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JD wants to contest as independent in Andhra!

JD wants to contest as independent in Andhra!

It is now official. Former joint director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and politician V V Lakshminarayana has finally decided against joining any political party but would contest the coming elections as an independent.

Till the other day, Lakshminarayana, popularly known as JD, had been claiming that he was getting invitation from several political parties to join them. In an interview to a news channel, he claimed that even YSR Congress party had extended him an invitation.

JD said he got an invitation also from the Bharat Rashtra Samithi headed by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao through its AP unit president Thota Chandrasekhar; and he would certainly consider it an appropriate time.

But on Wednesday, the former CBI official said he would contest the 2024 elections in Andhra Pradesh as an independent, as he had no faith in any other political party.

He, however, did not clarify whether he would be contesting the Lok Sabha elections or the state assembly elections.

Before 2019 general elections, JD joined the Jana Sena Party and contested the Lok Sabha elections from Viskahapatnam. He polled a good number of votes – around 2.88 lakh – but lost the elections to YSRCP candidate with a big margin.

Later, he resigned from Jana Sena on the pretext that Pawan Kalyan was doing part-time politics, focusing more on films than politics. Since then, he has been confined to social activities, occasionally making political statements.

JD said the political parties and their leaders were working with their personal agenda, rather than the people’s agenda. 

“Only those who want do something for the society should come into politics, instead of their personal interests. For that, people should become conscious of their rights,” he said.

He asked the people to decide whether they would get a good leader by using their vote consciously or sell their vote that would destroy the society.

He called upon the people to look for good leaders, rather than parties, religions and castes, before casting their vote.


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