The Assembly poll bound Karnataka has created a political rift between Mega brothers Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan.
As the elections for the Karnataka Assembly are scheduled on May 12, Congress has decided to rope in Chiranjeevi as star campaigner for the party in the Telugu people dominated Assembly Constituencies. Though Chiranjeevi was staying away from active politics, AICC President Rahul Gandhi requested Chiru to take part in campaign in a bid to woo Telugu voters.
Leaders said Chiranjeevi is likely to join the poll campaign in April last week. Since he is busy with film shooting, the Mega Star will finalise his Karnataka schedule soon.
Pawan is also getting ready to campaign in the neighbouring state, as he was already invited by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda to support his JD (U) party to lure Telugu voters. Pawan is desperate to expose the BJP led NDA's failure in protecting Andhra interests and also Congress' failure in fulfilling the promises at the time of the state bifurcation.
Leaders said Chiranjeevi and Pawan's campaigns will create political heat in Karnataka.