The State is witnessing fast developments in political arena with the parties getting ready for the next round of electoral battle. The political parties are looking for allies while being conscious of the enemies.
The CPI and the CPM, who have almost lost their ground in the State after bifurcation, are now determined to make it to the State Assembly. The two parties are targeting to have their presence felt in the Assembly after the next election. They look towards Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan as the man to help them in this mission.
Highly placed sources confirmed that both the CPI and the CPM have decided to announce Pawan Kalyan as their common candidate for the Chief Minister post. The two parties are now busy drafting their election manifestos projecting Pawan Kalyan as their common chief minister candidate. Though they wanted to announce this sometime in September, Pawan Kalyan had reportedly requested them not to make such statement now and asked them to wait for the right time.
CPM secretary, P Madhu, who served as Rajya Sabha member during late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy’s time, is now keen on getting into the State Assembly. Similarly, CPI’s Ramakrishna is dreaming of becoming an MLA at least for one term. It appears to be his life-time dream and wants Pawan Kalyan to fulfil it. Having seen how it is to be out of Assembly in the last four years, the two parties are firm on making it this time on any count.
However, Pawan Kalyan is not ready yet to be made the chief minister candidate. His manifesto document released a couple of days ago at Bhimavaram, did not go well with the people. His absolute silence on the bifurcation issues in the manifesto document failed him get the expected applause from the people.
Back in Hyderabad, Pawan Kalyan is reworking on his manifesto. He had also held a meeting of his party’s Political Affairs Committee, where he had reportedly talked about the manifesto document. It is understand that his party leaders could not give him the required boost for his manifesto which had prompted him to have a meeting with the Left parties to take a call on the final manifesto.
One wonders how Pawan Kalyan had missed the issues like special category status, railway zone, steel plant and other bifurcation issues in his manifesto document. As these are set to be the core election issues for this round, Pawan Kalyan would have included them making his stand clear to fight for them. The absence of these core issues in the manifesto and his stand on fighting for them keeps him still an immature politician.