Who is the hot favourite of Kapus in East and West Godavari districts? Former minister Mudragada Padmanabham or Jana Sena Party and actor Pawan Kalyan?
May be the immediate answer one does give is: Pawan Kalyan, because he is charming and a film star.
But according to veteran Congress leader from Telangana V Hanumantha Rao, it is undoubtedly Mudragada Padmanabham.
“People might come to see Pawan Kalyan because he is a film star. But when it comes to supporting politically, they prefer Mudragada. If they contest the elections from the same place, Kapus would vote for Mudragada and not Pawan Kalyan, because it is Mudragada who has been fighting for their cause,” the former Congress MP said, in an interview to a popular television channel.
VH felt that Pawan does not have any understanding of politics, though he is a gentleman.
He said it was wrong on the part of the actor to meet Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and shower praises on him stating that he was the role model chief minister.
“He does not know the real face of KCR, who knows how to use people. KCR entertained Pawan Kalyan only to appease the Kapu community in Telangana,” VH said.
The former MP also said it was wrong to underestimate TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
“He knows how to use Pawan Kalyan to counter even Prime Minister Narendra Modi if it is necessary,” VH added.