BJP-JanaSena Party To Contest Tirupati Lok Sabha By Poll In Alliance

After contesting the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat and Municipal elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to contest the upcoming Tirupati Lok Sabha by polls. 

The BJP would contest the forthcoming Parliamentary Tirupati bypoll in an alliance with the JanaSena Party. The decision to contest the by election was taken during a meeting at the residence of Pawan Kalyan, the President of the JanaSena. Confirming the same, Sunil Seodhar, the National Secretary of the BJP said, “In a joint meeting of Janasena party president Pawan Kalyan and Andhra BJP president Somu Veerraju, it has been unanimously decided that the alliance candidate for Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll would be from (the) BJP.”

The meeting was attended by Sunil Deodhar, the National Secretary of the BJP, Pawan Kalyan, Somu Veerraju and Nadendla Manohar.

Reconfirming the alliance for the Tirupati Lok Sabha by poll, Pawan Kalyan also issued a statement. Mr. Kalyan said, “This decision has been taken after several consultations with the BJP central leadership. Several rounds of talks have been held with BJP top leaders (the Union) Home Minister Amit Shah, (the) BJP National President J.P. Nadda and the National General Secretary B.L.Santosh.” He further added, “This decision was taken after clearly understanding that the BJP candidate is eligible to contest the seat successfully. Moreover, the fact that the BJP won the seat in the 1999 elections was also taken into consideration.”

Pawan Kalyan said if they win, the BJP would take strong action against the attacks and vandalism in temples and would lead towards the growth and development of Tirupati.

Mr. Kalyan said, “The effort of the JanaSena is to join hands with the BJP in the Tirupati by election to check the atrocities being committed by the (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) YSRCP. It is felt that the Janasena activists accept the decision and work for the victory of the BJP.”

Tirupati Parliamentary constituency, a Scheduled Caste (SC) reserved seat fell vacant after the YSRCP MP Balli Durga Prasad succumbed to the Novel Coronavirus.

The Election Commission (EC) is yet to declare the polling date for the Tirupati Lok Sabha seat.

Stay tuned for further updates.