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Swami Paripoornananda joins BJP, party eyes boost in Telangana polls

PTI
Published Oct 19, 2018, 7:09 pm IST
Updated Oct 20, 2018, 1:37 am IST
Amit Shah said Paripoornananda has made big contribution in fields of social service and religious activities in south India.
Paripoornananda said he would work as a 'sevak' of the BJP with zero expectation and spread its message to southern parts of the country. (Photo: Video screengrab)
 Paripoornananda said he would work as a 'sevak' of the BJP with zero expectation and spread its message to southern parts of the country. (Photo: Video screengrab)

New Delhi: Swami Paripoornananda, founder of Hindu Vahini, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday, with BJP president Amit Shah expressing confidence that the addition will boost his party's prospects in the Telangana assembly election.

Shah said Paripoornananda has made a big contribution in the fields of social service and religious activities in south India and his presence in the party will strengthen it a lot, especially in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

 

"His joining the BJP will infuse new energy into the party and boost its election prospects in Telangana," Shah, flanked by Paripoornananda and party general secretary Ram Madhav, told reporters.

Paripoornananda said he would work as a 'sevak' of the BJP with zero expectation and spread its message to southern parts of the country. He was recently externed from Hyderabad by the city police for allegedly making provocative speeches but got a stay on the order from a court.

A Hindutva leader and strong votary of building Ram temple in Ayodhya, he may be fielded by the BJP in election, party sources said.

 

The assembly poll in the state would be held on December 7.

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