Pawan Kalyan also said that the Centre's reluctance to fulfill its promises may lead to unrest and separatist movements.

Andhra MPs should move no-trust motion over special status says Pawan KalyanImage: Facebook/Jana Sena Party
news Politics Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 07:50

Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Saturday blamed MPs from Andhra Pradesh for failing to secure special category status from the Centre, and said that members of the TDP and YSRCP should move a no-confidence motion against the NDA government.          

The Jana Sena party chief was speaking after a meeting of the Joint Fact Finding Committee (JFFC), which is chalking out plans to fight the Centre.

The 20-member committee formed following a call given by Pawan Kalyan said they aimed to fight against the injustice meted out to both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, post bifurcation.

Stating that a failure by the Centre in implementing its promises may lead to unrest and separatist movements, Pawan Kalyan also said that voters could not be ‘pawns’ in the political game being played out by parties.

Former MP Undavalli Arun Kumar who is also part of the JFFC, reiterated Pawan’s statement that a no-confidence motion must be tabled, and said that Andhra MPs must fight for the state from inside the Parliament.

JFFC comprises 11 committee members, three advisors and six invitees. The committee members include Lok Satta Party chief Jayaprakash Narayan, former MP Undavalli Arun Kumar, Prof K Nageshwar, activist Krishnaswamy and others. 

The advisors are Justice Gopal Gowda, Dr IYR Krishna Rao and Dr Padmanabhayya. The invitees include Konathala Ramakrishna (YSR Congress Party), K Ramakrishna (CPI), P Madhu (CPM), Janga Gowtham (Congress), Gidugu Rudraraju (Congress) and Chalasani Srinivas.

Saturday’s meet was dubbed a ‘technical meeting’ where academicians, activists and politicians brought the figures of the grants given by the Centre so far and other statistics.

The first ever meeting of the JFFC on Friday lasted for more than four hours, at Hotel Daspalla in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, in another development, the JFFC filed an RTI application demanding to know the progress of implementation of promises made by the Centre in Parliament during bifurcation. 


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