Looks like Mudragadda’s fasting is testing Jansena Cheif Pawan Kalyan’s political maturity. Pawan Kalyan, with a eye on the 2019 general elections is trying to build his image as a man for all sections and not restrict himself to one Kapu section and in the process is keeping a distance from the Kapu agitation with touch me not attitude . With agitation getting tangled day by day, Kapu leaders like Dasari, Chiranjeevi, Pallam Raju cutting across the party lines are unifying. In this context the Kapu community is waiting for Pawan Kalyan’s reaction. Kapu leader from Telangana Mr Hanumantha Rao is also demanding PK to come out of the shell and react on the agitation.
It is learnt that PK is not busy with movies at this time which he could otherwise use as an excuse. In the past he reacted once on this issue asking CM to consider and resolve the reservation issue as it was promised in the TDP manifesto. Without a clear stand on the issue, in the near future when Pawan goes to people as Janasena chief, his current stand of no stand might become a big obstacle in gaining peoples confidence. As the current agitation has now taken a political turn and is no longer restricted to one community. This agitation is now forcing Pawan to make a statement either ways on the issue.
In the past Chiranjeevi tried to dodge the Telangana and SC categorization and had to pay the price. If Pawan realizes this he will be compelled to respond. On the other hand if he tries to maintain this silence, strong fellers will go out to the public on his soft corner towards Chandra babu. Already Pawan’s image is diminishing in the wake of his weakening voice against the government on various issues. It will no longer work for him to come at his convenience and make a confusing statement and get away, if he is serious with politics. Leadership needs to be exhibited in the hour of crisis. If Pawan takes back step fearing the reverses of his popularity in other community, he will slowly start losing credibility in all communities including his own community.
It is interesting to wait and watch PKs reaction on this agitation.