Laughing Lord banner is making a movie Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi is rumored to be a remake of “The Pursuit of Happiness” in which the lead character has squabbles with his wife over his ‘poverty’ issue and takes an important or rather dumb decision of keeping his child with him while the wife leaves him. Jagapati Babu plays a salesman selling diaries and even supposedly makes his son sleep in filthy bathrooms when they go homeless.
Chiru was in Tirupathi for two days tour in his assembly constituency. He was speaking to media at the end of his two day tour today evening said.
1.I acted in movies and I live in politics
2.Chiru donated Rs One lakh to Tirupathi Press club.
3.Rail Engine symbol was one of the reasons for PRP to loose elections
4.We are planning for new symbol with EC
5. Pawan Kalyan will continue as the Yuvarajyam chief Continue reading
Chiranjeevi has made up his mind not to get into movies again but still he is enjoying image of Megastar amongst people, It was proved once again during his Tirupati visit in the last couple of days. He still has a huge fan following and the people came on to streets to see their hero and present MLA. Had he been a normal MLA, there would not have been so many crowds on the streets just to see him and shake hands with him. It appeared as if they were watching only a film hero in him, rather than an MLA. He will, no doubt, get a similar reception everywhere in the state; even in a remote village.
TIRUPATI: Praja Rajyam (PR) president and Tirupati MLA Chiranjeevi on Thursday conceded that the party’s ‘rail engine’ symbol was too confusing and possibly ruined the winning chances of its candidates in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
Participating in a ‘meet the press’ programme organised at the Press Club here, he said another factor which impacted the winning chances of the party was the alleged political contrivances behind fielding independents with symbols like tractor, bulldozer, bread etc. These symbols resembled the PR’s rail engine and confused ordinary voters, he said.
Mr. Chiranjeevi said the PR would take up with the Election Commission to allot it this time a ‘small and clear’ symbol. “We 100 per cent want to change the symbol,” he said.
To a question he denied that his brothers – Naga Babu and Pavan Kalyan — were sidelined in the party affairs. He said, they were not in active politics and as fulltime actors they had their own professions. Another reason he cited was to steer clear of criticism that he was encouraging nepotism in the party
On the stand-off between DGP S.S.P. Yadav and Chief Electoral Officer I.V. Subba Rao, Mr. Chiranjeevi felt the DGP was perhaps stretching the issue ‘too far’.
On the possibilities of the PR having a truck with like-minded parties in the ensuing GHMC and local body elections, Mr. Chiranjeevi said it was too early to take any decision. .
The government’s move to weed out bogus ration cards has come in for sharp criticism from the BJP and the PRP.
At separate press conferences on Monday, the parties questioned the rationale behind the exercise soon after the elections and asked the government to explain the reasons behind the hastiness to weed out 35 lakh `bogus ration cards’ in the state.
They expressed doubts over the sincerity of officials in completing the process without bias and said officials at the ground level could connive with local political leaders and deprive deserving people of the benefits if they were supporters of non-Congress parties.
State BJP president Bandaru Dattatreya lashed out at the Congress government for ignoring the bogus ration cards issue before the elections. He said, “weren’t there bogus ration cards before the elections? Today, all of a sudden, the CM realises that there are lakhs of bogus ration cards. How can we trust a person whose stance on such an important subject changes within days of coming to power?” he asked.
Dattatreya demanded a detailed enquiry into the issue and wanted the matter to be referred to the food advisory committee before the exercise was started.
“The chief minister’s claim that the exercise was being taken up with an ultimate aim of ensuring that eligible people did not lose out on welfare benefits does not hold water. How can the verification process be completed in three months?,” he asked.
The PRP, meanwhile, demanded scrutiny of the exercise by an all-party committee. PRP legislator Kannababu said cancellation of social security schemes like ration cards, pensions and Indiramma housing scheme should be done in a professional and unbiased manner.
Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi will meet the party candidates who lost in the Assembly elections in the next two weeks. The meetings will commence on June 15 here and will continue up to 26.
In a press release, the party leaders said on June 15 Chiranjeevi would meet candidates of Adilabad, Anantapur and Srikakulam districts and on 16, those from Nizamabad, Kurnool and Vizianagaram districts. He would meet the candidates of Karimnagar, Kadapa and Visakhapatnam districts on 20, those from Khammam, Chittoor and East Godavari districts on 22 and the candidates from Mahaboobnagar, Nellore and West Godavari districts on 23. On June 24, Chiranjeevi would meet candidates of Nalgonda, Prakasam and Krishna districts.
On 25 and 26 he would interact with the nominees of Medak, Guntur and Warangal districts and Rangareddy and Hyderabad respectively. The PRP president would discuss the issues related to the party organisation and on the preparations for the local body elections.
PRP wants sub quota
Meanwhile, the PRP has decided to demand sub quota for BCs, SCs and STs in the women’s reservation bill to be tabled in Parliament soon. The party discussed the issue at a meeting presided over by Chiranjeevi and felt that unless BCs, SCs and STs were given sub quota in the reservation for women, the objective of the bill would not be achieved.
It appears that the party had decided to follow the line taken by the Samajwadi
Party with which it wanted to form a fourth front at the Centre.
The Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi is clueless as to how to go about in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections to be held immediately and the local body elections in the next few months.
The party does not have any organisational structure even now and it is difficult to build one in a very short time. So, some leaders like Kotagiri Vidyadhara Rao and Tammineni Sitaram have suggested to Chiranjeevi to have an understanding with the Telugu Desam and the Communists in the coming days, so that a stronger opposition can put up a strong fight against the Congress. “Barring TRS, we are prepared to have alliance with all the three partners of the Mahakootami, including the TDP,” Kotagiri told media persons on Friday.
In fact, the idea has come from the TDP itself. Party president N Chandrababu Naidu, who tried to lure all his erstwhile party friends who joined the PRP back into the TDP, suggested that it would be in the best interests of both the TDP as well as the PRP to join hands, if the Congress has to be defeated. Those who have not come from the TDP are not accepting the idea. If such an alliance takes place, they might even prefer to join the Congress, sources say. As of now, Chiranjeevi has no answer!
At least seven MLAs belonging to Praja Rajyam Party are eager to join the Congress party as early as possible.
According to the Gandhi Bhavan sources, these MLAs, a couple of them belonging to Rayalaseema, one MLA from Telagnana and rest from coastal Andhra contacted Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy individually in the last two days and expressed their willingness to join the Congress. They are apparently lost hope in PRP president Chiranjeevi’s abilities to lead the party to victory at least in the next elections.
According to them, Chiranjeevi is heavily depending on a few leaders surrounding him and is not a position to chalk out strategies. At least their political future would be secured, if they joined the Congress, they felt.
However, YSR asked them not to be hasty. “If you join the Congress now, I will get a bad image of poaching the MLAs in the initial days itself. You be there in the PRP and then, support the Congress. In the long run, I will protect your interests,” he is learnt to have told them.
Congress Party has almost swept the MLA and MP seats in the last General election held in Greater Hyderabad -Ranga Reddy districts.
Now the Municipal Corporations is getting ready for elections in GHM. There is clear edge for congress to win these elections.
To put a check to Congress party, TDP and PRP along with CPI and CPM are going to form Grand alliance for this elections leaving TRS apart.
Primary discussion on this already took place between TDP and PRP.
We should also remember that GHM constitutes with maxim settlers who influence the elections result. This might have forced these parties to keep TRS at distance from Grand alliance.
“I am well prepared to face ragging in the House,’’ Praja Rajyam Party floor leader Chiranjeevi said while making his maiden speech in the Assembly during the Motion of Thanks to Governor’s address today.
When Chiranjeevi claimed that his party gave tickets to 100 Assembly seats to backward classes, some Congress members shouted: “You sold the tickets.’’ Responding to this, Chiranjeevi said: “Like in the college where freshers are teased by seniors, I am also prepared to face such things here,’’ Chiranjeevi said.
Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy said that ragging was banned by the Government. The Speaker advised Congress members to stop the ‘running commentary’ and not to interrupt the speech of Chiranjeevi.
Reacting to this, Chiranjeevi said that he was prepared for ragging.
“Better that the seniors resort to ragging early. If they rag me, I can feel relieved as the matter is over,’’ he quipped.
Notwithstanding the murmurs by ruling party members, Chiranjeevi made his speech giving suggestions to the Government. Though, he came to the House with a prepared speech, he deviated from it intermittently retorting to the barbs from the Treasury benches.
After Chiranjeevi spoke, the Speaker complimented him saying, “It is a good maiden speech.’’ Chiranjeevi wished the Congress to remain in power for years. “If you do good you will be in power life long. If you fail to deliver the goods, we (the Opposition) will take the opportunity to rule,’’ Chiranjeevi cautioned.
He suggested to the Congress to think of ‘result-oriented’ work.
On the nine-hour free power supply to farmers, the PRP leader said that even seven hour power was sufficient, if the power was given in a single spell.
He wondered how the Government would complete the Jalayagnam by allocating Rs 10,000 cr every year, when it required a whopping Rs 2 lakh crore to complete all the projects.
Chiranjeevi also advised the Government to take Sridharan’s suggestion on Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. Touching upon various issue like potable water, suicides by weavers and farmers and lack of basic infrastructure, Chiranjeevi said that the Governor’s speech presented only one side of the coin. “The problems I have mentioned here speak about the other side of the coin,’’ he pointed out.
When Chiranjeevi appreciated the Government for giving Home Minister post to a woman, the Congress members thumped the benches. “You can thump the benches more loudly,’’ Chiranjeevi quipped.
While narrating the pathetic tales of sufferers, Chiranjeevi advised the Speaker to display the photographs of people suffering due to water contamination, the farmer who committed suicide and the women who faced atrocity.
These pictures will remind the members to think about them and discuss about the problems of the people rather than about how to get re-elected, he said.