HYDERABAD: Keeping up the pressure on AP government on the eve of the Assembly Budget Session, Jana Sena founder and film star Pawan Kalyan on Friday suggested that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu should learn a thing or two from his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao.
“KCR convinced metro rail authorities to change the alignment as per the objections raised by locals and also to protect heritage sites. The AP government should also be able to find a solution to the issues raised by local farmers in the capital region in a similar manner,” he said. The brother of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi has put the Naidu government in a tight spot ahead of the budget session by raising the concerns of farmers who were unwilling to part with their lands for the new capital. Pawan, who interacted with the farmers in the capital region on Thursday, sought to balance his criticism by praising the compensation package announced by Naidu to the farmers and at the same time, demanding that construction work of the capital should not be started before addressing the ryots’ issue.
Speaking at a press conference at his party office here, the actor said, “I did not visit the farmers to find fault with anybody. I don’t want to point fingers at any party. My intention is to highlight loopholes in government policies. I want constitutional guarantee to the package announced for the farmers in the capital region”.