Hyderabad : Nava Telangana Party of former Andhra Pradesh home minister T Devender Goud on Sunday joined hands with actor Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party, impressed by the latter’s “Social Telangana” slogan.
Goud met Chiranjeevi at the PRP office here this morning and discussed the political scenario and expressed his party’s decision to forge an alliance with the latter.
Talking to reporters, Devender Goud said the PRP too was working on the same ideals like his NTP. “Our party has been formed on the basis of carving out a ‘Social Telangana’ which the PRP too has endorsed. Together we shall work for the cause of Telangana,” Goud added.
Chiranjeevi hailed the NTP’s decision to join hands with his party.
The PRP chief said his party still continued talks with another separatist party Telangana Rashtra Samiti on a possible electoral alliance. “Our doors are still open,” he remarked.
Asked about this, the NTP chief said his party would have no objection over PRP’s electoral alliances. “The PRP is free to forge alliances with any party. In fact, we would welcome the party’s ties with any pro-Telangana party,” Goud said.
He added that share of seats and other issues would be discussed at a later stage.
Devender Goud quit the Telugu Desam Party in June this year to float the Nava Telangana Party. For sometime now, there has been speculation that he would join hands with Chiranjeevi or even merge his party with the PRP.
Political analysts see Goud’s move as the first step towards a possible merger of NTP with PRP.