Ex CBI Of­fi­cer to Con­test Next Year Polls in Andhra Pradesh

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

For­mer CBI joint di­rec­tor VV Lak­sh­mi­narayana, who re­cently in­di­cated that he would start his po­lit­i­cal jour­ney said he would con­test the elec­tions in Andhra Pradesh sched­uled next year and soon an­nounced his po­lit­i­cal agenda and pol­icy mat­ters. The for­mer IPS of­fi­cer who had served as joint di­rec­tor of CBI on dep­u­ta­tion and probed into cases such as the Satyam scam, quid-pro-quo in­vest­ments in­volv­ing YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mo­han Reddy, among oth­ers, told re­porters in Hyderabad that Lok Satta founder and for­mer MLA Jayaprakash Narayan had met him and of­fered him to lead the party.

Lak­sh­mi­narayana, who had been tour­ing the state for the past sev­eral months af­ter vol­un­tar­ily re­tir­ing from the post in the CBI, had last month re­leased what he called the ‘peo­ples man­i­festo’ and high­lighted need for ‘zero-budget’ pol­i­tics. Lak­sh­mi­narayana added that other lead­ers from Te­lan­gana Peo­ples Party, AAP and oth­ers have also ex­tended sup­port to him.

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