From Andhra to Delhi, Chiranjeevi to enter into PM's dense?

Hyderabad/New Delhi, Jan 23: Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) chief Chiranjeevi likely to make a surprise entry into the union cabinet soon. Media reports said that Chiranjeevi is all set to be sworn in as the seventh minister from Andhra Pradesh in Manmohan Singh's cabinet.

The Times of India quoted PRP sources as saying, "It can happen anytime now. Once the Congress top brass is done with the current round of election campaigning, things will fall in line. We are expecting a call any moment. There is no scramble for Rajya Sabha seats."

"Contrary to speculation in a section of the media about Chiranjeevi being neglected by Congress party ever since he announced the unconditional merger, our leader has always been taken into confidence by Congress AP affairs in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana," added the daily.

S Jaipal Reddy, V Kishore Chandra Deo and Jairam Ramesh - are the three ministers from Andhra holding crucial positions in the union cabinet and D Purandeswari, M M Pallam Raju and Panabaka Lakshmi - are the three ministers from the same state holding cabinet berth with state status.

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