Even as Praja Rajyam Party was conducting a series of meetings to introspect into the reasons for the party’s debacle in the recent elections, one person who was conspicuous by his absence was Pavan Kalyan, president of Yuva Rajyam, the youth wing of the PRP.
Pavan Kalyan’s absence has raised many an eye brow, as he was an important element of the the party’s campaign in the elections. “He has influenced selection of several candidates, some directly and others indirectly. He was the one who played a major role in the party’s campaign strategy. So, he should have been part of the team introspecting into the party’s defeat in the elections. He cannot simply run away like that,” a party leader said.
Pavan is said to have stopped coming to the party office after the election results. Leaders in his coterie are also making occasional appearance. He is now concentrating on his next film venture, sources say.