Actor-turned politician Vijayashanthi likely to return to BJP

South India

A former MP, Vijayshanthi is returning to BJP after brief stints in TRS and Congress

After Kushboo Sundar, another film star is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in South India, where the party is trying to make a major foothold after conquering the North and North-Eastern region.

According to news agency PTI, the popular actress, who is all set to embrace the saffron party is Vijayashanthi, is Vijayashanthi, who hails from Hyderabad.  Vijayashanti, who began her political career with BJP, will be returning to the party fold after brief stings in Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Congress.

The actress, who had switched loyalties to Congress in 2014 before formation of Telangana state, was not active in the grand old party’s activities and programmes in the state for the past few months.

Her entry into BJP, a sort of homecoming, will give a shot in the arm to the saffron party which is going all out to capture the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in the elections to be held on December 1.

She was not happy with the treatment she is being given in the Congress party. She may soon leave for the national capital and join BJP in the presence of senior leaders such as Amit Shah, PTI quoted sources as saying.

Kushboo had quit the Congress after she was removed from the position of national spokesperson and joined the BJP last month ahead of the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

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