Praja Rajyam president K. Chiranjeevi on Tuesday declared that the party’s floor coordination with the other Opposition parties in the Assembly would strictly be ‘issue-based’.
He also stated that they were yet to decide on who they would support for the Speaker’s post in the Legislative Assembly. Asked if they would support the Congress nominee N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, or a possible candidate fielded by the Telugu Desam, he said the party would take a decision on Wednesday.
He was speaking to presspersons after a meeting of the Praja Rajyam Legislature Party, that included a training programme for first-time legislators, 15 of them, including the party president. The training had interactive sessions on privileges, rights and responsibilities of MLAs with senior, former legislators, including T. Devender Goud, Kotagiri Vidyadhara Rao, Kala Venkat Rao and former IAS officer KSR Murthy.
Eager for ‘real’ life role
On his feelings as he was about to enter the exalted portals of the Assembly, he was excited that he would no longer be essaying a role in ‘reel’ life.
“I am looking forward to this ‘real’ life role and live up to the expectations of the people who elected me,” he said. The Praja Rajyam president did not mince words saying film personalities elected to the Assembly had failed to deliver.
“None of those elected to this august House were able to deliver completely. I am willing to make a difference through constructive criticism without personal attacks,” he said, adding that Praja Rajyam MLAs would uphold the decorum of the House without resorting to cheap publicity.
He appointed B. Shobha Nagi Reddy (Allagadda), Ganta Srinivas Rao (Anakapalle) and Bandaru Satyananda Rao (Kothapeta) as Deputy Leaders of the party in the Assembly.
Vanga Geeta (Pithapuram) would be the party’s Whip, E. Anil (Balkonda) and Y. Ravi (Vijayawada East), secretaries, and A. Rambabu (Giddalur) treasurer.