Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan sounded the election bugle from Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district, saying that his party Jana Senawill contest the 2019 Assembly elections and maintain a safe distance from all the established parties of the state: TDP, YSR Congress and BJP.
On Wednesday, Pawan addressed a massive gathering on the occasion of his party’s fourth foundation day and spoke of Andhra pride and Telugu self-esteem. JSP Chief appealed to the people to choose a new party which promises to end corruption and social justice to all sections in society. He said, “His Jana Sena party would focus on equal opportunities to all castes in AP, as also the plight of Muslims in the state. “
Pawan also spoke about Nara Lokesh, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s son, and said the entire state government is “dipped in corruption”.
Pawan asked why was CM Chandrababu Naidu silent on the special status issue for the last four years, waking up just with elections around the corner. He criticised the TDP and its leadership. It was the first time, when Pawan Kalyan went all out against the Telugu Desam Party. He pulled up the TDP for nepotism, scams like sand mining and note-for-vote, the lack of jobs for youngsters, Uttarandhra’s infant mortality rate etc.
Pawan alleged that the BJP had pushed the state into agitation mode.
He also commented on YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, saying he too is silent on many issues . He asked, “Jagan Mohan Reddy is not interested in coming to the Assembly or is he thinking that he should come to the Assembly only after becoming the Chief Minister?”
What raised eye-brows was the shrill tone and tenor of his address, punctuated by barbs against the Telugu Desam Party.