Nirmala Sitharaman’s husband made AP Communications Adviser

Andhra Pradesh government issued an order on Friday, appointing Parakala Prabhakar as its Advisor (Communications), giving him the rank of a cabinet minister.Prabhakar is the husband of union minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman. Previously, he was in the Congress and the BJP, after which he joined the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) floated by Telugu movie actor Chiranjeevi. He quit the PRP ahead of the 2009 elections after differences with Chiranjeevi and his brother-in-law Allu Aravind. Since then Prabhakar stayed away from politics even as his wife Nirmala Sitharaman rose up the ranks in the BJP and went on to become a union minister. He met Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday night and his name was proposed for the communications advisor who handles the government’s public relations work.

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