Chiranjeevi to formally join Cong on Aug 7
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 21:03
Hyderabad: AICC President Sonia Gandhi has invited Praja Rajyam Party President and Tirupati MLA K Chiranjeevi to New Delhi to meet her anytime between August 7 and 10 to formally take primary membership of the Congress party.

The PRP has already technically merged with the Congress party in Andhra Pradesh but a public meeting could not be organised as planned to formalise the amalgamation.

The current political uncertainty in the state over the bifurcation issue has jeopardised Chiranjeevi's plans to organise a grand meeting with Sonia or Rahul Gandhi to formalise the merger of his outfit with the ruling party.

In the given circumstances, the Congress high command suggested that Chiranjeevi complete the formalities without any pomp and accordingly he agreed to take membership of the ruling party in the presence of Sonia Gandhi.

Accordingly, Sonia Gandhi is said to have called Chiranjeevi over phone today and invited him to New Delhi, PRP sources said.

The actor-turned-politician is expected to visit the National capital on August 7 and formally join Congress, the sources added.

Subsequently other leaders of PRP, including the MLAs, will complete the formalities in the AP Congress headquarters here.


First Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 21:03

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