Chiranjeevi to campaign for Congress in Tamil Nadu
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Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011, 22:01
New Delhi: In his first assignment after announcing the merger of his party with Congress, Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi will campaign for candidates of the national party in Tamil Nadu during the April 13 Assembly polls.

Chiranjeevi, who has decided to merge his Praja Rajyam with Congress in Andhra Pradesh, has a huge fan following in Tamil Nadu and Congress has been insisting that he take part in electioneering in Tamil Nadu.

"Before April 11 (when the campaign comes to an end), I will campaign for Congress in Tamil Nadu," the matinee idol told reporters here.

He was speaking after meeting Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, in-charge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

This is for the first time in many years that Congress in Tamil Nadu will have a film star campaigning for its candidates while Dravidian parties like DMK and AIADMK have a host of film personalities seeking votes for their nominees.

Sources said Chiranjeevi may campaign for four-five days in areas where there are large chunks of Telugu population.

Congress will contest 63 seats as part of the seat-sharing arrangement with DMK and the candidates' list is expected to be announced in the next two days. Chiranjeevi announced the merger of PRP with Congress last month.

During the meeting with Azad, Chiranjeevi also discussed the plans of the merger of his party with Congress.


First Published: Monday, March 21, 2011, 22:01

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