Will Janasena’s decision downgrade the party?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, 06:58:44 PM IST

There were rumors that Janasena party would be contesting in a limited number of seats in the 2019 Andhra Pradesh general elections. However, Pawan Kalyan recently stated that the party will be contesting in all 175 MLA constituencies in the state.

It is very evident that Janasena does not have the resources or manpower to have a great impact on the 175 constituencies. Sticking to a limited number of seats would have yielded better results as the party could have concentrated on the allotted seats and developed a strong cadre in these areas. Contesting from 175 constituencies is a staggering task and needs a great deal of groundwork, strong cadre, and financial resources.

On the other hand, there is no news about Janasena’s participation in Telangana. Contesting from each and every constituency in one state and completely avoiding the twin state may result adverse effects. Pawan needs to make sure that the party has at least a reasonable amount of impact in the 2019 elections or else he will be having a tough time till 2024.