Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Former CBI Joint Director V.V. Lakshminarayana will contest the elections from the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency on a Jana Sena ticket, the party announced on Tuesday.
Along with Lakshminarayana, the party announced candidates for eight more seats in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.
With this, actor Pawan Kalyan’s party has announced candidates for 10 Lok Sabha and 87 Assembly seats.
The party had earlier announced Gedela Srinibabu as its candidate for the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha but he later joined the YSR Congress party.
Lakshminarayana, who quit police service last year to enter public life, joined the Jana Sena on Sunday, making his political debut. The former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer had said he was ready to contest the elections from any constituency.
As Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Lakshminarayana headed investigations into several high-profile cases, including the disproportionate assets case involving YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and the Satyam Computer scam.