Hyderabad: The Janasena party on Friday announced that they will not contest in the upcoming Greater Hyderabad Municipal elections. The party chief and actor Pawan Kalyan said that the party is going to give its unconditional support to the BJP.
"We don't want to divide votes. We will give our unconditional support to BJP and all Janasena candidates will withdraw from the race. I know this is disappointing for our Janasainiks but I don't want to divide the vote," insisted Pawan Kalyan.
Earlier in the day, Pawan Kalyan met Union Ministry of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy and Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay. Sources at the meeting said that the BJP asked for a commitment from the Janasena chief and he agreed to campaign for BJP candidates in the city.
Earlier, it was speculated that Janasena will form an alliance with the BJP for the GHMC elections.
Earlier on Friday, Telangana State President, Bandi Sanjay, came down heavily on Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao for playing cheap politics to appease voters of a particular community. He demanded that KCR should admit that the Central government had helped Telangana State develop and that he should swear an oath at the Bhagya Laxmi temple at Charminar if otherwise. "KCR is scared that if he comes to the temple, he would lose his Muslim friends and their votes. I request him to at least make a phone call and tell the truth," said Sanjay.
Sanjay on Thursday had challenged the CM to swear an oath at the temple about the contents of a fake letter that was being circulated in Sanjay's name and also about the financial assistance KCR had received from the Centre to Telangana State. On Friday, Sanjay went to the Bhagya Laxmi temple and performed special pujas.
Later, speaking with the media, Sanjay alleged that the TRS government had been playing with the sentiments and sufferings of people during the elections. "The CM forged my signature and wrote a letter to the Election Commission of India, demanding to stop the flood relief distribution in Hyderabad. This is how low he has sunk. This is nothing but a poll gimmick where he is lying to the public. They want to win the election by hook or crook by spreading false propaganda," Sanjay alleged.