Telugu Desam Party has not resorted to use-and-throw of power star and Jana Sena Party founder Pawan Kalyan but still holds him in high esteem, considering him as a friend.
This was clarified by senior Telugu Desam Party leader and Union minister Sujana Chowdary, in an interview to a television channel on Sunday.
He said Pawan had apprehensions about special financial package given by the Centre in lieu of special category status.
“That is why, Pawan might have differences with the TDP. But we ready to give him clarification. We are looking for a platform to convince Pawan Kalyan on the futility of special category status and the necessity of special package,” he said.
Sujana said initially, the TDP too had preferred special category status to AP, than special package.
“But subsequently, we realised that the package is better than status. The state would get only 30 per cent funds extra in special status, whereas we are getting much more through package. Anybody can come to me anytime, I will explain in detail in this regard,” he said.
He said the TDP was no way concerned about the future of Jagan.
“We are not interested to know whether Jagan will go to jail or church. But, we don’t have any need to send him to jail,” Sujana added.