Lok Satta

Thursday, 26 September 2013 06:07

Lok Satta refutes YSRCP charges


The Lok Satta Party today condemned YSRCP leaders Konatala Ramakrishna and D. A. Somayajulu for distorting Lok Satta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan’s remarks on Mr. Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

Lok Satta Party State Vice President D. V. V. S. Varma pointed out in a media statement that Dr. JP did not make any adverse comments on Mr. Jagan being granted bail. Dr. JP wanted Mr. Jagan’s trial be fast tracked since it attracted national attention like the Nirbhaya case. In fact, Dr. JP wanted all corruption cases involving VIPs like Madhu Koda, Sukhram, Jayalalitha, Mayavati and Lalu Prasad Yadav be tried by fast-track special courts and people’s faith in rule of law restored.

Mr. Varma also refuted the charge that Dr. JP maintained silence on corruption charges against TDP President and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He recalled that when Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Mr. Chandrababu Naidu traded charges of corruption against each other in the Assembly in 2007, it was Dr. JP who demanded constitution of a special court to go into the charges. Dr. JP reiterated the demand for constitution of special courts and appointment of independent prosecutors on April 1, 2008 during a special discussion in the Assembly on disproportionate assets of legislators. In 2009, Dr. JP drafted a Bill providing for the institution of a strong Lokayukta and circulated it (on June 10) among all party leaders.

Mr. Varma said making baseless allegations to besmirch the image of Dr. JP, who has been waging a relentless fight against corruption in public life, is reprehensible.