Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan interacted with the media in Hyderabad and spoke about various things including the recently announced budget, the burning issues of Special Status for Andhra Pradesh and many other things. Pawan Kalyan says that he had supported the national government at the time of bifurcation of the Telugu states because of the trust he had in the government. But now, he says, he is a bit disappointed with the way things have been handled. “I have been saying this for a long time now. The Special Status for Andhra Pradesh is not given by the PM, but I would say it came to him as a legacy and part of being the Prime Minister. The bifurcation of the Telugu states, I feel, was done in a haphazard and unparliamentary way,” Pawan Kalyan said at the press meet.
The Jana Sena party chief also said that he always respected the Prime Minster and he only wants him to fulfill the promises made after he came into power. “I adore and respect the PM a lot and my only request to him is that the commitment given regarding the ‘Special Status’ should be honoured. TDP has compromised enough and in the first place, they shouldn’t have accepted the ‘Special Package’. And after they eventually did, they should have asked for a constitutional guarantee. And because of all these aspects, people, I feel, are not believing them,” added Pawan Kalyan.
Pawan Kalyan says that he still believes that the PM can handle the situation and make things better. “I don’t question his integrity and hard-work at national level, but I feel disappointed when we are talking about it at state level,” he concluded. Pawan Kalyan has announced that he will contest in the upcoming elections in 2019 from most of the constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. The actor has been on a rally for the last few days meeting people across the Telugu states.