The much-publicised meeting of the Joint Fact-finding Committee (JFC) called by Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan to find out the truth in the claims and counter-claims of the Telugu Desam Party and Bharatiya Janata Party on the Central assistance to Andhra Pradesh appeared like a debate in television channel.
To be more precise, it was like “Dasa-Disa” programme organised by HMTV channel during the movement for separate Telangana state in various districts.
The programme was meant for knowing the opinions of a cross section of people on the state bifurcation.
Now, Pawan’s meet was also essentially an opinion gathering attempt.
Several leaders who spoke at the meeting expressed their own views on how Andhra Pradesh had suffered after the bifurcation and how the Centre had failed to fulfil the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act.
Nobody could come out with proper analysis of the quantum of assistance given by the Centre.
Everybody was speaking in an intellectual way, not talking about achieving any political solution to the problem.
Interestingly no representation from TDP and YSR Congress were seen at the meeting.
Pawan said both the party leaders were invited to the meet but they didn’t attend.
Stating that he would form JFC subcommittees after the meeting, the Jana Sena Chief said that many people are showing interest to work with JFC.
He also mentioned meeting other bigwigs before announcing the JFC's action plan and plans to meet with former Congress MP Undavalli Arun Kumar and Lok Satha founder president Jayaprakash Narayan to discuss regarding the same.
The two-day meeting will also discuss plans on staging protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding the allocation of funds to Andhra Pradesh.