Amaravati, Aug 01: With the demand for Kapu reservations repeatedly intensifying into a major political issue following the recent statement by YSRCP chief YS Jagan and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan has come under pressure to reveal his belief on the issue.
So far, Pawan has not come out with any statement giving clarity as to what his ideas were about the demand for reservations to Kapus under Backward Classes quota.
He always desired to separate himself from the Kapu agitations in the past, as he did not want to be spotted with just Kapu community as had happened in case of his brother megastar Chiranjeevi.
Besides, Pawan was moving closely with the Telugu Desam Party till recently and he did not want to estrange chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The only statement he had made in this regard was to sue the chief minister to fulfill his commitment for the Kapu community.
Now that the issue is achieving a lot of political importance in the run-up to the coming assembly elections, Pawan is pushed to come out with a stance, as he is now journeying the Kapu outback of West and East Godavari districts.
However, he is trying to play safe on the Kapu reservations demand by trying to throw the blame on Chandrababu Naidu and Jagan.
At a meeting of the Jana Sena Party's political affairs committee held in Hyderabad, Pawan tried to be away on the Kapu quota controversy in the name of creating an expert committee to look into the reservations issue.
Without referring to the demand of Kapus, Pawan said this committee would examine the genuine demands of various sections of the society for reservations and come out with a policy that would give a factual solution to the demands.
"The ruling TDP and YSR Congress party are trying to use the demand for their political situation in which they say something in order to prove that they are better than someone else," he said.
But by making such fuzzy declarations without explicitly talking about Kapu quota issue, the doubt is whether Pawan would be able to achieve anything out of the ongoing argument.