Chiranjeevi is a top leader in congress : Vayalar Ravi

Union Minister Vayalar Ravi, who is currently on a visit to Andhra Pradesh to take stock of the prevailing situation in Congress in the wake of its sagging popularity, met actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Chiranjeevi is one of the top leaders of the Congress party. Not only in the state, his contributions to the national level also, are we taking to maximum possible (extent)“, Mr. Ravi told reporters after a breakfast meeting with Mr. Chiranjeevi, who has been elected to the Rajya Sabha recently.

Mr. Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam was merged with Congress in the recent past and the Telugu mega star is likely to be made a Union Minister.

It was with Praja Rajyam’s support, the Congress government in the state survived a TDP-sponsored no-confidence motion which was supported by the Congress MLAs loyal to Kadapa MP Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Asked about the complaint of some erstwhile Praja Rajyam leaders that they did not get due recognition in Congress post-merger, Mr. Ravi said they are being accommodated and would be recognised in due cours