Actor-politician and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan on Sunday met with former Congress MP Undavalli Arun Kumar and formed a fact-finding committee which included Lok Satta founder Jayaprakash Narayan.
Demanding a white paper from the Centre and state governments on allocation of funds to Andhra, Pawan said he wanted to collect all details before February 15.
Speaking to reporters, Pawan said, "It should not be difficult for them. They can provide the needed details in matter of a few hours...There is confusion as the State and Centre are contradicting each other when it comes to the funds released to the State and implementation of the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act. The Central government says it has given funds to AP like no other States, but the State government says it has not received any help."
The Jana Sena chief also said that the committee would consist of leaders from all parties, and experts in various fields.
Undavalli said that he liked Pawan's 'no-nonsense' attitude, adding, "governments never tell lies but they would not speak truth either”.
This comes days Pawan expressed interest in forming a Joint Action Committee (JAC) and wished to meet like-minded persons to address the ‘raw deal’ to Andhra in the Union Budget.
Earlier, the Jana Sena chief had met Lok Satta founder Jayaprakash Narayan in Hyderabad.
"The people are discontent and there is evidence for that. There were promises ranging from industries to the railway zone, but nothing has come true," Jayaprakash said.
Pawan has also questioned the TDP-BJP alliance. The actor who has taken a break from films to focus on the 2019 elections, took to Twitter and questioned the TDP’s move to accept the special package offered by the Centre earlier, and then crying foul after the recent Budget session of Parliament.
“The announced “Special Package” by centre & accepted by TDP then - Now People would like to know why the sudden realisation now that it’s not working (sic),” he tweeted.
Pawan Kalyan had campaigned for the TDP-BJP combine during the 2014 general elections, but has since begun criticising both the parties.