Surprisingly, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, who wants to contest the 175 Assembly constituencies in the next election and dreams of coming to power during his tour in north coastal districts, is not seen or heard these days. While every politician is tuning into the election mode, he had gone to the silent mode. It looks like he is upset with the recent Lagadapati Rajagopal’s survey which was flashed by Andhra Jyothi. The survey had given zero results or insignificant presence to Jana Sena and Pawan Kalyan. Though the survey is seen as biased towards the Telugu Desam Party, the Opposition YSR Congress had ridiculed it, Pawan Kalyan appears to have taken it seriously.
Pawan Kalyan had initially planned for a 45-day long tour in the three north coastal districts. He had given several breaks to the tour – sometimes due to his own reasons and sometimes due to the non-cooperation from the local police. But, he was received well by the people whenever he was on the tour meeting the people. As it was different from his filmy schedule, the hero-turned politician found the unscheduled task tougher. In politics, being in the midst of people is not so easy as shown in the films. The politics in films are different from the practical politics and Pawan Kalyan is learning them slowly.
The Jana Sena chief who started his political career with his brother Chiranjeevi launching the Praja Rajyam Party ahead of the 2009 elections had to be silent for a few years after Chiranjeevi merged his party with the Congress. Later, ahead of the 2014 elections, Pawan Kalyan launched his Jana Sena and had aligned with the BJP and TDP. He initially tied-up with the BJP and Narendra Modi, but as the BJP aligned with the TDP, Pawan Kalyan had to extend his support to Chandrababu Naidu too. He had campaigned for the TDP and BJP in the 2014 elections and promised to stand guarantee for the promises that these two parties gave.
Once the elections were over and Narendra Modi as Prime Minister and Chandrababu Naidu as Chief Minister were found to be different once in office. They have gone back on their poll promises in the last four years pushing Pawan Kalyan away from them and align with the CPI and CPM. He began hitting hard at both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. He had even declared that he would contest alone and had taken up the tour.
A month after he launched the tour, he is neither seen nor heard these days – something different from a practical politician. Wish, Pawan Kalyan should realise it and understand the practical politics as he goes forward to face the next election.