Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan reached Vijayawada two days ahead of the counting on May 23. He had closeted with the party leaders in the office and held prolonged discussions with them on the party’s electoral prospects.
However, in a brief chat with the media persons, the Jana Sena chief claimed that his party would form the next government in Andhra Pradesh. He brushed aside the exit poll results which have given him 1 to 2 Assembly seats. He further claimed that the survey agencies have failed to catch the pulse of the people who rallied behind the Jana Sena in large numbers and voted for the party.
The Jana Sena chief appeared strong and firm on his party’s victory in this election. He left the issue of being the main opposition status for the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress Party. He said that these two parties have fought to be the number two in the Assembly and the May 23 counting would decide which party would get the Opposition status.
Pawan Kalyan, who contested from Gajuwaka in Visakhapatnam and Bhimavaram in West Godavari district, Assembly constituencies, is confident of his victory at both the places. However, he would decide which segment to retain and which to resign. That would be after formation of the next Assembly and he would quit one of the two seats before his swearing in as the chief minister of the State.
He claimed that people have faith in his leadership to develop the State with a vision after the bifurcation. The State could not see any development in the last five years after bifurcation and people want him to take the lead and develop the State. He had come to politics with 25 years of vision not making people to depend on the dolls from the government but to learn to live on their own. Self-sustainability is what the Jana Sena proposes and his slogan had gone well deeper into the people who voted for his party.
It is now to be seen what is in store for this young leader.