Rahul's pat turns Chiranjeev on

Published: 18th February 2013 12:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2013 12:01 PM   |  A+A-

Even as some film fans dream of meeting their favourite stars, the stars too have their own dreams. Film star and Union minister Chiranjeevi had one such dream--to be lauded by the AICC leadership.

Speaking to fans on Sunday, Chiranjeevi claimed AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi had patted him for his efforts to develop tourism in the country, just in four months since he assumed charge as the Union minister of tourism.

Chiranjeevi interacted fans and mediapersons at his blood bank, at Jubilee Hills, along with Rajya Sabha member T Subbirami Reddy and former IPS officer DT Naik.

When scribes wanted to know how he felt when he met Rahul Gandhi after becoming the Union minister, Chiranjeevi said he felt very happy and described the Congress vice-president as a “visionary who is committed to the welfare of the downtrodden”.

“When I met our party second-in-command, he patted me saying he has been observing my performance as Union tourism minister. He further said that I have dedicated myself to work and those who enjoy their work will get good results,” said Chiranjeevi.

Interestingly, when scribes asked questions on the present political situation in the state, the Union minister said, “It (blood bank) is a sacred place. I don’t want to make it unholy by speaking politics here.”

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