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Why Is Pawan Soft-Pedalling On Naidu?

Why Is Pawan Soft-Pedalling On Naidu?

For the last few weeks, there has been a significant change in the attitude of actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan towards Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Pawan has virtually stopped attacking the TDP in general and Naidu in particular.

On the other hand, Naidu, too, has been sparing Pawan from his aggressive attack on the opposition, including YSR Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

So, what could be the reason for this sudden bonhomie between the Jana Sena and TDP?

According to reports coming from Amaravati, the immediate reason for Pawan tilting towards the TDP is the latest friendship between Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR Congress.

In fact, Pawan Kalyan was expecting that he would have a tie-up with the TRS. He went all the way to the residence of TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao and praised his government’s schemes.

He even extended an indirect support to the TRS in the assembly elections without fielding the candidates and his party leaders openly campaigned for the TRS in some constituencies in Hyderabad.

But things changed after the Telangana elections, in which the TRS won with a thunderous majority.

The TRS chief completely ignored him and went for a tie-up with the YSRC. This made Pawan Kalyan rethink on his political stand.

For the record sake, Pawan Kalyan declared that his party would contest in all the 175 assembly seats in the upcoming elections, but he might not find enough candidates.

There is no party network and the cadre base for Jana Sena and so, he might find it difficult to contest alone.

Pawan knows that if he contests the elections, he would end up with two or three seats and that would bring down his image drastically.

So, he wants to get associated with the TDP, so that if Naidu comes back to power, the YSRC would become irrelevant and in the long-run, Jana Sena would emerge as an effective alternative.

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