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|Abbreviation||Jana Sena Party|
|Founded||14 March 2014|
|Headquarters||Plot No. 12, Road No. 1, Prashasan Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India-500033|
|Political position||Centre-left to left-wing|
|Colours||Red & white|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|National convener||Pawan Kalyan|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||0|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||0|
|Seats in Andhra Pradesh|
|Seats in Telangana|
Jana Sena or Jana Sena Party (JSP) is a political party based in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It was founded by actor turned politician, Pawan Kalyan, on 14 March 2014. Jana Sena translates to People's Army in Telugu. The motto of the party is to "fight for the rights of each and every common person."
Creation of the new party
On 10 March 2014, Pawan Kalyan submitted an application to register the party name. Kalyan formally launched the party at Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City, Madhapur, Hyderabad on 14 March 2014. The party was approved by the Election Commission on 11 December 2014. Kalyan campaigned for the TDP and BJP at the beginning of 2014 general election.
On 21 February 2017, Kalyan announced that he would start a website on 14 March 2017, to mark the Jana Sena Party's anniversary and invite people's recommendations for their party manifesto in the 2019 general election.
Kalyan opposed the central government's move to privatize the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI). Kalyan led a protest march to commemorate farmers who committed suicide or migrated from the drought-prone regions of Rayalaseema. Kalyan opposed the Telugu Desam Party Government's decision on land pooling. Kalyan organized a march on the historical Dowleswaram Barrage, Rajahmundry demanding political accountability. Jana Sena Party Chief exposed the alleged unchecked mining in the reserve forest area at Vanthada Village of Prathipadu, East Godavari district. The prime objective of Jana Sena Party is to ensure equal power to all social groups of people.
Jana Sena party chief Kalyan contested from two seats - Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram in the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. The party chief lost both the seats but was able to win approximately 7% of the total votes. Rapaka Vara Prasada Rao was elected from Razole Assembly constituency.
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested|
|2019||Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2019||1||138|
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested|
|2019||Indian general election, 2019||00||18|
- Irrigation support fund of ₹8000 per acre to every farmer's family
- Dokka Seethamma canteen, which provides free food for students
- ₹5,000 pension for small marginal farmers/tenants above 60 years of age and free solar pump-sets for all farmers
- Arts and Science college at every Mandal (meaning "group") level
- ₹10 lakh free health insurance, mobile diagnostic centers at 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 LPG gas cylinders for housewives
- Financial support for fishermen during the non-fishing season
- High court bench in Rayalaseema
- 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 jobs every year
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