Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had decided to lead a long march in the first week of November in support of the building workers. The Jana Sena political affairs committee had resolved to hold protest in support of the building workers, who have been starving due to the non-availability of sand in the State for the past five months.
Though the State government had introduced new sand policy in the first week of September, the sand is not moved out of the reaches as the truck operators were not supporting the government. This had forced the State government to extend financial support to the unemployed youth in the State through the finance corporations to buy new trucks and tractors and engage them for sand transport. This might take a couple of months for the new vehicles to take charge.
Meanwhile, the construction workers, whose lives depend on daily wages have been suffering and starving. The Jana Sena chief felt that he should take advantage of the situation to raise their voice and win their support. The political affairs committee had resolved to organise a long march in Visakhapatnam either on November 3 or 4. The party top leaders would also join Pawan Kalyan in the long march, besides the building workers. Party senior leader Thota Chandrasekhar was asked to make arrangements for this long march in Visakhapatnam.
The Jana Sena is critical of the YSR Congress government in the state and its witch-hunt politics, besides its failures in sand supply and other issues. The Jana Sena also alleged that the ruling YSR Congress was targeting the opposition activists and filing cases against them. The party would also highlight the political harassment by the ruling party, Pawan Kalyan said.
Meanwhile, as the local body elections are likely to be around December-January, the Jana Sena had decided to take up district wise tours to rejuvenate the party from the grassroots. The party wants to win at least a few local bodies to be vibrant at the state level. It is to be seen how the Jana Sena, which had failed in the Assembly and Parliament elections, will make its presence felt in the local bodies.