VIJAYAWADA: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan issued an ultimatum to the State and Central governments to be prepared for a long drawn battle of Andhra for their rights if they hinder peaceful protest on the Republic Day.
Continuing his tweets on Wednesday to ‘motivate’ youth with focus on ‘Telugu self-respect’, he said Jana Sena knows when to cooperate and when to confront with the government for people. Saluting the Jallikattu warriors for their inspiration to Andhra Pradesh youth demanding Special Category Status (SCS) for the State, he said those who hinder the silent protest of youth for the SCS will only be destroying the future of those youth.
Pawan, who had released a protest album on Tuesday, increasing the tempo of the demand for the SCS, had strongly reacted to DGP N Sambasiva Rao’s denying permission for the youth protest on the pretext that there was no one to own up the responsibility, if something happens.
The actor-politician had stressed that it’s citizen’s right to protest when they were denied what they had been promised. Continuing from where he left on Tuesday,
Pawan tweeted that by seeing those who aspire for posts and personal benefits and those with business agenda bowing down to the powers in Delhi saying ‘Ji Huzoor’, the Centre should not come to conclusion that ‘Andhra people are slaves’.
“They are people of the State and not slaves of leaders and parties in the Centre,” he said.
In another tweet, Jana Sena chief answered the poser of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu as to how can Jallikattu and SCS be linked? He said when Tamilians are battling it out for a tradition and how can Andhra people not fight for their rights.
When youth are coming forward to agitate for the rights inspired by the fight for Jallikattu, if possible one should support them, if not one should refrain from making comments to discourage them.
Quoting an old Telugu adage, he said, “You (ruling party/ State government) do not fight for Special Status and will not allow those who fight for it. Then how can we achieve Special Status?” Responding to the suggestion of Panchayat Raj minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu that let Pawan meet the PM first, he wondered is that why the MPs who sit with PM in the Parliament, fail to raise the issue? All they do is to tell media that Centre is not ready to give SCS, he added. "Why are they reluctant and afraid to even convey the dissatisfaction of the people of the State to the Centre?"