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Jana Sena Party (JSP) leader Pawan Kalyan on Wednesday said he would meet all caste groups, find out how they are being neglected and take up their cause.
In Khammam, on the third and final day of his tour in Telangana, the actor addressed his fans and party workers and made an emotional speech seeking their support. The tour went of smoothly except for one untoward incident on Wednesday, during his road show, when someone from the crowd flung a slipper which fell on the actor’s vehicle.
During his speech, Kalyan chose to focus on his efforts and highlighted how he had not taken any help from the AP government. He said, “I have until now not even asked for a piece of land from the AP government to construct my party office in Amaravati. I have self-respect. I do not ask.” The actor reminded people that he had campaigned for the TDP in the 2014 elections in both AP and Telangana.
Kalyan spoke about the upliftment of different castes. “It is not just about some parties giving tickets based on caste for contesting elections. It should be more about development,” he said, adding that there was no place for religious politics in the country.
“I have a ‘vyooham’ (strategy). I am prajala paksha pathi (biased in favour of the people),” he said, using words which one so often gets to hear from Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Some of the other words that he used included ‘etugadalu’ and ‘dasha disha’ which mean ‘strategic plans’ and the ‘way forward’. “I have a great responsibility. I will not criticise for the sake of indulging in criticism. I will not even react to criticism against me,” he said.
Impressing upon the crowd that he has always loved Telangana, he said after the success of a film when he wanted to do something for Nalgonda to tackle fluorosis, he was not allowed by politicians.
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