JanaSena alliance with BJP stood as the page-turner in the state politics but also left both ruling and opposition in splits. While the leader has been taking an active stand against the ‘three capital’ issue, the alliance brought new hopes in the Amaravati farmers. Though the state BJP unit announced its support to the farmers with senior leader Kanna Lakshminarayana holding a number of protests, centre refused to come to the rescue of farmers. In a recent clarification, BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao stated that Centre will not, in any circumstances intervene in the State Capital issue. Hours after which JanaSena Chief started off to New Delhi triggering speculations. Pawan’s visit came close on the heels of the actor-turned-politician meeting the women farmers who were injured in the Assembly siege incident.
It has been a busy two-day schedule for Pawan Kalyan with a series of meetings with BJP senior leaders. While he met with Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman on Wednesday, Pawan also held a meeting with the new BJP president JP Nadda today. Though the agenda of the visit was not stated on an official note, JanaSena sources revealed that their chief wants to take the intensity of Amaravati issue before the BJP high command. Reports stated that in his one-hour meeting with the Finance Minister, Pawan talked about the atrocities of Police who allegedly assaulted women farmers during the protests.
But to the irony, in a press meet on Wednesday evening, Pawan Kalyan took to the media reiterating, GVL’s statement that the three capital issue has nothing to do with Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Home Minister Amit Shah and it is a unilateral decision taken by YSRCP. This has come as a shock of sorts to the party cadre and farmers who were waiting for Centre’s interference. Did Pawan visit Delhi to persuade BJP big heads over their intervention? In that case, did Pawan hint that he failed in doing so? However, the leader clearly stated that he would not stop fighting for Amaravati farmers.