C K Janu may contest on BJP ticket

C K Janu may contest on BJP ticket

C K Janu may contest on  BJP ticket

Prominent tribal activist C K Janu said on Wednesday that she is considering contesting as an NDA candidate from Sultan Bathery in Wayanad district.

The move has surprised people involved in tribal rights movements she has led even as Janu said she has not taken a “final decision”.

On Wednesday, the Adivasi Gothra Maha Sabha (AGMS) leader held talks with leaders of the BJP and Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), a key BJP ally in the state. The talks triggered rumours that the BDJS will field Janu as its candidate, but she dismissed the rumours. “I won’t be contesting for BJP or BDJS. I’m discussing possibilities of contesting as an independent candidate as part of the NDA, but no decision has been taken,” Janu told Deccan Herald.

BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan had earlier said there were possibilities of Janu joining the NDA but said the final word had to come from her. Janu’s move has led to differences within the AGMS.

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