Evangelist K A Paul is seems to be in a big conspiracy now. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, he had become part of the big conspiracy in the elections. He launched his political party in 2009 elections and contested some seats. Five years later, he had come back to active politics, with his political party, Praja Santhi Party and this time he secured a common symbol, helicopter, that resembles the YSR Congress Party’s fan symbol. Though the YSR Congress had raised objections to this symbol, Paul was able to manage and get the symbol in his favour.
More intriguing is that in upcoming elections there are at least 37 candidates in the Assembly fray from Paul’s party whose names are similar to the names of the YSR Congress candidates. There are another 4 candidates for the Lok Sabha constituency whose names are also similar to that of the YSR Congress candidates. This was not done by him intentionally as he is not that matured politician in the State politics. But, the way his candidates are listed raises some doubts over the bigger conspiracy.
For example, take Penamaluru Assembly constituency in Krishna district. The YSR Congress fielded former minister K Pardha Saradhi from here, while Paul’s Praja Santhi Party fielded one K Pardha Sarathi from here. Another former minister Daggubati Venkateswara Rao is facing a Praja Santhi Party candidate whose name is also Daggubati Venkateswarlu at Parchuru segment in Prakasam district. Same is the case with the candidates in Pamarru, Nandigama, Uravakonda, Ananthapur Urban, Dharmavaram, Rayadurgam, Penugonda and many other Assembly constituencies.
In 2014 election, YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy had four independent candidates with his name. There were 4 Jaganmohan Reddys contesting the Pulivendula Assembly seat as independents then, just to confuse the voters. This experiment is now spread all over the State taking advantage of K A Paul’s entry. This is aimed at confusing the voters with the names and he had become part of this conspiracy, the YSR Congress alleges.