After floating his party in 2014, Pawan had teamed up with the TDP-BJP alliance and shared stage with Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu.

Told Pawan to join fight against BJP AP CM hints at re-alliance with Jana SenaFile image of Pawan and Naidu meet in May 2014
news Politics Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 16:54

A recent event in Amaravathi become a venue for interesting political development in Andhra Pradesh. At the event, state Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu dropped hints about a 'possible re-alliance' with Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party (JSP).

This comes amidst his series of scathing remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, blaming him for the country not benefiting from his policies. He also continued to corner Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and his opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy, by calling them 'Middle Modi' and Junior Modi' respectively.

While releasing as many as 10 white papers on Tuesday as he explained the development of the state in different sectors, Chandrababu Naidu accused the Narendra Modi-led BJP government of allegedly creating hindrances against state growth.

On the occasion, the media asked the CM's response to Jagan's remark that Naidu and Pawan are allies. To this, Naidu said, “What is his (Jagan's) problem if Pawan has an alliance with us? He should first say if he is colluding with the BJP and where he stands in the national scenario. I have been seeing that he (Jagan) is attacking Pawan to make sure he would not come to us. I told Pawan Kalyan to come out and fight against the BJP and protect the rights of Andhra Pradesh.”

After floating his party in 2014, Pawan had teamed up with the TDP-BJP alliance and shared stage with Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu. However, a rift between the TDP and the JSP began in early 2018 when Pawan Kalyan withdrew his support to the TDP, calling Chandrababu's regime corrupt and his Amaravati capital project a non-inclusive one.

When further asked if he will join Pawan if he comes back, the CM said, “I will not comment on such hypothetical questions now; it's not correct.” Meanwhile, Jana Sena cadres are yet to respond to the “invitation” from the CM.

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