Pawan Kalyan, GVL in Central Cabinet?
Amid the reports of union cabinet expansion, the name of Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan is making news. The name of BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao is also making headlines to find a place in the union cabinet. According to the version of BJP, the double political benefit is likely if the key post is offered to Pawan Kalyan. In NDA-1, Nirmala Sitharaman, Suresh Prabhu and from the alliance TDP, Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Sujana Chowdhary were inducted into the union cabinet. The political scenario has totally changed in NDA-2 as the alliance party has been distanced. Suresh Prabhu is the only Rajya Sabha member from AP holding the ministry post. In 2019, BJP without any alliance, could not win a single MP post. In NDA-2, TDP leaders Sujana Chowdhary, TG Venkatesh, CM Ramesh, Garikipati Mohan Rao joined the BJP. The tenure of Garikipati Mohan Rao has ended and Suresh Prabhu is near to the end of his tenure as Rajya Sabha member.
As Jana Sena has extended help to BJP in the GHMC and Tirupati By-Polls without nominating its contestants in the election, the Jana Sainiks are reportedly unsatisfied. By offering a post to Pawan Kalyan in the union cabinet, BJP-Jana Sena alliance is likely to be strengthened. According to BJP sources, Pawan Kalyan's induction into the cabinet may help BJP politics in two Telugu states.