Vastavam web: In his first-ever public visit after the poll defeat, Pawan Kalyan looked composed in Bhimavaram. However, he made some interesting political comments during his meeting with party leaders.
Pawan claimed that YSR Congress Party won because of Janasena as his party had contested alone. Pawan indicated that YCP would have lost had TDP and Janasena would have contested together in 2019 polls. Pawan also vowed that he would not merge his party with BJP under any circumstances.
Reasoning that he wouldn’t have lost in Bhimavaram or Gajuwaka, had he had a secret understanding with TDP, Pawan said he would have got a weak candidate from TDP in Bhimavaram, Gajuwaka if he had any secret alliance with TDP.
Pawan also criticized CM Jagan’s decisions on liquor ban and pensions. Citing that the prohibition was a failure in the US and it led to the rise of drugs, Pawan asked Jagan to consider all the consequences before taking a decision. Pawan also criticized Jagan for not keeping his word on pensions. “Rs 3000 pension was promised. Whereas the government has increased only Rs 250 now. Even that pension is also not reaching to all on time,” Pawan commented.
At the same time, Pawan has taken a dig at TDP. He said he wouldn’t talk, criticize the government like how TDP is doing. Pawan said he would like to respect people’s mandate and would like to give some time to the newly elected government.