With every passing day, actor-turned-Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan is turning more and more aggressive in ripping apart the ruling Telugu Desam Party and even in making personal attacks on TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.On Wednesday, Pawan raised his voice more strongly against Naidu, describing him as the biggest back-stabber in politics.
“Naidu rode to power by stabbing his father-in-law N T Rama Rao and grabbed the party founded by the latter. Yet, he continued to bank the programmes and policies introduced by late NTR, claiming them as his own and remained in power for nine years,” he said while addressing the party workers in Srikakulam.“Now, Naidu is still trying to invoke the charisma of late NTR and hoodwink the people to win the elections. He is accusing the BJP of trying to buy the MLAs in Karnataka to grab power in the recent elections, but what Naidu has done is no less undemocratic. He bought the MLAs belonging to the opposition parties much against the democratic spirit,” Pawan said.
On the TDP president’s comment that the Jana Sena Party would not get even one per cent of votes, Pawan wondered why Naidu had come to him in 2014 seeking support if he did not have any hold in the people.“It was the same Jana Sena which had come to the rescue of the TDP in the last assembly elections. If he wants to test my strength, let him wait till the next elections. We shall prove our strength,” he said.
At a public rally on Tuesday, too, Pawan lashed out at Naidu for sacking Tirumala temple head priest A V Ramana Deekshitulu on the pretext of attaining retirement age.“In the next elections, it will be Naidu who will be forced to retire. He can happily go home and take rest,” he said.