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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Telugu actor Ali joins YSR Congress Party

Agencies | Updated on: 11 Mar 2019, 11:26:42 AM
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Telugu actor Ali joins YSR Congress Party

New Delhi:

Ali, the popular Telugu actor known for his superb comic timing began a new inning by launching his political career. Ali joined YSR Congress Party in presence of party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday. News agency ANI posted two pictures on Twitter. Earlier, Telangana Chief Minister and TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao made an appeal to the people of Andhra Pradesh to back Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP in the State and Lok Sabha elections due by May. Spokesperson for the ruling TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) Abid Rasool Khan described Reddy as a "key secular person and a friend of the poor." Khan also said YSRCP is definitely "going to have good results in the elections."


Noting that there was a sizeable population of "Telangana people" in Andhra Pradesh -- like relatives, family members and business partners --, he said Telangana's good work and Rao's appeal "will go a long way in getting votes" for YSRCP.

Rao and his son and TRS Working President KT Rama Rao have already committed support to Reddy, he said, adding, "we will definitely do not want to 'interfere' in Andhra Pradesh (affairs)".

Andhra Pradesh's ruling TDP, led by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, had entered into a pre-election alliance with the Congress in the December seven Assembly elections in Telangana.

During campaigning, the TRS had attacked the TDP dubbing it an "Andhra party" interfering in Telangana and alleged that if the Congress-TDP government came to power in Telangana, Naidu would call the shots.  

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First Published : 11 Mar 2019, 11:18:28 AM