Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had arrived at the capital the other day and had closeted with the party leaders and workers from different parts of the State. He admitted the party’s debacle in the just-concluded elections. He told everyone that he could not spare time for the campaign and had no financial support like the Telugu Desam Party or the YSR Congress, to influence the voters.
He admitted his own defeat at Gajuwaka and Narsapuram constancies and said that he should have spared some more time in these two constituencies for election campaign. He felt that people wanted to see him in their constituency, which he could not fulfil due to the pressure from other candidates.
While admitting the 2019 general election as a lesson for the party, he asked the rank and file to gear up for the panchayat raj and municipal elections in the State, which are due in the next couple of months. He wanted the party leaders, perhaps all the contestants, to stay in the villages and prepare the groundwork to win majority local bodies.
The Jana Sena chief said he would increase his mass contact programmes to reach out to more people covering more areas in the days to come. He wanted the rank and file not to get disappointed with the defeat in the Assembly and Parliament elections. He asked them to work with greater commitment to prove the new age politics of the Jana Sena. “Power in every election is not important. Our vision is not for 25 kgs of rice that the government gives to the people, but the 25 years of future of the people,” he told them categorically, inspiring them to get back into the work.
The Jana Sena is now getting ready for the local body polls to prove its strength among the people. “Let us win where we lost,” is the slogan that Pawan Kalyan had given them. It is now to be seen how the actor-turned politician would revive his party and record some victories in its account.