Sawang should educate Ministers on 'non-existent Disha law'

Lokesh flays DGP for 'surrendering' to Tadepalli palace

Sawang should educate Ministers on 'non-existent Disha law'

CM, Home Minister daydreaming about Disha punishments

DGP targetting opposition to cover up Jagan failures

AMARAVATI (prajaamaravati): TDP National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh on Saturday expressed concern that the Director General of Police (DGP) of AP had mortgaged the entire police force in the State to the ruling YSRCP leaders by surrendering to the whims and fancies of Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

Mr. Lokesh said that the DGP should first create awareness among the Chief Minister and Ministers that the Disha Act was not yet an effective law. It was because of lack of such understanding that the Home Ministers and Advisors were daydreaming about giving death by hanging sentences to the culprits in atrocities cases. The Government was boasting a lot about the Disha Act while it remained a non-existent law for lack of the necessary approvals and amendments.

In a statement here, Mr. Nara Lokesh asked whether it was necessary for a senior IPS officer to stoop to such lowest levels for the sake of retaining the DGP post. It would remain a permanent scar in the career of Mr. Sawang for yielding the powers and prestige of the DGP post to the tainted and unscrupulous Tadepalli palace. Instead of giving proper clarifications, the DGP was making vague statements targetting the opposition leaders.

Mr. Lokesh deplored that no action was taken yet against YSRCP MLA Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy and his followers who attacked Venkatachalam MPDO Sarala in Nellore district. The YSRCP goons created havoc by targetting the woman MPDO at her residence itself. The DGP was not able to give any explanation on such cases and, on the other hand, he was raising a hue and cry against the opposition parties.

Mr. Nara Lokesh advised the DGP to educate and reform the Chief Minister who was bent on using the Disha Act for his political publicity stunts rather than realising the practical difficulties involved in its implementation. Mr. Sawang was evading a direct reply when asked about what action was taken under Disha law against the culprits of the molestation case that took place beside the CM's residence.

Condemning the 'deteriorating law and order', Mr. Nara Lokesh said that the police officers were not responding to the complaints being made by scores of women who were falling victim to the ruling YSRCP Ministers and MLAs' amorous games and atrocities. Exploitation of women became a routine in the name of giving Government benefits under various welfare programmes. The DGP should realise that he was the boss of the AP Police but not a 'de-glorified clerk' for CM's Advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy.

Mr. Nara Lokesh deplored that Andhra Pradesh, which previously stood in the front lines of development, had now come to stand top in under development and last in growth rate. Mr. Jagan Reddy was behaving as if his cool comfort and heartful sleep in his Tadepalli palace were more important than the well being of people. Because of this negligence, AP stood in lower positions by administering the first Covid dose to just 40 percent of the above 18 years population and second dose to 16 percent.

Mr. Lokesh advised the Chief Minister to stop crying and complaining against the vaccine companies along caste lines and start making sincere efforts to vaccinate all sections. If the Government did not waste the available vaccine, the situation would not have deteriorated so much in the State. All other States were very active in vaccination during the dreadful third wave infections. The Tadepalli CM should wake up from his sleep and rescue the children from the third wave impact.