Actor Radha Ravi Joins AIADMK Again

Actor Radha Ravi

Actor and former MLA Radha Ravi on Monday met AIADMK Supremo Miss Jayalalitha and enrolled himself in the party. The AIADMK headquarters, in a brief two-line press release, said the actor met party supremo J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence here and rejoined the party.

A few days ago, he met AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, leading to speculation that he might join the national party Congress. What transpired in the next two days was not immediately known, but the AIADMK had clearly made a coup, pulling back the actor.

The Nadigar Sangam general secretary, had earlier worked for the DMK and MDMK before his stint with the AIADMK.

Radha Ravi was elected from Saidapet Constituency in 2001 on an AIADMK ticket. He was not re-nominated in 2006. After his association with the AIADMK came to an end, he came close to the DMK, but did not join the party.

The AIADMK, which lost its leading crowd puller and firebrand speaker and actor S S Chandran, who died of heart attack while addressing a party meeting, got back Mr Ravi, who was known for making fiery speeches, in the run upto the assembly elections.