tragic death once again underlines that we are shaped more by events than our shaping the events.


He also paid tributes to Principal Secretary P. Subrahmanyam, Chief Security Officer A. S. C. Wesley, and Group Captain S. K. Bhatia and Captain M. S. Reddy who laid down their lives in the line of duty and conveyed his condolences to their families.


Dr. JP appealed to all sections of people to stand united and maintain calm, and the ruling party to ensure orderly and democratic succession.