Prajarajyam president K Chiranjeevi on Monday was formally elected leader of Prajarajyam Legislature Party.
The party president interacted with the newly elected legislators, most of them first-timers, for a little over two hours. The party won 18 assembly seats in the recently concluded elections and is the second largest opposition party after the TDP. The party has a lone member in the Legislative Council, B Raghavendra Reddy.
One of the legislators, who shared details of the PRLP meeting, said the party had resolved to play a constructive role in Assembly by encouraging the government on issues that are of help to the masses and strongly oppose any kind of anti-people policies. “Our criticism will be constructive and all issues of social concern would be accorded top priority,” he told them.
The elected members informed Chiranjeevi that the legislature party would abide by all decisions taken by the PRLP president. The PRP chief meanwhile assured members that he would take them into confidence while reviewing reasons for the failure of the party in the recently-concluded elections. Chiranjeevi told them that he was in possession of voting statistics that reflect the performance of the party at the polling booth level.
Later, Chiranjeevi introduced the newly elected members to the media and thanked people for helping them to create a political space. “We have been elected by the people to solve their problems and we will just do that,” he said and added that the names of the party whip and secretary would be announced very soon.
Those present at the meeting included Elleti Maheshwar Reddy (Nirmal), Anil Eravathri (Balkonda), Bandaru Satyanand Rao (Kothapeta), Ganta Srinivasa Rao (Anakapalli), Muttam Srinivas Rao alias Avanthi Srinivas (Bheemili), Chintalapudi Venkatramayya (Gajuwaka), Panchakarla Ramesh (Pendurthi), Kurasala Kanna Babu (Kakinada Rural), Pantham Gandhi Mohan (Peddapuram), Eeli Nani (Tadepalligudem), Yellampalli Srinivas (Vijayawada West), Yelamanchili Ravi (Vijayawada East), A Rambabu (Giddaluru), Sridhar Krishna Reddy Mungamuru (Nellore City), Bhuma Sobha Nagi Reddy (Allagadda) and Vanga Geeta (Pithapuram). The lone PRP MLA who could not make it to the meeting was Katasani Rami Reddy from Banaganapalle, as he was pre-occupied with some work in his constituency.
Meanwhile, the political affairs committee meeting of PRP was indefinitely postponed as several senior leaders were away in districts.
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