History, they say, repeats itself, first as a farce and then as tragedy. Jana Sena appears to be a repeat of Praja Rajyam. Younger brother seems to be following the footsteps of his brother. Like Chiru, Pawan too is contesting from two seats. This shows the fear of defeat or confusion. If you win from both the seats, you have to vacate one and cause a byelection. If you lose one or both the seats, then it is loss of face.
Chiru too had contested from Palakole and Tirupati, both Kapu dominated constituencies. He lost in Palakole, but managed to win from Tirupati. Despite Tirupati victory, Chiru could never really recover from this insult in Palakole. Pawan too is contesting from both Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka. Pawan himself indicated this in the morning and the party confirmed it by afternoon.
Many feel that he should have contested from one seat forthe assembly and one for the Lok Sabha. This would have enabled him to choose from one of the two options.
As the elections are approaching, the Jana Sena has definitely lost its momentum and is now struggling for candidates. In many places, the party backers have lost the will to fight. Many of the candidates are not in a position to spend during the elections. Party watchers say the party might end up losing security deposits in over 100 seats. Seeing this plight, one cannot but think that Praja Rajyam was far better than Jana Sena.