Pawan’s fresh statement on contesting polls in Telangana has courted a furor in Telangana politics. Although Pawan hasn’t confirmed the contest yet, he indicated that he would like to field candidates in 25 constituencies where Andhra people play a decisive role in the victory. Stating that he did not expect that elections would be held in Telangana this soon, he said, “Jana Sena was preparing for 2019 polls in both Telugu states. None of us expected it to happen this soon. Now that it has happened, at least 25 key leaders have evinced interest in contesting from Jana Sena if we took a decision to contest. We will decide about it and take a decision in 4 days.”
Sources say that Pawan wants to field his candidates in Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Warangal, and Nizamabad where there is a significant population of Andhra people.
It looks like Pawan Kalyan has discovered his sudden love for Telangana after staying silent all these years. Apparently, it is after his secret meeting with KCR recently. It is said that Pawan is trying to help KCR in Telangana by dividing votes of Mahakutami i.e TDP, Congress, TJS and CPI. Insiders say that there could be a post-poll alliance between Jana Sena and TRS where KCR will help Pawan in AP elections. This growing bonhomie between Pawan and KCR is worth the wait.
It is pertinent to note that Pawan and KCR had indulged in a war of words and mocked at each other during 2014 elections. However, the elections in the Telugu States keep throwing up surprises every single day and like they say, “there are no permanent enemies in politics.”