In the 2019 elections, Pawan Kalyan contested from Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka and lost both seats.
It has become a huge embarrassment for Pawan Kalyan and the party. Sources say that Pawan Kalyan had decided to contest only from one seat in 2024 to avoid confusion.
Buzz is that he will contest from Bhimavaram and let go of Gajuwaka.
West Godavari district Janasena president Kotikalapudi Govinda Rao also confirmed this development in the wake of Pawan Kalyan’s Bhimavaram visit today.
YSRCP candidate Grandhi Srinivas won over Pawan Kalyan with a margin of 8,357 votes in the 2019 elections.
He was promised a cabinet berth but was not given on both terms.
Janasena sources believe that Grandhi’s popularity is on slippery ground in Bhimavaram and that is the reason Jagan did not even care to keep the promise made to him.
Hence, Pawan Kalyan feels Bhimavaram will be safe ground for him.
Moreover, Pawan Kalyan’s Kapu community is present in large numbers in the Bhimavaram constituency.