Actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan’s attempt to form a joint action committee (JAC) with like-minded people and parties to fight for the rights of Andhra Pradesh, including Special Category Status and implementation of promises made in AP Reorganisation Act, has come in for sharp criticism.
Former minister and Kapu strongman Mudragada Padmanabham has ridiculed the proposal of Pawan Kalyan.
He said the Jana Sena Party chief does not have any political stature to fight for the rights of the AP.
“He cannot lead such a big movement. Only chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu can do it. He has to make all his MPs and ministers resign from Lok Sabha and lead the fight on streets. We will all support to him,” Mudragada said in Tirupati on Saturday.
Interestingly, Pawan came out with yet another proposal on Saturday.
He said the people of the state why the TDP had accepted the special package announced by the Centre then and realised now that the package was not working.
“We have been saying right from the beginning that there was nothing in the package and that it was just a routine one which the state would have anyway got it,” Pawan said in a statement.
He called for formation of a Joint Fact Finding Committee (JFC) comprising economists, financial experts, ex-Public servants, academicians, scholars and socio-political leaders to probe into conflicting and contradictory statements of the state and the Centre.
“The JFC would objectively analyse the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act without any personal, political or ideological bias. Based on that report, political action will be decided by the JAC,” he said.