Both leaders condemn AP Govt’s decision to restrain democratic forces
The Jana Sena chief, Mr Pawan Kalyan, on Sunday expressed solidarity with the TDP national president and former chief minister, Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu.
Mr Pawan Kalyan visited Mr Chandrababu Naidu’s residence here to extend support to the TDP’s fight against, what they called, the most undemocratic order, GO-1. They said that Andhra Pradesh is now undergoing a worse situation than Emergency.
Mr Chandrababu Naidu said that attempts are being made to stifle the voice of the Opposition parties in the State. He announced that all the political parties along with people’s organisations will wage a combined war to save the democracy.
Mr Pawan Kalyan found fault with the State Government for creating obstacles to Mr Chandrababu’s tour in Kuppam. The Jana Sena chief said that he called on Mr Chandrababu only to express his solidarity with him.
He said that both of them ponded over the prevailing situation in the State, particularly after the GO-1 is issued and felt that the State Government is only trying to suppress the Opposition parties. ”The YSRCP Government is acting in atrocious manner and brought in the Britishers time GO only to stifle the voice of the Opposition parties.”
Pensions are being withdrawn at will and no Minimum Support Price (MSP) is not being paid to farmers, Mr Pawan Kalyan said.
He said that all the Opposition parties want fight unitedly against such tendencies of the State Government. The attitude that no one should question the YSRCP Government is highly condemnable, the Jana Sena chief said.
Mr Chandrababu Naidu is of the opinion that it is really surprising that a leader who has been representing the Assembly segment for seven times is not allowed to visit his home constituency. Is it not the duty of the police to provide security when meetings are being organised, he asked.
‘When I questioned the police they failed to give a proper reply to me,” the TDP supremo said.
Only if political leaders have the freedom to move only then democracy will be saved, he felt.
This Government does not want Mr Pawan Kalyan and TDP national general secretary, Mr Nara Lokesh, to undertake pada yatra, Mr Chandrababu Naidu said and made it clear that the political parties and people’s organisations will wage a combined fight to save the democracy. If necessary the Centre too should interfere, Mr Chandrababu added.