Jana Sena Party
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Jana Sena or Jana Sena Party (JSP) (People's Army Party) is an Indian Regional political party based in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India. It was founded by Tollywood actor and politician Pawan Kalyan on 14 March 2014. Jana Sena means "People's Army" in Telugu. The motto of the party is "fight for the rights of each and every common person".
|General Secretary||Thota Chandrasekhar|
|Parliamentary Chairperson||Mahender Reddy|
|Founded||14 March 2014|
|Headquarters||Plot No. 12, Road No. 1, Prashasan Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India-500033|
|Student wing||Bhagat Singh Student Union|
|Youth wing||Azad Yuvasena Vibhagam|
|Women's wing||Jhansi Veera Mahila Vibhagam|
|Political position||Centre-left to left-wing|
|Colours||Red & White|
|ECI Status||Unrecognised party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||0|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||0|
|Seats in Andhra Pradesh|
|Seats in Telangana|
On 12 March 2014, Pawan Kalyan submitted the application to register the party name. Kalyan formally launched the party at the HITEC City business district in Madhapur, Hyderabad, on 14 March with a massive meeting. This was followed by another public gathering and meeting in Vizag where he launched his book Ism. The party was approved by the Election Commission on 11 December 2014.
The main goal of Jana Sena is to question any type of corruption in government functioning and organizations and to protect basic rights of people. JSP follow 7 basic ideals promoted as Ideals of JanaSena (JanaSena Sidhanthalu in Telugu):
- Social consciousness without caste
- Politics without religious discrimination
- Reverence for linguistic diversity
- Protection of our traditions and culture
- Nationalism without neglecting regional aspirations
- Relentless fight against corruption
- Progress that preserves the environment
JanaSena supported BJP and TDP in 2014 general and assembly elections. JSP chief Pawan Kalyan campaigned in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and addressed public along with Narendra Modi and N. Chandrababu Naidu who later won the elections and became Prime Minister of India and Chief Minister of AP respectively. He opposed Congress rule stating the slogan Congress Hatao Desh Bachao. His rallies drew what the Deccan-Journal called "huge crowds" in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Pawan Kalyan was invited to Parliament Central Hall to attend NDA meeting. He even attended swearing-in ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu.
Post 2014 electionsEdit
It was announced in November 2016 that the first office of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) would be set up at Anantapur in the following year and it would contest the 2019 general election. Pawan Kalyan is the one who exposed Uddanam kidney issue in Srikakulam district. He requested doctors from Harvard University to take part in a research on kidney issue in this region. He later conducted meeting in Visakhapatnam with Harvard doctors and local scientists who are working on the kidney problems in Uddanam. He met Chandrababu Naidu to explain about situation in Uddanam with his team and as a result the government has set up dialysis center in the region.
On 2 May 2018, the JSP announced that it would contest all 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh during the 2019 assembly election. JSP formed a bloc with leftist parties (Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India [Marxist] ) and Bahujan Samaj Party in both the Telugu states.
JSP chief Pawan Kalyan contested two seats in the election, Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram. He failed to win either seat. Rapaka Vara Prasada Rao was elected from Razole Assembly constituency. JSP managed to get 7% vote share in Andhra Pradesh.
Manifesto : Pawan Kalyan released the party's 2019 election manifesto on 5th formation day of JSP at Rajahmundry. The party declared war on unemployment and corruption, and wished to ensure the safety of women. Other goals included:
- Irrigation support fund of ₹8,000 per acre to every farmer's family
- Dokka Seethamma canteen, which provides free food for students
- 5,000 pension for small marginal tenant-farmers above 60 years of age and free solar pump-sets for all farmers
- Arts and science college at every mandal level
- 10 lakh (one million rupees) free health insurance, and mobile diagnostic centers in all mandals
- 10,000 financial support at 25 paisa interest to small businesses
- Implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations
- Free education from LKG to PG
- Free liquid petroleum gas cylinders for housewives
- Financial support for fishermen during the non-fishing season
- High court bench in Rayalaseema
- 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 (one million) jobs every year
Post 2019 Elections and BJP allianceEdit
Jana Sena announced that tying up with Bharatiya Janata Party in Andhra Pradesh, this decision came after Chief minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's intention to decentralise the capital, instead of developing Amaravati.
Pawan Kalyan is the first leader who opposed BJP lead central government for not granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. He called Special Package as just an eye wash. He later attended a huge public gathering Seemandhrula Atma Gaurava Sabha in Kakinada on 9 Sep 2016 demanding Special Category Status. He slammed Narendra Modi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and urged AP M.P's to learn Hindi to demand Special Category Status in Parliament. 4th formation day of JSP was conducted at Acharya Nagarjuna University grounds on March 14, 2018. The meeting started with cultural activities followed by party president's speech. Kalyan criticized both central and state governments in this meeting. He mainly targeted Arun Jaitley, N. Chandrababu Naidu and Nara Lokesh for their poor governance and corruption. He said "I supported the TDP and the BJP parties during the general elections held in 2014 with a hope that they would rebuild the state which had no Capital and no financial resources. But the state government has belied my hopes and the aspirations of crores of people. Why should I support these parties which have betrayed the people?" He questioned Chandrababu Naidu about his son's corruption. He said "Don't you know about your son Lokesh's corruption? Are you letting him do it despite your knowledge? if so, I'm leaving it to your wisdom. You have satisfied no one. You have lost the faith of people including mine." He went on one-day hunger strike for proper caring of patients in Uddanam in 2018. Kalyan opposed the central government's move to privatize the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI), and the TDP government's decision on land pooling. He led a protest march to commemorate farmers who committed suicide or migrated from the drought-prone regions of Rayalaseema, and later organized a march on the historical Dowleswaram Barrage, Rajahmundry, demanding political accountability. The JSP Chief exposed the alleged unchecked mining in the reserve forest area at Vanthada Village of Prathipadu, East Godavari district. The prime objective of Jana Sena Party has been to ensure equal power to all social groups of people.
The main leader and central figure of the party is Pawan Kalyan. Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is the highest body in the party to take decisions headed by Pawan Kalyan himself.
- PAC Chairman: Nadendla Manohar (former Speaker of AP Assembly)
- Vice-President: Bongunoori Mahender Reddy
- Telangana Incharge: Nemuri Shankar Goud
- General Secretary: Thota Chandrasekhar (Ex-IAS)
- Political Advisor: P Ramamohan Rao (Ex-TN Chief Secretary)
- Political Secretary to President: P Hari Prasad
- Official Representatives: Bolisetti Satya, Kandula Durgesh (Ex-MLC), T Shivashankar
- Party Affairs Committee Chairman: Sekhar Puli
- IT Center: Ram Talluri
- Official Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. K. Sarat Kumar
Other leaders include Naga Babu, Rapaka Vara Prasada Rao (MLA), Kethamreddy Vinod Reddy, Sandeep Panchakarla, Muttamsetti Krishna Rao, Palavalsa Yesaswini, Jivaji Rekha, Arham Khan, Pasupuleti Hari Prasad, Chennareddy Manukranth, Sujatha Panda, Pantham Nanaji, Pothina Mahesh and Shaik Riyaz.
2019 Lok Sabha electionsEdit
|Year||General Election||Seats won||Change of Seats||Votes||Vote %||Change of Vote %|
|2019||17th Lok Sabha||0||-||22,19,572||7.03%||-|
Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) electionEdit
|Year||Seats Contested||Seats won||Change of Seats||Votes||Vote %||Change of Vote %|
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