Andhra: Pawan Kalyan’s JSP to sail with Left parties

Talks to begin in February

Actor and Jana Sena party president Pawan Kalyan. (PTI)

Putting an end to speculations of Actor Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party (JSP) entering into a pre-poll alliance with the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the JSP chief has made it clear that party will sail with left parties and will be drafting a common agenda in the month of February.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting with the CPI and CPM leaders in Visakhapatnam.

Pawan Kalyan met with CPI national secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, state secretary Ramakrishna, CPM politburo member BV Raghavulu and state secretary Madhu. Later addressing media Pawan Kalyan said that the talks for drafting a common minimum programme will begin next and thereafter a final picture of adjustment of seats will emerge.

Pawan Kalyan said that the leaders have discussed the final report of the fact-finding committee set up by him to quantify the amount of funds that the state was supposed to receive as per the bifurcation Act. The expert committee has concluded that the state must receive funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore.

“We have discussed issues including illegal mining, land acquisition, environment, and the efficacy of the Electronic Voting machines,” Pawan Kalyan said. “We have no doubts about the EVMs but the centre must take the responsibility of clearing the apprehensions of the common man. A committee must be constituted to re-check its efficacy,” Suravaram said. He demanded that the governments in the state and at the centre must implement the land acquisition Act in toto.

The CPM which has been vehemently opposing the bauxite mining in tribal areas of the state, indicated that the common manifesto will stress on a ban on the mining. “We are not against mining per se, but we will fight against illegal mining,” Raghavulu said.

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