Rajahmundry: Expressing serious objections over the involvement of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Andhra Pradesh politics, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has made a fervent appeal to him not to do so.
While addressing a public meeting on Thursday to mark the party’s fifth formation day, he said, “I hold Mr. K. Chandrasekhar Rao in very high regard and he is, in fact, very close to my family, too. However, I am not happy with the way he has been involving himself in the politics of our state. Even prior to the bifurcation of the state, we were accused by him of being an obstruction to the bifurcation. We don't have to subject ourselves to the agony of his involvement now that the state has been bifurcated."
The Jana Sena chief asked the YSRC chief Mr. Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to come clear on his stand on taking support from Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao and wondered as to how he could forget the words of his father and late YSR CM that, in the event of bifurcation of the state, people from Andhra Pradesh will need a passport to visit Telangana.
He alleged that the Telangana CM was trying to stir political unrest in the state by extending support to the YSRC and made it clear to him by saying that although Telugu Desam, YSRC, and the Jana Sena were having some disagreements, they could resolve the disputes amicably among themselves and did not require his assistance.
He also turned critical on the Andhra Pradesh CM Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu for frequently changing his stand on issues and opined that if Mr. Naidu had stood with him from the first day of the formation of the government after the elections in 2014, they could have earned the special category status for Andhra Pradesh. He asked the CM to repent for his mistakes and demanded a public apology.
He said that he harbors no personal enmity towards Mr. Naidu, or his son Lokesh, or towards Jagan, or anybody, except to expose their misdeeds in politics.
The Jana Sena chief said that the year 2019 was going to bring a wave of change into the state. He also added that while other leaders like Mr. Chandrababu Naidu and Mr. Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy might continue to further personal interests, he is willing to sacrifice the opportunity to make crores as a film actor in order to brighten the future of the youth of the state for the next 25 years.
“I want to serve my motherland till my last breath,” he said.