Challenging the authorities, Jana Sena chief K Pawan Kalyan has said that he is ready to face prosecution for his remarks on data collection by volunteers.
At a meeting with party workers at the state office in Mangalagiri on Thursday, Pawan Kalyan made it clear that the government has granted permission to file a case against him.
“If the government wishes to arrest me, I am prepared to face it. I might face persecution, but I am not afraid of such cases. I am ready to confront any consequences. The proliferation of data is a serious offense, and I have also discussed this with Union Home Minister Amit Shah,” Pawan Kalyan stated.
He also questioned the government about the basis for collecting people’s data by the volunteers and urged them to reveal the relevant Government Order (GO) under which such data collection is being carried out.
The JSP chief claimed that he had embarked on a political battle against Jagan Mohan Reddy’s chaotic governance, even risking his own life. He further accused the Jagan Mohan Reddy regime of supporting criminals and murderers.
Pawan Kalyan’s remarks came in response to the issuance of a Government Order permitting the registration of a criminal case against him for making defamatory remarks about the volunteers.
The Jana Sena leader demanded that the government publish a ‘white paper’ on the data collection by volunteers, and urged for Jagan Mohan Reddy’s removal from power, suggesting that he should be sent to Cherlapally jail, to which the JSP activists responded with enthusiastic applause.
Sticking to his stance on the data issue, Pawan Kalyan revealed that details of 23 different issues were collected by the volunteers and sent to the FOA Company located in Nanakramguda, Hyderabad. He vowed to take the matter to the Central government, asserting that the data proliferation will lead to the downfall of Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Furthermore, Pawan Kalyan raised the question of accountability for a volunteer who committed a heinous crime of raping a minor girl, asking whether the Chief Minister, ministers, or MLAs should be held responsible.
Regarding the Chief Minister’s position, he stated that the decision should be based on the number of seats won by political parties.
In another development, Panchakarla Ramesh, the YSRCP Visakhapatnam district president, who resigned from the YSRCP, joined the Jana Sena party on Thursday, with Pawan Kalyan assuring him of significant responsibilities within the party.