In a boost to the Jana Sena, popular Tollywood actor Ram Charan Teja is all set to campaign for uncle Pawan Kalyan. The move is believed to add value to the electoral debutante Jana Sena.
Vijayawada: Actor Ram Charan Teja joined the campaign for his uncle and Jana Sena party president Pawan Kalyan in Bhimavaram. Pawan Kalyan has resumed campaigning after a two-day rest when he took ill.
Pawan Kalyan's nephew and actor Varun Tej and actor Allu Arjun are also expected to join the Jana Sena’s election campaign.
Sources in the Jana Sena Party said the Ram Charan will begin campaigning for Pawan Kalyan from Sunday and cover Anakapalle, Pendurthi and Gajuwaka, the second seat Pawan Kalyan is contesting from in Visakhapatnam.
On Monday, Ram Charan will cover places in the East Godavari district and the day after, he will travel to the West Godavari district.
Ram Charan applauded the Jana Sena’s election manifesto on social media and also wished the party candidates good luck.
Ram Charan had also campaigned for the Praja Rajyam Party which is now defunct. PRP was founded by his father and actor Chiranjeevi.
Political analysts believe that Ram Charan campaigning for the Jana Sena will attract crowds because of his mass appeal and connect with the youth.
Pawan Kalyan’s brother and actor Naga Babu had also joined the party last month and will contest from the Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency.
Pawan has been active in politics for about a decade, but this is the first time that he has actually contested.
He had campaigned for the PRP in 2009. In the 2014 polls, he went with the TDP-BJP and campaigned for them.
Andhra Pradesh, which is expected to see a multi-cornered fight, has 175 Assembly and 25 Parliament constituencies.
The Jana Sena this year is contesting from all of them in an alliance with Left parties, CPI and CPM.
Andhra Pradesh will go to polls on April 11.
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Last Updated Apr 7, 2019, 4:54 PM IST