Controversial spiritual leader and Sree Peetham seer Swami Paripoornanand is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party and if possible contest the coming elections as well.Paripoornananda told a media agency that he might join the BJP if their ideologies match. He is being projected as the Yogi Adityanath of Telangana by the saffron groups.He said there was a possibility of him joining the BJP, provided he got an offer.
“If I have to join, then the party will choose me. But I cannot run after the party. At the same, our frequencies have to match,” he said.The Swamiji kicked up a controversy with his sharp attack on controversial film critic Kathi Mahesh who made inflammatory comments on Ramayana.Following his provocative comments against other religious communities, Paripoornananda was externed from Hyderabad on July 11 for six months by the Hyderabad police. However, the Telangana High Court reversed the ban after a petition was filed by the Hindu seer.
Paripoornananda dismissed the comparison with Yogi Adityanath. He said the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s political expertise was far greater than his.”I and Yogi Ji are of the same age bracket, but he has more political knowledge because he is a four-time Member of Parliament and he is known for his unique identity,” he said.Paripoornananda confirmed that he will be working with BJP leader T. Raja Singh in the coming elections, saying that, “whoever works for Hindutva, I will work with them.”