Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi has now turned the Union Minister for Tourism. All thanks to the cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Despite joining hands with Congress, the actor-turned-politician had been denied any higher position for almost one and half year. His entry into the Union Cabinet has made all his fans very happy and they celebrated the moment with sharing sweets and bursting crackers on Sunday.
The new Union Cabinet Ministers' oath ceremony took place at 11.45 am in New Delhi on Sunday, October 28. Along with 21 other Ministers, Chiranjeevi took oath on the occasion. It was a historical moment for his family. His wife Surekha, Allu Aravind, Ram Charan and Upasana were present at the ceremony to witness this moment. But Chiru's brother Pawan Kalyan, who has been youth leader of PRP, gave a miss to this event.
However, Chiranjeevi plunged into politics with his own political party 'Prajarajyam Party' in 2008. He merged his PRP with Congress (I) in February 2011. Many in Tollywood had expected that he would be in Union Minister's position, but he was neglected for a long time. He gradually attained the Rajya Sabha seat in April 2012 and now reached the position of Central Tourism Minister.