Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan conducted a press meet in Chennai on Wednesday and answered to many questions from journalists. Earlier, he was accorded a warm welcome by his fans in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Delivering a new political strategy, he said regional forces should unite to safeguard their interests. “South India is getting a step-motherly treatment in the hands of North Indian politicians. The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was a good example, as the sentiment of the people was not taken into account,” he said.
The actor-turned-politician added: “We need to change this situation; South India needs to have a greater say in national politics.”
Stating that he wanted a capital to be created in the South as was envisaged by BR Ambedkar, he said that people could decide on the city.
Pawan said: “I am not here to create a divide between North and South India; my vision is to form a collective force to take on the northern heavyweights. I feel it is going to be a coalition government in the Centre and smaller parties should have a larger say in national politics. I will soon meet leaders of like-minded parties in the South to chalk out the future strategy. However, today I am here to meet the media and my fans.”
“The southern states should create a common platform for their rights. Today, it is BJP. But what if the Congress does the same thing tomorrow? They imposed Hindi in the 1960,” he said.