Hyderabad, Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan, who launched his ‘praja yatra’ in Telangana on Monday, said his Jana Sena party will do constructive politics in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
He told reporters in Karimnagar town that he will not unnecessarily pick up fights with the governments or make statements to create political instability.
The actor said Jana Sena will study people’s issues and try to resolve them by bringing them to the notice of the respective governments.
Pawan said the number of seats his party will contest in both the Telugu states will be decided before the elections. “We will contest wherever we are strong and this will be decided in consultation with the party workers.”
On his maiden political tour after announcing last year that Jana Sena will contest the 2019 elections in both the states, he said he will interact with party workers over the next two days. The party will thoroughly study the people’s problems in Telangana.
He defended his recent meeting with Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The Jana Sena chief said Rao played a key role in the formation of Telangana and that was why people reposed faith in him.
He also praised the Chief Minister, saying he was working hard to solve people’s problems.
The actor announced that he will launch ‘praja yatra’ in Andhra Pradesh on January 27 from Anantapur. He will visit Ongole to study the problems faced by people due to fluorosis and kidney ailments. This will be followed by a visit to tribal areas in Visakhapatnam district.
Earlier, Kalyan began his tour after worshipping at a temple at Kondagattu in Jagtiyal district.
The Jana Sena party chief, who along with a large number of supporters and fans reached the town from Hyderabad, offered prayers at Anjaneyaswamy temple. He also donated Rs 11 lakh to the temple.
Earlier, the actor left Hyderabad after his Anna Lezhneva performed some religious rituals. The motorcade of 50 vehicles reached Kondagattu in the afternoon.
Before the start of ‘yatra’, Kalyan formally launched social media handle of Veera Mahila, the women’s wing of the party. He said it would focus on women security and empowerment.
Kalyan had campaigned for the TDP-BJP alliance in the 2014 election but distanced himself from both the parties last year.
Pawan, who himself plans to contest from Andhra Pradesh, chose Kodangattu to launch his political campaign as it was here that he had a narrow escape when a high tension wire fell on him during campaigning in the 2009 elections.
Pawan was then campaigning for Praja Rajyam, the party floated by his elder brother and superstar Chiranjeevi.
After the defeat in the 2014 elections, Chiranjeevi merged his party with the Congress.