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Jana Sena Party
PresidentPawan Kalyan
ChairpersonNadendla Manohar
General SecretaryThota Chandrasekhar
Parliamentary ChairpersonMahender Reddy
FounderPawan Kalyan
Founded14 March 2014 (9 years ago) (2014-03-14)
HeadquartersPlot No. 12, Road No. 1, Prashasan Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India-500033
Student wingBhagat Singh Student Union
Youth wingAzad Yuvasena Vibhagam
Women's wingJhansi Veera Mahila Vibhagam
Membership2 million
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
ColoursRed & White
ECI StatusUnrecognised party
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance (2020-present)
Seats in Lok Sabha0
Seats in Rajya Sabha0
Seats in Andhra Pradesh
Seats in Telangana
Election symbol
Glass Tumbler

Jana Sena or Jana Sena Party (JSP) (People's Army Party)[2] is an Indian Regional political party based in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India. It was founded by Tollywood actor and politician Pawan Kalyan on 14 March 2014. Jana Sena means "People's Army" in Telugu.[3] The motto of the party is "fight for the rights of each and every common person".[citation needed]


On 12 March 2014, Pawan Kalyan submitted the application to register the party name.[4] Kalyan formally launched the party at the HITEC City business district in Madhapur, Hyderabad, on 14 March with a massive meeting.[5] This was followed by another public gathering and meeting in Vizag where he launched his book Ism. The party was approved by the Election Commission on 11 December 2014.[6]


The main goal of Jana Sena is to question any type of corruption in government functioning and organizations and to protect basic rights of people. JSP follow 7 basic ideals promoted as Ideals of JanaSena (JanaSena Sidhanthalu in Telugu):

  • Social consciousness without caste
  • Politics without religious discrimination
  • Reverence for linguistic diversity
  • Protection of our traditions and culture
  • Nationalism without neglecting regional aspirations
  • Relentless fight against corruption
  • Progress that preserves the environment

However, there has been confusion around Jana Sena Party's political philosophy. Despite likening himself to Che Guevara and choosing a red star as his party’s symbol, Pawan Kalyan supported BJP in 2014 elections. Later, he lashed out at BJP government at the Centre for not granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.[7] Again, Jana Sena Party officially entered into an alliance with BJP in January 2020.[8]


2014 elections[edit]

JanaSena supported BJP and TDP in 2014 general and assembly elections. JSP chief Pawan Kalyan campaigned in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and addressed public along with Narendra Modi and N. Chandrababu Naidu who later won the elections and became Prime Minister of India and Chief Minister of AP respectively. He opposed Congress rule stating the slogan Congress Hatao Desh Bachao. His rallies drew what the Deccan-Journal called "huge crowds" in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Pawan Kalyan was invited to Parliament Central Hall to attend NDA meeting. He even attended swearing-in ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu.

Post 2014 elections[edit]

It was announced in November 2016 that the first office of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) would be set up at Anantapur in the following year and it would contest the 2019 general election.[9] Pawan Kalyan is the one who exposed Uddanam kidney issue in Srikakulam district. He requested doctors from Harvard University to take part in a research on kidney issue in this region. He later conducted meeting in Visakhapatnam with Harvard doctors and local scientists who are working on the kidney problems in Uddanam. He met Chandrababu Naidu to explain about situation in Uddanam with his team and as a result the government has set up dialysis center in the region.

On 21 February 2017, Kalyan announced that he would launch a website on 14 March to mark the party's anniversary and invite recommendations for the party manifesto in the 2019 general election.[10]

2019 elections[edit]

On 2 May 2018, the JSP announced that it would contest all 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh during the 2019 assembly election.[11] JSP formed a bloc with leftist parties (Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist)) and Bahujan Samaj Party[12][13] in both the Telugu states.

JSP chief Pawan Kalyan contested two seats in the election, Gajuwaka[14] and Bhimavaram.[15] He failed to win either seat. Rapaka Vara Prasada Rao was elected from Razole Assembly constituency. JSP managed to get 7% vote share in Andhra Pradesh.

Manifesto : Pawan Kalyan released the party's 2019 election manifesto on 5th formation day of JSP at Rajahmundry.[16] The party declared war on unemployment and corruption, and wished to ensure the safety of women. Other goals included:

  • Irrigation support fund of 8,000 per acre to every farmer's family[17]
  • Dokka Seethamma canteen, which provides free food for students
  • 5,000 pension for small marginal tenant-farmers above 60 years of age and free solar pump-sets for all farmers
  • Arts and science college at every mandal level
  • 10 lakh (one million rupees) free health insurance, and mobile diagnostic centers in all mandals
  • 10,000 financial support at 25 paisa interest to small businesses
  • Implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations
  • Free education from LKG to PG
  • Free liquid petroleum gas cylinders for housewives
  • Financial support for fishermen during the non-fishing season
  • High court bench in Rayalaseema[18]
  • Chief minister (CM) to be brought under LokAyukta
  • 33% reservations for women in the state legislature and establishment of Mahila banks in all districts
  • Ten lakh (one million) jobs every year[19][20]

Post 2019 Elections and BJP alliance[edit]

Jana Sena announced that tying up with Bharatiya Janata Party in Andhra Pradesh, this decision came after Chief minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's intention to decentralise the capital, instead of developing Amaravati.[21][22][23]


Pawan Kalyan is the first leader who opposed BJP lead central government for not granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. He called Special Package as just an eye wash.[24] He later attended a huge public gathering Seemandhrula Atma Gaurava Sabha in Kakinada on 9 Sep 2016 demanding Special Category Status.[25] He slammed Narendra Modi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and urged AP M.P's to learn Hindi to demand Special Category Status in Parliament. 4th formation day of JSP was conducted at Acharya Nagarjuna University grounds on March 14, 2018. The meeting started with cultural activities followed by party president's speech. Kalyan criticized both central and state governments in this meeting. He mainly targeted Arun Jaitley, N. Chandrababu Naidu and Nara Lokesh for their poor governance and corruption. He said "I supported the TDP and the BJP parties during the general elections held in 2014 with a hope that they would rebuild the state which had no Capital and no financial resources. But the state government has belied my hopes and the aspirations of crores of people. Why should I support these parties which have betrayed the people?" He questioned Chandrababu Naidu about his son's corruption. He said "Don't you know about your son Lokesh's corruption? Are you letting him do it despite your knowledge? if so, I'm leaving it to your wisdom. You have satisfied no one. You have lost the faith of people including mine." He went on one-day hunger strike for proper caring of patients in Uddanam in 2018. Kalyan opposed the central government's move to privatize the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI),[26][27] and the TDP government's decision on land pooling.[28] He led a protest march to commemorate farmers who committed suicide or migrated from the drought-prone regions of Rayalaseema,[29] and later organized a march on the historical Dowleswaram Barrage, Rajahmundry, demanding political accountability.[30] The JSP Chief exposed the alleged unchecked mining in the reserve forest area at Vanthada Village of Prathipadu, East Godavari district.[31] The prime objective of Jana Sena Party has been to ensure equal power to all social groups of people.[32]


The main leader and central figure of the party is Pawan Kalyan. Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is the highest body in the party to take decisions headed by Pawan Kalyan himself.

  • PAC Chairman: Nadendla Manohar (former Speaker of AP Assembly)
  • Vice-President: Bongunoori Mahender Reddy
  • Telangana Incharge: Nemuri Shankar Goud
  • General Secretary: Thota Chandrasekhar (Ex-IAS)
  • Political Advisor: P Ramamohan Rao (Ex-TN Chief Secretary)
  • Political Secretary to President: P Hari Prasad
  • Official Representatives: Bolisetti Satya, Kandula Durgesh (Ex-MLC), T Shivashankar
  • Party Affairs Committee Chairman: Sekhar Puli
  • IT Center: Ram Talluri
  • Official Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. K. Sarat Kumar

Other leaders include Naga Babu, Rapaka Vara Prasada Rao (MLA), Kethamreddy Vinod Reddy, Sandeep Panchakarla,Siva Rama Krishna Vaka, Muttamsetti Krishna Rao, Palavalsa Yesaswini, Jivaji Rekha, Arham Khan, Pasupuleti Hari Prasad, Chennareddy Manukranth, Sujatha Panda, Pantham Nanaji, Pothina Mahesh and Shaik Riyaz.

Election history[edit]

2019 Lok Sabha elections[edit]

Year General Election Seats won Change of Seats Votes Vote % Change of Vote %
2019 17th Lok Sabha 0 - 22,19,572 7.03% -

Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) election[edit]

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Year Seats Contested Seats won Change of Seats Votes Vote % Change of Vote %
2019 137 1 - 21,30,367 6.8% -

See also[edit]


  1. "Telangana Election Results 2018 Live: Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) (MLA) Elections Result, News & Updates". News18.
  2. generator, metatags. "JanaSena Party Official Website". JanaSena Party Official Website. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. "Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party gets a new logo - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. "Election Commission rejected Pawan kalyan's 'Jana Sena' party registration". TeluguNow.com. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. Suresh Krishnamoorthy (7 March 2014). "Stage set for Pawan Kalyan's "Jana Sena"". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  6. Sreenivas, Janyala. "Politics made actors Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan,who are brothers,into rivals". The Indian Express. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  7. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/040419/special-category-status-pawan-kalyan-slams-bjp-cong-for-ditching-a.html
  8. https://thewire.in/politics/pawan-kalyan-jsp-bjp-alliance-andhra-pradesh
  9. Staff Reporter (11 November 2016). "'Jana Sena will contest 2019 polls'". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  10. Staff Reporter (21 February 2017). "'Janasena new website'". The new indian express.
  11. "Pawan's Jana Sena to contest all 175 seats in Andhra". The Times of India. 2 May 2018.
  12. "Janasena-BSP alliance for AP elections,Mayawati wants to see Pawan Kalyan as CM". The Hans India.
  13. "Left parties,Janasena to contest together in AP elections:CPI Narayana". The Hans India.
  14. "Andhra Pradesh assembly elections: Pawan Kalyan to contest from Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  15. "AP Assembly:Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan lost the seats from Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  16. "Jana Sena Party released the manifesto for 2019 elections". The Hans India.
  17. "JSP manifesto focuses on youth and farmers". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  18. "Woo all: Janasena manifesto has something for everyone - Times of India". The Times of India.
  19. "Pawan Kalyan promised to provide 10 Lakh Jobs in Five Years, Free Healthcares in Jana Sena Manifesto". News18. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  20. "Pawan Kalyan's Janasena gets Election Commission's approval". The Hindu. PTI. 11 December 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 October 2019.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  21. "Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena ties up with BJP in Andhra Pradesh". indiatvnews. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  22. "Pawan Kayan-led Jana Sena and BJP announce alliance in Andhra". livemint. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  23. "Jana Sena, BJP tie up in Andhra, vow to emerge as alternative to YSRCP, TDP". hindustantimes. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  24. "Special category status for AP: Pawan Kalyan set to fire first salvo".
  25. "pawan-kalyan-kakinada-bjps-deafening-burial-and-jana-senas-quiet-rebirth".
  26. "Pawan Kalyan dredges up row, DCI sale sends workers in tizzy - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  27. Sarma, Ch R. S. "Pawan Kalyan backs Dredging Corpn staff stir against privatisation". @businessline. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  28. "The Hindu : Pawan questioned The State's 'strong-arm tactics' in acquisition of lands". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  29. "Pawan Kalyan leads protest over drought in Andhra's Rayalaseema region". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  30. "The Hindu : Top priority to job generation: Pawan". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  31. "Pawan Kalyan alleges hand of ruling, Opposition leaders in 'illegal' Vanthada mining – new indian express". newindianexpress.com.
  32. "The Hindu : No place for caste, religion in politics,says Pawan". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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