Issues revoling around politics shoud be discussed: Dr JP
Lok Satta Party President Dr Jayaprakash Narayan today said core issues that revolve around politics should be discussed. “We frequently discuss how Mr Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party will fare in by-elections, the efforts being put in by TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu to make his party relevant and the growing schisms within the Congress. But we are not seriously concerned about eradicating corruption, improving education and healthcare, drinking water and power supply and infrastructure.” Addressing a group of students and youth, Dr JP said people in general focused on some burning issues to get immediate relief but not on resolving them for good. “We are missing the wood for trees,” he pointed out. Dr Narayan cited a number of instances to drive home his message. People were concerned about drinking water availability in summer but fail to appreciate that the nearly Rs 7,000-8,000 crore spent under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the State had not been utilized to preserve and augment groundwater, he said. Dr Narayan counselled the youth to focus on changing the nature of politics and bettering society.