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Congress to align with Praja Rajyam for GHMC polls

The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has decided to align with actor Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) for the elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) slated for November 23.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2009 14:55 IST

The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has decided to align with actor Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) for the elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) slated for November 23.

The alliance between the national party and the 15-month-old regional party was formalised after a secret meeting late last night between Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president D Srinivas and PRP leader and Chiranjeevi's brother-in-law Allu Aravind.

While AICC general secretary in charge of AP affairs M Veerappa Moily and Chief Minister K Rosaiah gave their nod to the alliance on behalf of their party, Chiranjeevi currently camping in Kerala with family, too conveyed his approval over phone to Srinivas, party sources said.

Chiranjeevi will return to Hyderabad this afternoon after which he will have a formal meeting with the APCC chief to finalise the seat-sharing, a senior PRP leader said.

State Health Minister and Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee president Danam Nagender met the APCC president this morning and discussed the alliance with PRP. Nagender said the entire issue was being looked into by the PCC president. The PCC president will decide on the number of seats to be shared with the PRP, he said.

Backward Classes Welfare Minister M Mukesh Goud, who hails from Hyderabad, too held talks with Srinivas over the alliance with PRP.