Jana Sena Party founded by power star Pawan Kalyan might not field candidates in all the 175 seats in Andhra Pradesh assembly in 2019 elections and might test its ground only in select constituencies.
One would get this impression from the statement of Pawan Kalyan himself during his interaction with digital team members on Thursday, which was telecast on Saturday.
He said he would have to assess his party’s strength and based on its actual capacity, he would decide whether his party would contest in all the seats or only in a specific number.
“I will take a decision only in December 2018 on the number of seats our party would contest in 2019 assembly elections – whether it would be all the 175 seats or only select constituencies,” he said, much to the disappointment of his fans.
Pawan is also still in a state of confusion as to whether he should fight alone or ally with another party or support the other parties as he had done in 2014.
“We are still in the formative stage. Our focus now is on strengthening our party. I have not made up by mind on supporting other parties. As of now, I am neutral,” he said.
He also added that his political ambition is not about securing seats in the elections, but to work for social change and authoritative position is only part of this process. He said he would dedicate 25 years of his life to politics.
About his stand on special category status, Kalyan said that he would not use it gain political mileage. He noted the central government is giving special package instead and that the NDA government has clarified its limitations and objections to give the SCS.
He advised opposition leader Jagan and the YSRCP to take up the issue in the legislature.