Telugu actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan on Friday attacked the ruling TDP-BJP on special category status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh. In a swift retaliation by BJP branded him a "political opportunist and a Twitter tiger". Kalyan, who campaigned extensively for TDP-BJP candidates in the 2014 elections, has been critical of the combine for its failure to fulfil the promise of SCS made to the state.
Kalyan told reporters that he found fault with the development package announced for Andhra Pradesh by the Centre as he was told by certain experts that there was nothing new in it. He was told that the package was actually the share of funds and benefits AP was supposed to get in the normal course.Kalyan said the AP government should have given permission for a protest proposed to be held yesterday in Visakhapatnam by some youth.
Taking exception to the remarks of Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu that SCS to AP was a closed chapter, he accused him of not doing enough to make the Centre deliver on the promise.