news Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 05:30
  Breaking his spell of silence, actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan on Saturday, took to Twitter to express his views on the cash-for-vote case in the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Saying that politics was not about settling scores, the actor who had founded the 'Jana Sena Party' also took the example of anti-apartheid revolutionary and former South African president Nelson Mandela who chose a "Path of Reconciliation to avoid a civil war and for the larger Good of the people." Pawan had founded his party last year on March 14 and had supported the TDP-BJP combine for the Lok Sabha elections last year, unlike his brother Chiranjeevi who merged his 'Praja Rajyam Party' with the Congress. Careful not to mention any names, he also added that the general public would be the ultimate sufferers if the issue dragged on any longer.   IF POLITICS IS ALL ABOUT SETTLING SCORES,then I wonder, if,the Late Nelson Mandela would have had the same attitude like some of our leaders — Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) June 27, 2015 then imagine what he could have done to the South African Apartheid Regime and the white people — Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) June 27, 2015 who tortured & humiliated him & the black people for decades., — Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) June 27, 2015 But as a Leader he has chosen a Path of Reconciliation to avoid a civil war and for the larger Good of the people. — Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) June 27, 2015 That's the greatness of his Noble leadership and I hope our leaders walk on the Path that he has shown. 'తెగే దాక ఏది లాగద్ధు అంటారు ' — Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) June 27, 2015 Still.. if the leaders take it to that extent then the very people who put them in Power will suffer. And one has to be aware of it. — Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) June 27, 2015   This came a day after common governor E S L Narasimhan, was summoned by the central government and met with home minister Rajnath Singh who asked him to take immediate steps to defuse tension between the two neighbours. The entire situation started out after Telangana's unit of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader A. Revanth Reddy, on May 31 for allegedly bribing a legislator to vote for the TDP-BJP candidate in the Telangana legislative council elections. While Telangana's ruling party, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has accused TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu of being the mastermind of the bribery scandal, the TDP has accused the TRS government of tapping phones of Naidu and his cabinet colleagues.            
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