A postman’s grandson, constable’s son…

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan claimed that he had the right to become the chief minister of the State. He discounted the claims of YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy and Telugu Desam Party general secretary Nara Lokesh aspiring to be the chief minister. “Why only the chief minister’s son to aspire to be the next chief minister? Why not a postman’s grandson and a constable’s son to aspire?” Pawan Kalyan asked at his much-publicised Jana Sena marathon walk across Godavari on Dowleswaram barrage.

He said his grandfather was a postman and his father a constable who lived a simple life. He had given up his film career only to prove that a common man can aspire to become chief minister and serve the people better than the sons of the chief minister. He further claimed that he had come to public life to give a better and quality governance than the corruption promoted by Jaganmohan Reddy and Nara Lokesh.

For the first time Pawan Kalyan had announced his party leaders to stand behind him on the dais, which he did not allow in the past. Though none of them was allowed to speak from the dais in his presence, as a couple of leaders addressed the crowd before Pawan reached the venue, allowing others to stand by him on the dais, was some welcome change from this on-screen politician.

A leader claiming to keep transparency and accountability in politics is still a long way ahead of him to go to prove that he is successful. What he now has around him is the riffraff and unruly youth who even throw the party flag at him and who refuse to give him way many a time. This unruly crowd will not help him win the election. He needs to have the people around him, the true voters, if this postman’s grandson and constable’s son has to become the chief minister of the state.

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