No compromise on special status to AP, roars Pavan

No compromise on special status to AP, roars Pavan

Actor and Janasena president Pavan Kalyan today accused AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of misleading the people of the State by giving contradictory statements on the main issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking to the media after the JFC meeting, which took key decisions today, Pavan declared that there was no compromise on the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh. Reiterating that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has to accord special status to the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh under any circumstances, Pavan said there was no question of their going back on the demand of special status to the truncated united Andhra Pradesh. He reiterated his demand that the Centre should give 90 per cent of the funds to the State.

Stating that the ruling TDP leaders had said they were ready to accept even stale laddus from the Centre in the interests of the State, Pavan quipped even the stale laddus were not served to the State by the Union government. Fuming that the rulers were not giving what the people want, Pavan ridiculed that they promised special status first and later changed it to special package and now the Centre was not giving funds under the special package now. He also accused Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of creating utter confusion among the people of the State by making self-contradictory statements. (NSS)