Telugu actor-politician Chiranjeevi officially became a Congress member today after his party Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) merged with the Congress two months ago.
Chiranjeevi, who celebrates his 56th birthday on Monday (August 22), was welcomed by Rahul Gandhi, AICC General Secretary and Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad, at an event at the Congress headquarters today.
Chiranjeevi said: It is my honour to be a part of (the) Congress party. I will be an active worker of party."
On February 11 this year, Chiranjeevi announced that his political party, Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) would merge with the Congress. The merger is expected to benefit the troubled state of Andhra Pradesh politics in a big way.