135th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra46826530552116476 Tamil Nadu2734602148154461 Andhra Pradesh1864611043541681 Karnataka151449746792804 Delhi1402321261164044 Uttar Pradesh104388605581857 West Bengal83800589621846 Telangana7095850814576 Gujarat65704485612529 Bihar6203140760349 Assam4816233429115 Rajasthan4667932832732 Haryana3779631226448 Odisha3768124483258 Madhya Pradesh3508225414912 Kerala279561629988 Jammu and Kashmir2239614856417 Punjab1901512491462 Jharkhand140705199129 Chhatisgarh10109761369 Uttarakhand8008484795 Goa7075511460 Tripura5520367528 Puducherry4147253758 Manipur301818147 Himachal Pradesh2879171013 Nagaland24056594 Arunachal Pradesh179011053 Chandigarh120671520 Meghalaya9173305 Sikkim7832971 Mizoram5022820
Nation Politics 18 Dec 2016 Now, Pawan Kalyan le ...

Now, Pawan Kalyan lectures on patriotism

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 18, 2016, 4:24 am IST
Updated Dec 18, 2016, 6:06 am IST
He would express his opinion on Special Status on Sunday.
Pawan Kalyan
 Pawan Kalyan

Vijayawada: In his latest tirade against the BJP, Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan posted on Twitter on Saturday that patriotism cannot be seen through one party’s perspective or ideals.

His post began with a query, “To whom do I have to prove my patriotism?”
He continued that true patriotism could be experienced when an individual or political party goes beyond caste, creed, class, religion, region, ethnic or linguistic differences. He made it very clear that patriotism could not be seen through from one party’s perspective or ideals.

 

Pawan Kalyan said the true meaning of patriotism is deeply rooted in human values and it is holistic in nature. “In democracy, differing with the ruling party’s opinion or policy cannot be labelled as anti-national,” he added, cautioning the BJP that any action taken without even paying heed to the views of its opponents would only backfire as it did in the case of JNTU-Delhi students’ sedition case and it was proven that the tape was doctored.

Responding on the court order to stand up while the national anthem is played before any movie’s screening at theatres, the actor-turned-politico opined what was supposed to be a simple evening to spend time with family and friends by watching a movie had been made into a testing ground to prove one's patriotism.

 

'Why only cinemas, why cannot political parties start their meetings with the national anthem and why cannot the highest offices in the country do the same? Why don't those who preach and enforce laws lead us by example? So they are 'SIGN POSTS'?? It reminds me of American economist Thomas Sowell's words - 'Are we turning the law into a trap for honest people and bonanza for charlatans,' he wrote. He tweeted that he would express his opinion on AP- Special Category Status on Sunday.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT