Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan targeted TDP MLA from Dendulur, Chintamaneni Prabhakar, accusing him of anti-social element and seeking action against his criminal activities in the constituency. The Jana Sena chief addressed a public meeting in the town where he produced a list of the pending 27 cases against the MLA and wondered how a criminal is allowed to sit in the Assembly.
He blamed Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for allowing the leader with criminal record to be in the party. He made an appeal to the DGP, Home Secretary and the district Collector of West Godavari to contain the legislator from resorting to threats to the Scheduled Castes persons, women and others in the district as part of his criminal activities. He also wanted the courts to take up the cases against the legislator and order probe into them.
He feared the entry of Naxalites into the district to do justice for the victims of Chintamaneni Prabhakar if the government failed to correct. He said that naxalites have done justice in Karamchedu where the government had failed and feared a similar act in Denduluru too. He also said that his Jana Sainiks would take up the responsibility to teach a fitting lesson to the legislator, whom he called a listed rowdy.
Pawan Kalyan said that he had backed the TDP in the 2014 elections on three conditions – containing corruption, curbing crime and developing the State. “I expected Chandrababu Naidu to reduce corruption of the leaders, but he is encouraging it. I wanted him to curb criminal activities of the politicians, but he seems to have surrendered to the criminals. Development is taking back seat,” Pawan Kalyan said justifying his severing ties with the TDP now.
The Jana Sena chief in his filmy style dialogues did not mince words when he criticised the TDP and its Denduluru legislator calling him names. The attempt was to woo the people of Scheduled Castes and others who have been victims of Chintamaneni’s excesses in the constituency.
It is to be seen whether his attempts would pay in terms of votes or will go unnoticed when the elections come.