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.

Jana Sena Chief threatens to sue people spreading false propaganda

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.

Coreena Suares

Coreena Enet Suares is the Editor of NewsMeter. Her stories have been published in the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper and the Asian Age. Coreena began her career as a News Anchor. Throughout her journey, she has been able to build a strong network with people from all walks of life. She is an alumnus of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists- Research and Investigation, a flagship initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

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