Hyderabad, April 30 :Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today condemned the dastardly attack on Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi, MIM legislator from Chandrayanagutta, and demanded that the culprits be brought to book swiftly.
In a media statement, he asked what would be the fate of the common person if the leader of a recognized legislature party becomes the victim of such a daytime, daredevil attack in the capital city.
Dr. JP wanted the Government to constitute at least belatedly a land protection squad in the backdrop of reports that the attack on Mr. Akbaruddin is a sequel to a land dispute. He pointed out that the steep escalation in land values in a city like Hyderabad have encouraged anti social elements to gobble up Government and wakf lands and even tanks.
Dr. JP, accompanied by party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao, V. Ramachandraiah, Narra Sridhar, and Allu Siva Ramesh Reddy called on Mr. Akbaruddin at Owaisi Hospital and wished him speedy recovery.
Dr. JP also condemned attacks on some party leaders campaigning in Kadapa by-elections and asked the Election Commission to ensure hassle-free campaigning. No party should encourage such physical attacks, he added. (NSS)