Visakhapatnam: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan criticised the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday about the relief measures, which he claimed are insufficient to meet the needs of cyclone Titli victims in Srikakulam district.

Pawan Kalyan addressed the media in Visakhapatnam and spoke about the woeful conditions of the affected areas by showing a two-minute video he shot during his visit to cyclone Titli-affected areas in Srikakulam district and more.

The actor-turned-politician alleged that the state government’s rehabilitation shelters were not ready. “If the government had alerted them, they would have at least been prepared with enough food and water. The people are saying that they were not cautioned about the cyclone," he stated.

Power star also turned against the state government for not handling the rescue operations efficiently. The JSP leader alleged that the state government failed to evaluate loss in the affected areas to a full extent and no financial assistance was given to the victims.

“The government should show what is the kind of loss that has occurred when seeking help from the central ministry. It should inform the Centre that Uddanam is a predominantly backward area, which has now lost almost everything, but instead, the government is stating that the relief measures are going well,” he said.

Pawan Kalyan demanded a compensation of Rs 40,000 for farmers with one-acre paddy field and Rs 3000 for each toddy tapper from the government. He assured that he is going to make a detailed report with sufficient information and photographs, and request the Prime Minister for providing special aid from the central government.