Power star and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan, who had hitherto been operating from Hyderabad all these days, has shifted his base to Vijayawada completely. On Friday, Pawan performed house warming ceremony for his new house which he has taken on lease at Padamata Lanka area. He moved into the house along with his family members after performing puja.
According to Jana Sena sources, Pavan will operate from this house for all his political activities from now on. There is a separate office space, a meeting hall for media conferences and other party meetings and also open space for the visitors. “Pawan will be staying here for two days before resuming his Jana Porata Yatra in Visakhapatnam,” sources said.
In fact, in March this year, Pawan already performed “Bhoomi Puja” for his residence-cum-personal office building in his two-acre plot at Khaja in Guntur district, which falls under the new capital region of Amaravati. He announced then that once the construction is over, he would shift his base to Amaravati and obtain a voter identity card to become a permanent citizen of Andhra Pradesh.
At that time, there were rumours that it was Telugu Desam Party president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu who prompted Pawan to purchase land at Khaja and construct his house-cum-office, only with a view to jack up the land value in Amaravati area. There were allegations that the land belonging to Lingamaneni Estates was sold to Pawan at a cost of Rs 20 lakh per acre, as against the market value of Rs 20 crore. And Lingamaneni is said to be very close to Naidu.
But for some strange reasons, Pawan did a volte face and started attacking Chandrababu Naidu within a few days of purchasing the land. And even before the completion of his own house there, Pawan decided to move into the rented house in Vijayawada. May be, he wanted to step up his campaign following reports that the elections might be advanced!