The efforts of Congress to cosy up to Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi started even when late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was alive, a senior Congress MLA said today.
“I have good ties with Chiranjeevi. In fact, late Rajasekhara Reddy himself told me to be in touch with Chiranjeevi. But, it could not take off due to some media reports,” J C Diwakar Reddy, also a former minister, said.
Though the buzz that Chiranjeevi would eventually join hands or merge his party with Congress had been doing the rounds for long, it became a reality with the actor-turned- politician meeting Sonia Gandhi yesterday on her invitation.