|See also the politics of India series|
Chiranjeevi's foray into politics had been highly anticipated in media and political circles. While it was reported that he was seeking the opinions of the people during the latter half of 2007, the media also suggested that he would announce the decision in January 2008. He launched his political party as an alternative to the ruling Indian National Congress and Telugu Desam Party in his native state of Andhra Pradesh.
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