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BJP told me of the war before LS polls: Pawan Kalyan


IANS  |  Amaravati 

Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan here on Thursday claimed, the BJP told him two years ago that there will be war before the Lok Sabha elections.

Jana Sena chief revealed this while addressing an election rally in the Kadapa district.

"I was told two years ago war will be coming. You can understand from this what kind of situation our country is in," said Pawan, a former ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Voicing concern over the war-like situation between India and Pakistan, he said the terror attack on CRPF troopers led to this situation.

Pawan said war was not a solution to any problem and could cause huge damage to both the countries.

The actor slammed the BJP for behaving as if they were the only patriots. "Patriotism is not the BJP's right alone. We are 10 times more patriotic than them," he said.

Pawan, younger brother of superstar Chiranjeevi, also said Muslims do not need to prove their patriotism and asked Jana Sena cadres to foil any attempts to create communal disharmony in the society.

"Muslims have equal rights in India. I don't know what is the status of Hindus in Pakistan but India keeps Muslims in its heart. It made Azharuddin captain of its cricket team and Abdul Kalam President of the country," he said.



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First Published: Thu, February 28 2019. 23:04 IST