Telugu film comedian Baliredy Prudhvi Raj, popularly known as '30 years’ industry Prudhvi' has been appointed as state secretary of Jaganmohan Reddy's YSRCP. It is a well known fact that in the Telugu political arena, many actors have entered politics and been successful.
The YSRCP central office issued a statement confirming Prudhvi's appointment as state secretary.
As the state gets ready for the general elections in less than three months time, several faces from the Telugu film industry have started weighing their political fortunes. Earlier in January, it was rumoured that another Telugu actor-anchor, Ali was in talks with Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena and YSRCP.
Prudhvi Raj, who hails from West Godavari district’s Tadepalligudem, has acted in more than 100 Telugu movies in different roles. Prudhvi has been active in politics since last year. The buzz is that Prudhvi is expected to get the Tadepalligudem MLA ticket in the coming elections.
Prudhvi had met Jaganmohan Reddy during his state-wide 'Praja Sankalpa Yatra' and expressed his solidarity in West Godavari and adjourning East Goadvari last year, giving rise to speculations that he might be joining the party.
In recent times, Prudhvi has been pretty active and at the forefront in attacking Chandrababu Naidu's TDP on several issues including Special Category Status (SCS) in the media as well as social media. Prudhvi, who thanked the party leadership for acknowledging his services, announced that he will be conducting street plays to enlighten the people about the "failures of TDP government", from the first week of March.
It is being speculated that noted actor Posani Krishna Murali, who has expressed his support to YS Jaganmohan Reddy during the Padayatra, may also join the YSRCP.