In a political twist that promises to reshape the electoral landscape, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has reinstated the ‘Glass’ symbol for Pawan Kalyan’s Janasena party. This development comes as a breath of fresh air for the party in the run-up to the crucial 2024 general elections. Janasena had previously contested under the ‘Glass’ symbol but faced challenges in securing a significant share of seats and votes.
The setback in 2019 saw Janasena, led by actor and chief Pawan Kalyan, fall short of the necessary eight percent vote threshold, with a vote share of around 7 percent. Despite Kalyan’s candidature in two Assembly constituencies, victory remained elusive, and the party had to regroup.
After a meticulous review process, the EC had initially listed the ‘Glass’ symbol among the free symbols available for allocation, presenting a formidable challenge for Janasena. Nevertheless, Janasena’s determination and strategic maneuvering seem to have paid off, with the party regaining its iconic ‘Glass’ symbol.
This surprising turn of events suggests that Pawan Kalyan’s political network and his rapport with the central government may have played a pivotal role in this symbolic victory. As the party gears up for the 2024 elections, this development is seen as a positive sign of resurgence. Janasena has already announced an alliance with TDP for the upcoming polls, and the question on everyone’s mind is whether BJP will join this alliance in what could be a game-changing political union.