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Pawan party grapples with shortage of senior leaders

Pawan party grapples with shortage of senior leaders
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Jana Sena Party (JSP) is struggling owing to lack of experienced hands to lead the party activities and to strengthen party further. Poor response...

Visakhapatnam: Jana Sena Party (JSP) is struggling owing to lack of experienced hands to lead the party activities and to strengthen party further. Poor response from senior political leaders and influential people in the society towards the party is baffling the new outfit. Currently, only party chief Pawan Kalyan is leading the programmes and after he leaves the venue, no leader is seen to prove the existence of the party in the place.

Despite Pawan Kalyan’s appeals, no influential persons in the society, intellectuals and senior leaders of political parties are coming forward to join the party. Barring a few Congress leaders who were in not-so significant posts in the party, no leader worth his salt or person has chosen the party so far.

Some senior leaders of both YSRCP and TDP, who are not happy with their high command, are also not daring to join Jana Sena. Similarly, some industrialists who are interested to dabble in politics, too are not interested in the party.

During Pawan’s latest visit to Visakhapatnam, Congress leaders Guntur Narasimha Rao, G. Bharati, former MLA Ch Venkatramaiah, Bolisetty Satya, former cricket Venugopala Rao and TDP leader Kona Tata Rao joined the party. Jana Sena leaders are said to be contacting some others leaders and influential persons in the society to invite them into the party, with no positive results so far.

A former MP and minister during Congress rule told The Hans India. “Yes. Jana Sena approached me asking to lead the party in Visakhapatnam. But I rejected the offer. The both YSRCP and TDP are established parties with strong presence at booth level. The Congress has not yet recovered from the bifurcation blow. At this juncture, leading the political activities of any party has become very costly affair now.”

In view of the approaching general elections, Pawan Kalyan has swung into the action to rope in some leaders who are not in any party. He went to former minister and former senior leader of TDP Dadi Veerabhadra Rao’s house in Anakapalle on Tuesday and invited him into the party. While responding to the Pawan Kalyan’s invitation, Veerabhadra Rao said that he would take a decision after consulting his followers.

“Leaders are not believing Jana Sena. Ignominious end of Praja Rajyam Party is haunting Jana Sena. Except for securing the support of CPI and CPM, Pawan Kalyan failed to attract any influential person in the society. One-man show can’t win the elections. It is a collective affair,” said a senior TDP leader.

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