3,000 ex-Maoists to join Chiranjeevi’s PRP
Around 3,000 former extremists of various factions of the CPI (ML) and CPI (Maoist) will join the Praja Rajyam Party in Hyderabad on February 24 in the presence of party president Chiranjeevi and Yuvarajyam president Pavan Kalyan.
Dr P Mitra and others have been working on motivating ex-naxals to join the PRP. The association of Marxist-Leninist singer Gadar and other pro-naxal intellectuals with Pawan Kalyan is said to have facilitated this move.
The first meeting of the former naxalites was organised in Guntur in December 2008 which was attended by over 800 people.