Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, who is currently touring the Uttarandhra, pooh-poohed the much-talked about the unemployment stipend promised for the unemployed youth by the Telugu Desam government. The government had promised Rs 1000 per youth per month under the scheme, though the party had promised Rs 2000 per youth during the elections.
Interestingly, except the ruling TDP youth leaders, the news about the unemployment stipend did not go well with the other young minds in the State. The youth who rallied for Chandrababu Naidu in the last election, particularly the unemployed youth from the engineering colleges across the State, are unhappy with the stipend announced, after four years of silence. There is not much jubilation among the youth, which the TDP expected and the silence causes worry for the ruling party.
Pawan Kalyan said the money was insufficient and would go into the hands of the ruling party activists and not the general public. Surprisingly, Pawan Kalyan is going harder against the TDP every passing day. Claiming to have brought the TDP to power in the State in the last election, Pawan Kalyan dares TDP to win the next elections without his support.
He blamed the government for holding Nava Nirmana Deeksha in the State spending Rs 13 crore for one week. He felt that the government should have spent that money to provide protected drinking water to the backward Uddanam area and other places where people are suffering from various diseases due to polluted drinking water.
Though it is first time for Pawan Kalyan to move around in the midst of people bearing the hot sun, he is taking the risk targeting the next election. He is attacking TDP more every day giving tough time for the ruling party to counter.
Chandrababu Naidu or his TDP leaders are brushing aside Pawan Kalya’s criticism as conspiracy and aligning him with the BJP. The TDP sees conspiracy in every rival party and an unseen unity among BJP, Jana Sena and YSR Congress.