Hyderabad: JanaSena Chief Pawan Kalyan Konidala, now an ally of the BJP, owns two parcels of land in Mangalagiri-Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Ironically, both parcels were purchased in 2018, in a gap of two months.
According to an affidavit submitted to the Election Commission, the actor-turned-politician purchased land, close to an acre , worth Rs 1.20 crore in Sy No -368/B1 in Kaza village of Mangalagiri Mandal in February 2018. Two months later, he bought property in survey number 57/1 in Mangalagiri costing Rs 2.66 crore.
The dealings have come under the spotlight at a time when the Andhra Pradesh police are investigating the Amaravati land scam. In Mangalagiri alone, 148 people bought 133.85 acres of land worth Rs 80.53 crore. Of them, 93 buyers do not have a PAN card.
Amidst uproar over AP capital shifting to Vizag and the state police investigating the Amaravati land scam, ‘unconfirmed’ rather misinformation making rounds about Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan possessing 62 acres of land in Amaravati region.
The party has come out razor-sharp calling the message ‘ fake’ and have threatened to file defamation case. In an official statement issued by the party, the chief conveyed, ‘Unable to face Janasena party politically, some anti-people forces are conspiring to mud-sling with their crooked mind to achieve their awry motives with the support of their followers. The party is on a mission of people’s movement to keep the capital city in Amaravati with support of crores of voices’.
They( referring to the party) further said, “ A false campaign that Jana Sena party President Pawan Kalyan has owned 62 acres land in Amaravati region is being spread. They are making these propaganda by creating fake documents. The party cell has decided to take legal action against the false campaigners and those who are making illicit posts on social media”.
The party has threatened to issue legal notice in the coming days.