Crucial meeting of TD, Jana Sena in Rajahmundry today
The JS has for long been advocating unity of all the Opposition parties in AP, including the BJP, to defeat the YSRC in the 2024 elections
Vijayawada: All eyes are on the Joint Action Committee meeting of the Telugu Desam and Jana Sena parties during the Dasara festival day on Monday in Rajahmundry. The two parties would chalk out a common political strategy for the 2024 assembly and parliament polls.
JS chief Pawan Kalyan, who had allied with the BJP, is now sailing with the TD and trying to bring the BJP too into the alliance with the aim of a “YSRC Mukt Andhra Pradesh”, is likely to discuss his political plans in the meeting. Notably, the meeting would be held in the absence of jailed TD chief Chandrababu Naidu.
The Telugu Desam has appointed a committee for coordination with the Jana Sena as was decided by Naidu. Its members are Kinjarapu Atchannaidu (TD state president), Yanamala Ramakrishnadu (member of TD politburo and Leader of Opposition in the legislative council), Payyavula Keshav (PAC chairman, MLA), Pitani Satyanarayana (former minister) and Tangirala Soumya (former MLA).
The Jana Sena has also appointed a committee with its political affairs committee chairman Nandendla Manohar, vice-president Mahendar Reddy, presidents of combined East and West Godavari districts, Kanudla Durgesh and Kotikapudi Govinda Rao, general secretary Palavalasa Yashaswi and Bommidi Nayakar.
Pawan Kalyan is also attending the TD-JS meeting.
The JS has for long been advocating unity of all the Opposition parties in AP, including the BJP, to defeat the YSRC in the 2024 elections. The BJP, once an ally of the TD, is not too keen on alliance with the Naidu-run party. It does not consider Naidu to be a stable ally in view of the past experiences.
Notably, Pawan Kalyan announced the JS-TD alliance on September 14, even as he was continuing the JS party’s alliance with the BJP.
The meeting, to be chaired by Nara Lokesh and Pawan Kalyan, will have on its agenda a discussion on a joint action plan to address public issues, as also the latest political developments and coordination between both parties.
According to the sources, TD is confident of winning 160 seats in the 2024 elections.