It is now pretty clear that power star and Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan doesn’t have any ambition of coming to power and probably even he and his followers do not know why he is entering politics.
But what is irritating for the other political party leaders is that Pawan Kalyan is speaking through his hat and has absolutely no knowledge of the ground realities.
His comments at the press conference on Monday describing Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as a hard worker and a smart politician doing an excellent job as the chief minister has naturally drawn the ire of the Congress leaders.
Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao reacted strongly to Pawan’s praising of KCR. He said the Jana Sena leader was not aware of any of the issues in Telangana.
“There is no reason for him to tour Telangana as he has no stakes here and he should better concentrate on Andhra Pradesh,” he said.
The Congress leaders in Andhra Pradesh, too, are fuming at Pawan Kalyan.
“His whole exercise is only to blow the trumpet for Chandrababu Naidu and KCR. He is Chekka Bhajana Kalyan. There is no need for him to waste his time in the name of tours.
He can as well sit at home and praise Naidu and KCR,” Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman V Tulasi Reddy said.
He said both the TDP and the YSR Congress party had failed to protect the interests of the people and their leaders have become puppets in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Under these circumstances, there is no place for Pawan Kalyan in the state politics,” Reddy said.