Given the past controversies Posani has been associated with, his visit to Jagan's Padayatra is grabbing eyeballs of political observers in the state.

Actor Posani meets Opposition leader Jagan sparks rumours of political entryImage: By arrangement
news Politics Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 17:58

On Saturday morning in a strange development, noted film director and actor Posani Krishna Murali, met opposition leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, at Undi constituency of West Godavari, where he is currently on his 3000km Praja Sankalpa Yatra.

Posani met Jagan and discussed the current political situation in the state. He also walked with Jagan in support of his Yatra.

Given the past controversies Posani has been associated with, his visit to Jagan's Padayatra is grabbing eyeballs of political observers in the state. Several were quick to point out that Posani may enter politics before the 2019 election.

Sources also indicate that the actor held talks over SCS (Special Category Status) and apparently appreciated Jagan for his walkathon.

Posani was recently in the news for his comments on TDP and its leaders over SCS. This, after TDP senior leader and MLC, Rajendra Prasad, came down heavily on Telugu actors who hail from Andhra for staying silent and keeping a distance from the SCS movement.

Posani launched a counter attack and said, “Yes, we are monks (sanyasis) and fools (daddamas). We are not protesting as we were scared but why did the TDP government beat up and arrest the braves who demanded Special Category Status?"

“We will join the protest (SCS) if we please and not join if we don’t want to,” he had said earlier. 

While questioning the earlier arrests of SCS activists, he has accused CM Naidu of being “fickle-minded".

He has criticised Andhra government in the past for encouraging biased practices in Nandi Awards distribution. He accused the awards jury of "casteism" and "nepotism".

 

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