In what can be the harshest criticism against Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the recent times, his former ally Pawan Kalyan has accused Naidu of collecting Pelalu on dead bodies. Alleging Naidu of doing a PR exercise over Cyclone Titli rescue and rehabilitation measures, Pawan alleged that the government failed in providing necessary help to the victims. Pawan accused that Naidu government's publicity hunger has reached heights. He expressed his angst over government's measures in the aftermath of the cyclone.
Pawan also criticized two ministers Atchannaidu and Kala Venkat Rao for not able to take proactive measures ahead of cyclone. Pawan questioned whether the ministers had any focus on their district. Meanwhile, Pawan's severe criticism on senior leaders, experienced leaders is widely criticized online. Many have found fault with Pawan for criticizing the people who are working hard on ground.
Earlier, Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh too said that Pawan doesn't know anything but criticizing. "Instead of helping the government in rescue operations, Pawan and Jagan are simply criticizing for political reasons. This is unacceptable. The intensity of the Cyclone Titli is much much bigger than what everyone had expected. It was beyond expectation and the damage too was far higher. It's high time, everyone should unite to help the victims. It's not time for playing politics," Nara Lokesh had said.
On one hand, Pawan claims he is objective, responsible and on other hand he stoops so low by making such personal comments, personal criticism against a chief minister and government that is working day and night to restore the normalcy in the areas of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. This is all despite the lack of support from the Centre to cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh, commented a senior TDP leader.
Looks like, Pawan's political allegations have precipitated. With TDP leaders maintaining calm, peace and not attacking Pawan verbally owing to orders from TDP supremo Chandrababu, it seems, there is no stopping for Pawan.