The PrajaRajyam women wing president, Ms Shobha Rani, said her Telugu Desam counterpart, Ms Roja, has “lost her mental balance” and “has no right to criticise Chiranjeevi”.
While addressing a media conference at the Praja Rajyam central office on Saturday, Ms Shobha Rani took pot-shots at Roja.
“I am not passing this remark in a casual manner.
Roja told the court during a cheque bounce case earlier that her mental condition was not stable,” Ms Shobha said. She further asked Roja to learn from actor-turnedpolitician, Ms Vijaya Shanti. “She may be in the Grand Alliance, but has maintained her dignity and decorum in her speeches”
VIJAYAWADA: The Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) in the city appears to be enacting the role of a hare in the familiar tale of “The Hare and the Tortoise”. Three months ago, hectic activity was witnessed in PRP circles, but it is visibly missing at a crucial time when the elections are just about a month away.
While the initial enthusiasm is slowly waning in the PRP, activity is steadily picking up in the ruling Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and other parties. Active leaders in the PRP are panicky over this turn of events.
Some promising leaders in the PRP are attributing this sudden downslide to the “constant interference” of relatives of Allu Aravind and others in the party affairs here. One such leader says nobody is being allowed to take the initiative to take the party programmes to people, with city convener Boppana Bhava Kumar just watching the situation helplessly.
Another opinion is that Mr. Aravind and other top rung leaders are depending solely on their relatives here for any feedback and this has come as a discouragement for many enthusiastic leaders.
As the fear of relatives has gripped everybody, no leader is venturing to take the state of affairs to the notice of party president Chiranjeevi.
A strong feeling among the cadre is that the situation in the party has slipped from bad to worse since the exit of Kesineni Srinivas (Nani).
Sources in the party say that the relatives of Mr. Aravind are directly or indirectly involved in “browbeating and snubbing” other leaders, whenever they try to take up any activity on behalf of the party. Nobody in the top leadership is listening to the voices of all leaders to set right the situation. If this continues for a few more days, it is like losing the battle before it has even begun in this politically active district, the sources say.
The second-rung leaders are unhappy to a large extent over the manner in which the party affairs are being run in the city. At the same time, they are keeping silent so as not to incur the wrath of relatives.
The ruling Congress will return to power with 155-169 Assembly seats, according to a survey released on Sunday. This places the party comfortably above the half-way mark of 148 seats in the Assembly. The Telugu Desam-led Mahakutami will get between 92-110 seats.
The Praja Rajyam of Chiranjeevi would get 30-35 seats and others would mop up 7-9 seats, according to the survey conducted by the news channel NTV in association with Nielsen ORC Marg Ltd.
The survey, conducted in February, covered 88,146 respondents at about 300 voters from each constituency. In the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress will get 23-27 seats out of 42 in the state, according to the survey. The Mahakutami will 14-16 seats and the Praja Rajyam, 1-2 seats.
Regionwise, according to the survey, the Congress will win between 37 and 45 seats out of the total 119 in Telangana and 77-88 seats in coastal Andhra which has 124 seats. Out of the 51 seats in Rayalaseema, the Congress will get 35-41, the survey predicted.
The Mahakutami will bag 52-70 seats in Telangana because of its pro-statehood stance, 20-24 seats in Andhra and 13-15 seats in Rayalaseema, the survey reported.
The Praja Rajyam suffered a vote erosion from the earlier poll by the same agencies. It will get 4-6 seats in Telangana and 2-3 seats in Rayalaseema. Its best showing will be in coastal Andhra at 21-28 seats, the survey said.
Irked by ‘unbridled’ criticism from political parties, Yuva Rajyam president Pawan Kalyan called a halt to what he termed ‘political ragging’ of Praja Rajyam by opponents. Interacting with the media after officially welcoming stock-broker and BJP leader Govind Rathi and his father B .N. Rathi and their supporters finto the PR on Saturday, he said,“judging from the way we are being criticised, one would think there was no space for new political parties. Anyway, the elections are just round the corner and time will testify people’s trust us”. Facing a barrage of questions on the party’s stand on Telangana, Mr. Kalyan reiterated, “Praja Rajyam president has clearly stated that he was for a separate State. It is a commitment from his heart. What else do you people want?”. To a question as to the definition of ‘Social Telangana’ (a term coined by the PR), he quipped, “It means a Telangana for the Backward Classes”, before hastening to add that it stood for BC leadership in a separate State. At a separate press conference later, T. Devender Goud when asked the same question said it referred to a separate new State where social justice would be implemented in letter and spirit.
Chandrababu is ragging Politically ::Pawan
Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi said on Sunday that ‘callousness’ of successive governments was responsible for the poor healthcare facilities in the State.
Addressing a doctors’ meet here, he promised when elected to power the party would strive to achieve ‘health for all by 2010’ and make best medicare available across the State, making it truly ‘Arogyandhra Pradesh’.
Responding to a point made by former State president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) E. Ravinder Reddy, he said the party would focus on easing the health spend from the current 1.5 per cent of the budget. While the World Health Organisation suggested 4.5 per cent, States, like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, were trying to increasing it to at least 2.5 p.c. he said, promising AP would also do so when PRP comes to power.
Mr. Chiranjeevi expressed concern at the alarming spread of spurious drugs. He said stricter drug control policies were required, recalling his experience while touring Prakasam district recently. Doctors had found that antibiotics bought for his sore throat were found to be fake when he complained that they were not working.
P. Mitra, general secretary, said while the party was not per se against corporate hospitals their priority should be to improve the public health system and make available world-class healthcare delivery free to people. On female infanticide, he said the party would curb it with an iron hand and consider it as murder.
Sexologist Samaram presided. B. Chandrasekhar, former Kakinada municipal chairperson, summed up the proposals made by doctors. The proposals include preventing communicable diseases caused by contaminated water and environmental pollution.
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Chandrababu is ragging Politically ::Pawan
PRP leader chiranjeevi donated 17 lakhs to lever operation According to sources Lila son from amalapuram is suffering from severe liver disease admitted in kamineni hospital. Lila approached chiranjeevi for help. Chiranjeevi reacted immediately and donated 17 lakhs to lila towards operation at his residence.
PRP is against Money Politics – Another Satya…em Scam- NRIs
Condemning the press statements and press notes by the fellow NRIs in the news and web media. It a shameful for an NRI who worked for the PRP and being working as co convener Guntur District .This NRI was with self agenda proclaiming that PRP and Allu Aravind asked money in lure of seat.
Speaking on this NRIs Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization – NRI Praja Rajyam Party ,requested the press media ,not to have such false press notes published by certain NRI seat aspirants who wants to defame the party cadres and party.
Praja Rajyam Party is a people representative party, with the extensive surveys done by PRP panel members in each nook and corner of Andhra Pradesh, looking in all different scenarios .Its the people decision to have their leader elected. After due diligence to the surveys and peoples voice of every constituencies on the candidacies. PRP panel is coming with the Candidate list.
Not to compare, yesterday it was Nani and today its Satya Vasam Setty an NRI, please fellow ex- PRP workers, if you don’t get a party ticket or party supreme cadre please do not blame the Party and its cadres. Prove yourself before such allegations.
People of Andhra Pradesh and India are intelligent, stop the allegations work for the people. If you respect everyone, you will be respected. This applies all the parties and aspirants
NRIs are for the CHANGE and right candidates.
Srinivasa Manapragada- Vice President and Official Spokesman
Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization- NRI Praja Rajyam Party
She is known as the Talli Telangana for sometime and then she was known as Ramulamma before that but even before that she was known as lady Amitabh for her stunts on the screen but today she is just a face in the crowd who are shouting the Telangana slogan.
She is none other than Vijayashanti who has now become part of the TRS party and though her grace is still there, one problem seems to be bothering the TRS folk a bit. That is Vijayashanti’s habit of having Gutka and her scarred teeth are shown when she wants to flash her cheerful smile.
It is heard that the TRS members have been requesting Vijayashanti not to have the Gutka as it would set a bad example and send wrong signals to voters. Let us see how this goes.
According to P R P camp Mega brother Naga babu will be contesting from Vizianagaram in the coming elections. The idea behind this is that PRP has got strong hold in Vizianagaram and if they contest from here, it will be a cakewalk for Nagababu to win. This will be a real challenge for PRP as Nagababu has to contest against cabinet minister Bothsa Satyanarayana. Let us wait for the formal announcement on this one