BSP chief Mayawati confirmed that her party and Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena would fight together in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
After BSP chief Mayawati confirmed that her party and Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena would fight together in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan said, "We would like to see Behen ji Mayawati ji as the Prime Minister of our country, this is our wish and our ardent desire."
BSP chief Mayawati, while announcing that the seats have finalised between the parties, said, "It will be great to see Pawan as AP chief minister. We will soon be beginning our campaign."
Pawan’s move came at a time when election analysts saw the Jana Sena and Left parties alliance as a weak combination, and not a convincing third alternative to the voters in 2019.
Jana Sena is banking heavily on the polarisation of the Kapu caste vote bank in favour of Pawan Kalyan, who is also expected to get support from youth and his fans cutting across other castes as well, though in smaller percentages.
Established in 2014, the Jana Sena will be jumping into the political battlefield for the first time this year.
The party has announced candidates for 32 Assembly and six Lok Sabha seats in AP. It has made a head start becoming the first party in the state to announce the first list of candidates as well as the manifesto.
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Last Updated Mar 15, 2019, 3:10 PM IST