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Jana Sena or Jana Sena Party is a political party based in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, founded by actor-turned-politician, Pawan Kalyan, on 14 March 2014. Jana Sena means Peoples Army in Telugu.[2] The motto of the party is "Fight for the Rights of each and every Common Person".

Jana Sena Party
AbbreviationJana Sena Party
PresidentPawan Kalyan
FounderPawan Kalyan
Founded14 March 2014 (5 years ago) (2014-03-14)
HeadquartersPlot No. 12, Road No. 72, Prashasan Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India-500033
IdeologyIndian nationalism
Democratic socialism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
ColoursRed & white
ECI StatusState Party
National convenerPawan Kalyan
Seats in Lok Sabha0
Seats in Rajya Sabha0
Seats in Andhra Pradesh
Seats in Telangana
Election symbol
Indian election symbol glass tumbler.svg
Party flag


Creation of the new partyEdit

On March 10, 2014, Pawan Kalyan submitted an application to register the party name.[3] Pawan Kalyan formally launched the party at Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City, Madhapur, Hyderabad on March 14, 2014.[4] The party was approved by the election commission on December 11, 2014 and will contest the local body elections in Andhra Pradesh in 2019.[5] Pawan Kalyan campaigned for the TDP and BJP at the beginning of 2014 general election.

In November 2016, Pawan Kalyan announced that the first office of the Jana Sena Party would be set up in Anantapur the following year and Jana Sena Party would contest the 2019 general election.[6]

On February 21, 2017, Pawan Kalyan announced that he would start a website on March 14, 2017, to mark the Jana Sena Party's anniversary and invite people's recommendations for their party manifesto in 2019 general election.[7]

Jana Sena Party Chief, Pawan Kalyan opposed the central government's move to privatize Dredging Corporation of India (DCI)[8] [9]. Pawan Kalyan led a protest march to commemorate farmers who committed suicide or migrated from the drought-prone regions of Rayalaseema[10]. Pawan Kalyan opposed the Telugu Desam Party Government's decision on land pooling [11]. Pawan Kalyan organized a march on the historical Dowleswaram Barrage, Rajahmundry demanding political accountability.[12]Jana Sena Party Chief exposed the alleged unchecked mining in the reserve forest area at Vanthada Village of Prathipadu, East Godavari district.[13] The prime objective of Jana Sena Party[14] is to usher in equal power to all social groups of people.

Electoral performanceEdit

On May 2, 2018, the Jana Sena Party (JSP) announced that the party will contest all 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh during the 2019 assembly election[15].

During the 2019 elections, Jana Sena[16] contested together with left parties (Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist)) and Bahujan Samaj Party[17] in both Telugu states.

Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan contested from two seats - Gajuwaka[18] and Bhimavaram[19] in the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. The party chief lost both the seats, but was able to get 7% vote share approximately.

Rapaka Vara Prasada Rao elected from Razole Assembly constituency.



Andhra Pradesh
Year Election Seats Won Seats Contested
2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2019 1 175

Lok SabhaEdit

Year Election Seats Won Seats Contested
2019 Indian general election, 2019 00 42


Jana Sena Party Chief Pawan Kalyan released their 2019 election manifesto at the Rajahmundry[20] public meeting. Jana Sena has declared a war on unemployment and corruption, as well as the safety of women.

  • Irrigation support fund of ₹8000 per acre to every farmer's family.[21]
  • Dokka Seethamma canteen, which provides free food for students.
  • ₹5,000 pension for small marginal farmers/tenants above 60 years of age and free solar pump-sets for all farmers.
  • Arts and Science college at every Mandal level.
  • ₹10 lakh free health insurance, mobile diagnostic center's at every Mandal's.
  • ₹10,000 financial support at 25 paisa interest to small businesses.
  • Implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations.
  • Free Education from LKG to PG.
  • Free LPG gas cylinders for housewives.
  • Financial support for fishermen during the non-fishing season.
  • High court bench in Rayalaseema.[22]
  • Chief minister(CM) to be brought under LokAyukta.
  • 33% reservations for women in the state legislature and establishment of Mahila banks in all districts.
  • Ten lakh Jobs every year.[23]


  1. ^ "Telangana Election Results 2018 Live: Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) (MLA) Elections Result, News & Updates". News18.
  2. ^ "Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party gets a new logo - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Election Commission rejected Pawan Kalyan's 'Jana Sena' party registration".
  4. ^ Suresh Krishnamoorthy (7 March 2014). "Stage set for Pawan Kalyan's "Jana Sena"". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  5. ^ Sreenivas, Janyala. "Politics makes rivals of actor brothers Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan". The Indian Express. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  6. ^ Reporter, Staff (11 November 2016). "'Jana Sena will contest 2019 polls'". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  7. ^ Reporter, Staff (21 February 2017). "'Janasena new website'". The new indian express.
  8. ^ "Pawan Kalyan dredges up row, DCI sale sends workers in tizzy - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  9. ^ Sarma, Ch R. S. "Pawan Kalyan backs Dredging Corpn staff stir against privatisation". @businessline. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Pawan Kalyan leads protest over drought in Andhra's Rayalaseema region". Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  11. ^ "The Hindu : Pawan questions State's 'strong-arm tactics' in acquisition of lands". Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  12. ^ "The Hindu : Top priority to job generation: Pawan". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Pawan Kalyan alleges hand of ruling, Opposition leaders in 'illegal' Vanthada mining – new indian express".
  14. ^ "The Hindu : No place for caste, religion in politics,says Pawan". Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Pawan's Jana Sena to contest all 175 seats in Andhra". The Times of India. 2 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Left parties,Janasena to contest together in AP elections:CPI Narayana". The Hans India.
  17. ^ "Janasena-BSP allaince for AP elections,Mayawati wants to see Pawan Kalyan as CM". The Hans India.
  18. ^ "Andhra Pradesh assembly elections: Pawan Kalyan to contest from Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  19. ^ "AP Assembly:Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan lost elections from Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka". Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Jana Sena Party releases manifesto for 2019 elections". The Hans India.
  21. ^ "JSP manifesto focuses on youth and farmers". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Woo all: Janasena manifesto has something for everyone - Times of India". The Times of India.
  23. ^ "Pawan Kalyan Promises 10 Lakh Jobs in Five Years,Free Healthcare in Jana Sena Manifesto". News18. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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