The Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS,) on the 13th of March, announced, it will contest the Lok Sabha elections in Telangana.
Prof. Kodandaram, the President of the TJS, said, the Party will contest a total of 4 Lok Sabha seats out of the 17 in the State.
The decision was taken after a party meeting was held, on the 13th of March, at the Party office in Nampally, Hyderabad.
According to sources, the Party also discussed an alliance and it is expected, the TJS will extend its support to the Indian National Congress (INC) for the remaining 13 seats.
When asked about an alliance with the Communist Party of India (CPI,) Mr. Kodandaram said, the CPI did not approach the Party for an alliance.
The TJS would contest in Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Malkajgiri, while the selection of the fourth constituency is still going on.
Speaking about the agenda of the Party, Kodandaran said, “The TJS’s objectives and future goals can be reached only if the Party enters electoral fray and accordingly the decision to contest was taken in party meetings, that are continuing from the 6th of March.”
Telangana will contest a total of 17 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, scheduled on the 11th of April. The major parties contesting the elections are the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS,) the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the INC.
The results of the elections will be announced on the 23rd of May 2019.
Stay tuned for further updates about the Lok Sabha elections.