Pawan Kalyan Announces Jana Sena and TD Alliance for 2024 Elections:
In a significant political development in Andhra Pradesh, Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan has announced his party’s alliance with Telugu Desam and expressed hope that the BJP would consider his proposal for an alliance in the upcoming state elections.
Speaking to the press in Rajahmundry after meeting with TD leader Chandrababu Naidu at the Central Prison on Thursday, he revealed their intentions to devise a joint action plan for strengthening their alliance. He emphasized the importance of consulting with their party leaders and members regarding the Jana Sena-Telugu Desam alliance. Their goal is to garner support from both parties’ leaders and members, encouraging them to work in unison to challenge the ruling YSR Congress party in the state.
Pawan Kalyan expressed his concerns about how TD leader Naidu was embroiled in the AP Skill Development Scam, while the officials responsible for the alleged lapses remained unpunished. He criticized Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for what he perceived as politically motivated actions against Naidu, causing him unnecessary trouble. Pawan Kalyan questioned the validity of implicating Naidu, who played a significant role in developing the IT sector in Hyderabad, in a scam worth Rs 371 crore.
He clarified that his decision to form an alliance with Telugu Desam was solely driven by the desire for the state’s development. Pawan Kalyan cautioned government officials working under Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to be wary, as they too could face similar cases as Naidu in the future.
He further stated that he decided against splitting the anti-Jagan Reddy votes because of what he perceived as vindictive politics, aiming to unite all those opposed to Jagan Reddy. Pawan Kalyan predicted that the YSR Congress government would only last for six months and warned that individuals involved in illegal activities such as sand mining would face consequences once their government assumed power in the state.