Pawan Kalyan excused himself by saying that the meeting is being convened for political mileage without giving sufficient time for the parties
Amaravati: On Tuesday, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan said that he would not attend the all-party meeting called by Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu over the demand for Special Category Status (SCS) on Wednesday.
The Jana Sena chief, in an open letter to Naidu, expressed surprise over the government extending the invitation on Tuesday evening for a meeting to be held on Wednesday.
Kalyan said the meeting has been convened without giving sufficient time to the parties and without deciding the agenda would serve no purpose. "This gives rise to the suspicion that the meeting is being convened for political mileage," he wrote.
The actor-politician made it clear that Jana Sena remained committed for a joint struggle to achieve the Special Category Status as well as the implementation of commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. He said the party would join hands only if there was sincerity in the struggle.
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday decided to call an all-party meeting on Wednesday to discuss special category status and incomplete implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.
The ruling TDP appears to be trying to bring the issue of special status to the centre-stage before the last Parliament session.
Stating that TDP is taking the Centre head-on over the issue of the state's rights, Naidu told TDP leaders that all the parties should join hands with them in carrying forward this battle.
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Last Updated 30, Jan 2019, 3:27 PM