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Jana Sena, BSP tie up in AP; Kalyan wants Mayawati to be PM

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati (AP) 

: The Jana Sena Sunday announced an electoral tie-up with the in Andhra Pradesh, allotting three Lok Sabha and 21 assembly seats to it for the April 11 elections.

Announcing this, Sena said he wished to see BSP as the

Kalyan had met in two days ago.

BSP senior and member Veer Singh came to Sunday to formalise the alliance.

Accordingly, the BSP has been allotted SC reserved Lok Sabha seats Chittoor, Tirupati and Bapatla.

The 21 assembly seats have not been finalised yet.

Many could not appreciate her personality and greatness. Country needs a strong like as This is the wish of crores of people and mine too, Kalyan told reporters here.

A few years ago he was asked to be the unit but he could not oblige because of the then political situation, the said.

Veer Singh said AP needed a Minister like Pawan Kalyan, saying he was aiming to usher in a social change.

Mayawati would tour Amalapuram on April 3 and Tirupati the next day and then go to Hyderabad, he said.

The Jana Sena said its alliance with BSP would extend to April 11 Lok Sabha elections in neighbouring Telangana as well but did not specify the seats each would contest.

The Jana Sena is also yet to finalise seat-sharing with the CPI and the CPI-M in AP though Kalyan held several rounds of talks with the Left leaders in the last few days.

Meanwhile, former IPS V joined the Jana Sena, ending speculation about his political moves.

Narayana shot into fame as the then Joint of in AP, who led the probe into the Jaganmohan Reddy disproportionate assets case.

A cadre officer, he took voluntary retirement late last year and toyed with the idea of floating his own political outfit.

There was speculation that the ruling TDP might field him as a candidate from district.

Narayana met after midnight Saturday and formally joined the Sena on Sunday at a function in the party office here.

Former Vice-Chancellor of Sri Krishna Devaraya University Rajagopal, a close relative of Narayana, also joined the Sena.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 18:35 IST