Comedian ‘Tennis’ Krishna enters politics, joins AAP in Karnataka | Bengaluru

Kannada film actor, singer, comedian ‘Tennis’ Krishna started his political career by joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday.

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Popular Kannada actor and comedian ‘Tennis’ Krishna has entered politics by joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Bengaluru on Thursday.

The party’s Bengaluru Twitter page congratulated him on the move and wrote, “Noted Kannada film industry comedian Sri Tennis Krishna joined the AAP family today. Welcome sir.”

Krishna got his name because he was once a tennis coach; the name stuck because it differentiated him from other Krishnas in the film industry.

He acted in about 600 films, incl Neela Megha Shyama, Mojugara Sogasugara and Veera Madakari.

Messages of welcome poured in from party workers on social media, Mukund Gowda, president of AAP’s youth wing, saying, “Welcome Shri Tennis Krishna to the AAP family.”

AAP Karnataka convener and national spokesperson Prithvi Reddy and other senior leaders were also present at the induction of Krishna from ‘Tennis’. The party aims to make its presence felt in Karnataka ahead of next year’s BBMP and assembly elections.

Read also: Bengaluru’s Kejriwal: ‘I came here to form government in Karnataka’

The AAP is also set to identify candidates for the assembly elections early so that they can work in their respective constituencies. The party recently fielded well-known names in Bengaluru, including farmers’ leader Kodihalli Chandrashekar and former police commissioner Bhaskar Rao.

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