Former CBI Joint Director, JD Lakshmi Narayana, known for his distinguished career in law enforcement, has made a noteworthy foray into politics. With plans to contest from Visakhapatnam and considering the possibility of launching a new political party, Lakshmi Narayana has been vocal about his vision for positive change.
Reflecting on his decision, Lakshmi Narayana acknowledged the effectiveness of political entry by others, particularly citing the positive publicity of Barrelakka. He expressed confidence in her ability to make a meaningful impact and underlined his commitment to contribute to the betterment of the political landscape.
Addressing electoral concerns, Lakshmi Narayana stressed the need for inclusive politics, stating that eligibility should not be confined to a select few. He drew attention to issues like bogus voting in Andhra Pradesh, calling for the removal of duplicate votes and urging the Election Commission to take decisive action against fixed votes.
Lakshmi Narayana’s political journey began before the 2019 elections when he contested as an MP from Visakhapatnam under the Jana Sena banner. Despite gaining public favor, electoral success eluded him, leading to his departure from Jana Sena. Rejecting invitations from established parties like TDP and YCP, he declared his intention to run as an independent candidate in the upcoming 2024 parliamentary elections.
As Lakshmi Narayana embarks on this new political chapter, his emphasis on electoral reforms and commitment to a broader, more inclusive political landscape could reshape the narrative in Visakhapatnam and beyond.