Hyderabad: All political parties have to take lessons from the results of the latest State Assembly elections, said Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan in a media statement today.
In Tamil Nadu, people voted against monumental corruption and family rule although Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi saturated voters with sops. In Assam, people fed up with decades of turmoil, voted for stability once again.
The results in West Bengal mark a watershed for the country as a whole and the Left movement in particular. In West Bengal, people decisively rejected the Left, which followed the Stalinist path and antediluvian policies and failed to deliver on education and health care. The Left Front in Kerala, which followed mature, liberal policies, lost narrowly. West Bengal, said Dr. JP, is headed for troubled times as Trinamul Congress leader Mamata Banerjee is known for her emotional and ad hoc approach.
The election results once again underline the importance of probity in public life, decentralization of power and equality in treatment of all sections of people. The results underline that politics as a power game or a business opportunity can no longer be sustained. It is time that all right thinking people came together to promote clean politics, growth oriented policies, rejuvenation of agriculture, empowerment of people and local governments and job opportunities for youth.
Dr. JP said that Andhra Pradesh too would produce surprises in general elections as the people are fed up with paralysis in administration, breakdown of law and order, massive corruption and general deterioration in the economy.
The Kadapa by-election results are on expected lines, with sympathy and local factors swaying the voters, Dr. JP said and added that the results also mirrored the voters’ disenchantment with the two mainstream political parties. (NSS)