Dubbing Lok Satta president Jaya Prakash Narayan as the marketing agent of TDP President Chandrababu Naidu, YSRCP on Tuesday asked him to close shop and merge his party with TDP.
Taking umbrage at Jaya Prakash Narayan saying that he couldn’t understand the Amma Vodi scheme mentioned in the YSRCP manifesto, party spokesperson Gattu Ramachandra Rao asked the Lok Satta leader to behave like a politician.
“There is nothing complex in the scheme. The scheme is meant to encourage children in the poor families to go to schools and colleges and pursue higher education for their future development in all respects,” he said.
YSRCP President Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy toured more than 30,000 km meeting people and understanding their problems, he said. “With a strong resolve that all children should pursue education for their economic wellbeing, our party President has incorporated the scheme in the election manifesto. Jaya Prakash Narayan never goes nearer to people as he is always away from them. How can he understand the important issues concerning the people, especially the poor?” Gattu remarked.
Gattu said most of the poor people are not sending their children to schools as they are handicapped economically, he said. “It is not that they don’t want to send their children to schools. It is because they are unable to send them,” he stated, adding that the scheme is meant for such people.
Gattu further asked Jaya Prakash Narayan to wind up his Lok Satta party and merge it with TDP as he is acting on behalf of Naidu. “What is the use of continuing the party in such circumstances?”
Gattu also came down heavily on him for his comments against Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy. “Jaya Prakash Narayan frequently poses himself as if he is a man of ethics. If that is true, why didn’t he advise Chandrababu to face probe into the allegations of corruption against him?” he asked.