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PK calls for AP JAC | Regrets not contesting in 2014 Polls


Addressing the media representatives, Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan called for an AP Joint Action Committee similar to that of TJAC – Telangana Joint Action Committee. The recent press meet has gathered the immense attention from both the national and state media. The press meet began with Pawan Kalyan briefing about the reason behind Janasena extending its support to TDP-BJP alliance in 2014 elections.

Why I supported TDP-BJP?

‘As a common man, I believed that Modi would be doing justice once he comes to power, after seeing what UPA has done during its regime. I met Modi in Gujarat, and we discussed the problems for a brief while. Though the problems that are likely to arise after AP Bifurcation are not exactly at Modi’s disposal, they are to be perceived as Legacy problems. After BJP and TDP came to power in the Centre and the State respectively, I held myself for the 1st year.

When I took the responsibility on behalf of the Telugu people, I felt that I need to be more patient, and should be clear in my observations. Likewise, I was very happy after BJP announced 10 years Special Status to AP in its manifesto.

With time, the promises were pushed back behind the Centre and State politics and political leaders. I was patient for over 18 months, and it was high time that I had to react.

Special Package comes into play

After I started ‘Special Status’ agitation in Tirupathi and Kakinada, the Central government came up with the ‘Special Package’. At that, AP CM Chandrababu lauded the Central Government and BJP in particular. He opined that Special Package is far more beneficial that Special Status itself. But alter, the same CM flew to Delhi, with a 17-point draft, arguing that the state is being deprived of them.

I strongly believe, there is a lack of clarity and transparency, from both the Centre and the State. The Centre claims that it has released all the necessary funds as promised in the Special Package, and asks the state government to submit utilization certificates on how the funds were spent. Meanwhile, the TDP-led AP Government says, there is no need to submit the bills to the Centre.

Pawan proposes AP Joint Action Committee

I tried immensely to reach to an understanding about what the Centre fulfilled as a part of the Special Package. To my utter disappointment, I was never able to reach a conclusive position with the lack of sufficient information from both the ends.

Hence I put forth the proposal of AP Joint Action Committee headed by intellectuals like Undavalli Arun Kumar, and Lok Satta Jayaprakash Narayana, and others.

Similarly, every one of us is losing faith, trust and confidence in AP State Government. Despite lacking sufficient financial resources, an agency has declared that the state of Andhra Pradesh is highly corrupted. There is a need to know how much funds the State has received from the Centre, and where were they spent.

I regret not contesting in 2014 election polls!

I strongly believe that many aspects regarding the Special Package are being fabricated. All that I want is the people of the state to benefit. Today, I strongly regret my decision of not contesting in the 2014 election polls.

All the political leaders are making false claims, and deceiving the people with their promises. I started hearing the word ‘demographic dividend’ from many politicians in recent times. If they intend to do fool the people, they should be prepared to face the backlash. The whole things are nothing but a ticking time bomb according to me. There is no way we can achieve justice by holding some slogans and placards outside the parliament.

Janasena supports the strike (bandh) called out by oppositions

Talking about the statewide strike by opposition parties, I do extend my support, promising that the strike doesn’t lead to violence. We need to fight politically, and not with our fellow civilians. Janasena extends its support towards protesting against the Centre and State Government in a peaceful and civilized manner’.


Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan later answered the questions of various media personnel present at the press meet.

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Gajwel to become epicentre of cheap liquor movement


The all party round-table which was held today elected prof. PL Visweswara Rao as the chairman of the anti-cheap liquor joint action committee. It was also decided to launch the movement against the government cheap liquor policy from Gajwel, the assembly constituency represented by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
The meeting, held in Odisha Bhavan here Saturday, was attended among others by N Uttamkumar Reddy (Congress), E Dayakar Rao (TDP), Dr. Lakshman (BJP), Dr Sudhakar (CPI).
The meeting also decided to rope in large number of women into the movement as woman is going to be casualty of the policy.

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Tension Builds Up in Andhra and Telangana Over Section-8


As expected, the political situation in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has turned volatile following report of purported legal clarification by attorney-general Mukul Rohatgi to Governor ESL Narasimhan that he could monitor the cash-for-vote scandal. While pressure is mounting on KCR to rush to Delhi to oppose any such move by centre and to sit on fast, if necessary, to scuttle move in tracks, cabinet ministers from Andhra Pradesh urged chief minister Chandrababu Naidu to put pressure to implement the section 8 of AP Reorganization Act-2014. Tuesday saw intense activity in TDP and TRS camps both supporting the view and opposing it vehemently. While Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met the governor to know the veracity of the media report about the centre’s decision. TRS circles claim that Rao had opposed any change in the status quo in the name of empowering the Raj Bhavan with Section 8 of AP Reorganization Act-2014. All the JACs have clarified that they would oppose the invoking section 8. While TJAC chairman Kodandaraom said they would not allow the empowering Raj Bhavan with special powers. While admitting that there was no clarity on the matter, Kodandaram said, resorting to Section 8 means usurping the powers of state. He said Governor would have to take the opinion of the Telangana Government on the matter.

NGO’s leader Devi Prasad said they would not hesitate to launch an agitation to oppose the move. Ministers Tummala Nageswara Rao, Talasani Srinivas Yadav also opposed the idea of invoking the controversial provisions of bifurcation Act. Rajya Sabha members K Kesava Rao said there was no confirmation from the centre on the NDTV report on empowering the Raj Bhavan with special monitoring powers. Even CPM joined chorus. T-state CPM secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram said there was clear evidence for the involvement of Chandrababu Naidu in the cash-for-vote case. On the other side of the border ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Pratipati Pulla Rao, Ravela Kishore Babu and P Narayana met chief minister Naidu and requested him to pressure on centre for the implementation of Section 8 of bifurcation Act. Similarly, minister Kamineni Srinivas and Deveneni Umamaheswar Rao also demanded the centre to authorize Governor to monitor all the cases under investigation. Talking to media, finance minister Yanamala said Telangana should not scuttle implementation of constitutional provisions. The ministers said Hyderabad had become insecure in TRS regime and only way for the protection of people was the invocation of Section 8. “TRS government is seizing the properties of institutes listed in schedule 9 and 10 of the Act which is illegal. Now phones of government functionaries have been tapped. Tomorrow attacks on properties of AP people cannot be ruled out,” they said. Meanwhile, there is even talk among the TDP circles that CM Naidu may go to New Delhi to exert pressure on the centre for the implementation of Section-8.

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