Tag: Pawan Kalyan

Jana Sena Winds Up IT Wing in Hyderabad

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Even before the election results are declared, Jana Sena is winding up its vast operations.

Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena party took many building on lease in Hyderabad and Vijayawada for its operations two years ago.

While its central office in Madhapur in Hyderabad is still running in full force, it is said that the party has decided to shut down the buildings in other places.

A photograph of placing To-Let board in front of Jana Sena’s IT Center is doing the rounds on social media.

The office in Hyderabad’s IT area is now being closed down. All the employees are also given pink slips. They are hired for short term. So, the employees knew that they would not be working after the elections.

These developments clearly send the signals that Pawan Kalyan has come to the conclusion that his party has not performed well in the polls. His party may not get even respectable number of seats.

Pawan Kalyan’s ‘deadly blow’ to TDP

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While almost all the pre-poll surveys and post-poll trends clearly indicated that Jana Sena may at the most could win one Assembly seat in AP Assembly polls, it has now become evident that Jana Sena is all set to deliver a deadly blow to TDP, when the election results will be announced on May 23.

The ground reports obtained by TDP and YSRCP on the polling trends from all the 175 constituencies revealed that Jana Sena is going to badly damage the winning prospects of TDP more than YSRCP.

Jana Sena made a dent in TDP’s vote bank, while YSRCP’s vote bank remained intact.

This was detected especially in East Godavari, West Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts.

In 2014, these three districts played a major role in TDP winning Assembly polls. At that time, Jana Sena did not contest elections and supported TDP. The Jana Sena votes straightaway went to TDP in 2014.

But in recent polls, Jana Sena contested elections and fielded candidates against TDP and YSRCP.

The polling trend revealed that most of the voters who voted for TDP in 2014 in East and West Godavari districts, voted for Jana Sena this time, while there was not much change in the vote bank of YSRCP.

The internal surveys of TDP and YSRCP revealed that TDP may lose 25 seats in these three districts to YSRCP because of vote split by Jana Sena.

In several constituencies, Jana Sena candidates are expected to garner 5,000 votes to 25,000 votes this time, which were originally polled in favour of TDP in 2014, making it easier for YSRCP to defeat TDP candidates.

Besides, there is severe ‘anti incumbency’ in Godavari districts against TDP government.

A major chunk of voters also believed that TDP and Jana Sena have a ‘secret pact’ and if they vote for Jana Sena, it will support TDP later and help Naidu to become CM again.

To avoid this, some voters, though they were Jana Sena supporters, voted for YSRCP.

Pawan may be unlucky, but JD is lucky

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Reports from ground zero in Visakhapatnam are giving an interesting input, though it is too early to make any prediction.

According to these reports, Jana Sena Party chief and power star Pawan Kalyan is unlikely to win the elections from Gajuwaka assembly segment in Visakhapatnam.

Apparently, both the Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress party took the elections prestigiously and gave a tough fight, while Pawan Kalyan could not match up to them in the last minute poll management.

However, there could be a solace for Pawan in Visakhapatnam, if the reports are to be believed.

His party candidate for Visakhapatnam parliamentary constituency and former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joint director V V Lakshminarayana is likely to emerge as a dark horse amidst the toughest contest among TDP, BJP and YSR Congress party candidates.

It is learnt the voters had a tough time in choosing among BJP candidate – former Union minister Daggubati Purandeshwari, her nephew and TDP candidate M Sri Bharat (who happens to be Nandamuri Balakrishna’s son-in-law) and YSRC candidate M V V Satyanarayana.

In the process, many voters apparently felt that Lakshminarayana is an ideal choice as he has a clean image and appeared sincere.

His approach to the voters was also innovative without any fanfare and hungama and finally, the voters were attracted towards his personal manifesto drafted on a bond paper.

So, they had alternative choices for the assembly candidates including Pawan Kalyan, they cross voted for Lakshminarayana, reports said.

But, there is always a percentage of error in such reports, as it is too difficult to read the people’s mind in such close contests. So, let us wait till May 23!

You are my junior, Ali tells Pawan

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Telugu film comedian Ali is generally a very soft spoken person and he gives due respect to all his colleagues in the Telugu film industry.

But when it comes to politics, he has proved that he is no soft a person and if necessary, he can take on anybody, irrespective of his stature and political power.

It was evident from the way Ali gave a strong retort to power star and Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan, who everybody considers is a god father to the comedian in the film industry.

Reacting strongly to Pawan Kalyan’s comments that he had helped Ali a lot when he was in trouble and that he had betrayed his friendship by joining YSR Congress party, the comedian wondered how Jana Sena Party chief had helped him.

“Did you give help me monetarily? Or did you get recommend my name to any producers when I was going through a low phase in films?” Ali asked.

Ali reminded that he was far senior to Pawan Kalyan in film industry.

“By the time Pawan entered industry, I was already an established actor. He might have come into industry using his brother Chiranjeevi’s name, but I gained a footing out of my own efforts,” he asserted.

He said by the grace of god, he had gained enough name and money in the films.

“If at all I face any financial crisis in my life, I will never go to anybody, including Pawan, for help. If such a situation arises, I will rather die with hunger,” he said.

The ace comedian sought to know whether joining YSRC was a mistake.

“It is my choice. I never aspired for any ticket from Jana Sena nor did I recommend any name for Jana Sena ticket,” Ali said.

TDP Sees Through Pawan’s Game Plan!

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Actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan is going through a tough situation.

While his party has little chances of winning more than five or six seats out of 175 seats in Andhra Pradesh assembly in the ongoing elections, his own prospects of victory in Bhimavaram in West Godavari and Gajuwaka in Visakhapatnam are in jeopardy.

However, Pawan has to win either of the two seats to salvage at least his personal prestige.

According to sources, Pawan has entered into an understanding with Telugu Desam Party candidate Palla Srinivasa Rao in Gajuwaka – that Rao should keep a low profile in the present elections and allow Pawan to win the seat.

Pawan apparently told the TDP candidate that he would be winning Bhimavaram seat, too and after the elections, he would retain this seat. Then he would resign from Gajuwaka and in the ensuing by-elections, he would extend support to Rao in winning Gajuwaka seat.

Initially, the TDP candidate is learnt to have agreed for the proposal and did not campaign much for himself.

However, of late, there have been reports that Pawan is going to lose the Bhimavaram seat and has fair chances of winning Gajuwaka seat. Rao realised that in such a situation, Pawan will not give up his Gajuwaka seat at all.

So, the TDP candidate lost no time and started intensifying his campaign in Gajuwaka. For the last four or five days, Rao has been seen everywhere attacking the rivals including Pawan Kalyan.

Unlike Jana Sena chief, Rao, a civil engineer with expertise in seismic-resistant designs, is a local man and is son of former TDP MLA Palla Simhachalam.

Since he is a native, he says he has fair understanding of the people of Gajuwaka, an industrial belt with a lot of issues relating to pollution, rehabilitation and resettlement packages for the project displaced and housing.

Naga Babu Following Allu Aravind!

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In 2009, producer Allu Aravind, brother-in-law of Megastar Chiranjeevi, contested from Anakapalli Loksabha constituency on Praja Rajyam party ticket.

At that time, Allu Aravind used to say that their party Praja Rajyam would win 292 seats out of 294.

He stood at third place in Anakapalli while Congress party’s Sabbam Hari won the seat. Praja Rajyam party secured only 18 seats in entire Andhra Pradesh.

Now Andhra Pradesh is divided into two states. The new state of AP has 175 assembly seats and 25 parliament seats.

Pawan Kalyan’s brother Naga Babu is now playing the role of Allu Aravind in Jana Sena.

Naga Babu is contesting from Narasapuram Loksabha constituency in this polls. The actor turned politician recently said that his party would win 200 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.

200 seats? Andhra Pradesh assembly has only 175 seats but Naga Babu claims his party would win 200.

Netizens are trolling him on social media. He has become another Allu Aravind, they say. They also say that Naga Babu would also get the same result that Allu Aravind got in 2009.

Pack-Up Or One More Shot?

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As a part-time politician, he said the Jana Sena was only to question the establishment. Of course, the only Party he has been questioning since then is YSRCP.

Now, after deciding to contest the election, Pawan Kalyan’s goal has changed from questioning the establishment to ‘becoming the Chief Minister’.

While there is nothing wrong in that goal, the people actually are preoccupied with a more interesting topic: “In how many seats will the Jana Sena get its deposit back?”

Besides, Pawan Kalyan himself is contesting from Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka. Bhimavaram is not unlike Vijayawada.

In Vijayawada, the Kammas had the money and the Kapus had the majority. In Bhimavaram, we merely substitute the Kammas with the Rajus and they will definitely not endorse Pawan Kalyan, especially given the recent fan wars between Prabhas and Pawan Kalyan Fans’ associations.

In order to salvage his reputation, Pawan must definitely win from either Bhimavaram or Gajuwaka failing which, it could be the curtains on Jana Sena and a journey back to the film studios in Hyderabad.


Cornered Pawan Kalyan Changes Tune

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Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan lost his cool when his fans disturbing his speech during his campaign meeting. Fans are still treating him as matinee idol, not as a serious politician. They are seeking his attention by making catcalls like they do at film events.

The other day, Pawan Kalyan got disturbed by some fans at the meeting and he warned them to be silent and get charged up against the TRS leaders.

Telangana Chief Minister KCR said he’d see it that Chandrababu Naidu gets ‘return gift’ from him in the ensuing polls. What he meant was he’d put all efforts for TDP losing in the elections.

It is a challenge between TDP supremo and KCR. It is nothing to do with Andhra people and Telangana people. But Pawan Kalyan has been attacking KCR and TRS leaders for their ‘return gift’ comments.

Actors and writers like Chinni Krishna, Posani and Kona Venkat had raised a question why is that Pawan Kalyan getting offended with KCR’s return gift which is intended for Chandrababu Naidu. What is the deal between you and CBN, they cornered Pawan Kalyan.

Realizing that he got exposed, now he has changed the tune in the same meeting the other day.

“If KCR returns the gift to Chandrababu Naidu, I don’t have any issue but he should enter into AP democratically. He should not back YS Jagan,” he said.

Everyone has now learned that Pawan Kalyan is singing the tune of Naidu.

Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka for Pawan Kalyan

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In a surprise move, Pawan Kalyan is contesting from two assembly constituencies – Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram. He has announced this decision a while ago.

Gajuwaka is one of the assembly constituencies in the Visakhapatnam district. The constituency has highest population of Kapus. Media has been reporting that Pawan Kalyan would contest from here for many reasons.

However, he choosing Bhimavaram as other constituency came as a big surprise. It is known fact that Pawan Kalyan holds more impact in Godavari districts.

Perhaps, he wanted to hold his strength in this region by contesting here as second option.

Was JD’s entry into JSP a strategic move?

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The entry of retired IPS officer and former joint director of Central Bureau of Investigation V V Lakshminarayana into Jana Sena Party headed by actor Pawan Kalyan on Sunday, at a time when there was a talk that he would actually join the Telugu Desam Party, came as a surprise to many.

The general impression one would get from the development is that Lakshminarayana had to join the Jana Sena Party after he did not get any assurance for the party ticket from TDP president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

There were reports that Naidu is likely to field Lakshminarayana from Bhimili assembly constituency and shift his son Nara Lokesh to Visakhapatnam (north). Ganta Srinivasa Rao, who is representing Bhimili at present, will be fielded from Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency.

But after Naidu announced the candidates’ list, Lakshminarayana has apparently realized that he is not going to get the TDP ticket. Since he is very serious about contesting the elections, he had no other choice but to join the Jana Sena in the presence of Pawan Kalyan.

However, there is a talk in the political circles that JD’s entry into the Jana Sena Party is just a strategic move. Apparently, Naidu realized that there would be more damage than benefit to the TDP if Lakshminaryana joins the party and contests elections.

The YSR Congress party already started negative propaganda that Lakshminarayana had already been in nexus with Naidu in foisting cases against YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in 2012 and sending him to jail.

The recent letter released by Naidu, purported to have been written by former Enforcement Director Karnal Singh to former CBI director Alok Varma in May 2017 exposing a quid pro quo deal involving Jagan was also attributed to Naidu-JD nexus.

In a bid to avoid this controversy, Naidu did not give him the party ticket. However, he reportedly showed an alternative route to JD for his political entry – that is Jana Sena Party.

According to an unwritten agreement, JD will contest on JSP ticket in the LS polls and the TDP will support him indirectly.

If JD wins, he can come back into the TDP fold later. So, it is a strategic move.

If Lakshminarayana is very sincere about his politics, he has to go hammer and tongs at Naidu and TDP during the elections. If he doesn’t make any criticism of Naidu, it clearly establishes that JD and Naidu are hand in glove!