Andhra Pradesh

Pawan Kalyan’s Janasena gets Election Commission’s approval

Jana Sena Party founder and Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan addressing the media during the party's launch in May 2014. File photo.  

The Janasena Party founded by popular Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan, who played a key role in campaign of BJP-TDP combine, is now registered with the Election Commission, paving the way for its foray into electoral politics.

“The Election Commission of India has given registration to the ‘Janasena Party’ as a political party Under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act,1951 with effect from 24.11.2014 vide Registration Number 56/118/2014/PPS-I dated 28.11.2014,” the outfit said in a statement on Thursday.

The Election Commssion has set aside the objections received to the party’s registration in response to the public notice published in news papers treating them as unsustainable, it said.

“The Election Commission has also indicated the facility of availing of Common Symbol under provisions of paragraph 10B of the Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order,” it said.

The party has already applied for registration in both the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for local body election purpose, the statement added.

Pawan Kalyan, younger brother of former Union Minister and actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, is a top-ranking hero in the Telugu film industry.

The 43-year-old star had campaigned extensively in support of the TDP-BJP combine in undivided Andhra Pradesh for the general elections earlier this year.

His campaign is believed to be one of the key factors in the success of the TDP-BJP combine in the elections.


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