Jana Sena Party (JSP) President Pawan Kalyan announced that his party is a partner of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He also mentioned that the BJP is aware of Jana Sena’s alliance with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Pawan Kalyan made these statements during a joint press conference with Nara Lokesh, the TDP working president, after a three-hour meeting between the Janasena and TDP parties in Rajamahendravaram.
During the meeting, both leaders discussed the coordination between their parties and worked on a common minimum agenda. They also agreed to hold district-level Joint Action Committee (JAC) meetings from October 29 to October 31 to bring unity among party workers. Starting from November 1, a common minimum program will be declared and the cadre will conduct a door-to-door campaign based on the joint manifesto of both parties.
Nara Lokesh mentioned that once they receive reports from all districts, they will demand the government to address the severe drought conditions in the state. When asked about the Chief Minister candidate for the alliance, Lokesh clarified that the first meeting focused on immediate issues rather than seat sharing or power sharing. Three resolutions were passed during the meeting, condemning the illegal detention of Nara Chandrababu Naidu, declaring the alliance, and advocating for justice for all sections of people.
Both leaders expressed confidence in winning the 2024 elections and forming a government in Andhra Pradesh. They dismissed any concerns about the readiness of the cadre to work together and emphasized that there would be no conflicts between the parties. Pawan Kalyan mentioned that the JAC will consider incorporating JSP’s manifesto into a joint manifesto with TDP to ensure that the anti-YSRCP vote is not divided. He compared their alliance to a vaccine that will help the state overcome the issues caused by the YSRCP.