Hyderabad: Actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan of the Jana Sena Party is looking to form a political Joint Action Committee (JAC) in Andhra Pradesh to launch a ‘political struggle’, to achieve the promised special category status for the State.
Announcing his plans to discuss with like-minded leaders and parties at a news conference, Pawan Kalyan said that from Thursday, he will discuss this issue with leaders from different political parties. While he extended support to the call issued by Left parties for a State-wide bandh on Thursday, Pawan Kalyan ruled out Jana Sena taking to the streets to protest the Centre’s failure to implement the assurances given to AP when the State was bifurcated.
To begin with, he said he plans to contact former Lok Sabha member from Congress Undavalli Arun Kumar and the Lok Satta party leader Jayaprakash Narayan.
Elaborating on his decision to form a JAC, Pawan Kalyan said: “Mine is a budding party. It is a first generation political party. I have my difficulties so I am calling on like-minded parties.”
Ruling out joining hands with his brother and actor Chiranjeevi in the struggle, Pawan Kalayan said: “Had we contested the last elections together, my voice would have been stronger.”
He also said it was not time for calculating political equations on whether he will continue to extend support to the TDP-BJP alliance in Andhra Pradesh. “This is a fight for our rights. I am on the side of the people and not of parties,” he said.