May 4, 2012
Will Lok Satta please explain why it is engaging with the Communists?
I'm very surprised (and distressed) by this news item on Lok Satta website:
Mr. Varma said that the Lok Satta Party has decided to support CPI(M) candidates in Tirupati and Anantapur as the CPI(M) has decided to back the Lok Satta Party in Ongole by dropping plans to contest from it in the by-elections to the State Assembly on June 12.
The decision was taken by the Lok Satta Party's State Working Committee here today, said Mr. Varma.
As a result of the electoral adjustments, the CPI (M) will support the Lok Satta Party in Ongole, Pattipadu, Rayadurgam and Yemmiganur Assembly constituencies.
The Lok Satta Party in turn will support CPM candidates in Tirupati, Anantapur, Payakaraopet, Udayagiri and Polavaram Assembly constituencies and Nellore Lok Satta constituency.
What's going on? Why?
What is all this if not politics? What about principles?
Could someone please explain.
This may well mark the end of Lok Satta as a party that stands for SOMETHING, unless some explanation is offered immediately.
If LS is not going to stand unambiguously for LIBERTY, then I'll need to have a re-think about this whole issue.