Actor-politician and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan on Tuesday lashed out at the YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh for stopping construction work for Amaravati and Polavaram, the two key projects in the state.
"About 20,000 people have lost their livelihood directly and indirectly with stoppage of the Amaravati project." the JSP said in a press release.
Pawan Kalyan was speaking to reporters at a press meet in Bhimavaram as part of a two-day tour and said that the interests of the state were being affected due to 'cheap politics'.
"Because of their immature decisions, the state may forego investment opportunities and the leaders who are well aware of repercussions, should not take such decisions," Pawan said.
He also said that his party has decided not to comment on the newly-formed YSRCP government till it completed 100 days in office.
Pawan also commented on the YSRCP's decision to leave out the Kapu community while implementing the 10% EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) quota in the state. The provision for 5% reservation for Kapus in the EWS quota was issued by the previous TDP government.
"When the country found a solution for sensitive issues like Telangana, why can't one could find a solution for Kapu quota. Jagan is viewing it as a political issue...(The YSRCP government's attitude) is to reverse all decisions taken by its predecessor; from Polavaram project to Kapu reservation," Pawan added.
Replying to a question on upcoming polls in the state, he said, "The party has not yet thought of alliances for local body elections and priority was given to strengthening the party at the grassroot level."
Pawan Kalyanâ€™s Jana Sena Party had contested the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha elections this year. However, the party faced a humiliating defeat, as only one MLA from their party won the elections. Pawan Kalyan himself, who had contested from two seats â€“ Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka â€“ lost in both constituencies.