The statement issued by Jana Sena Party chief and power star Pawan Kalyan on Monday that his party would be contesting elections in 175 assembly seats in the Telugu states has created a lot of confusion among the people as well as his followers.
Pawan sent the message to his party cadre through a statement instead of his regular medium Twitter. But the statement says the Jana Sena would contest 175 seats in Telugu states – which means both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
He also made it clear that his party would contest the elections only in those areas where it was strong enough.
Though his statement appeared to be very clear, the number he has mentioned has created confusion. There are in all 175 seats in Andhra Pradesh. So, when Pawan said his party would contest in 175 seats, it implies that he would be contesting only in Andhra Pradesh.
Secondly, the Jana Sena Party cannot afford to contest in Telangana, because he was a strong critic of bifurcation and many a times, he openly said the bifurcation had done a lot of injustice to Andhra Pradesh.
Probably, he has realised that he might not win a single seat in Telangana, since the Jana Sena does not have enough strength here. So, whatever strength Pawan has, it must be only on Andhra Pradesh. Hence, he might have referred to the number 175.
If that is the case, why did Pawan say Telugu states? May be he does not want to create an impression that he is no force in Telangana, thereby disappointing his fans!