Pawan Kalyan: The man who definitely helped TDP rise to power in 2014. The man who took the role of opposition ‘Leader’ when people were feeling if we have one. The man who heard people’s voices and travelled with them. Respected and devoted Pawan Kalyan, the sainik of the Janasainiks. This is a clear shout out post to his intention and his efforts that definitely stole people’s hearts but not votes.
This man was definitely the reason for the swing in TDP or things wouldn’t have been what they were for TDP. Had he really intended to take up a ministry, it wouldn’t have been difficult for him to get a post either at the centre or the state given the rapport and the terms he had with BJP and TDP back then; He still chose not to and this in a way is appreciable and may be not as well.
His lack of stability and inconsistency is something he may have to work on. I think we also need to stop comparing him with another PRP(This is definitely worth another post and my respect for Megastar Chiranjeevi increased multi-fold after this elections and learnings about what yellow media did) and start seeing it as Janasena Party. We definitely need to appreciate his efforts during instances related to Uddhanam, farmer issues and many such. This man clearly filled the void of the leader of opposition.
The call for clean and healthy politics was good. In a way this was the reason hat he distances himself from TDP seeing the way things were shaping out. Having said this, YSRCP wasn’t any pure soul making him focus on both of them and not locking his target. I hoped he will become a king maker and create some impact but things didn’t work out the way he/many/I wanted. If YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is given an opportunity as a CM, even PK should have been given a chance as an MLA. (क्या जाता था?)
I think yellow media played a pretty big role in maligning his image and also not covering him. We are a nation who rely and believe a lot of stuff that is shown on media and this definitely impacted him and his party. I recollect the instance where Mr. VV/JD Lakshmi Narayana went and met PK; he carried a bag along with him and there were posts about money being circulated for seats. Such things really damaged the image. When someone like JD/VV trusts and backs PSPK it definitely is something we need to think about. I really wishes people of Visakhapatnam were a bit more strategic and choose V. V. Lakshmi Narayana (JD) as their representative. The voice of Vizag or Andhra Pradesh would have been heard if it was him representing the constituency. (This was a foolish step for sure and I am glad the numbers were good but should have been best for making a difference.) PK/& JDs win would have given the common man a voice in the Assembly/& Parliament.
I honestly feel we missed a golden opportunity here. A man who fought and won over a leader’s corrupt practices. Couldn’t win over the same guy in a different ground and we are the ones responsible for his loss. If I ever wanted something to happen so badly, it was this it was the win of this educated man from the city of Destiny. His loss hit me hard and I’d hope that he stays there and represents Visakhapatnam the next time for sure. 2 Lakh+ votes without distributing money is awesome but real estate and film money defeated him in a realistic way. As always and as the saying goes “Nice men finish last”, this indeed happened.
His journey has begun and he definitely will be an alternative force in case he can sustain for the next 5 – 10 years. Strengthening his party will be a big challenge. In times where people with good intentions and organizations like Loksatta PARTY couldn’t make a long-lasting impact. Treading the path he intends to is definitely an uphill task. However, it’s all about the journey and utilizing the opportunities that come his way and wishing him and the state of AP all the very best.
Wishing JanaSena Party All the very best for the future and congratulating them for the first step taken.
P. S: This isn’t any paid post and are purely my views. I like this picture and this isn’t a biased post or a fan speaking I tried to be as neutral as possible.