Thursday, February 8, 2018
Jana Sena Party president and actor Pawan Kalyan today met the Lok Satta Party founder Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan to discuss the promises made in Parliament at the time of bifurcation of the State and its implementation.
Speaking to media after the meeting, he said given its past track record, there was hope that the BJP government would work to implement promises made to the State. He expressed concern over the contradictory statements being made on these promises. He said that the meeting with Jayaprakash Narayana was the beginning of a process to forge a platform to mount pressure on the Centre. In response to a query by pressmen over the delay, he said that since it is a sensitive issue related to the interests of the people. ‘ We have initiated the process for bringing together all the stakeholders and we will evolve steps to take the struggle forward’, he said.
Jayaprakash Narayan said that while the State was assured a package on the lines of Bundelkhand at the time of bifurcation, assessments had projected that the Centre would provide about Rs.10,000 crore in assistance to the State. The promises on tax exemptions too were not implemented, he said.
Pawan Kalyan said he would continue meeting like-minded people in the coming days for evolving a concrete plan and put pressure on the Central Government. It is said that former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar is likely to meet Pawan Kalyan in Hyderabad either on 11th or 12th following the invitation by Pawan Kalyan.