HYDERABAD: The absence of the president of the youth wing of the Praja Rajyam, Yuva Rajyam, and party president Chiranjeevi’s younger brother Pawan Kalyan from party activities is raising some doubts about his continuation in politics.
Pawan Kalyan, who played a key role in the launching of the party, has hardly been heard from since the completion of the poll process in the State — not even to make a statement on the electoral debacle.
Pawan was not only instrumental in the launching of the party, but it is said that it was he who played a big part in urging his brother to take the plunge into politics. In fact, was also said to have greater exposure to politics than Chiranjeevi and to be on friendly terms with leaders across the spectrum.
Pawan campaigned energetically, despite bouts of fever, and often bore the brunt of criticism from Congress and Telugu Desam. His speeches electrified the audience.
But since the completion of the elections he has simply vanished from the political radar.
Rumours are rife that he might resign his post and return to films.
What lends credence to such speculation is that neither he nor Chiranjeevi have bothered to rebut it.
Meanwhile, party president Chiranjeevi has announced that there would be a revamp of the party and its youth wing. Whether Pawan continues will become clear when this happens.