Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi never loses an opportunity to harp on “social justice,” but in practice, his party leaders never implement it.
Remember Munemma, who contested on PRP ticket from Kovvur Assembly constituency in Nellore district in the recent elections? Chiranjeevi gave her the ticket amidst dramatic conditions, only to display to the world that he was practising social justice. But the fact was that Munemma was asked to fight mighty Congress and the TDP leaders. All that she did was to go round the constituency and beg votes, while the leaders around her enjoyed the party funds and facilities. As expected, she lost the polls.
Now, Munemma is back to her old life style: leading a pathetic life in her hut, with children half-naked. She is cooking broken rice in an aluminium vessel on an earthen chulha and her husband coming home late in the night in drunken state. When a TV channel reporter interviewed her, she had no answers to many questions. “What do you mean by social justice?” the reporter asked, but she did not even understand the meaning of the words. The PRP leaders in Nellore deserted her. Will they ever allow such a poor woman to grow in politics?