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Ex-TDP MP Chandrasekhar joins Chiranjeevi's party
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September 09, 2008 21:02 IST

Former Telugu Desam Party MP Yelamanchali Sivaji and an ex-IAS officer T Chandrasekhar of Maharashtra cadre on Tuesday joined the Praja Rajyam party floated by Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi [Images].

Sivaji, a former Rajya Sabha member and an expert on farmers' issues, joined the actor's party along with a large number of his followers from Guntur district.

Chandrasekhar, who resigned as MHADA chief, said he had quit the job to join hands with Chiranjeevi in ushering the "much-needed change in politics and working for soical justice".

"I was drawn towards Chiranjeevi as he is genuinely committed to the welfare of the downtrodden and their empowerement. His self-less service, commitment and ideals will stand him in good stead," Chandrasekhar said.

Both said they were inspired by the agenda of "positive politics" set by the actor.

Addressing the gathering, Chiranjeevi said he would pursue people's agenda and strive to solve their problems.

"I do not have any personal agenda. It is you who will set the agenda for me. As a loyal servant, I will implement it and see that there is happiness all around," the matinee idol said.

The actor had launched the party at a public meeting in the temple town of Tirupati on August 26. He is expected to embark on a state-wide tour later this month.

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