Andhra Pradesh

Former MLA quits Jana Sena

‘Pawan toeing the line of Naidu’

Former MLA from Peddapuram Pantam Gandhi Mohan on Tuesday announced quitting the Jana Sena Party alleging that party president Pawan Kalyan was playing to the tunes of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

Mr. Gandhi Mohan, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly on the Praja Rajyam Party ticket in 2009, said that he was constantly in touch with PRP founder and Pawan Kalyan’s brother Chiranjeevi and even informed about the decision of joining the JSP.

“Mr. Pawan is speaking every day about the injustice rendered to Mr. Chiranjeevi during the PRP time. But, it is time for retrospection for him as he is also doing nothing to his elder brother,” he said, adding that everyone in the party was aware of priorities basing on which the JSP has given tickets to its candidates.

“I have expected the Peddapuram ticket, but the party fielded someone else. I have no issues. But, neither the party nor the candidate who got the ticket invited me to take part in the campaign. The ill-treatment bothered me and made me quit the party,” he said.

Mr. Gandhi Mohan, however, did not announce his future course of action.

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Printable version | May 26, 2020 12:28:42 AM |

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