Former Andhra Minister Gopalakrishna meets Pawan Kalyan, joins Jana Sena

Gopala Krishna was also inducted into the party’s Political Affairs Committee.
Former Andhra Minister Gopalakrishna meets Pawan Kalyan, joins Jana Sena
Former Andhra Minister Gopalakrishna meets Pawan Kalyan, joins Jana Sena
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Former civil supplies minister and former four-time Kakinada city MLA M Gopalakrishna joined actor-politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena in the presence of its chief on Saturday.

Gopala Krishna, who was also a former Minister in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet prior to bifurcation was inducted into the Jana Sena's Political Affairs Committee (PAC). A former member of the Telugu Desam Party, and he switched to the YSRCP in 2016.

He also attended a PAC meeting on Saturday, which discussed the formations of various party committees in Andhra Pradesh. The committee also decided to host a meeting with the party's IT professionals in Hyderabad next month.

Meanwhile, Pawan Kalyan discussed the upcoming Assembly elections in Telangana. He asked party members to get ready, and also discussed possible political alliances.

He further stated that the State Co-ordination Committee and Greater Hyderabad Committees would be set up in a few days. He also discussed possible political alliances in Telangana in view.

Earlier this week, the Jana Sena party released its manifesto vision for 2019 elections in Andhra Pradesh.

Stating that a more detailed manifesto would be released soon, the Jana Sena party said that their 12-point agenda included 33% political reservation for women in Assemblies and Parliament, free LPG cylinders to housewives and a monthly deposit of Rs. 2,500–3,500 in bank accounts in place of ration.

The party also promised 'opportunity based increase of 5% in reservations to BCs, besides reservation for the Kapu community by way of inclusion in the 9th Schedule, besides a conciliatory solution for SC categorisation'.

In May this year, Pawan Kalyan said that his party would contest all 175 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh during the 2019 polls.

The actor had floated Jana Sena on the eve of 2014 elections, but did not contest the polls and campaigned for BJP-TDP alliance. He fell out with BJP after the latter failed to fulfil the poll promise to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

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