Bangarupalem bypolls: Chiru to campaign for Congress in K`taka

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 13:47

Hyderabad: Praja Rajyam Party President K
Chiranjeevi will on Thursday campaign for the Congress party in
the by-election to Bangarupalem Assembly constituency in
Karnataka.

Union Minister of State for Railways K Muniyappa invited
Chiranjeevi to campaign for the Congress considering the huge
fan following of the actor-turned-politician in Karnataka.

There is also a sizable Telugu population in the constituency.

Chiranjeevi will also campaign for the Congress-DMK
combine in the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, PRP sources
said.
AICC General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad and Tamil Nadu
Congress Committee president K V Tangabalu spoke to
Chiranjeevi separately over phone and requested him to
campaign for the party.

In fact, Chiranjeevi had a meeting with AICC chief Sonia
Gandhi a few days ago wherein she requested him to be a star
campaigner for the Congress in the Tamil Nadu elections.

Accordingly, Chiranjeevi will campaign in Tamil Nadu on
April 8 and 9. He is later expected to campaign for the
Congress in Kharagpur in West Bengal, where there are a large
number of Telugu voters.

The PRP will be formally merged with the Congress mid-May
after the completion of Assembly elections in five states.
Chiranjeevi has invited Sonia and Rahul Gandhi for a massive
public meeting proposed to be held near Vijayawada for the
merger function.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 13:47

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