When Janasena party president Pawan Kalyan’s convoy was stopped by the Andhra Police in the NTR region, it resulted in a high-voltage drama. The actor-politician who was en route Vijayawada, in the light of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s arrest at Nandyala on Saturday, his entourage was stopped twice, which later ensued into the actor lying on the road, in a bid to protest against cops interrupting his convoy. He was later detained. Several clips and pictures from the night are being circulated on social media.
In one of the pictures, one can see Pawan Kalyan lying on the road, while the cops and the police officials are trying to convince him to get up. Meanwhile, a Jansena leader Nadendla Manohar also shared a video on X in which Pawan Kalyan was heard saying “looks like we need a visa and passport” to enter Andhra Pradesh at this juncture.
After detaining Pawan Kalyan, Nandigama Sub-Divisional Police Officer Janardhan Naidu told the press agency PTI, “We have taken Kalyan and Manohar into preventive custody. We are taking them to Vijayawada.”
Earlier, while reacting to Chandrababu Naidu’s arrest, Pawan Kalyan had told the press, “The manner in which the former chief minister was arrested today is sad. We condemn in the strictest terms the way the state authorities and the ruling party are making arrests on the orders of one leader (CM Jagan).”
For the unversed, Chandrababu Naidu was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with the Skill Development Corporation scam early Saturday morning. The former CM was taken by road to Vijayawada following the arrest. He is being interrogated by the Andhra Pradesh CID in the alleged Skill Development scam.
Before police took him into custody, Naidu took to X (formally Twitter), and wrote, “For the past 45 years, I have selflessly served Telugu people. I am prepared to sacrifice my life to safeguard the interests of Telugu people. No force on earth can stop me from serving Telugu people, my #AndhraPradesh and my motherland.”
Several cases have been registered against the TDP chief under sections 120(b), 166, 167, 418, 420, 465, 468, 201, and 109, along with 34 and 37 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 have also been invoked against him.