Members of the Telangana Advocates' Joint Action Committee (TA-JAC) on Saturday lodged a complaint with the Hyderabad police, alleging that actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had hurt their sentiments in his recent speech in Kakinada in Andhra.
The Times of India reported
The advocates, in their complaint, said that Pavan during his speech commented that the Union government had carved out Telangana in 2014 as easily as a man could shave his beard. Claiming that their sentiments were hurt by his provocative comments, the advocates approached the Nampally police to take action against the actor.
Quoting the complaint as stating that "Pawan's statements were provocative and can create disputes between the two states," the report also added that no case was registered.
Addressing a massive public meeting at Kakinada on Friday evening, Pawan slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for going back on its word to accord special status to Andhra and asked TDP if it will accept a "rotten laddu".
At the meeting titled "Seemandhra Atma Gourava Sabha", Pawan repeatedly spoke about the self-respect of Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra).
"Anybody with some self-respect will not become a slave to the central government," he said amid loud cheers by thousands of his fans.
While targeting Congress for dividing the state in an unscientific manner, he lashed out at BJP for not honouring the commitments made in the Parliament. He said injustice was done to Andhra Pradesh by denying the special status while a high court is yet to be created for Telangana.
This was Pawan's first reaction to the special package announced by the BJP-led NDA government, which declined to give special category status citing the report of 14th Finance Commission.
The meeting had assumed significance in view of the state-wide protests by the opposition parties and people's organisations.