The Joint Fact Finding Committee (FFC) formed at the initiative of Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has won the support of the Left. CPI AP secretary K Ramakrishna met FFC leaders Jayaprakash Narayana and Undavalli Arun Kumar and extended support to the efforts. Now, they have proposed a round table meet in Vijayawada on February 18, a first move to be welcomed by the people.
If it is not the political design of Chandrababu Naidu to divert the attention of the people towards the Opposition YSR Congress, the efforts of Pawan Kalyan and the FFC are to be supported for the reason that their core issue is to get justice done. It looks like Jayaprakash Narayana has the financial details of the State and the Central government. Still, the FFC leaders have asked the BJP and the TDP to give their papers. The BJP had agreed to give the financial details of what the Central government had given to AP. It is now for the TDP to give what funds it had received from the Centre. Things would be clear once the statements from both the TDP (State) and the BJP (Centre) are made available for FFC scrutiny.
In the past four years, there are a number of statements from Chandrababu Naidu admitting the greater support extended to the State by the Modi government. He had made the Assembly to pass a resolution thanking the Central government and the Prime Minister for their support. Now, he and his party men speak a different language denying any support from the Centre and the raw deal given to the State. They owe an explanation to the people on why they thanked Modi for the support to the State and why they are blaming him for raw deal.
If the FFC acts in the interests of the State and people, the facts will come out and will be known to the people. Or if the FFC, as suspected by many, acts as designed and desired by Chandrababu Naidu that would cause greater damage to the State.
People are aware of the political battle of the YSR Congress for the state issues, despite Jagan Mohan Reddy’s surrender to Modi. They want FFC to be academic in fighting for the State issues. It is for the FFC to live up to the expectations of the people or would succumb to the political manipulations of maverick Chandrababu Naidu.