All eyes are on Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan these days. The talk is all about the constituencies that these actor-turned politician is contesting in this round of election. Though he had launched his Jana Sena much before the 2014 elections, he opted to keep off from the elections in that year claiming that he was not prepared for elections. He had supported the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telugu Desam Party in the 2014 elections.
This time, he had been preparing the party rank and file to contest the election. In fact, he had already received applications from aspirants for the Assembly and Lok Sabha seats. He is also busy holding talks with the CPI and the CPM for alliance. While it was broadly agreed to go with the Left parties, the talks are inconclusive on the number of seats to be shared. The CPI and the CPM together have asked for two Assembly seats each from every district, amounting to 26 seats each (total 52 out of 175). They are also asking for at least two Lok Sabha seats each taking the total to 52 Assembly and 4 Parliament seats.
The CPI and the CPM have already submitted a list of the constituencies of their choice and have quoted their previous record in these segments. However, it is said that Pawan Kalyan is not interested to give them so many seats and asked them to come back with smaller list.
Meanwhile, the talk is on about Pawan Kalyan’s contest this time. There are rumours doing round in the political circle that he is planning to contest from two Assembly constituencies. He had promised to contest from Ananthapur district when he started his party’s campaign much ahead of this election. However, after touring the State in several phases, Pawan Kalyan is said to have zeroed in on Gajuwaka seat in Visakhapatnam and Pithapuram seat in East Godavari district. The Jana Sena leaders are advising Pawan Kalyan to contest from both these seats where his victory is assured.
However, Pawan Kalyan is yet to take a call on his seats, while he started clearing the names of his party candidates.