Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan said that his party is getting ready to contest all the Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in the State in the next elections. Currently touring in the Ananthapur district of Rayalaseema region, Pawan Kalyan said his party was getting the mechanism ready to face the elections. He said that the party would field its candidates for all the 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in the State. However, he was elusive on having alliance with the parties and said that the alliance would be decided only after the schedule was released.
The Jana Sena had skipped the Telangana elections claiming that it was not ready as the elections were advanced. The party remained neutral with Pawan Kalyan asking the Telangana voters to use their wisdom while exercising their franchise. He wanted the Telangana voters to vote for those who work for their development and welfare and not to be carried away by the poll promises.
The Jana Sena, which was founded before the 2014 elections had finally started recruitment of the leaders after its two-year long recruitment drive for the cadre. While it is not known whether the party had completed the exercise of recruiting writers, speakers and others as required and announced earlier, the party is now focusing on recruiting new leaders ahead of the elections.
The entry of former speaker Nadendla Manohar was a good beginning for the party as his entry followed the enrolment of former ministers Balaraju from STs and Kishore Babu from the SCs. Pawan finds this as good beginning for him and his ideology that goes in for the social justice.
Besides Manohar, Balaraju and Kishore Babu, the party, as of now has two more senior leaders, Madasu Gangadharam and Thota Chandrasekhar, who can be counted for the poll battle. There is a long list to be filled – 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats – in the next five months.