Pawan Kalyan playing proxy politics: YSR Congress

Last Updated: Wed, Apr 02, 2014 05:15 hrs

Launching a vitriolic attack on Pawan Kalyan and a section of media for playing into the hands of TDP and willfully being part of its proxy politics, YSR Congress has said the mask of the film star is unveiled and his tutored phrases are too familiar for the public that has rejected Chandrababu Naidu for the past ten years.

"It has been the habit of a section of media to spread false and baseless news like a tranquilizer before the elections and this time it has joined with the film star Pawan Kalyan who has parroted the lines of TDP in passing snide remarks against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Since the mask is slipped out and the true face is exposed, Pawan Kalyan should answer as to why he was silent when Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga was murdered while he was on a hunger strike and the numerous criminal cases against Paritala Ravi," YSRCP spokesperson Vasireddy Padma told reporters here yesterday.

The film star, who is lurching in ambiguity whether or not to contest elections, comes out in an interview with words of wisdom which does not suit his stature or line of argument as he did not react when a large sum was found in his brother's house or when Naidu's policies lead to an attack on him and his minister Madhava Reddy by naxals. These two incidents are enough to know how law and order was during Naidu's regime.

"If Pawan Kalyan is selective and is targeting YS Jagan Mohan Reddy with the same diction and grammar of TDP, it is obvious that he is playing politics by proxy and at the behest of vested interests. Chandrababu better known for running benami business and deals has of late resorting to benami politics too, she said.

"Thus Pawan Kalyan emerged a benami politician of Naidu. If it is values that we are concerned about, it was YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who has defied Congress and cases foisted against him were political in nature and he was denied bail in the normal 90 days. He was in jail for 16 months and if Pawan Kalyan is sincere in his slogan of Congress Hatao, his joining hands with TDP serves no purpose as Chandrababu Naidu has always been on a Save Congress mission," she added.

During 2009 elections, the film star treated Chandrababu Naidu as a political adversary and in 2014 the plank has changed for obvious reasons.

Chandrababu Naidu, unable to face the popularity of the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is desperate for a win and is using crutches from his friendly media to Narendra Modi to Pawaan Kalyan, but the reality is YSRCP is getting a decisive mandate despite the multiple masks Chandrababu Naidu is wearing, she said.

TDP and some of its close associates are in a hurry to come to power which remains a distant dream as the Party was never with the people.

The section of media has given undue importance to Narendra Modi and Pawan Kalyan only after the deal between TDP and BJP has almost come through. Sakshi media group has followed the best principles of journalism in objectivity and gives due prominence to Chandrababu Naidu as well, she added.

We are ready for an open debate on any subject on the comparative governance between TDP and YSR-lead Congress, she said. (ANI)

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