- Jana Sena sidelined, BJP to go ahead
- AP BJP in-charge Muralidhar confirms news on Twitter
- Pours water on Jana Sena cadre’s enthusiasm
Tirupathi: Its tough time for Jana Sena leader and cadre as APBJP in charge Muralidhar confirmed that BJP will contest in the upcoming Tirupathi by poll. After a lengthy meeting with Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan and AP BJP President Somu Veerraju, it was decided that the BJP will contest in upcoming Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll, said Muralidhar.
Jana Sena cadre keen on TPT
Jana Sena leaders have been trying hard to impress upon the BJP leader that it should contest in the Tirupati by-election. They also requested their chief not to leave the seat for BJP as only they can give a tough fight rather than Saffron. It is true that Jana Sena has good vote bank compared to BJP in Tirupathi or even in AP. Recent panchayat Elections proved that Jana Sena is surging in AP state. The party had got nearly 17% vote share. This is almost 3 times increase in vote share when compared to 2019 Assembly elections for the party. At this time, the decision that BJP will contest in Tirupati is just pouring cold water on the enthusiasm of Jana Sena cadre.
PK in dilemma
Pawan Kalyan (PK) after entering alliance with BJP was almost in a dilemma whether to move forward or not. He gave a statement in Hyderabad that his party will contest in GHMC elections, but in last minute he dropped his idea. Late his cadre felt that at least party will contest in Tirupati bypoll. Now the decision surely looks to be pushing the cadre towards soar mode as they almost started campaigning in Tirupati for Jana Sena.
Tirupati bypoll was necessitated due to the sudden demise of sitting YCP MP Durga Prasad.