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Chiranjeevi excludes return to politics

Amaravati: Friday’s Triwood megastar Chiranjeevi has revealed that he is moving away from politics.

He called some media reports speculative that Andhra Pradesh’s Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Lady offered him a seat in Rajasaba.

Chiranjeevi, who called on the Prime Minister of Amaravati to discuss the controversy over pricing movie tickets on Thursday, denied he was offered a seat in Rajasaba.

A popular actor tweeted that the coverage of the media section that he was being sent to Rajasaba was completely unfounded. He demanded that the media not publish such a speculative story and stopped the discussion altogether.

Chiranjeevi reiterated meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss issues related to the film industry.

The actor met the Prime Minister at his official residence at the invitation of the latter, and the luncheon lasted an hour and a half.

After the meeting, Chiranjeevi told the media that Jagan Mohan Lady had a positive response to the issues he raised on behalf of the film industry, exhibitors and theater owners.

Chiranjeevi saw the meeting as fruitful and wanted all problems to be resolved quickly in a way that was acceptable to everyone.

Chiranjeevi said the Prime Minister assured him that a mutually acceptable decision would be made.

A popular actor entered politics in 2009 by floating the Prajara Jam Party (PRP) months before the undivided elections in Andhra Pradesh. However, his party was able to win only 18 seats in a 294-member parliament.

He later merged PRP with Congress. In 2012, he was elected Rajya Sabha and appointed Minister of the then Parliament-led UPA Government.

After Andhra Pradesh diverged in 2014, Chiranjeevi became politically inactive and returned to the film.

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