Followed by a crucial meeting on Thursday, BJP and JanaSena have officially announced their alliance at Vijayawada in a press meeting. In what can be called as a page-turning move in the state politics, JanaSena Chief Pawan Kalyan and BJP state unit President Kanna Lakshmi Narayana flagged off the alliance stating that both the parties would work together in the upcoming local and the 2024 assembly elections. This announced came days after Pawan Kalyan met with BJP Working President JP Nadda and other senior party leaders in New Delhi.
Speaking to the media, the actor-turned-politician expressed confidence over winning the 2024 elections. “We will work for corruption-free and caste-ridden governance calling it an end to dynastic politics in the state,” he added. While JanaSena Political Affairs Committee chairman Nadendla Manohar represented their party, state president Kanna Lakshminarayana, Rajya Sabha member G V L Narasimha Rao and party state in-charge Sunil Deodhar and senior leader Puranseawari represented the BJP at Thursday’s meeting.
Though an anticipated move, the announcement came as a major jolt for the ruling YSRCP and Chief Minister Jagan who has been facing allegations to take decisions with an iron fist. A few of the political analyst has already opined that the decisions taken by Jagan have been discursively helping JanaSena gain momentum. Adding to this, the ‘three capital’ proposal has now stood as a stepping stone for reuniting the old allies BJP and JanaSena. As stated in the press meet, BJP took no qualms to accept Pawan’s alliance proposal which in turn gave a shocker to YSRCP. While the Kanna and Pawan openly warned the YSRCP leader to take a strong stand in support of farmers, a section of senior politicians opined that this will indeed start a rough patch.