Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had given his voice for the people of Rayalaseema districts who have been facing severe drought. Having completed his tour in East Godavari district, Pawan Kalyan moved to the Rayalaseema region focusing on prevailing drought.
The Jana Sena had organised a massive march in Ananthapur town with the party activists from across joining the walk led by Pawan Kalyan. This marathon walk – Kavaathu as they call it – is seen as a successful outreach programme of the Jana Sena to keep its rank active and organised. The party had also taken the drought as the core issue for Pawan Kalyan’s tour in the region covering Ananthapur, Kurnool, Kadapa and Chittoor.
During his first day Pawan Kalyan had referred to the prevailing drought conditions in the Rayalaseema region where people were migrating to other places in search of living. He hit at Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy, who represent this region, for neglecting the development here. He said that though both the Chief Minister and the Opposition leader are from this region, neither of them showed interest to develop the region and address the drought issue, he said.
He blamed the Chief Minister for his failure to get the backward districts fund from the Central government in the last four years. He said that the Chief Minister had given up the rights on the common capital and failed to get the funds due for the State, only for TDP’s political gains and not the people. He said for Chandrababu Naidu his power was important than the peoples’ welfare.
On Opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy, the Jana Sena chief said that Jagan was on the roads leaving Rayalaseema and Assembly. According to him, Jaganmohan Reddy was working only to become the chief minister to escape the corruption cases. “Jaganmohan Reddy will go to the jail one day,” Pawan said and promised to stand for the people of Rayalaseema in their struggle for survival.
This time Pawan Kalyan had his allies – CPI and CPM – joining him in the marathon walk and echoing his statements on prevailing drought in the region.