Lok Satta

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 11:27

Why this hullabaloo over Jagan, KCR visits, asks Lok Satta


“Neither KCR needs a visa to visit Vijayawada nor Jagan to visit Warangal,” said the Lok Satta Party today and added that every Indian has the fundamental right not merely to visit, but live and work almost anywhere in the country.


Addressing the media, party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao, V. Laxman Balaji and V. Vijayender Reddy took exception to threats being hurled against such visits and attempts to fan regional animosities.


They said they could not understand why there should be hullabaloo, when Mr. Y. Jaganmohan Reddy, Kadapa MP, planned a visit to families which lost a member following the death of his father and Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash.


The Lok Satta leaders said that who differed with Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy could have ignored his planned visit instead of holding out warnings and threats. Politicians should realize they would succeed if they base their arguments on the strength of their cause and not by threatening their perceived opponents.


The Lok Satta leaders regretted that politicians and the media had given undue importance to a small issue, not paying enough attention to problems ranging from the havoc caused by cyclone Laila to acute drinking water scarcity in the State.