HYDERABAD: Actors Jayasudha and ‘Karunamayudu’ fame Vijaychander formally joined the Congress party along with the former Telugu Desam MP S. Ramamuni Reddy here on Wednesday.

The three formally took the membership of the party in the presence of Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president D. Srinivas.

Best institution

Ms. Jayasudha said joining the Congress party was akin to taking admission into a reputed school. “There are lot of schools and the parents take utmost care to select the best institution. I took my own time to decide on the best institution,” she said.

Decision makers

Asked about actor Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party, she said: “People are the final decision makers and we have to wait and see.”

She said she knew very little about the actor, as she had acted along with him in only two movies.

Mr. Vijaychander, grandson of Tanguturi Prakasam said: “I will publicise the popular Government programmes.”

Mr. Ramamuni Reddy said he was disillusioned by the ideological shift of the Telugu Desam Party over the past four years.