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Pawan Kalyan meets tenant farmer’s family in EG district

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan met the bereaved family members of a tenant farmer in East Godavari district on Saturday. The Jana Sena chief reached Rajamahendravaram airport and started his tour, which was organised as part of the party’s Tenant Farmers Bharosa Yatra.

Backed by hundreds of the party activists, Pawan Kalyan went to Mandapeta, where he addressed a public meeting. He visited the family of tenant farmer, Pachimalla Shankaram who committed suicide recently. He also gave a Rs 1 lakh cheque to the bereaved family and promised to stand by them.

Speaking at the public meeting in Mandapeta, Pawan Kalyan asked the people to vote for him and his party to form the next government. He said he doesn’t know how to ask anything from the people. But wanted them to vote for him if they are convinced of his commitment to the people, to the state and to the society.

He said he had a vision for the people and the state and would certainly work hard for the development of the state and welfare of the people. He said he had been watching the people, political parties and governments ever since he started Jana Sena Party.

He said he knew about the state and the people better than anyone in today’s politics. He also said he had better commitment to the people and society than the people in power now.

“Don’t believe me blindly. Keep talking about me. Discuss about what I have been doing and telling for all these years. Vote for me and my party only if you are convinced of my worth,” Pawan Kalyan told the gathering.

“Go home safe. Think deeply and seriously about me and my party. Then make a decision. Vote for me,” Pawan Kalyan said.

He claimed that he is the only leader and Jana Sena is the only party which has commitment to the people and the state. He claimed that he had no other interests and is not corrupt till date. “I will devote all my time and energy to serve the people and develop the state,” Pawan Kalyan asserted.

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Jana Sena activists hold protest near Kodali Nani’s house

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The Jana Sena activists held a protest at former minister and YSR Congress MLA Kodali Nani in Gudivada on Friday. As part of the launch of their digital campaign on the bad roads in the state, the Jana Sena activists reached the road leading to the former minister’s residence.

The Jana Sena activists alleged that Kodali Nani had failed to fill the potholes for the road leading to his own house. The damaged road leading to the former minister’s house was not repaired by the state government in the last three years, they said.

The Jana Sena activists tried to reach the former minister’s house raising slogans against the state government and the former minister. They also blamed chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for bad roads in the state.

As they were marching towards the former minister’s house, the local police reached the scene and stopped the Jana Sena activists to move forward. The activists raised slogans against the police and the chief minister for using force against the silent protestors.

When the police tried to arrest the Jana Sena activists, they protested and questioned the police under what sections they are being arrested. They raised slogans against the police asking them to go back.

However, the police stopped the plan to arrest the activists but stopped them from moving forward towards the former minister’s house. After an hour of protest, the Jana Sena activists went back withdrawing the protest. The police heaved a sigh of relief with the Jana Sena activists withdrawing the protest and restoring peace.

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Pawan yet to get invitation for Modi’s meet!

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is the ally of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh. Though the relationship between the two parties is not so strong they continue to be allies for all theoretical purposes, if not practical.

The Central government is sending invitations for some leaders in the state to be present at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meeting to be held on July 4 at Bhimavaram in West Godavari district. The Prime Minister would be participating in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of revolutionary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju.

The Central government’s tourism and culture ministry is organising the programme along with local Kshatria Seva Sangham. Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy is sending invitations to the leaders from the two Telugu states to attend the meeting.

The Minister had already sent an invitation to former Union Minister and film star K Chiranjeevi a couple of days ago. He had also sent the invitation to TDP chief and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu the other day. But surprisingly, the invitation has not reached the BJP’s ally Pawan Kalyan till date.

While it is not known whether Chiranjeevi and Chandrababu Naidu would attend the meeting, it is surprising to note that the Union Minister had not sent the formal invitation to the Jana Sena chief!

Interestingly, Pawan Kalyan is closely connected to Bhimavaram as he comes from the area. He was born in Mogalthuru village which is close to Bhimavaram and thus he is the local man and a celebrity besides being the political party president and BJP’s friend.

Pawan Kalyan also unsuccessfully contested from the Bhimavaram Assembly constituency in 2019 general elections. People in Andhra Pradesh are now suspicious of the BJP and Jana Sena relationship as Pawan Kalyan is yet to get the invitation.

Will he get the invite? Will the BJP take him along to be present at Modi’s meeting? These are the big questions doing rounds in the state now.

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Pawan Kalyan’s mother makes a donation for farmers in distress

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The Jana Sena Party (JSP) led by actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan has donated money to rural households whose breadwinners committed suicide due to bankruptcy. Now, Pawan Kalyan’s mother Anjanamma has come forward donating Rs 1.5 lakh for the benefit of AP farmers.

She has also given her son’s JSP an additional lakh donation for the functioning of the growing political party.

To recall, Anjanamma gave Rs 4 lakh to the JSP in 2014, garnering media attention.

She recently made headlines once more after giving another gift.

In order to help the families of tenant farmers who committed suicide, it appears that Pawan Kalyan’s family, including his brother Naga Babu, sisters Vijayadurga and Madhavi, nephews Varun Tej and Vaishnav Tej, and niece Niharika Konidela – gave the JSP Rs 35 lakh, while Sai Dharam Tej alone donated Rs 10 lakh.

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Why did Pawan choose the third option?

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had given three options to the party rank and file a couple of weeks ago, when he addressed them at the party office in Mangalagiri. He told them that the party has three options before it ahead of the 2024 general elections.

The first option was that the Jana Sena with the BJP forming the government. The second option was to have an alliance with BJP and TDP and the three parties forming the government. The third option was to go alone in the elections and form the government all alone.

He seems to have tried to lobby with the BJP leadership to take the TDP along to defeat the ruling YSR Congress. In fact, he had offered to work for the reunion of the TDP and BJP to ensure that the anti-incumbency vote is not divided. Accordingly, he must have tried browsing the issue with the BJP leaders and failed to get a positive response.

Sources say that the BJP is not interested in defeating Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at this point of time. The top leadership of the BJP is in favour of defeating the TDP and thus taking its leaders. This would help the BJP to strengthen its base in the state and get ready for the 2029 general elections.

This strategy of the BJP must have irked Pawan Kalyan to announce that the Jana Sena would go alone in the next elections. The Jana Sena chief said that the party would have an alliance only with the people and not with any party. He made this statement in Prakasam district on Sunday to the surprise of everyone.

The other reason for Pawan Kalyan to say that there would be no alliance is to give a warning to the TDP, which has been indifferent to him since the success of the party’s Mahanadu in Ongole in the month of May. The success of the Mahanadu had changed the approach of the TDP leaders from top to bottom and most of them are confident of returning to power in the 2024 elections all alone.

This changed attitude of the TDP leaders could have been the other reason for the Jana Sena chief to make the announcement. Whatever could be the reason, it is for sure that the Jana Sena would lose heavily if it goes alone for the election. It would also prove that Pawan Kalyan had failed to bring the opposition parties together and ensure that the anti-incumbency vote is not split.

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Is TDP not interested in alliance with Jana Sena?

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It looks as if the TDP is not so particular and is not interested in going for alliance with the Jana Sena for the 2024 general elections. Though the TDP had offered to forge the alliance to defeat the ruling YSR Congress initially, it seems to have changed its mind after the Mahanadu.

The top leaders of the TDP, who have witnessed the massive turnout of the people for the Mahanadu are advising the leadership not to insist on going for alliance with the Jana Sena. Even if an alliance has to be made, the senior leaders are advising Chandrababu Naidu to give the lowest possible number of seats to be given to the party.

A good number of the TDP leaders believe that the Jana Sena activists will not vote for the TDP going by the way they have been targeting the TDP since 2017, when the two parties parted ways. The TDP leaders have come to an understanding that the Jana Sena voters would not back the TDP when they actually go into the polling booth.

The alliance would benefit the Jana Sena more than the TDP. If the alliance is reached, the Jana Sena would get a handful of seats with the support of the TDP. The Jana Sena could not win a single seat in the 2019 elections. The lone-seat it had won at Rajole was mostly because of the support the ruling YSR Congress voters had extended as Rapaka Varaprasada Rao was a rebel candidate from the YSR Congress. It is a fact that Rapaka moved closer to the YSR Congress after his election and he is not associated with the Jana Sena in the last three years.

Though the two parties, particularly the leaders at the bottom, worked together in the local body elections and saw some positive signs, the situation is not the same now. The activists of the two parties have been trolling each other for the past two days, ever since Pawan Kalyan asked the TDP to get ready for sacrifices if alliance has to be reached.

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Pawan blames State for riots in Konaseema

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan blamed the state government for creating an unruly situation in Konaseema and encouraging violence. He also blamed the government for targeting the Jana Sena leaders in the riots and arresting them.

Pawan Kalyan addressed the party leaders at the party headquarters in Mangalagiri on Saturday, where he nailed the ruling YSR Congress Party and the state government. He said that the YSR Congress had intentionally created an unruly situation in Konaseema and then targeted the Jana Sena activists.

He also blamed the government for neglecting the tenant farmers in the state. He said that the government had completely ignored and neglected the tenant farmers though there is “Rythu” in the YSR Congress Party’s name.

The Jana Sena leader said that the YSR Congress had declared Kammas as their rivals and regretted that other castes remained silent. He felt that other castes should question the YSR Congress leadership for caste-based politics.

He also said that the YCP leadership had also kept the Vysya and Kshatriya castes in the state. He alleged that the YCP leadership was isolating castes which were not supporting Jagan Mohan Reddy. He feared that the YCP would soon isolate Kapus for its political mileage.

Jana Sena senior leader Nadendla Manohar deplored the prevailing situation in Andhra Pradesh and said that the government had failed on all fronts and the state is being ruined. He said that Andhra Pradesh is going back by decades with the failure of the government.

He said that law and order in the state had completely failed with the police losing control over the state. He said that the government had completely ignored the farmers. He said some farmers in Pulivendula too have committed suicide and the Jana Sena would hold a meeting in Pulivendula too.

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Jana Sena intensifies its activities in AP, to hold meet on June 4

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The Jana Sena has intensified its activities in Andhra Pradesh ahead of the 2024 general elections. The party senior leader K Naga Babu is currently visiting north Andhra region and meeting the party workers.

His visit to Visakhapatnam has given a new lease of life to the party rank and file in north Andhra who have taken part in large numbers in Naga Babu’s visit.

Meanwhile, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had scheduled an extended meeting of the party top leaders on June 4. The meeting would be held at the party state headquarters at Mangalagiri on the day.

Besides Pawan Kalyan, party senior leaders Nadendla Manohar, Naga Babu and others including the party district unit presidents would attend the meeting. The meeting is likely to take a call on the increasing violence in the state, the government imposing restrictions on the Jana Sena activists, police booking cases against the Jana Sena leaders, besides other issues.

Pawan Kalyan is now in two minds over his party’s alliance for the 2024 general elections. He is bent on defeating the ruling YSR Congress Party and had given a call for the unity of the oppositions to keep the anti-government vote undivided.

However, the TDP remained silent on the issue at its recent Mahanadu held in Ongole. TDP did not make even a passing reference to the alliance call given by Pawan Kalyan which worries the Jana Sena chief now.

He wanted to break the alliance with the BJP to go with the TDP. At one point, he had even said that he would convince the BJP leadership for alliance with the TDP. If the BJP refuses to restore ties with the TDP, Pawan Kalyan wants to break his alliance with the BJP and go with the TDP.

However, with the TDP remaining silent on the issue, it is to be seen how Pawan Kalyan is going to plan his future. It is likely that he would make reference to the alliance at this June 4 meeting.

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TDP, Jana Sena slam YSRCP over Amalapuram violence

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Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N. Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan have slammed YSR Congress Party government for blaming their parties for Tuesday’s violence in Amalapuram town.

Naidu described as unfortunate the violence that rocked an otherwise peaceful Konaseema region.

The former chief minister called upon the peace-loving people of Konaseema to maintain calm and tranquility in this critical time.

Dozens of people, including police personnel, were injured and houses of state minister P. Viswaroop and MLA Satish set afire when the protest over the proposal to rename Konaseema district as Dr B.R. Ambedkar Konaseema district turned violent.

The TDP chief strongly condemned the manner in which the TDP was being blamed for the apparent failures of the government.

He said it was wrong on the part of the home minister T. Anita to make baseless allegations on a sensitive issue.

Naidu asserted that the Government and the police were totally responsible for the latest tensions in the peaceful Konaseema region. All sections of people should cooperate till normalcy is restored in the trouble-hit area, he said.

Actor politician Pawan Kalyan also condemned the violence in Amalapuram.

The Jana Sena leader appealed to all to exercise restrain and work for maintaining peace.

He condemned the home minister’s statement blaming Jana Sena. “Who sowed the seeds for this tense situation is known to people of the district but the entire state,” he said.

Pawan Kalyan said it was not proper to blame Jana Sena for the failures of YSRCP government.

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Jana Sena office looks deserted while YCP, TDP offices are crowded

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Though elections are two years away and there are no signs of AP going for early polls, the offices of the ruling YSR Congress and the opposition TDP are crowded these days. The party leaders and the folks are reaching the party offices in large numbers every day making them crowded.

Ruling party supremo and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is touring the districts and addressing public meetings. He had also activated the rank and file after the cabinet rejig. The party is holding a mass contact programme with MLAs and other elected leaders visiting every house in the state.

On its part, the opposition TDP too had started its mass contact programme, with its chief Chandrababu Naidu touring the districts. Naidu’s son and former minister Nara Lokesh too is on his tours across the state.

While these two parties are busy with one activity or the other, their offices at Mangalagiri are almost crowded with the leaders visiting them day in and day out. The YSR Congress office at Tadepalli and the TDP office at Mangalagiri project as if it is the election season. The aspirants are flocking on the party offices with an eye on the next election.

Surprisingly, the Jana Sena headquarters, which is located a couple of kilometres from the TDP and YCP offices, looks deserted. There is not much activity in the Jana Sena office at Mangalagiri. Party chief Pawan Kalyan is busy with his film shootings and did not visit the party office in the recent past.

Senior leader Nadendl Manohar is also not available to the party ranks at the Mangalagiri office. With the supremo and the number two leader unavailable, the party office wore a deserted look. Quite interestingly, the party’s lone MLA Rapaka Varaparasada Rao never visited the party office after his election.

Though there are a couple of dozens of elected representatives for the party from the local bodies, not any of them visit the party headquarters at Mangalagiri. The office gets activated only when Pawan Kalyan arrives and it has been so long that he had turned up in the recent past.

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Why is Pawan not meeting BJP leaders?

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is an ally of the BJP but surprisingly he is not in touch with any of the BJP leaders. He has not met Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Home Minister Amit Shah in the last three years.

Surprisingly, the Jana Sena leaders are not meeting the BJP leaders after the alliance’s debacle at the Tirupati Lok Sabha by-election. It was initially decided to have common programme between the two parties before the 2024 elections.

Accordingly, Pawan Kalyan and Somu Veerraju met once in Vijayawada, while Veerraju and Nadendla Manohar met twice later. But, after the Tirupati election, the leaders have never met to plan common programme as part of the alliance.

Pawan Kalyan is not visiting Delhi to cement the relationship between the two parties. The Central BJP leaders whoever is visiting Andhra Pradesh are also not meeting Pawan Kalyan. Even curtesy meetings are also not held in the last three years raising doubts over their alliance.

It appears that the BJP leaders from Andhra Pradesh are not keen on continuing alliance with the Jana Sena as they believe that Pawan Kalyan is tilting more towards the TDP rather than having any agenda to strengthen the relations with the BJP.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is said to have directed the AP BJP leaders to get ready for elections without Jana Sena. Shah is understood to have told the BJP leaders from AP to ignore the Jana Sena unless Pawan Kalyan makes any attempt.

It is for this reason the BJP leaders are not sending any communication to the Jana Sena leaders in the recent past. It is clear that the relations are strained and a formal announcement on the break up is awaited from both sides.

As the leaders from both sides are mentally prepared for break-up, they are not interested in having formal meetings for coordination between the allies. It is to be seen how early the announcement of the break-up would come from the top leadership!

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Madasu Gangadharam quits Jana Sena, Joins Jagan team

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan got a shock on Wednesday with his party senior leader Madasu Gangadharam joining the ruling YSR Congress. Gangadharam met chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at his Tadepalli camp office and formally joined the ruling party.

Ministers Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, YSR Congress regional coordinator and former minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy were also present when Gangadharam joined the YSR Congress.

Gangadharam blamed Pawan Kalyan for following the agenda of the TDP. He said Pawan had been loyal to TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, though the party was in alliance with the BJP. He further alleged that Pawan Kalyan gets script from the TDP every time.

He also blamed senior Jana Sena leader Nadendla Manohar for misleading Pawan Kalyan. He said Manohar too was advising Pawan not to visit villages and could meet the people once in a while to win the election.

“The Jana Sena has no permanent programme to be in the midst of the people. Pawan Kalyan had no clear agenda to win the election. They are depending on whatever the TDP leadership tells them,” Gangadharam alleged.

Gangadharam was once the political affairs committee chairman of the Jana Sena but left the party and has been inactive for the past some time. He said Pawan Kalyan never takes the opinions of the party leaders but waits for the opinion from the TDP.

He said he had tried to convince Pawan to have own agenda and be with the people on issues. However, he regretted that Pawan Kalyan was doing politics only as per the call sheets given by the TDP.

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Pawan Kalyan faces uphill task in forging grand alliance against Jagan

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Keen to bring all opposition parties together to avoid a split in anti-incumbency votes in the next Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan appears to be in a dilemma on how to revive the TDP-BJP alliance.

With the BJP’s state leadership opposed to renewing ties with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the clear stand of the Left parties against any understanding with the saffron party, the Jana Sena leader seems to be clueless on how to forge a grand alliance against the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) for the 2024 Assembly polls.

Pawan Kalyan, who presently has an alliance with the BJP, admitted that he is not sure who all will come forward and join hands with him in his initiative to cobble together an alliance.

During his visit to Nandyal district as part of his ‘Rythu Bharosa Yatra’ on Sunday, the Jana Sena leader called for unity among opposition parties to oust the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government.

Slamming the YSRCP government for its ‘misrule’ and anti-people’ measures, he vowed to work for an alternative in the interest of the state. “Jana Sena will go ahead to work in order to provide an alternative. I don’t know today who will come together in this process,” said the actor in response to a query by the media.

He believes that only the future will tell how the parties will come together in the larger interest of the state to give reassurance to the people.

“At present, we have 100 per cent alliance with BJP,” he remarked while evading an answer about BJP state president Somu Veerraju’s statement that BJP is against an alliance with the TDP.

He was asked why the Jana Sena despite an alliance with the BJP is conducting campaigns on people’s issues unilaterally. He replied that they will soon announce a joint action plan.

When asked about TDP president and former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s statement that he is ready to make sacrifices for an alliance of the anti-YSRCP parties, Pawan recalled that in 2014 the BJP, Jana Sena and TDP had an alliance. He also remarked that when problems were not solved, the Jana Sena came out of the alliance to question the government on behalf of the people.

He added that some leaders were afraid to speak on YSRCP’s misrule but he is not the one to keep quiet. This is seen as an indirect reference to the BJP leadership’s silence on YSRCP’s misrule. Jana Sena leader said he would bring all the issues to the notice of BJP leaders.

In March while addressing a public meeting to mark the Jana Sena’s ninth formation day, Pawan Kalyan had said that he was waiting for a roadmap from his ally BJP to dethrone the YSRCP.

Some political analysts say Pawan may be preparing ground to distance himself from the BJP as the saffron party’s central leadership seems comfortable with the YSRCP as it is giving them the required support to pass crucial bills in Parliament.

BJP’s state leadership is against reviving their alliance with Naidu, who had snapped ties with them before the 2019 elections and joined with the Congress party. BJP leaders said they were not ready to trust Naidu again, especially after the bitter attack he launched on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other central leaders during previous elections.

Pawan Kalyan had launched Jana Sena before 2014 elections but his party did not contest the polls. He supported TDP-BJP combine and campaigned for its candidates in the company of Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu.

However, Pawan later distanced from BJP, targeting it for going back on its promise to confer special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

Jana Sena contested the 2019 elections in alliance with the CPI, CPI (M) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). However, the alliance had to bite the dust. The actor failed to win either of the two seats he had contested. Jana Sena could win one seat in the 175-member Assembly. It was polled 6.78 percent and lost deposits in as many as 120 assembly seats. It drew a blank in the Lok Sabha elections.

However, Jana Sena fared better than BJP, which failed to retain four Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats which it had won in 2014. The saffron party’s vote share was less than one per cent.

YSRCP wrested power from TDP by bagging 151 seats. The TDP was a distant second with 23 seats.

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BJP getting ready to sever ties with Jana Sena

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Is BJP in Andhra Pradesh seriously considering the idea to sever ties with the Jana Sena? The answer is yes if one goes by the statements of the BJP leaders in the last 24 hours.

It was BJP state unit president Somu Veerraju who reacted first to the statement of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on the Opposition unity in the state and his party’s preparedness for sacrifices to honour the alliance.

The BJP AP chief said that his party leadership is aware of the sacrifices that the TDP chief would make in every election and the party is currently not ready to see any alliance with the TDP. The BJP chief reiterated that there would be no alliance with the TDP.

At the same time, BJP’s ally, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan spoke in favour of opposition unity to defeat the ruling YSR Congress in the state. He even referred to the entire opposition unity in the country in 1977.

Taking Pawan Kalyan’s pro-TDP statements seriously, the BJP leadership is understood to have started the ways to kick the Jana Sena out of the alliance. Sources say that the BJP leaders have come to a conclusion that Pawan Kalyan would go for alliance with the TDP even in the eleventh hour.

Considering the possibility of alliance between the TDP and Jana Sena, the BJp had made up its mind to sever ties with Pawan Kalyan even before he left the party. The AP BJP leadership is reportedly preparing a detailed note on the present situation and the tilt of Pawan Kalyan towards TDP. The report is likely to be sent to the party high command in Delhi.

The AP leaders are confident of convincing the Delhi leadership and thus drop the Jana Sena from the alliance. Sources say that the AP BJP leadership is not going to take longer time or rather wait till the last minute to break the alliance with Pawan Kalyan who is visibly in favour of alliance with the TDP.

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Will Pawan speak on alliance with TDP on May 8?

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had given a call to all the opposition parties in AP to forge an alliance and keep the anti-government vote undivided. He made this call at the party’s formation day public meeting held in Mangalagiri last month.

As if it was a response, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu too made a similar call at his Visakhapatnam meeting, the other day. He wanted the entire opposition to fight against the government and defeat the YSR Congress in the next general election.

The TDP chief said he is ready to shoulder leading all the opposition parties with one cause of defeating Jagan. Surprisingly, the number two man in Jana Sena, Nadendla Manohar responded to the TDP chief’s statement on Friday.

Nadendla Manohar told the media persons that Pawan Kalyan would be addressing a public meeting in Kurnool district on May 8. He said that Pawan Kalyan is likely to respond to the statement of the TDP chief for the opposition parties.

While it is not known whether Pawan Kalyan would respond at this point of time or not, what makes everyone in AP is to see whether the BJP would accept the alliance with TDP once again. The BJP is already in alliance with the Jana Sena and is projecting Pawan Kalyan as its chief ministerial candidate.

It is also to be seen if Chandrababu Naidu had severed his ties with the Congress or not. He had forged an alliance with the Congress in the 2019 elections. While he contested together with the Congress in Telangana, he remained silent in Andhra Pradesh elections.

As far as the two Left parties are concerned, it is clear that they would accept an alliance with the TDP if there is no BJP in the alliance. The Left parties are ready to accept the Congress as alliance partner but not the BJP.

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TDP, Jana Sena joint strategy works positive!

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The TDP and Jana Sena understanding works positive for both the parties. It was clear and proved in the last local body elections. It was once again proved in the election of a mandal parishad president (MPP) in Guntur district.

The TDP grabbed two posts, while Jana Sena secured one post in the election where the ruling YSR Congress bagged the MPP post at Duggirala mandal of Guntur district. The elections were held after a series of postponements.

Though elections were held for the Duggirala Mandal along with other local bodies last year, the MPP election was not held due to disputes over reservation and other issues. In the mandal out of total 18 MPTC seats, the ruling YSR Congress won 8 seats, followed by TDP winning 9 and the Jana Sena winning the lone seat.

However, TDP could not win any BC woman to be elected as the MPP as per reservations. The TDP claimed its candidate Shaik Zabin is BC, which was turned down by the officials. TDP lured a BC woman from the YSR Congress, Tadiboyina Padmavathi with the MPP post leading to controversy.

Finally, after several attempts, the officials conducted the elections for the MPP, which was grabbed obviously by its BC woman MPTC, D S Rupavani. What is interesting is that the TDP with Jana Sena support had won the co-opted member and vice-president post, while Jana Sena which has a single seat captured the second vice-president post.

It is said that the TDP and the Jana Sena worked together where the Jana Sena could win the prestigious position with just a single elected member. This indicates the widespread impression that the alliance between the TDP and the Jana Sena would benefit both the parties.

In this backdrop it is to be seen if the two parties cement the relations as the 2024 elections approach.

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Pawan firm on entry into Assembly, to go with TDP

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is understood to have made his mind clear on the next elections. Though he has tied-up with the BJP for the 2024 elections, the Jana Sena chief is firm on making his debut to the Assembly in the next turn.

Pawan Kalyan wants the YSR Congress defeat in the next election but the priority is his entry into the Assembly. Understandably, the Jana Sena chief had realised that his entry into the Assembly would be possible only if he goes with the TDP and not the BJP.

Like him, the TDP too is equally firm on defeating the YSR Congress and returning to power in the next election. The party is leaving no stone unturned to wrest power in 2024 and its chief Chandrababu Naidu is leaving no opportunity to grab it.

According to the sources, the TDP chief is mounting pressure tactfully on the Jana Sena chief for alliance with the TDP to win a handful of seats. The TDP chief is promising at least 20 to 25 MLA seats to the Jana Sena if Pawan agrees for the alliance. Besides this, Naidu is also promising deputy chief minister position to Pawan Kalyan, which sounds attractive.

In a way, the TDP chief is rolling out mouth-watering offers to the Jana Sena chief to come for alliance. Going by these developments, Pawan Kalyan is looking for an opportunity to break his alliance with the BJP and get tied-up with the TDP.

The activists of the two parties have already started working together at the bottom level. They have already built a network to challenge the ruling party in the 2024 elections. This understanding was built during the local body elections held last year, where the TDP had helped the Jana Sena to win a handful of seats.

Given all these factors, it is for sure that Pawan Kalyan would go out for the TDP only to make his grand entry into the Assembly in the 2024 elections in the state. It is to be seen how Pawan Kalyan would script his political career.

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Is Pawan guided by Narasapuram MP?

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Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is on the one-day tour in Eluru district meeting the families of the farmers who committed suicide due to increasing debts. He visited over a dozen bereaved families in the district and gave them cheques of Rs 1 lakh each.

The Jana Sena chief also told the families that he would take care of the education of the children from these bereaved families. He promised to stand by these families and blamed the government for ignoring them.

During his tour, he addressed the party workers at Chinthalapudi where he said that the government had totally failed to help the farmers and these bereaved families. He took strong exception to the ruling party leaders calling him the foster son.

Pawan said that he had already called Jagan as the foster son of the CBI and would continue to call him so, if the ruling party leaders called him the foster son again. He also said he would call the YSR Congress party as Chanchalguda shuttle team, if they called his Jana Sena as Team B of the TDP.

He said Narasapuram MP K Raghurama Krishnam Raju had called him after his earlier public meeting and corrected him from calling the YSR Congress as Charlapalli shuttle team.

“The Narasapuram MP is correcting me and advising me on certain issues. I am taking that advice,” Pawan Kalyan said.

While stating that the tenant farmers’ crisis was not created by the ruling YSR Congress, he regretted that the party had failed to stand by the farmers and the tenant farmers.

“Stop playing satires on me. I am a script writer. I can write better satires,” the Jana Sena chief said, asking the YSR Congress leaders to stop calling him the foster son.

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Pawan told to stay with BJP, target 2029

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is dilly dallying on forging alliance with the Telugu Desam Party in the 2024 general elections. He had already given a call to all the non-YSR Congress parties in the state to ensure that the anti-incumbency vote did not split.

Pawan Kalyan declared that he would work to unseat the YSR Congress in the next elections. He is said to be lobbying with the BJP leadership to accept the alliance with the TDP. However, it is said that the BJP top leadership is averse to having alliance once again with the TDP and they call Chandrababu Naidu as the most-undependable ally.

While Pawan Kalyan looks around for a fresh tie-up with the TDP, some of the Kapu intellectuals have reportedly told him to stay away from the TDP. They have also advised him to stay only with the BJP and aim to form the government in Andhra Pradesh in the 2029 general elections. In fact, the BJP is also working with an eye on the 2029 elections, though the party would go tough in the 2024 elections.

Sources say that Pawan Kalyan was invited for a meeting of the Kapu intellectuals in the last week of March this year, where they have reportedly told him to stay away from the TDP. They have also advised him to wait for the TDP to wash out in the State politics after the 2024 elections. The BJP and the Jana Sena would have a future in Andhra Pradesh only if the TDP is closed, the Kapu intellectuals told Pawan Kalyan.

They have also advised him to be a fulltime politician from 2027 and should not act in the films once the campaign begins. “We have missed the bus in 2009. We should not miss it in any case in the 2029 elections,” the Kapu intellectuals have told the Jana Sena chief in a firm tone.

But, some of them have felt that banking on Pawan Kalyan will not give them any future as he keeps on changing his stand. Moreover, some of the Kapu intellectuals, who have served as IAS and also as vice-chancellors of universities in the past, felt that going with Pawan Kalyan will not help them as people are not taking him seriously. They felt that they should find a right person who is serious in politics and who is committed to the caste.

It is to be seen how the Kapu intellectuals play their role in the days to come and if they could guide the Jana Sena chief to wrest power from the dominant Kamma and Reddy communities in the state.

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YSRCP hits back at Pawan Kalyan, calls him confused leader

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Hitting back at Jana Sena leader and actor Pawan Kalyan, Andhra Pradesh’s Transport Minister Perni Venkatramaiah called him a confused leader who doesn’t have one ideology.

The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader reacted sharply to Pawan Kalyan’s remarks against Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and the party at Jana Sena’s formation day meeting on Monday.

Nani, as Perni Venkatramaiah is popularly known, alleged that the agenda of Pawan Kalyan is only to criticise the YSRCP government and support the Telugu Desam party (TDP).

Nani, who is also information and public relations minister, said that if Pawan Kalyan started the party to raise his voice against injustice, then why was he silent during 2014-2019 when the TDP was in power.

He questioned Pawan Kalyan why he suddenly came out with the concept to ensure no split of anti-incumbency votes.

Addressing the public meeting, Pawan Kalyan had exuded confidence that Jana Sena will come to power in 2024 and that there will be no split of anti-YSRCP votes.

The minister slammed Jana Sena leader for trageting YSRCP ministers and MLAs personally.

He questioned Pawan Kalyan as to why he did not raise his voice against BJP which didn’t give special category status to Andhra Pradesh and also didn’t implement commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

Nani also dared Pawan to speak about the Polavaram project and steel plant in Kadapa. He alleged that the aim of Pawan Kalyan is to bring Congress, TDP, BJP, CPI, CPI-M under one roof to fight the next election against the Chief Minister.

The minister recalled that Pawan Kalyan spoke against Amaravati as capital earlier and took a U-turn now.

Listing out the welfare schemes being implemented by the YSRCP government, Nani said Pawan Kalyan has become the mouthpiece of TDP president and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and is criticising the government for vested interests.

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