After keeping the media guessing for the last several months over his future course of action, former joint director of Central Bureau of Investigation V V Lakshminarayana has finally announced that he would soon enter politics.
Lakshminarayana, who took voluntary retirement from his police service a few months ago, has been touring different parts of Andhra Pradesh extensively in the name of studying the problems of farming community.Though he has been giving hints about his entry into active politics, he has not disclosed as to which party he would join or whether he would float a new party of his own.
Now that Lakshminarayana disclosed his mind, speculations have started once again on his plan of action.Earlier, there were speculations in a section of media that he might join the ruling Telugu Desam Party, while majority sections of the media predicted that he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party because of his Sangh background during the college days.
Some others attached him to Jana Sena Party of actor Pawan Kalyan, because of the caste equations.Latest reports say the ex-CBI joint director had received an invitation from a national party.The chances are that it could be the BJP, which is looking for a candidate like Lakshminarayana who has fair knowledge of the political scams of Telugu Desam Party president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
It is learnt he is being offered MP seat from Guntur parliamentary constituency by the BJP leadership.
There is also another talk that the retired top cop might head the Aam Admi Party in Andhra Pradesh and contest the elections on his own.Apparently, Lakshminarayana was close friend of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, when the latter was in the government service.
But one doubts whether Lakshminarayana will take this risk of heading a new party in AP, which has no cadre base or monetary support. If it is correct, it is going to be a politically disastrous move for the ex-CBI boss!