The TDP chief met Pawan at the latter’s residence and held deliberations. Post the meeting, Pawan spoke to media. “I strongly believe that TDP-BJP combination is the best. Only, NDA will be able to develop two states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh). I’m deeply anguished with the manner in which Congress dealt with Telangana issue. I’m upset with the way State was bifurcated. Few wrong doings happened during Y.S Rajasekhar Reddy’s tenure fueled Telangana agitation. I saw a great leader in Narendra Modi who could lead the nation. He has vision and he would definitely change things for better.”
Veering towards TDP, Pawan played it safe. Pawan said, “I’m floored with the TDP’s commitment to make a BC candidate as Chief Minister. I toatlly support NDA.” When media quizzed him about campaigning for TDP, Pawan simply said, “I’ll take a call depending on the prevailing conditions.”
Pawan who earlier told that he would campaign for Jayaprakash Narayan of Lok Satta in Malkajgiri Parliament, took a U-turn giving a big blow to JP. Claiming that he admire JP, Pawan now extended his support to NDA candidate Malla Reddy. Pawan made it clear that he is out of poll fray in order to avoid division of votes. Finally, Pawan’s media interaction is totally in support of TDP and BJP in both states and big boost to the two parties.