New Delhi: Sree Peetham mutt head Swami Paripoornananda today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party national president Amit Shah here. BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav accompanied Swami in the meeting. Speaking to media after his joining in the national party, the seer said he was happy to have joined in the BJP.

On the other side, the party is gearing up in the process of finalising its candidates for the upcoming Telangana assembly elections. In a phone call to part State Chief Dr K Laxman, Amit Shah asked him to attend the parliamentary board meeting here at 11 am tomorrow, it is believed.

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It is expected that a 30-member list of BJP contestants would be announced in the meeting. To attend tomorrow's meeting, Dr Laxman, State In-charge Krishna Das, national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao and MLA Kishan Reddy would leave for the national capital tonight.

Watch this space for more updates on Telangana assembly elections 2018.