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Federal agency to tackle terror mooted

HYDERABAD: The Lok Satta Party (LSP) has demanded that the Central Government should constitute a federal agency to deal with terrorism across the country by integrating the services of India’s internal and external intelligence agencies.

In a press release here today, Lok Satta Party (LSP) president Jayaprakash Narayan made five suggestions to the Government and all the political parties for preventing terrorist activities in the country. He made these suggestions in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

According to him, all politicians should realise that extraordinary situations warrant extraordinary measures. They should support a vigorous drive against all forms of terrorism and its perpetrators, without dragging religion into the picture. He also stated that all the political parties should facilitate the issuance of national identity cards to all Indians.

The LSP president said the Government should provide secular and skill-oriented education to every child born in the country.

Courtesy: Expressbuzz

Friday, November 28, 2008 - 22:35

Lok Satta flays Ponnala for remarks

The Lok Satta district unit leaders staged a protest at the Ambedkar statue here on Tuesday condemning the remarks made by Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah against Jayaprakash Narayan.

Sporting banners and raising slogans, they staged a demonstration. Lok Satta district president P. Kodandarama Rao accused Mr. Lakshmaiah of resorting to mudslinging and trying to malign the character of Mr. Narayan.

“The Minister should answer to the doubts of people in a democratic way democracy rather than divert people’s attention by resorting to mudslinging.

He should explain how the lift irrigation projects are feasible,” Mr Rao said. The Lok Satta party demanded that the Minister come out clearly on the feasibility of Pranahita-Chevella project. The project was aimed at hoodwinking the people on the eve of elections.

As remarked by Mr. Lakshmaiah, the Lok Satta chief never objected to the lift irrigation projects in the State during his career as civil servant. “Mr Narayan has unblemished record as a civil servant and as a social worker now. Making uncharitable remarks against such a person is totally condemnable,” Mr Rao said.

Courtesy: Andhra Rajakeeyam

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 07:23