Pawan Kalyan plans his Delhi tour

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is said to be planning for his Delhi tour in the first week of March, when the Parliament meets for the budget session after a brief recession. His plans include mobilisation of support from various national and regional parties in the national capital for Andhra Pradesh, particularly for the special category status demand.

The Jana Sena chief had promised to muster the support of the required number of MPs in favour of the State if YSR Congress MPs tabled a no confidence motion against the government. The no confidence motion would require the support of the 10 per cent of the MPs which means 58 MPs to be accepted for debate and vote. There are 25 MPs from Andhra Pradesh with two for BJP and five for YSR Congress, while the rest are with the TDP. As this number, even if all the 25 back it, is not enough for the Parliament to take up the no confidence motion, he plans to muster the support of other MPs to match the number. He is banking mostly on the Left parties to help him in Delhi corridors. It is to be seen how the Left parties would come to the rescue of this political novice.

Pawan Kalyan is yet to ask his ally – the TDP – to support his efforts. He did not ask the ruling party to table a no confidence motion. He did not ask the TDP to quit the Cabinet and fight for the AP’s rights. He is silent towards his ally, but very aggressive towards the Opposition – YSR Congress. He is also not strong and aggressive in nailing the BJP or Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with whom he had shared the dais during the 2014 elections. Though he had promised the people that he would stand guarantee to the poll promises of both Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu, he is not giving the same guarantee now to question the two leaders.

He is conspicuously silent in criticising the two leaders for whom he campaigned and for whose promises he stood guarantee. People are not blind to ignore this attitude. Most politicians think and that people can be purchased at the polling booth. But that is not easy and Pawan Kalyan should learn this first.

While in Delhi, the Jana Sena chief should first meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and question him for going back on his poll promises, before he makes any move to muster support for the State. While in Delhi, Pawan Kalyan should first ask Chandrababu Naidu to support his plans to move a no confidence motion against Modi government. He should get these two things done before he makes any move to get support from the Left for the interests of the State. This is what the people of Andhra Pradesh are expecting from Pawan Kalyan, no matter with whom he is going to align in the next election.

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