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Jana Sena chief chooses long time associate for LS seat

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

: chief Saturday chose long-time associate and B Mahender as the party candidate for the seat in Telangana, election for which is scheduled for April 11.

He is JSP's first candidate in while it has already announced six candidates for and 32 for the Assembly elections in

"Mahender has been working with me for many years now with the objective of serving society. Hence I have decided to nominate him from Malkajgiri," Kalyan announced here.

Interestingly, the erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party of Kalyan's eldest brother K Chiranjeevi chose as its candidate for the Medak seat in 2009 but could not file the nomination papers on the last day as he was "stuck in a traffic jam".

"We are now compensating him for that," Kalyan remarked.

The said they were now inviting applications from interested candidates to contest the Lok Sabha elections in

A two-member committee has been set up to screen the applications.

The general body would take the final selection, he added.

Established in March 2014, the did not contest the then but supported the TDP-BJP, who were then in alliance.

It did not contest the Assembly elections in in December last year, but said it would field candidates for Lok Sabha.

The five-year-old party is fighting its first electoral battle this time and has allied with the CPI and CPI(M) in and BSP in AP and Telangana.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 21:20 IST