Pawan Kalyan's Delhi tour puts a lid on BJP-Jana Sena breakup rumours

Wed Sep 08 2021 17:06:02 GMT+0530 (IST)

At a time when there are furious debates over the continuance of Jana Sena's alliance with the BJP,  Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan sprang a surprise by suddenly landing in Delhi. Though it is being said that he is in Delhi to attend the wedding reception of Union Minister Prahlad Joshi's daughter,  he is likely to have informal conversations with the top guns of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The meet assumes significance in view of the rumours that Pawan Kalyan was planning to break the alliance with the BJP. Interestingly, neither Pawan nor BJP made any announcements about breaking up of the alliance. But, there was a raging debate in the media that he is planning to align with the TDP. There was talk of a growing divide between the BJP and the Jana Sena. It was being said that both the parties were not in consultation with one another and that there is no coordination while planning protests.

The relations between the BJP and Jana Sena hit the rock-bottom after the April bypolls for Tirupati. After that the party leaders did not even consult one another on any issue. But, a couple of weeks ago, BJP state chief Somu Veerraju and Pawan Kalyan met in a hotel in Vijayawada and discussed several issues.  Despite that there were rumours that the alliance was about to break and that Pawan was considering joining hands with the TDP.  Amidst all these, Pawan's Delhi tour happened. The last time Pawan went to Delhi to meet BjP leaders was in February this year.

But,  hours before going to Delhi, Pawan Kalyan took on the YS Jagan government for putting curbs on the Ganesha festival in the state. In a strongly worded statement, Pawan Kalyan said that this was a clear case of discrimination against the religious beliefs of the majority community. He said there were no curbs on YSR death anniversary programmes.  Now, both Jana Sena and the BJP are speaking in the same tone. This goes to show that the two parties are set to work together on various issues in AP.