Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan said that Uddanam was not a backward area originally, and had been pushed to backwardness forcibly.
After ending the day-long deeksha (fast) that he had taken up demanding that the state government respond on the health conditions of the people of Uddanam, Kalyan said that he didn't take up the deeksha for political mileage, and that he would have extended support to Chandrababu Naidu if he wanted political gains.
He lamented that it was sad that the state government, which had spent Rs. 2,000 crores for the pushkaralu, had chosen not to spend anywhere near that on the 20,000 people who died due to kidney problems.
He claimed that the state government could solve the problem of the people of Uddanam by convening a meeting with industrialists to seek their help under the corporate social responsibility head, and that the Jana Sena party was striving to create such socio-political awareness among the people.
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