In what can be called a southern effort for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BSP chief Mayawati on Friday formed an alliance with superstar-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena. Making the declaration about the alliance in Lucknow, Pawan said that, “We might like to see Behen Ji Mayawati Ji as the Prime Minister of our nation; this is our wish and our passionate desire.” The BSP president also responded and said that BSP wishes Pawan to be next Andhra Chief Minister. A day before on Thursday, Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena released the first list of candidates for four of the 25 Lok Sabha and 32 of the 175 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh.
Pawan will challenge from the Gajuwaka Assembly seat of Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh in the upcoming Assembly elections and not from Anantapuram as was announced before. Gajuwaka was previously a stronghold of the Praja Rajyam Party thus party workers demanded that the popular face must fight the polls there. He is also said to be popular with the youth there.
In the meantime, Mayawati is leaned to have given final touches to the list of contestants for the Lok Sabha elections and discussed other important electoral issues at a party meeting. The BSP president held a meeting with an important area and division-level leaders in Uttar Pradesh, a party release issued here said. According to it, names of party candidates and other important electoral and political issues were talked at the meeting. The decisions taken at the meeting will be conveyed forward after discussions with the top leadership of alliance partner Samajwadi Party (SP), the release said.