React Before Situation Goes Out of Control, Pawan Tells AP Government

Published: 08th February 2016 06:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2016 08:26 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As the recent ‘moderate’ stance taken by him over Kapu reservation issue had attracted criticism from various quarters, Jana Sena chief and film star Pawan Kalyan on Sunday slightly raised his voice on the same and requested the Andhra Pradesh government to hold “direct talks” with Kapu patriarch Mudragada Padmanabham to find an amicable solution to the burning issue before the situation goes out of control.

He further recalled that sanctioning of BC status to Kapus was a promise made by the TDP during last general polls.

React.jpgThe Jana Sena founder, who regularly takes to social networking site Twitter, to express his views on current political developments, on Sunday posted his comments on the ongoing Kapu stir, particularly on the hunger strike undertaken by Mudragada Padmanabham.

“I request TDP government to engage in direct talks with the Kapu leaders spearheading the ongoing reservation issue, which was an election promise originally made by the TDP,” Pawan tweeted.

“A group of balanced intellectuals should be entrusted with the responsibility of finding a mutually acceptable solution before it juggernauts into an uncontainable situation,” the film star further asked the State government in his Tweet. Pawan’s change of stance over the Kapu reservation issue is being seen by many as his latest efforts to dismiss the criticism that the Jana Sena boss is playing a redeemer role to the struggling TDP government in the State over the issue.

Though Pawan Kalyan spoke last Monday over the Kapu reservation issue, he had neither backed the demand for inclusion of Kapus in the BC list outright nor had extended wholehearted support to Kapu patriarch Padmanabham’s stir. Following this, the film star had become a subject of criticism for all opposition parties in the State for not completely extending his support to the Kapu cause.

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