Actor-turned-Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan seems to have overcome his initial inhibitions in politics and tentativeness in his political moves.
He is now looking like a true politician, expressing his ambitions of coming to power, seeking people’s blessings to become the next chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and castigating the ruling Telugu Desam Party and opposition parties including the YSR Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
His “Jana Portata Yatra” which entered the second day in Srikakualm on Monday has been evoking tremendous response.
And, Pawan is speaking with more clarity now than he was in the past. He declared that he was not acting at the behest of any political party either in Delhi or in the state.
“I am not a puppet of anybody. I have my own philosophy and vision and I entered politics only after making an extensive study of the political situation,” he said.
He extended apology to the people for supporting the TDP-BJP combine in 2014 elections and said he would not repeat the mistake in 2019.
While attacking the BJP for denying special category status to Andhra, Pawan also threw challenge to the TDP for an open debate on the issue.
“It was only the Jana Sena that had been sincerely fighting for the cause whereas Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had done countless flip-flops,” he said.
He alleged that Naidu was afraid of demanding the rightful share of the state from the BJP in the last four years, because he was scared of the saffron party.
“He is now blaming the Centre for everything only to cover up his failures,” he said.
Pawan was also critical of the YSR Congress saying it failed to be an effective opposition.
“By abstaining from the assembly, it had run away its responsibility of highlighting the people’s issues and its leader is on the roads only with an ambition of becoming the chief minister,” he criticised.