Dinesh Reddy, who retired as the director general of police (DGP) in September last year, was formally inducted into the party by its chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy at the party office here.
The former IPS officer said he joined the party to serve the people. He said he saw from close quarters the pro-people schemes implemented by late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.
Dinesh Reddy said only Jaganmohan Reddy alone can take the state on the path of development.
The former top cop plans to contest the elections. When asked about the constituency, he said he would abide by the decision of the party.
Dinesh Reddy is likely to contest for the Lok Sabha either from Malkajgiri near Hyderabad or Ongole in Seemandhra.