Andhra Pradesh

Clear the air on Central assistance, says Pawan

Former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar with Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan in Hyderabad on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: ARRANGED

Jana Sena Party (JSP) president Pawan Kalyan on Sunday requested the Central and the State governments to furnish details of what the State had so far been given so that the same could be sent to the proposed Joint Action Committee (JAC) for finding out the truth at a meeting to be held in a few days.

The JAC would be headed by former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Jayaprakash Narayan, Left parties and experts drawn from various fields, he said.

‘Conflicting statements’

Addressing a press conference along with Mr. Arun Kumar in Hyderabad, Mr. Kalyan said he had supported the TDP-BJP alliance due to his confidence in their ability to serve the people but whenever he spoke about things not palatable to them, he would be branded as anti-TDP or anti-BJP.

Now the time had come to place facts before the people as the allies were making conflicting statements and the tussle between them reached Parliament.

He recalled that he was asked by the State government to find information about the Polavaram project on a website and having received such a reply, he did not expect to be taken into confidence on the larger issues. He, therefore, felt appropriate to work with experienced people like Mr. Arun Kumar and Mr. Narayan, who were capable of putting things in perspective.

Mr. Arun Kumar said he was prepared to join hands with Mr. Kalyan to expose who the liar was, commenting that the “governments never tell lies but they would not speak truth either”.

‘No-nonsense attitude’

He also said he liked Mr. Kalyan’s no-nonsense attitude in not bringing politics into the agenda vis-a-vis elections to various Assemblies including of A.P. They had, therefore, not discussed anything of that sort.

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