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Ex-TN Chief Secretary joins Pawan Kalyan's Janasena

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Retired and former to government P has joined the Janasena of

Rao, who joined the party on Monday in Vijayawada, has been appointed to

Thanking him for joining the party, said Rao has "effectively run the without any hassle when then J Jayalalithaa was in hospital," according to a Janasena release.

Speaking on the occasion, Rao said he was happy to join Janasena and to assume charge as to Kalyan.

"Kalyan has strong commitment to implement best of the welfare schemes for people....," the release quoted Rao as saying.

Rao, a 1985 batch IAS officer, was the when Jayalalithaa was the He was the Principal Secretary, Agriculture during the rule of Karunanidhi, the Janasena release said.

Kalyan, a popular Telugu film actor, had formed the Janasena in 2014.

He had supported the TDP-BJP combine in the 2014 elections and his campaign was one of the primary reasons for the success of the combine at the hustings.

Kalyan, younger brother of top Chiranjeevi, has, however, been critical of the NDA and TDP governments on various issues during the last few years.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 21:15 IST