Visakhapatnam, [Date]: In a significant political development, a delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders met with Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. The delegation, comprising prominent TDP figures including Vizag North MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Vizag East MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu, former minister Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy, former Gajuwaka MLA P Srinivasa Rao, and Vizag South in-charge Gandi Babji, engaged in discussions with Pawan Kalyan regarding the prevailing political situation and other issues in the north coastal Andhra Pradesh region.
During the meeting, the TDP leaders expressed their appreciation for Pawan Kalyan’s prompt financial assistance to fishermen who suffered losses in the recent fire mishap at the Vizag fishing harbor. On Friday, the actor-turned-politician distributed cheques of ₹50,000 each to 49 affected fishermen families. Pawan Kalyan took the opportunity to address concerns about the harbor, alleging that it has become a haven for illegal activities orchestrated by anti-social elements.
“The state government, which had earlier promised the modernization of the harbor, has failed to implement even basic improvements such as a proper lighting system,” Pawan Kalyan remarked. He went on to pledge that if the TDP-Jana Sena alliance assumes office, the harbor will be provided with enhanced security through the deployment of the marine police wing. Additionally, Pawan Kalyan proposed the development of a fishing jetty every 30 kilometers to facilitate the region’s fishing community.
Criticizing the government’s allocation of funds, Pawan Kalyan stated, “The government could have utilized the ₹450 crore spent on the Rushikonda resort to develop a new harbor, which is essential for the livelihoods of our fishermen.”
The meeting between the TDP delegation and Pawan Kalyan underscores the collaborative efforts and discussions between political parties as they navigate the complex issues facing the north coastal Andhra Pradesh region. As the political landscape continues to evolve, these interactions play a crucial role in shaping the future trajectory of the state’s governance and development.