Kasula Pratap Reddy
Is Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan going to become a pawn in TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu‘s political chessboard? An open letter addressed to Pawan Kalyan by former minister and eminent Kapu leader Harirama Jogaiah gives the answer yes.
Jogaiah, in his letter, said that Chandrababu wants to use Pawan Kalyan to come to power in AP. Jogaiah says that the 2019 elections prove that TDP could not have won without Jana Sena’s support. Jogaiah told Pawan Kalyan that if the Kapus want to come to power in AP, they should insist on allocating enough seats besides CM post, to Jana Sena in the adjustment of seats.
Jogaiah said that “Yellow media” is propagating that around 30 assembly seats out of the total 175 have been allotted to Jana Sena. And that Pawan has almost agreed to this number. If this is true, there is a risk that people will assume that Pawan Kalyan has agreed to hand over the political power and CM post to TDP. Jogaiah advised Pawan that the CM post should be shared on rotation basis between TDP and Sena.
Jana Sena will have to contest at least 50 seats in AP. He said that Jana Sena’s alliance with TDP is not to hand over the power Naidu. Jogaiah asked if Chandrababu can make an announcement that Pawan Kalyan will be the Chief Minister for two and a half years even if lesser seats are given, asked Jogaiah in his letter.
In this context, it is being analyzed that the parties which have allied with TDP in the past are gradually getting weaker. Left parties (CPI, CPM) allied with TDP have now reached a stage where they are negotiating for one seat and two seats. BJP, which had earlier allied with TDP in Andhra Pradesh state, has also not weakened. Now TDP has allied with Jana Sena.
“Naidu may crush Jana Sena”
If Chandrababu comes to power, it is said that Jana Sena will be crushed. They say that if Pawan Kalyan agrees to the conditions and brings TDP to power, Jana Sena would be giving Naidu a knife to cut his throat. Meanwhile, it seems that Chandrababu has put on Pawan Kalyan the responsibility of bringing BJP into the alliance. The chances of BJP joining the alliance are very slim.
It can be understood from Hariram Jogaiah’s letter that a section of Kapus who are supporting Pawan Kalyan are deeply unhappy with the latest developments. Despite discussions between Chandrababu and Pawan Kalyan, the distribution of seats did not reach a conclusion. It is not clear which seats should be allotted to Jana Sena. At the last minute, there are chances that Chandrababu will put Pawan Kalyan in an unavoidable situation.
Earlier, Pawan Kalyan unilaterally announced that he was forging an alliance with TDP. While continuing in the BJP-led NDA, he is continuing his alliance with the TDP. On one side, BJP leaders are announcing that there will be an alliance with the Jana Sena. How the alliance of BJP and Jana Sena will continue in the next elections is a situation that cannot be said. On the whole, there is a doubt whether Pawan Kalyan is running unusual politics.
(Kasula Pratap Reddy is Editor of www.kprnews.com)