TDP first-time MP Dr Ravindra Babu is known of for unorthodox practice of politics. He forgets that he is a member of a political party and bound by the rules and norms of the party follows. Ravindrababu, an IRS officer turned politician is brimming with the enthusiasm to reform the society overnight. Though his concern is genuine, he is not supposed to put his ideas across as a rebel, but like a member of the political party.
The other day, in a TV panel discussion, the talked something about alcoholism among the forces. Later he stoked a controversy by commenting on the practice of our space scientists who perform pujas before launching satellites and immersion of idols in the water resources. Though he sounded rational he should not forget that he is not a rationalist on mission of debunking superstitions. He represents a party which holds a different policy on such subjects. Can he talk about the vastu mania of his party president and the burden it is putting on the taxpayer?
Since he is a first-time MP his party may be giving long rope for him, or his boss might not have found time to concentrate on these issues, because TDP supremo is caught up in still bigger problems. Now, he raised an interesting subject one should think of.
Now, the MP from Amalapuram, East Godavari district, raised a banner of revolt against the selling of low-spirit beverages to young people freely in the name of Breezer. His target is Bacardi Breezer which contains 4.8 per cent alcohol, covered in fruit flavors. According to Ravindrababu, who is a qualified MBBS doctor, such type of Breezers would serve as gate-way-drinks into alcoholism. Its a genuine concern from a doctor. “We should not forget the fact that Bacardi is an international alcohol major and has been into the manufacture and sale of different varieties of liquors,” he cautions.
He said he had learnt about the abuse of Bacardi Breezer by watching the young people at many places. He personally observed widespread habit of taking Bacardi Breezer among the youth in educational institutes and found that it was most sought-after drink among the youth.
He is planning to write letter to Prime Minister Modi, union health minister and other officials of union health department.