Pawan Kalyan: Every time Jana Sena Party founder president and film star-turned politician Pawan Kalyan decides to accelerate his political voice in Andhra Pradesh he is challenged by a new kind of situation. It looks like Pawan will have to take a thoughtful decision about his voice as well as his party’s voice is heard and taken seriously. The latest issue that has driven Pawan Kalyan into confusion is Vizag Steel!
Entire people of Andhra Pradesh crossing all the political borders are on one voice to save Visakhapatnam Steel Plant from being privatised. Be it a leader from ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) or opposition party Telugu Desam Party (TDP), all have come together to take on Union government which has announced that Vizag Steel Plant would be privatised.
The workers, the general public, the activists, people of Visakhapatnam, the people from neighbouring states of Odisa, Telangana and Chhattisgarh have all joined hands to protest against the move of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Union government to privatise the successfully running steel plant.
It is an obvious choice even for Pawan Kalyan to join hands with the people and support for the cause against the move to privatise the company. But this is leading to a new confusion and personal dilemma for the JSP leader. Pawan’s JSP has forged an alliance with BJP and are jointly working on all the issues and even elections in AP. Whereas the issue of privatisation has been started by BJP government, so Pawan is in confusion what stance should he take.
If Pawan Kalyan supports the anti-privatisation move, he will invite the enmity of BJP; and on the other hand if he supports BJP and ignore people’s aspirations he will have to face the wrath of the general public. Meanwhile JSP workers and leaders are claiming that Pawan Kalyan had impressed upon Union Home Minister Amit Shah and is working towards the Union government’s move to stop Vizag Steel privatisation.
It is not sure if Union government will listen to Pawan, but if he succeeds there will be no looking for the JSP leader in his political career. But we have to also take into consideration of the fact that the country’s economy is in bad shape and as a process to improve the financial health of the country, the government has come with monetisation and privatisation of public sector units, so it is not easy task for Pawan Kalyan to convince Union government to give-up on the idea of Vizag Steel privatisation!