Raju Ravi Teja, once a close confidant of Pawan Kalyan and played a key role in the launching Jana Sena Party in 2014, said the actor-turned-politician has lost his wisdom and become a “gloating narcissist blinded by arrogance and false pride.”
In his three-page resignation letter dated December 4, which is in exclusive possession of Greatandhra.com, Ravi Teja, once a diehard fan of Pawan Kalyan and had co-authored the actor’s book “Ism,” made a scathing attack on the Jana Sena Party chief using choicest epithets.
He explaining how the actor had become the very disease which he wanted to cure by entering public life.
Ravi Teja is planning to address a press conference in Hyderabad later on Saturday evening and release the letter to the media.
Here is the complete text of Ravi Teja’s letter:
Dear Brother Pawan Kalyan:
Your wisdom is dead. There is only the impending disaster that awaits you.
The wisdom of life, erudition, goodness of the heart, kindness and compassion… you have abandoned all of these qualities which you once possessed and have now become a scheming, manipulating, lying, hate-mongering, bungler.
You have become the very disease, to cure which we have entered public life.
Despite my reluctance you’ve drawn me into being the party’s Politburo member, the highest decision making body of the party. I was the first General Secretary of the party when we started in 2014. As a friend I stood by you for 12 years and dialogued with you, streamlined your thought, and brought a cohesive order to the realisation of your dream of a party. With all that we did and shared over so many years, it is very sad that I have to write this harsh indictment of you.
I created the party ideology and constitution, built a formidable body of ideas, gave you confidence when you were in conflicting situations, readily stood by you in good and bad and provided you a reflexive self-awareness which calmed you, elevated you and strengthened you. When we started the party, our politics was about principles, now ‘your’ politics has become a poisonous pursuit of power, a shameless bunch of lies, pursued for your personal vanity.
You have become a gloating narcissist blinded by arrogance and false pride. By raising the religious card, you have shown yourself to be a moral vacuum who is provoking dangerous anger and hate merely because of jealousy.
To those who have loved and respected you, you have shown only disdain and contempt. You have become an odious man who will destroy anyone who comes near you to help and assist you. Your self-loathing makes you hate everyone and turn against everyone.
Starting with your duplicitous and devious manipulation of PVP in 2014, until now, your long list of lies, manipulations, obnoxious and repulsive schemes towards your colleagues and rivals alike have exposed you completely.
Your speeches are laced with lies, vulgar language & ugly sentiments. You are a weak man who can never be virtuous. From a good man you have changed into a dishonest and conspiratorial man.
What kind of a leader are you? You ambushed and hacked our own soldiers
Until the elections in 2019 you have been able to play an elaborate game of deception with your own party colleagues. It became clear in April/May 2019 that you never were about principles. You have turned colleague against colleague by behaving like a snake with your own people. You lay in wait and ambushed and hacked our own people so that they don’t become successful leaders. Not because they were unworthy but precisely because they were worthy of becoming leaders.
In this manner, you have achieved a dubious distinction of having more number of people who dislike you within our own party than in the opposition or allied parties.
No one escapes Karma
You can escape everything but not the consequences of your own actions. Someone will soon perfect the very same weapons you are using and use them against you. This ‘someone’ will be from the people who work closely with you now. Karma will come back to you.
Poisoning the public
During the election time, you tried unsuccessfully to poison the minds of people and instigate one group against another in the two states. You are continuing your venomous streak even now, only more intensely.
You used party platform as your personal stage to settle non-existent personal scores unrelated to the party or the public. You continue to deliver vulgar, toxic speeches and indulge in grudgematches against personal enemies which has nothing to do with politics of the state or party or the public.
Leaders are products of conflict. Not advocates of it.
A conflict throws up leaders but those who create and advocate conflicts between various sections of the public are not leaders. They are troubler makers. You want to somehow injure the incumbent CM because of your hate for him and for that purpose you want to create a conflict between religious groups and regions of AP. These conflicts don’t exist, you are creating them.
The incumbent government received an unprecedented mandate
The incumbent government and their leader have received an unprecedented mandate to govern and represent people of AP for 5 years. Not for 100 days or 200 days but for 5 years. Your selfappointed role of the opposition leader is a mockery of the democratic process and exhibits the signs of a rogue. People have decided that you shall not enter the legislative assembly, therefore your power over the political process is self-appointed and not bona fide.
You have no respect for the people whose mandate we seek.
Despite being rejected as a leader you continue to abuse and pervert the democratic right to expression, right to protest and right to seek public office. You have vulgarised politics instead of cleansing them.
You are a danger to society and should never be allowed to occupy public office. Your craving for power is destructive, irrational and reckless. If you don’t change, the amount of damage you will create in the years to come in the Andhra polity will be immense. People will pay a big price if they don’t see the warning signs.
Your hubris will destroy not only you but everyone associated with you
What happened to Ravana, despite so many powers he still coveted what he could not have. The fact that he cannot have another man’s wife made him ignore the thousands of women he already had and went after Rama’s wife only because she was not to be had. How could someone elude me, ‘the great Ravana’ he thought and blinded by his desire to possess her he destroyed himself, his family and the entire golden Lanka. That is the fate of all those who have vain covetousness and narcissism as their guiding emotion.
Why are you perverting the political discourse?
Your behaviour has become a disgrace to the ideals we created. When will you realise the difference between personal indulgence and sense of duty & responsibility? Our party ideals state that we will do politics without religious or caste or regional discrimination. Our ideals state that “we will not even raise religious or caste differences”; but that is exactly what you are doing all the time. You are a hypocrite, a pretentious non-leader and a poisonous snake.
Your ideas are the latest quotations you read, your life is a mimicry of others’ thoughts. You have no firm basis for your thoughts and will change to whatever is advantageous to you at the moment. Your latest love for Telugu is fake. Your love of Hindu Dharma is fake and you know you have repeatedly broken Dharma with impunity. Your advocacy of Hinduism is merely a result of your personal hate for CM Jagan Mohan Reddy – it is not genuine.
You have deviously tried to portray the current government’s proposal of “Replacement of Telugu Medium of instruction” as the “Removal of Telugu Language & Culture”, displaying how your judgement is impaired by your narcissism. A 4000 year great language, culture and one of the oldest surviving religions of the world is not in desperate need of a hateful politician’s protection.
It is sad that one has to write this to a dear friend and brother. It shows how deep you have fallen into the abyss. Try to look into yourself, not into the bottomless abyss. Redeem yourself for life is precious and we must place our life at the service of others. If you have any self-respect turn back and retrace your steps to where you started and why. Be kind and show love for people. Don’t hate people so much just because they differ with you.
Within you was a beautiful human being, who you seem to have left far behind. Shed your ambitions for power and serve people selflessly. You had within you a spirit of goodness which you have extinguished for the sake of political power. You have forgotten who you are.
Beseech the God of your choice for wisdom, kindness and love which you formerly possessed. If you look closely there still might be a spark of that goodness left in you, which once pervaded your heart.