Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan found fault with the State government issuing GO 486, giving loans to the unemployed youth to buy 6,000 vehicles to transport sand in the State. The Jana Sena chief also took strong exception to the State government’s decision to seek GST exemption for these new vehicles and said that the decision would deprive the State of its due revenue.
The Jana Sena chief said that there are 6,000 vehicles engaged in sand transport in the State for several years and wondered what would happen to those vehicles and their owners if new vehicles are purchased. He said he would take up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the GST Council against the State government’s decision.
The Jana Sena chief blamed the State government for its failure to supply sand to the people in five months. “If the government cannot supply sand in five months, what is that it could do to the people in five years,” the Jana Sena chief pointed out. He said that this government would not continue in power for five years, as the Central government is planning simultaneous polls to Assemblies and Parliament.
“Elections will come before the schedule. This government will not serve five years. The people who have given 151 seats to this party will defeat it in the next elections,” Pawan Kalyan said. He found fault with the reverse tendering of the government in the engineering works and said that the reverse governance is seen in all sectors. He demanded that the government support the existing truck operators who have been in the sand transport for all these years. He met a delegation of the Vijayawada Sand Transport Lorry Owners Association led by Anne Chittibabu and others.
The Jana Sena chief, along with senior leader Nadendla Manohar, said that he would take up their issue with the Central government and get justice done for them. When they told him that the finance companies were after them to pay the instalment, the Jana Sena chief said he would help them by holding talks with the finance companies.
It is to be seen how the Jana Sena chief would make his moves against the government, particularly on the sand issue