Actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party on Wednesday got the nod from the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) and is now an authorized political party.
According to a report in the Times of India, the TSEC said it had registered Jana Sena as a political party without a reserved symbol.
This means that while the party is not entitled for reservation of any exclusive symbol, candidates contesting local body elections will get preference over independent candidates in the allotment of symbols.
With the registration, the party can now field candidates for the upcoming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls, a report in The New Indian Express adds.
The report also adds that there are close to 70 political parties registered with the Telangana State Election Commission, besides recognized parties like BJP, Congress, TRS and TDP.
Pawan Kalyan, who is also the younger brother of actor and Congress leader Chiranjeevi had launched his party ahead of last year's elections, but could not get registered with the commission.
He campaigned for the TDP-BJP combine in last year's elections.