Lok Satta

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:39

Will never incite anybody, Affirms Lok Satta

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The Lok Satta Party has not, and will never, foment feelings of animosity and hatred among people based on their region or religion, caste or language, said its leaders at a media conference here today. On the contrary, it always stands for peace and harmony among people of this great nation.

Stoutly refuting some TRS leaders’ charge that Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan had instigated Seemanadhra people to oppose the Telangana movement, Lok Satta Party State Working President DVVS Varma, Secretary P. Bhaskara Rao said that there has been no change in the party’s stand on the Telangana issue. “Formation of Telangana will be neither a panacea nor a disaster,” the party believes. That is why it has been urging the youth of both Telangana and Seemandhra not to succumb to envy, hatred, or fear, and not to resort to violence in their language or behavior.

The Lok Satta believes that problems however intractable they appear to be, could be resolved across the table provided the parties concerned adopt a give and take attitude within the framework of the Constitution. There is no alternative to dialogue in a democratic polity, they added in a statement today.

The Lok Satta leaders appealed to all political parties and civic society organizations to adhere to civility, decency, and democratic norms, and keep in mind larger public interest and nation’s future in public debate and political conduct. “All of us should eschew mutual abuse, calumny, and threats.

“Reasoned public debate, tolerance, and respect for various shades of public opinion are the essence of democracy. Leadership lies in making people think rationally and objectively, based on facts and logic and not on emotion and prejudice.”