The yatra would begin from the famous Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple located in Karimnagar district.

No word on alliances but Pawan Kalyan to begin political yatra from Telangana templeImage: Facebook/Jana Sena Party
news Politics Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:15

Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan is all set to embark on a ‘political voyage’ ahead of the 2019 Assembly elections in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The Jana Sena Party founder said that he would begin his yatra from the famous Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple located in Karimnagar district, where Hanuman is the presiding deity.

“I have decided to start my non-stop political journey from Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple, which is a sacred place on the Telugu land. I am coming to people from this holy place to study and understand the problems being faced by them in the two Telugu-speaking States,” he said in a press release, issued via Twitter.

He also put up another tweet, with a photo of the temple.

Pawan Kalyan had earlier raised eyebrows on New Year’s eve, after he met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at the latter's camp office in Hyderabad, Pragathi Bhavan.

The duo, known to be bitter critics who have lashed out at each other on several occasions in the past, were seen shaking hands and talking to each other.

The Chief Minister's Office said that the Jana Sena Party chief met KCR as part of a courtesy call on New Year. The meeting lasted for over an hour.

Kalyan, who floated Jana Sena ahead of the elections in 2014, extended full support to the TDP-BJP combine back then and addressed rallies along with Modi.

Kalyan was specially invited for Modi's swearing-in ceremony as the former was instrumental in the combine's victory in AP.

He fell out with BJP after the latter failed to fulfill the poll promise to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh. He has maintained that it is too early to decide alliances for the 2019 election in the state.

However, he has registered himself as a voter in Eluru town of Andhra Pradesh, and announced that he will contest the state’s Assembly elections in 2019.