In a significant development for Pawan Kalyan’s Janasena party, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted them the ‘Glass’ symbol, offering a ray of hope as they prepare for the 2024 general elections. This decision comes as a relief after the party’s previous attempt with the same symbol resulted in a lackluster performance in terms of seats and vote share.
During the 2019 elections, Pawan Kalyan, the leader of Janasena, contested from two Assembly constituencies but faced defeat. The party fell short of securing the required eight percent of votes, managing only about 7 percent vote share. This was a setback, prompting Janasena to explore legal options and express confidence in regaining the ‘Glass’ symbol for future elections.
In an unexpected turn of events, Janasena has once again been allocated the ‘Glass’ symbol by the EC ahead of the 2024 polls, a rare occurrence in Indian politics. Speculation abounds that Pawan Kalyan’s political connections in Delhi and his rapport with the Central government may have played a pivotal role in this decision.
This development bodes well for Janasena as they have already announced an alliance with the TDP for the upcoming polls, with the question of whether the BJP will join the coalition remaining unanswered. Overall, the reinstatement of the ‘Glass’ symbol offers a positive outlook for Janasena’s prospects in the 2024 elections.