Kannada politics is different. Everything is unique. Not just religion and mutts but film stars too have their impact. Many Kannada stars are already playing key role in politics. This time several heads of mutts are also gearing up to enter poll fray. Emulating Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, they are coming forward. The votes of Telugu people in Karnataka border areas are also significant. In this context, Telugu film star appear busy in the elections.
Two leading heroes who are brothers are reportedly preparing to campaign on behalf of the parties of that state. They are no other than Chiru and his younger brother and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan. However, they are not going to campaign from one party. They will be moving in their own direction. In the previous elections Chiranjeevi had campaigned on behalf of Congress party. Then Chiru was the central minister. He campaigned in areas with large Telugu people and Congress won the elections. Thus his campaign has become a sentiment for the Congress party.
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee sources declared that this time took Chiranjeevi will campaign on behalf of Siddaramaiah. There are reports that megastar Chiranjeevi will address some public meetings in Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka border districts. However, there is still no clarity with regard to Pawan Kalyan. It is being said that he will campaign on behalf of JDS but he will come under criticism for participating in elections campaign in Karnataka at a time when special status campaign is intensifying in Andhra Pradesh.
Pawan Kalyan also has good relations with JDS leader Kumaraswamy. Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil had a meeting with Pawan Kalyan when the former had come to Hyderabad for promotion of a film. Nikhil reportedly requested him to campaign for JDS and Pawan Kalyan responded positively. There are reports that in Karnataka JDS had a secret understanding with BJP. Telugu people living in that state are also angry with BJP for denying Andhra Pradesh the special status. In this context, several leaders are saying that Pawan Kalyan may not campaign for JDS. Meanwhile, on one hand Kumaraswamy and on the other Siddaramaiah are trying to rope in Kannada star Sudeep. However, it may be noteworthy that more Kannada stars are in BJP.