Power Star Pawan Kalyan, founder of the Jana Sena, says that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) may face a Bihar-like situation in Andhra Pradesh, if Prime Minister Narendra Modi fails to fulfil promises made to the people of the state.
On Thursday morning, Pawan Kalyan took some time off from his shooting schedule for "Sardaar Gabbar Singh" to meet Andhra Pradesh Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas in Hyderabad. After discussing several issues with the actor, the actor, along with the minister, met Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada. Later, Pawan Kalyan addressed the media.
Pawan Kalyan revealed his intention of meeting Chandrababu Naidu, saying he met Naidu to wish him on the occasion of Diwali. He also said he apologised to the chief minister for not being able to attend the foundation-laying ceremony of the state's new capital city Amaravati.
Pawan Kalyan had publicly opposed the forcible acquisition of farmers' land for development of the state capital. He said Naidu has promised to acquire land with the farmers' consent. "I appealed to the Chief Minister not to put farmers into trouble in the capital region and also the tribals in Visakhapatnam district," PTI quoted the actor-turned-politician as saying.
The actor also talked warned Narendra Modi on the fallout of not fulfilling the promises made by him to the state. "I hope Prime Minister Narendra Modi would fulfil his promises made to the state of Andhra Pradesh at the foundation-laying ceremony of its capital. We have to give some time to the PM to fulfil his promises. Otherwise, the BJP may face the Bihar situation in Andhra Pradesh, in future."
With the Election Commission recognising Jana Sena as a political party in Telangana last week, it was speculated that the Jana Sena will contest the GHMC polls. When asked about it, he said, "I do not have funds to run the political party (for the next elections)."