Hyderabad: It seems like Swami Paripoornananda is all set to join Bharatiya Janata Party in Telangana.  The controversial pontiff of Sreepeetham, Kakinada had a special meeting on Monday with BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi.

Earlier, Swami Paripoornananda was placed under house arrest in Hyderabad ahead of his proposed 'Dharmagraha Yatra', and he was banned from the city for six months for allegedly making provocative statements. He is also known as the 'Yogi of the South'.

Paripoorananda was given a grand welcome by thousands of  BJP, VHP, RSS and Bajrang Dal workers, all along the Vijayawada-Hyderabad national highway on September 4 when returned to Hyderabad after being exiled.

Reports suggest the likelihood of Paripoornananda contesting from the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency. He had met BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday (8 October) along with Ram Madhav and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath to reportedly discuss about elections.