Power Star Pawan Kalyan expressed his sorrowful condolences to the families of the deceased in the tragic incident happened at Pushkhar Ghat in Rajahmundry on the first day of Godavari Pushkarams. The stampede deeply pained Pawan Kalyan because 27 pilgrims lost their lives and 15 injured. After that incident, he was planned to meet the injured persons and to console the victims but later he dropped such plans because his presence will disrupt the rescue operations and will create severe inconvenience to the people.
AP government officials making elaborate preparations for Godavari Pushkarams, an incident such as this has deemed to be unfortunate. AP CM Nara Chandra Babu Naidu announced RS 10 lakhs ex-gratia for the people who lost their lives in that stampede.
Pawan Kalyan appealed Jana Sena activists to take part in the rescue operation to help the people.