Actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan on Thursday lashed out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and asked him not to interfere in the politics of Andhra Pradesh, citing his ‘unethical’ tie-up with Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
“KCR has insulted Andhra people before and after state bifurcation. How can Jagan have a secret pact with KCR when his father late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was against him? He had criticized KCR several times, but his son Jagan is going hand in hand with him, leaving his father’s ideals aside,” Pawan lamented.
The Jana Sena Party (JSP) chief also lashed out at Andhra Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu and said that he was responsible for the pathetic situation the people in the state were facing, as he repeatedly changed his stand on granting Special Category Status (SCS).
Pawan launched his party's campaign for next month's simultaneous elections to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha, promising Rs 5,000 pension to farmers, KG to PG free education and 10 lakh jobs in five years. Addressing a massive public meeting to mark Jana Sena's 5th formation day at the Arts College grounds in Rajahmundry, he promised several welfare measures for various sections of the society.
Showering sops on farmers, Pawan said if voted to power, the JSP would provide Rs 8,000 investment support to every farmer annually and would also pay Rs 5,000 monthly pension each to small and marginal farmers aged above 60 years. He also promised free solar motors to farmers.
JSP, which will be making its electoral debut in April 11 elections, promised free education from kindergarten to post graduation. "If voted to power we will provide one lakh jobs in first six months and 10 lakh jobs in five years," said the actor, who earlier released the first list of candidates for 4 Lok Sabha and 32 Assembly constituencies.
Pawan, younger brother of superstar and former Union Minister Chiranjeevi, also promised Rs 10 lakh health insurance for every family. He vowed to provide corruption-free governance.
Safe drinking water for all, 5 percent political reservation for backward classes, construction of new reservoirs by interlinking rivers, special bank to provide loans to fishermen, implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations for development of Muslims and 33 percent reservation for women in legislature were some of the other promises.