Hyderabad, April 23: Rebel poet Gaddar, who plans to float a political party in Telanga, has expressed his willingness to work with Ja Se party of popular Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan. Describing Pawan as a long-time friend, Gaddar on Sunday said he would consider working with him, after floating the political party.
The balladeer said he would also work to bring together the like-minded parties. Talking to reporters, he acknowledged that a lot is being heard in political circles about Pawan Kalyan’s party. Pawan announced earlier this month that Ja Se will contest the next elections in both Andhra Pradesh and Telanga.
There is a buzz in political circles that Gaddar will play a key role in the actor’s plans for Telanga. Pawan has also dropped hints at working with the Communist parties, which have a support base in some pockets of Telaga. The former Maoist, who plans to build an altertive political force representing ‘true aspirations’ of Telanga people and has good rapport with the Left parties, is expected to bring the parties closer. Gaddar remarked that political power can’t be achieved overnight and that it needs sacrifices and struggle.
The poet, who had founded Ja tya Mandali, the cultural wing of the erstwhile People’s War Group, said he had been carrying on his battle for 70 years. Gaddar, whose real me is Gummadi Vithal Rao, is a critic of Telanga Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government and believes that Telanga of the dreams of the martyrs is yet to be achieved. He earlier planned to launch the political party on April 6 to coincide with the attack on him 20 years ago.
The Maoist sympathiser was shot by five unknown people at his Venkatapuram residence in Secunderabad on April 6, 1997. (IANS)