Vijayawada: In a span of eight months, since Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy led YSRCP came into power in Andhra Pradesh, two political parties have joined hands giving rise to BJP-JSP alliance. Actor turned politician and chief of Jana Sena Party Pawan Kalyan, on Thursday shared the dais with BJP leaders in AP and announced a new alliance envisaged to combat the ruling YSRCP, with a common minimum programme (CMP) to go for 2024 polls, together.
With BJP-JSP joining hands, the message is loud and clear that the Saffron that has no charismatic face in AP has embraced the actor to make inroads. The actor announced that their alliance will initially aim at local bodies’ elections, 'as a preparatory exercise'. Their next target would be the 2024 elections and will emerge as the third alternative in the State, Pawan Kalyan said .
Blaming the TDP for the special status issue, the JSP Chief Pawan Kalyan analysed that TDP lost the right of demanding special status, as it has agreed for special package. He also demanded 20 member team of YSRCP MPs, to take equal responsibility for the said issue. The JSP President stated that by setting up of High Court in Kurnool, Rayalaseema the area won’t see any development. Pawan Kalyan has also stated that TDP miserably failed in extending its support to the farmers.
On asking about his inclination towards the left parties, Pawan Kalyan clarified that he didn’t have any commitment towards them and worked with the BJP even before joining hands with the Left parties.
Pawan Kalyan seems to have his thoughts for CAA intact before he appeared for the BJP-RSS press conference . While speaking to reporters, he claimed to study the research papers published by Shyam Prasad Mukherjee Institute. The actor alleged that Pakistan has violated the agreement of taking care of the minorities by the respective Governments of India and Pakistan, after the division of the Country. He questioned the Left parties as to what they did, to rescue the Hindu minorities residing in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
However, Pawan Kalyan has evaded several questions posed by the correspondents , like what prompted him to join hands with BJP, in so much hurry. Speaking on the alliance of BJP and JSP, the YSRCP has questioned the necessity of third alternative in the State.