Pawan Kalyan: I was moved by a woman’s struggle for justice
Actor-director and Political Party leader Pawan Kalyan said on Thursday that he was moved by a woman’s struggle to get justice for her daughter who was brutally raped and murdered in Andhra Pradesh.
The southern superstar was addressing a gathering of 500 students at the 10th edition of Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian students’ parliament) at Vigyan Bhawan.
Kalyan recalled an incident when his party had lost its maiden election in Andhra Pradesh. He said, “I was sitting in my room in deep somber. My party had lost the elections. I was even thinking whether I should continue in politics.
“I was not able to concentrate on what was happening around me. We had lost all hope. It was a very sad day for me. That’s when a woman came to me and said that something had happened to her daughter at her school.”
The leader said the woman asked him to accompany her to her daughter’s school because she was a Dalit woman and no one was listening to her.
“She said ‘Anna please come with me’. When I went there, I found that her daughter was dead. She was brutally raped and murdered. She was running here and there to bring her daughter’s murderer to book, but nobody was listening to her. That’s when I decided that I will continue to be the voice of such downtrodden people who are suppressed by the powerful. That’s when I decided to continue with politics,” he said.