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Ex-CBI top cop Lakshminarayana joins Jana Sena

Putting an end to months of speculation on which political party he would join, former CBI joint director V.V. Lakshminarayana, along with Rajagopal, former vice-chancellor of Krishnadevaraya University, officially joined Jana Sena Party (JSP).
 
Actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan welcomed the duo into the party. In the last few days, speculation was rife that Lakshminarayana would join the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and that he would be also given the agriculture ministry as he always wanted to work closely with the farming community towards alleviating the agrarian crisis. 
 
Sources said that the TDP made the offer but the ex-IPS officer had not taken a decision on it. However, several media houses began spreading news that he had accepted the offer. Reportedly, spreading this false information annoyed Lakshminarayana.
 
Meanwhile, Pawan Kalyan said that the honest police officer joining their party would strengthen it and improve its credibility. He said he asked Lakshminarayana if he would contest from Rayalaseema.
 
Stressing on the party’s policy of ‘zero money’ politics, Kalyan lamented that courage and thorough knowledge of people’s issues  which were needed by any elected representative in the earlier days were replaced by money. 
 
He said that anyone wishing to contest for an MP seat requires a minimum of Rs.200 crore these days. Kalyan said that since the inception of the party, he wanted to work with Lakshminarayana and that the wish has become a reality now. 
 
Lakshminarayana hailed Kalyan for having courage, knowledge, self-confidence and people’s acceptance and exuded confidence that he would bring about a change in the society. He said that he joined the JSP as the party’s manifesto impressed him. “Working with like-minded people would make the task of public welfare easier,” he said.
 
After taking voluntary retirement from his service, Lakshminarayana addressed the youth at several meetings and motivated them to build a better society. In 2018, he attended an RSS meeting triggering speculation that he would join the BJP, which was dismissed by his close associates. Then there was talk that he would launch a political party of his own named  “Jana Dhwani’.
 
Lakshminarayana shot into fame for having dealt several high-profile cases like Jagan’s disproportionate assets, Obulapuram mining case involving the Bellary Reddy brothers and the financial fraud by Satyam Ramalingaraju. 
 

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