Jana Sena’s manifesto for next elections: People’s problems

Dara Gopi

Amaravati: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has declared that the people’s problems, including those of different sections of society, would form the basis for the party’s 2019 election manifesto. He said the party is now collecting the issues concerning farmers, weavers and others.

Addressing the weavers’ convention in Mangalagiri on Monday, Pawan Kalyan said that the party would be completing three years on March 10 this year after which he would expand it at every level. He wanted the people to send committed, dedicated and honest persons as leaders in the Jana Sena. He promised to give due representation to several castes that have been denied entry into the Assembly for all these years.

Stating that he had entered politics not for power or position, Pawan Kalyan asserted that he had formed the political party to create social consciousness among the people on the problems that some sections of people like farmers and weavers were facing. He reiterated that no land would flourish if farmers and labourers shed tears. It was the responsibility of the rulers to wipe the tears of these people. He said that the Jana Sena would work for the welfare of the people.

The actor-turned politician said that the Jana Sena would go to the 2019 elections with Special Category Status as its slogan. He blamed both the TDP and the BJP for going back on the promise of Special Category Status to the State. “The leaders speak plain language when they come to seek votes. But, when in power, they speak different language,” he said. He also took strong exception to the TDP and BJP speaking a different language on the issue. “They have promised Special Category Status during elections. They said special package is enough and they would give legal sanctity to it. Now they say legal sanctity is also not needed. Why are they changing the statements? The BJP and TDP owe an explanation to the people,” Pawan Kalyan said.

Referring to the weavers’ problems, the Jana Sena chief appealed to the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to wear cotton clothes at least once in a week and help the weavers. He asked the government to create a separate corporation for the weavers and finance them. He also asked the government to stop power looms and encourage handlooms. He wanted the government to create a monitoring cell to ensure that the welfare measures reached the weavers’ community from time to time.

Weavers’ leaders Chillapalli Mohana Rao, S Samma Rao, J Srinivasa Rao, K N Murthy, and several others spoke.

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