Is Pawan Kalyan Out Of NDA Now?

The Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan has extended his support to the Congress-sponsored meeting at Guntur for the Special Category Status.

Guntur: Is the Jana Sena President and Actor Pawan Kalyan out of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA? This question is doing rounds in Andhra Pradesh, following Pawan Kalyan’s extending support to the Congress-sponsored meeting held in Guntur on June 4 in support of the Special Category Status (SCS) demand for the State.

The meeting was addressed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, JDU Leader Sharad Yadav, SP Leader Akhilesh Yadav, RJD Leader Jaya Prakash Yadav, DMK Leader Elangovan, CPI Secretary General Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, besides others.

The leaders have extended support to the SCS demand for the State, a promise that was made by the then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in Parliament and was repeated by the BJP-TDP-Jana Sena alliance during the elections. Now, having come to power, the BJP-TDP have gone back on the promise. The BJP came forward with a special package for Andhra Pradesh in place of special status, and the TDP compromised. But then the demand failed to satisfy the people who are not ready to compromise with a special package.

The considerable turnout of the people for the Congress meet in Guntur indicates a strong desire among the people for special status. Though the Congress is comparatively weak in the state, special status demand and its continued fight for the same has come in handy for the party to have an impressive gathering for the meeting.

Besides the impressive crowd at the meeting, the support extended by Pawan Kalyan for the meeting helped the Congress’ meet to gain an upper hand in the state politics. Pawan Kalyan said he would continue to fight for special status and would back everyone who speaks on the issue.

The statement of the Jana Sena chief has come as a rude shock to the ruling TDP-BJP alliance. While the TDP and the BJP have gone back on the special status promise, the Jana Sena stood for the demand, which leads to a possibility of breakup in the alliance.

Pawan Kalyan’s statement in support of special status has already distanced his party from the NDA, while the party has moved closer with the Congress and the left parties. The Congress and the left have been fighting for special status right from the day one, while the YSR Congress has softened its stand in favour of NDA. It is now clear that in the days to come Jana Sena would join the fight for special status, along with the Congress, the CPI and the CPI-M, distancing itself from the NDA.

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Nellore students meet Pawan Kalyan

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Amaravati: Students of the Nellore-based Vikrama Simhapuri University met Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan on Friday and sought his intervention in solving their problems on the campus.

The students reached the Jana Sena chief by walk from Nellore to Hyderabad, seeking his intervention to solve the problems. The students complained to the Jana Sena chief who was in his new film shooting. They briefed him about the problems on the campus, including corruption and irregularities in the appointment of lecturers and staff.

Student leaders Jonnalagadda Sudheer and Gangi Reddy, who led the walk invited the hero-turned-politician to visit the university. They also requested him to take up the issues with the State government.

Responding to the representation, Pawan Kalyan wanted the government to act on the issues raised by the students of the university on priority. He also wanted the Minister for Human Resources, Ganta Srinivasa Rao to visit the university and solve the problems.

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Naidu hopes Centre will keep promises

  • Slams critics on package

Visakhapatnam: AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has hoped that the Centre would fulfill its promise of giving funds under special packages on par with Special Status.

Addressing a Jana Chaitanya Yatra meeting at Chodavaram in Visakhapatnam district on Thursday, he said the Centre has given assurance that it would provide more funds under the package than what the state could get under the Special Status category. Refuting allegations that the state would not get more funds under special status, the chief minister said some mischief mongers were willfully spreading false information. It may be mentioned here that YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and Tollywood actor and Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan raised questions about the state government agreeing to special package.

Blaming the ten-year Congress rule for the present problems, Naidu said he was relentlessly working for development of AP and his aim was to eradicate poverty. “Though we have a chance to live in Hyderabad for ten years, we decided to shift government machinery to Amaravati for the sake of people, he added. 

-NSS

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జనసేన అన్ని సీట్లకూ పోటీ చేస్తుంది

  • అనంతపురంలో జరిగిన భారీ ర్యాలీలో పవన్ కళ్యాణ్
  • కుల,మత,ప్రాంత వివక్ష చూపద్దని బాబుకు హెచ్చరిక
  • రాయలసీమకు వెన్ను దన్నుగా ఉంటానని హామీ

అనంతపురం: 2019 అసెంబ్లీ ఎన్నికలలో తమ జనసేన పార్టీ అన్ని సీట్లకూ పోటీ చేస్తుందని పవర్ స్టార్ పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ ప్రకటించారు. వచ్చే ఏడాది ప్రారంభంలో అనంతపురంలో తమ పార్టీ కార్యాలయాన్ని ప్రారంభిస్తామని ఆయన చెప్పారు. హైదరాబాద్ వెలుపల అదే మొదటి పార్టీ కార్యాలయం అవుతుందన్నారు.

గురువారం నాడు అనంతపురంలో భారీ ర్యాలీని ఉద్దేశించి ఆయన ప్రసంగించారు. ప్రజలు ఎదుర్కొనే సమస్యల పరిష్కారానికి పోరాడడంలో అనంతపురానికి చెందిన రాజకీయ నాయకులు విఫలమయ్యారని ఆయన అన్నారు. అనంతపురం జిల్లా మహిళలు పనుల కోసం ఇతర ప్రాంతాలకు వలసపోవడాన్ని ఆయన ప్రస్తావించారు. ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ ప్రజలకు ఏం చేశారని కేంద్ర నాయకులను ముఖ్యమంత్రి చంద్రబాబు నాయుడు పొగడుతున్నారని ప్రశ్నించారు. టీడీపీ పై వచ్చిన రాజకీయ అవినీతి ఆరోపణల గురించి మాట్లాడారు. ప్రత్యేకించి ఒక కులాన్ని కానీ, వర్గాన్ని కానీ, మతాన్ని కానీ నిర్లక్ష్యం చేయవద్దని ఆయన టీడీపీకి విజ్ఞప్తి చేశారు. అధికారపక్షం అందరినీ సమానంగా చూడాలన్నారు.

రాయలసీమ, ఉత్తరాంధ్ర ప్రజలు తమకు ప్రత్యేక రాష్ట్రం గురించిన ఆలోచనలు చేస్తున్నారని టీడీపీని పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ హెచ్చరించారు. అన్ని ప్రాంతాలపట్లా శ్రద్ధ వహిస్తే అలాంటి ఆలోచనలు రావన్నారు. తనకు రాజకీయాలపై ఆసక్తి లేకపోయినా, రాజకీయనాయకులు పాల్పడుతున్న అన్యాయాలను చూసి ఆగ్రహానికి, ఆవేదనకు లోనవుతున్నానన్నారు. తను తరచు అనంతపురం వస్తుంటాననీ, ఇక్కడినుంచే పార్టీని నిర్వహిస్తానని ఆయన వాగ్దానం చేశారు.

ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ ప్రజల సమస్యల గురించి తను స్వరాజ్ అభియాన్ కు చెందిన యోగేంద్ర యాదవ్ తో మాట్లాడాననీ, వాటి పరిష్కారాలు కనుగొనడంలో సహాయం కోరాననీ పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ చెప్పారు. అనంతపురం ప్రజలను రైలులో ఢిల్లీ తీసుకెళ్లి ప్రధానిని కలిసే ఏర్పాటుకు ప్రయత్నిస్తానన్నారు. రైతులు ఎదుర్కొంటున్న సంక్షోభాన్ని పరిష్కరించడంలో  అనంతపురానికి చెందిన నాయకులు ఎలా విఫలమయ్యారంటూ ఆయన విస్మయం వ్యక్తం చేశారు. ఈ జిల్లాలోని పేదప్రజలకు వేరే దేశాలకు చెందిన వ్యక్తులు, సత్యసాయిబాబా వంటివారు ఎంతో సహాయం చేశారన్నారు. కానీ ఇక్కడి నాయకులు మాత్రం ఏమీ చేయలేదన్నారు. రాయలసీమ ప్రజల వెనక నిలబడి పోరాడతానని హామీ ఇచ్చారు. దుర్భిక్షం వల్ల జిల్లాలో తలెత్తిన సమస్యల పరిష్కారానికి శాస్త్రవేత్తలతోనూ, రైతునాయకులతోనూ కలసి పనిచేస్తానన్నారు.

“నాకు చంద్రబాబు నాయుడితో కానీ, వై ఎస్ ఆర్ సీ పీ అధినేత వై ఎస్ జగన్ మోహన్ రెడ్డితో కానీ వ్యక్తిగత విభేదాలు ఏవీ లేవు. విధానపరమైన అంశాలతోనే విభేదాలు ఉన్నాయి. ప్రజల సంక్షేమాన్ని విస్మరించినప్పుడు మాత్రం వారిని నేను శత్రువులుగానే భావిస్తాను. నేను పోరాడుతున్నది నాకోసం కాదు, ప్రజలకోసం. నేను మాట్లాడకుండా ఉంటే అందరూ గౌరవిస్తారు. కానీ ప్రజలు బాధలు పడుతున్నప్పుడు నేను నోరుమూసుకుని ఉండే వ్యక్తిని కాదు. నేటి నాయకుల విధానాలు రాబోయే తరాలపై దుష్ప్రభావం చూపేలా ఉన్నప్పుడు జనసేన మౌనంగా ఉండలేదు.” అని పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ అన్నారు. అన్నదాత కోసం తన ప్రాణాలైనా అర్పిస్తానని ఆయన ప్రకటించారు. జై జవాన్, జై కిసాన్ నినాదాలను వినిపించారు. తను ఒక నటుణ్ణి మాత్రమే కాదనీ, ఒక రైతును కూడా ననీ, రైతు కూలీగా కూడా పని చేయగలనని ఆయన అన్నారు.

 

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I will fight 2019 polls, Power Star declares

‘I am fighting for the people, not for me’

Anantapur: Power Star Pawan Kalyan declared that his party Jana Sena would contest for all the seats in 2019 Assembly elections. He said he will be launching his party office in Anantapur early next year. It will be the first Jana Sena political party office outside Hyderabad.

Addressing a huge rally at Anantapur on Thursday, he said the political leaders of Anantapur failed in fighting for resolution of the problems faced by the people. He spoke of the poor women of Anantapur district who are migrating to other places for work.  He questioned Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu as to how he can praise the Central leaders who did nothing more than what is due to the people of Andhra Pradesh. He spoke of the allegations against TDP on political corruption. He appealed to the TDP not to neglect a particular caste or class or religion. He asked the ruling party to treat all the people equally.

Pawan Kalyan has cautioned the TDP that the people of Rayalaseema and north coastal Andhra are entertaining thoughts about separate statehood. He told the TDP leaders to take care of all the regions so that such tendencies are not get encouraged. Though he is not interested in politics, the injustice done by politicians would cause him anger and anguish. He promised to visit Anantapur periodically and organize the political party from there.

Pawan Kalyan said he spoke to Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj Abhiyan about the plight of the people of AP. He said he asked Yadav to help him in finding solutions to their problems. He offered to take people of Anatapur to Delhi by train and try to meet the Prime Minister. He wondered why leaders of Anantapur failed to address the crisis faced by the farmers. People from other countries, persons like Satya Sai Baba and others did a lot to help the poor people. But the leaders did nothing.  He promised to stand by the people of Rayalaseema. He said he would work with scientists and farm leaders to solve the problems created by the drought in Anantapur district.

“I have no personal differences with either Chandrababu Naidu or YS Jaganmohan Reddy, YSRCP leader. I have only differences on policy issues. But if they forget the welfare of the people and behave indifferently, I will treat them as enemies. I am fighting for the people, not for me. I will be respected if I keep quiet. But I am not a person to keep silent when the people are suffering. If the future generations are affected by the policies of the leaders, the Jana Sena party will not keep silent.  He declared that he would sacrifice his life for Annadaata, the farmer. We should have a farmer and a soldier in every family. He raised the slogan, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. Pawan said he is not only an actor, but also a farmer. He can work also as a farm labourer.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced special assistance in midnight. Where was the need for him to make a statement in the middle of the night?, the actor-turned politician asked. It is sheer deceit. Leaders who come and beg votes at the time of elections forget  the people the moment they take oath of office. We know their roots and how to trounce them if they deceive people, Pawan Kalyan said.

 The Finance Commission had said that the State of Andhra Pradesh would get Rs 1.70 lakh crore as part of GST pool. The special assistance announced by Jaitley is more or less the same, he said.  “They (Union government) have deceived the people and the state ruling party has been organizing felicitations for union ministers. I have high respect for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But I would not hesitate to question him when the interests of the people of AP are affected,” Pavan Kalyan said and added, he had asked for an appointment with the PM. He is yet to get it.

Pawan Kalyan said he had written to the PM saying that denying special status to AP  would  tantamount to doing injustice. He would meet and discuss with the PM as soon as he got an appointment, he said.  The Union government was giving funds which are due to any State of the Republic in normal course and nothing more than that is being given in the name of special package. “Union Minister Sujana Choudary reportedly said while speaking on special package that there is no need for the people to insist on Air India flights when the new companies are offering better services. But the special package they have promised remained only on the paper,” said Pawan Kalyan.  

The AP Bifurcation Bill 2014 had clearly mentioned that the Polavaram project would be taken up by the Centre as a national project. Why was the state government given the job of constructing the project? Is it not deception? he asked. Both the Union and state governments have to explain their position on Polavaram project. He quipped that he had taken some time to read and understand the Bifurcation Act since the Bill was prepared by persons who were educated at Oxford and Harvard universities.

“Since I passed tenth class with great difficulty, I had to take some time to read it”, he jokingly said.  He explained the significance of naming the venue of the meeting after Tarimela Nagireddy and Kalluri Subbarao. He spoke about the book written by Nagireddy, India in Mortgage in 1970. Subbarao was a great soul who worked for founding educational institutions in Anantapur district, he recalled.

“There is no water in Anantapur district. There is no scope of industries coming up here without water. How can anyone provide jobs for the thousands of educated youth without industries? When you don’t give special status, what is the difference between the Congress and the BJP, the party which was supported by people like me”, he questioned.

The BJP leaders and the leaders of the TDP who are praising the special package should realize that the people when angered would not keep quiet. When will Anantapur get central university? How can the state government organize felicitations to Venkaiah Naidu when nothing has been done to the state? If the rulers behave in the same way, we know how to teach them a lesson in 2019 elections. Don’t play with the emotions of the people, he warned. “I will fight for all the people irrespective of regions, castes and religions”, he declared.

Pawan Kalyan said his party is thinking of innovative policies to help Dalits to have their own industries. He made it clear that Jana Sena is not interested in power. It is interested in fighting for the people and resolving their problems.  He ridiculed Naidu’s concept of imitating Singapore. Only high rise buildings would not make AP a Singapore. It will become Singapore only when there is no corruption. Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore who ruled for 25 years, established a ruling dispensation which is free of corruption and made Singapore truly great, he reminded Chandrababu Naidu.

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Jana Sena announces Telangana unit

  • A new challenge to Chandrababu

Hyderabad: Jana Sena chief and noted Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan has reportedly appointed Telangana unit leaders to take the party activities into the people. Apparently, he took this key decision on Sunday to strengthen his party in Telangana with an eye on the next general elections in 2019.

The Jana Sena, which recently got the Election Commission recognition as a political party, has named three members to steer Telangana unit. They are: B Mahender Reddy, V Shankar Goud and Hari Prasad. While Shankar Goud is in charge of Telangana State unit, Mahender Reddy will coordinate the party affairs and Hari Prasad will look into media affairs and publicity.

It is learnt that Pawan Kalyan will announce AP unit leaders soon. He is weighing pros and cons of the present political situation in Andhra Pradesh and wants to get into active politics. The Jana Sena decision comes at a time when Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham is fighting for the cause of his community.

The Jana Sena is expected to create ripples in political circles if the Kapu community supports his leadership in future. His elder brother Chiranjeevi unsuccessfully contested the 2004 elections with Praja Rajyam and merged it with Congress only to become a central minister later on. However, Chiranjeevi is not likely to change loyalties and will not join Jana Sena, APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy said.

The implication of Jana Sena’s decision is Pawan Kalyan is distancing away from the ruling TDP in Andhra Pradesh. Though he recently supported Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on a few issues, he opposed land acquisition and capital city construction causing problems to the land givers. Now, it is clear that he will take on the TDP and opposition YSRCP in AP in the general elections to be held in 2019. It is pertinent to note that a few days ago he announced that he would be shifting his base to Andhra Pradesh and enroll in the voter list in Eluru of West Godavari district.

-NSS

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ఏలూరులో పవన్ ఇల్లు రెడీ

టాలీవుడ్ పవర్ స్టార్, జనసేన అధినేత పవన్ కళ్యాన్ తనకు తెలంగాణాలో వున్న  ఓటు హక్కును ఉపసంహరించుకున్నాడు. తనకు ఏలూరులో ఓటుహక్కు కల్పించాలని దరఖాస్తు చేసుకున్నాడు. తను పూర్తిస్థాయిలో ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ రాజకీయనేతగా మారదలచుకున్నాడు పవన్ కళ్యాన్. ఏలూరులో తను వుండటానికి ఓ నివాసాన్ని కూడా ఏర్పాటు చేసుకున్నాడు.

రాజకీయనాయకులు రెండు పడవల మీద కాళ్ళు పెట్టి ప్రయాణం చేయడం చాలా రిస్క్ తో కూడుకున్న పని. అందుకేనేమో పవన్ కళ్యాన్ తను ఆంధ్ర రాష్ట్ర అభివృద్దికోసం పూర్తిగా పనిచేయబోతున్నట్టు తెలిపాడు.

పశ్చిమగోదావరి జిల్లాలోని ఏలూరులో  పవన్‌కల్యాణ్ ఇంటి పనులు  శరవేగంగా జరుగుతున్నాయి. పవన్ కళ్యాన్ ఏలూరులో నివాసాన్ని ఏర్పాటు చేసుకుంటున్న  సంగతి ఇప్పుడే బయటపడినా, ఇంటి నిర్మాణం మాత్రం ఎప్పుడో మొదలయిందనిమ ప్రస్తుతం ఫినిషింగ్ వర్క్స్ మాత్రమే పెండింగ్ లో వున్నాయని అంటున్నారు. ఈ ఇంటి నిర్మాణానికి రూ. 15 కోట్లు వెచ్చించినట్టు  సమాచారం.

పవన్ కళ్యాన్ ఈ  నివాసంలోనే వుంటాడా, లేదంటే దాన్ని పార్టీ కార్యకలాపాలకోసం వినియోగిస్తారా అనేదానిపై క్లారిటి లేదు. హైదరాబాద్ లో వుంటూ రాజకీయ కార్యక్రమాలలో పాల్గొనడం పవన్ కి ఇబ్బందిగా మారింది. అందులోను అక్కడ జరగబోయే కార్పోరేషన్ ఎన్నికలను పురస్కరించుకుని  జనాలతో వీలైనంత దగ్గరగా వుండాల్సిన అవసరం వుండటంతో ఈ ఇంటి నిర్మాణం చేపట్టినట్టు తెలుస్తోంది.

అతి త్వరలో పూర్తిస్థాయిలో  క్రియాశీల రాజకీయాల్లో నిమగ్నమవుతానని ఇప్పటికే పవన్ సిగ్నల్స్ ఇచ్చాడు. ఇక సినిమా షూటింగ్ ల సమయంలో మాత్రమే పవన్ కళ్యాన్ హైదరాబాద్ లో వుండబోతున్నాడు. మిగతా సమయమంతా ఏలూరులోనే వుండి చక్రం తిప్పుతాడని అభిమానులు అంటున్నారు.

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Pawan Kalyan to be used and thrown?

  • To go Jr NTR’s way
  • Naidu’s strategy for the hero

Hyderabad: Film hero and president of Jana Sena Pawan Kalyan is unwittingly walking in the footsteps of his junior in Tollywood,  Jr NTR.

Those who are familiar with the politics in undivided Andhra Pradesh would recall the fate of Junior NTR who campaigned in 2009 general elections for the TDP. He imagined that he would be given the place due to him in the party after the elections. The party lost the elections despite its unholy alliance with the TRS whose sole agenda was formation of separate State of Telangana. After the elections were over, TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu and his brother-in-law and film hero Nandamuri Balakrishna (NBK) had shown Jr NTR his place by dumping in the dust bin by all means. Why did they do it?

Jr NTR had become a hurdle for both Balakrishna and his son-in-law Nara Lokesh, the only son of Naidu. As a film hero, Jr NTR came to represent the legacy of senior NTR. It is a fact that Jr NTR, more than NBK, resembles the former chief minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao in mannerisms, diction and action. NBK may have feared that Jr NTR might eclipse him in the tinsel world.

Naidu himself might have entertained some fears regarding the political clout that Jr NTR was developing. That would certainly come in the way of political growth of his son Lokesh. Both Naidu and NBK had successfully marginalised Jr NTR politically. Even in films it became difficult for Jr NTR to find a producer to field him as a hero. Whenever a Jr NTR starrer is released the duo make it a point to see that theatres don’t come forward to show it. When the film is released after A lot of efforts by producer, NBK’s fans go out of the way to publicise that the film is a flop. The recent film acted by Jr NTR, Janata Garage, could overcome these hurdled. It was a super hit. This may give Jr NTR a fresh lease.

The same fate may be awaiting Pawan Kalyan who is acting according to the script penned by Naidu. Pawan helped Naidu win the 2014 elections. Without the help of Modi wave and Pawan’s hava, Naidu would have been in the opposition and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy the chief minister. Pawan had gone to Gandhinagar to meet Modi during the campaign. He became very close to the top leaders of the BJP. Once there was a talk that Pawan would be promoted as a BJP’s chief ministerial candidate and that the BJP would snap ties with the TDP at an appropriate time to contest next elections independently with the support of Kapu community.

Naidu had tried to kill more than two birds in one shot. By somehow influencing Pawan Kalyan to organize an impromptu public meeting at Tirupati and following it up with another show at Kakinada, he succeeded in creating differences between Pawan and the national leadership of the BJP. At the Kakinada meeting, Pawan was at his ruthless best when he mounted an attack on the BJP leadership in general and Venkaiah Naidu in particular. Pawan was extremely critical of the BJP for denying the promised special category status to AP. He also castigated the Congress. He did not utter a single word against the TDP and its leader Naidu. BJP leaders had hit back at Pawan with all their might without realizing that they are walking into Naidu’s trap. The first objective of creating a rift between Pawan and the BJP leadership was achieved by Naidu effortlessly. Pawan has to strengthen his own party failing which he had to support Naidu in the next elections. The other objective of Naidu was to distance Pawan from the mainstream Kapu community. The community under the leadership of Mudragada Padmanabham has been waging a war against Naidu for the betrayal by not fulfilling the promised reservations. The Kapu community was aghast when it sensed that their young hero has become a guided missile in the hands of wily Naidu. He is now alienated from the Kapu community.

It is known to Naidu that the Kapu community is not going to support him in 2019. That is why he started encouraging the BC leaders to oppose the Kapu movement for reservations. Recently the Kapu and BC demonstrators came to blows. The CM would be further creating misunderstandings between the BCs and Kapus. So, whatever political ambition that Pawan Kalyan had entertained have come to a naught.

If Pawan Kalyan’s film career also is ruined he will be further marginalised. His last film did not do well at the box office. Naidu can create problems for Pawan in Tollywood, where the CM enjoys a formidable clout, the same way as he did to Jr NTR. It is not impossible for Naidu to disable Pawan by all means.

All these efforts are being put up by Naidu in order to pave the way for his son to take over the mantle, surely of the party and hopefully of the government, from him. Mission Lokesh broods no interference. There shall be no young leader like Pawan Kalyan or Jr NTR to challenge Lokesh. Pawan is not like his elder brother Chiranjeevi who is more accomplished. He merged his party PRP with the Congress after making good money. Observers say, all said and done, Chiranjeevi is a gentleman unlike his younger brother who shouts like mad and gesticulated in a wild manner. He does not come across as a serious minded, civilised politician. He had been used by Naidu in one election and the CM is sure to throw him away as he did with Jr NTR, the political observers opine.

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Police Complaint against Pawan Kalyan

Hyderabad: Telangana Advocates’ Joint Action Committee (TAJAC) members lodged a police complaint against the actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan on Saturday, alleging that he had hurt their sentiments in his recent speech at Kakinada.

The complaint had been registered by the Hyderabad Police, but a case was not registered. The complaint states that the actor’s statements were provocative and could create disputes between the two states.

Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan organized “Seemandhra Atma Gourava Sabha” in Kakinada on Friday, where he attacked BJP saying that he is not a pawn in the hands of either the BJP or the TDP. (Read: Pawan Kalyan Attacks BJP)

The actor appeared to be fighting for the self respect of Seemandhra people. He sang a song of Masterjee of Telangana to illustrate that he is informed of the miseries of Telangana people.

This was the first reaction by the actor after the BJP-led NDA government declined special status to Andhra Pradesh.

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Pawan Kalyan attacks Babu on Land Acquisition

HYDERABAD: Film actor and founder President of Jana Sena Party, Pawan Kalyan, seem to be slowly and steadily becoming a thorn in the flesh for AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the matter of building the state’s new capital.

The actor-turned politician, who is popularly known as “power star” among his fans, once again fired salvos against Chandrababu Naidu virtually sounding a warning that his government went ahead to impose Land Acquisition Act, even though farmers refuse to give their lands for the construction of the capital of the state.

Referring to media reports that AP Government has informed the High Court that the Land Acquisition Act would be used against farmers refusing to give their lands for the construction of the State’s Capital, Pawan Kalyan tweeted that he was ready to fight against the  Government  on behalf of the farmers.

This is the second time that Pawan Kalyan had challenged Chandrababu Naidu on the issue of land pooling for the state’s capital. Earlier he visited various villages of Talluru mandal near Guntur district and interacted with the villagers regarding controversy over their refusing to part with their fertile lands under the land pooling.

After his fact finding mission and hearing the version of the villagers, Pawan Kalyan appealed to Chandrababu Naidu to leave those villages where the farmers were reluctant to part with their lands. While hoping that the government procures land only with the consent and will of the farmers, he also cautioned that if the lands were forcibly acquired then he would stand by the farmers to protect their rights and interests.

However, on coming to know about the Government’s explanation in the High Court to enforce the Land Acquisition Act on farmers who refuse to give their lands in the land pooling scheme, Pawan Kalyan tweeted today that he would fight against the government on behalf of the farmers if the lands were procured by imposing the Act.

Pawan Kalyan had extended his whole hearted support and extensively campaigned for the BJP-TDP combine in the 2014 elections on the advice of then Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi, which undoubtedly helped the TDP to come to power in the newly carved state of AP.

Thus, Pawan Kalyan taking either pot shots or firing salvos against Chandrababu Naidu and the TDP Government at every given opportunity in the name of taking up the cause of farmers, seems to be a clear   pointer to his hidden political agenda in the near future. (NSS)

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Jana Sena party to contest elections in future

HYDERABAD:  Jana Sena Party President Pawan Kalyan made his political ambitions clear on Friday by announcing that his party would contest all the coming elections including bye- polls, if any.

Interacting with the media, he said the Jana Sena was still in the formative stage. However, the party would contest in the elections as and when they were held for gaining political experience.  Jana Sena was still in the formative stage and would try to acquire a firm foothold, he added.

Asked whether he would test his party’s political fortunes by contesting the coming elections to GHMC, Pawan Kalyan said he had given a thought to it.

Mr. Pawan Kalyan was actively associated with Praja Rajyam party founded by his brother and actor K. Chiranjeevi. Though the party entered the electoral battle in 2009, it could not make a big mark except for winning 18 Assembly seats.

When Mr. Chiranjeevi merged his party with the Congress and for which he was rewarded with a ministerial berth in the UPA Government, Mr. Pawan  Kalyan was not very happy with the developments. He then float his own political outfit, Jana Sena party, before the 2014 general elections and campaigned for the TDP and BJP.

However, in order to avoid a split in the votes, he did not field his candidates and helped in the complete rout of the ruling Congress in Seemandhra and also prevented the surge of YSRCP in the costal belt.

Answering a question, he said he had no intention to embarrass anyone by raising his voice in favour of farmers in the proposed capital region. He was just trying to remind responsibilities of the government.

Mr. Pawan Kalyan said the present situation (bifurcation) would not have arisen if the Gentleman’s Agreement signed during the formation of a united Andhra Pradesh had been implemented properly. A similar situation had arisen now because the bifurcation was not done properly. Future generations would have to pay a heavy price if these lapses were not rectified immediately.  “I have informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of how injustice had been done to the two Telugu States”, he said.

The Jana Sena chief said he was happy that a new capital city was being built on the lines of Singapore city. “But, the Government is acquiring nearly 51 square miles of land for the capital, which is more than the size of Singapore. Do we require so much land to build a capital, that too at the cost of farmers”, he said. (NSS)

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Pawan Kalyan opposes land acquisition from reluctant farmers

HYDERABAD: Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan on Friday called upon the Telugu Desam Government to exclude the villages of Undavalli, Bethampudi and Penubaka from the proposed capital zone of Andhra Pradesh.

Addressing a media conference, Pawan Kalyan, in a rebuttal of sorts to the reaction of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and other TDP leaders, stuck to his guns about opposing forcible acquisition of fertile lands from farmers. He wanted the small farmers to be spared from the land pooling scheme. “Take the consent of the farmers and try to convince them. Constitute a committee to discuss the same with the farmers before acquiring the lands”, he said.

The film star said he had toured the proposed capital region to understand the farmers’ problems and ascertain why they were reluctant to part with their lands. His tour was not meant to create any problems for Mr. Chandrababu Naidu and his government. “I want him to stay in power till 2019. But who will come to rescue of the farmers who have parted with their lands if a new government comes into power later. There is no legal protection for the farmers”, he added.

Stating that many farmers who gave away their lands were having apprehensions about their future in the absence of legal protection, Mr. Pawan Kalyan said that their anxiety and concern should be understood. This was especially so in the case of small farmers of three villages who were solely dependent on their land for their livelihood.

The Jana Sena chief wondered how the TDP government would build a world class capital without having any funds. “I am not against building a good capital but am stoutly opposed to destroying the villages in the name of development”.

Training his guns at the BJP and its leadership, Mr. Pawan Kalyan regretted that the Centre’s promises of granting special status to AP and giving it a special financial package were not yet fulfilled. “How can the people trust BJP when it cannot keep up its promise and how can the party make its foray into the state”, he asked.

He had a dig at the erstwhile YSR regime stating that the then government had acquired the lands from the farmers and handed them over to big companies like Vanpic. He cautioned the TDP Government against similar illegal acts.

Mr. Pawan Kalyan lashed out at Members of Parliament from the state in not effectively taking up with the central government the issue of special status and sanction of the required financial assistance. The MPs should unitedly fight with the Centre and make it fulfill all its promises, he said. (NSS)

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Pawan Kalyan against building AP capital over “tears of farmers”; threatens fast

HYDERABAD: Virtually crossing swords with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Tollywood’s “power star” Pawan Kalyan and founder of Jana Sena Party here on Thursday asked whether it was necessary to build a world class Singapore-type capital for Andhra Pradesh over the tears of farmers.

The actor-turned-politician, who is on a fact-finding mission in the villages under Tullur mandal of Guntur district to apprise himself of the grievances of the farmers refusing to hand over their lands to the TDP Government for building state’s capital, launched a scathing attack on both the parties over various issues related to the people of the State.

It may be mentioned here that Pawan Kalyan had supported the BJP-TDP alliance during the 2014 elections. While he took pot shots against the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre for failing to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh as promised in the A.P. Re-organisation Act and also in providing the needed financial aid package, Pawan Kalyan struck a warning to the TDP Government not to forcibly take fertile lands from the farmers for building the capital.

Addressing farmers of Undavalli, Bethupudi and other villages in the proposed capital region, Pawan Kalyan pointed out that he was also for building a state-of-the-art capital but at the same time was against taking away the lands from the farmers who are reluctant to part with their fertile lands. The farmers are apprehensive about the assurances and relief being offered in lieu of the lands. Therefore it was imperative for the government understand the difficulties and worries of the farmers who were against giving their lands and for this the government should not hesitate to discuss with them as many times as possible, he observed.

The Jana Sena chief wondered whether it was necessary to acquire 33,000 acres of land for building a capital. As for his own estimates and findings it was more than enough to acquire 8000 acres, he observed and wondered when the TDP government was unable to get the required money for loan waiver to the farmers, where from the government get the money for a Singapore-type capital, he quipped.

In this connection he trained guns against the central government for not trying to fulfill various promises including financial assistance made at the time of bifurcating the undivided Telugu State. Don’t play with the self respect of the Telugu people and making to come to you with begging bowls, he cautioned Modi Government at the centre and at the same time took to task the state MP’s for not pressurising the government to secure the promises assistance to the state.

Pawan Kalyan who heard  patiently heard the reasons and fears of the farmers in not willing to hand over tier lands for e capital building and also received numerous memorandum, told the villagers that he would discuss the same with the Chief Minister and the Government authorities. When he was told that Ministers Pulla Rao and Narayana were issuing notices to the farmers to hand over the lands, he advised the farmers not to give the lands till he gives them a clearance after discussing with the ministers. He also wanted the chief minister and the ministers to forcibly acquire the lands with threats. He assured the farmers that if need be he would launch and indefinite fast to protect their interests.

Stating that he had been told by the ruling TDP members that farmers of supporting the YSRCP were only refusing to give their lands, Pawan Kalyan quipped that he was not bothered whether the farmers belong to YSRCP or any other party. If there are genuine reason for them to protest against taking away their fertile lands, he would fight for their cause whether belong to YSRCP or another party.

Thus the sudden rebellious mood and confrontationist attitude of Pawan Kalyan amply speaks of the fact that the political honeymooning between the actor and the BJP-TDP alliance is on the verge of a collapse in the future. (NSS)

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