Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan has expressed strong disapproval of the arrest of former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, categorizing it as an act of political retribution. Chandrababu Naidu has been named as the 37th accused in the skill development case. In a video message, the JSP chief conveyed his unwavering support for Mr. Chandrababu Naidu.
— Gulte (@GulteOfficial) September 9, 2023
In this context, Pawan Kalyan vehemently condemned the arrest and raised objections to the detention of leaders and activists from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) who were legitimately exercising their democratic right to protest against the perceived mistreatment of Mr. Naidu. Pawan Kalyan asserted that the government’s actions seemed to be creating an environment that posed a threat to law and order. He expressed concern over a situation where individuals who were allegedly involved in significant offenses and had even spent extended periods in jail were freely traveling abroad, while leaders of opposition parties and the state’s citizens were being denied their democratic rights.
Pawan Kalyan also recalled an incident when the police took aggressive actions against his party during his Jana Vani program in Visakhapatnam the previous year.