Nara Lokesh Satyagraha Deeksha in New Delhi in protest against the illegal arrest of Telugu Desam chief and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu who has been allegedly implicated in an illegal case, on Monday (October 2) was observed in a Gandhian path. It is smooth and peaceful and it is different from other TDP programmes that have been taking place after Naidu’s arrest. Conducting a peaceful and most decent protest by Telugu Desam Party on Naidu’s arrest became a discussion point among scribes. M Mallaiah, a senior journalist from Hyderabad, who visited the place said, “Gandhian way in expressing protest is the best option for any leader who felt humiliated because of litigation. The facial expressions are little bit improved than five days back.
The Telugu Desam Leaders, who attended the program at the residence of Rajya Sabha MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar at 10, Lodhi Road, expressed solidarity by maintaining silence. Interestingly, the presence of former MLA Chintamaneni prabhakar, who is known as short-tempered, with pleasant smile made a difference. TD MPs, Kesineni Nani and Rammohan Naidu, former MP Kambhampati Ramohan Rao, YSRCP MP Raghuramakrishnam Raju and other leaders observed silent protest along with Lokesh.
IJU President and veteran journalist K Sreenivasa Reddy, who was in Delhi for organising a seminar on the need of constituting of National Media Commission and enactment of protection of journalists, visited Lokesh’s camp along with other journalists. Sreenivasa Reddy explained his purpose of visit to Delhi and explained the importance of setting up the National Media Commission in India. Lokesh enquired if there are such acts in any state in India. Reddy explained that journalist protection acts were there in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
Though the crowd was limited it witnessed the silent protest. Probably, for the spirited atmosphere, the main reason was the silence, which is the weapon of Mahatma Gandhi.