Vijayawada, Jan 24 (IANS) After popular actor Pawan Kalyan, several other Telugu stars have come forward to declare their support for proposed protest in Visakhapatnam on January 26 over special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
The stars tweeted on Monday that they will support the protest to bring pressure on the Centre to fulfil its promise to Special Category Status (SCS).
Inspired by the mass protest over Jallikattu in Chennai, which was supported by Tamil actors, several youth in Andhra Pradesh through social media mooted the idea of a silent protest at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam.
Leading actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan was first to declare his support.
“If youth of Andhra Pradesh are planning to do a silent protest at R.K. Beach, Jana Sena will support them,” he tweeted.
Leader of opposition and YSR Congress chief Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy announced on Monday that he will back any programme to achieve SCS.
Following in their footsteps, young actors including Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Sundeep Kishan, Tanish, Sampoornesh Babu and Siva Balaji , threw their weight behind the protest plan.
“Will be supporting anything that is for the welfare of the people of our states! I Support the Special Status of AP! #APDemandsSpecialStatus,” declared Varun Tej.
“Its time for us to be united and fight for what we were promised and deserve #ApDemandsSpecialStatus #SilentProtest,” tweeted Sai Dharam Tej.
“Will be taking part in the Silent Protest in Vizag on the 26th,to do my bit as a responsible citizen..pls join us..,” announced Sundeep Kishan.
“My Ticket is confirmed to Vizag. See you there. Hum Jeetne tak ladenge… special status leke hi rahenge, AP DEMANDS SPECIAL STATUS,” tweeted Sampoornesh Babu