Like a torrent, people poured on to the roads. The crowds spilled all over, from the trees, building and traffic dividers. Cutting across party affiliations, people thronged to catch a glimpse of Praja Rajyam leader Chiranjeevi when he arrived in Warangal district for his three-day tour on Sunday evening.
With great excitement people gathered at every traffic junction several hours before to see their matinee idol and listen to his message. The whole town was colourfully decorated with festoons and huge glow sign boards featuring photographs of Chiranjeevi and local leaders. Under the glowing sign boards, people gathered at several places all along the route from Hasanparthy to Hanamkonda chowrastha. They virtually blocked the road preventing vehicular traffic. The police who were in large numbers had a tough time with the crowds swelling each passing moment.
As the arrival of Mr. Chiranjeevi was delayed by several hours, the crowds grew with people from surrounding villages on either side of the roads making a beeline to see and listen to their favourite actor.
Youth came in great numbers while the women appeared thin. Local leaders tried their best to show their strength by mobilising people and putting up large banners and party flags at every possible point en route.
‘Vote for change’
Karimnagar Staff Reporter adds: Blaming the State government for the escalation of prices of all essential commodities and burdening the people, Chiranjeevi promised to end their woes if Praja Rajyam is elected to power.
Launching his last lap of the four-day Praja Ankhita yatra in Karimnagar town, he also flayed the State government for failing to provide minimum facilities such as proper roads, drinking water, RTC buses, uninterrupted power supply etc to the citizens. Addressing the women, who attended in large numbers at the roadshow near Kaman crossroads, he said that they were facing several hardships to run their families. People were facing problems due to the inefficient performance of the State government and the time has come for changing the government, he said.
He vowed to would provide quality education and health services and strive to bring about a social change.
“Why elect the same person when there is no change”, he questioned and called upon the people to give a chance to Praja Rajyam to bring the ‘change’ in the society.
Referring to the presence of large number of youth, he asked them to enrol themselves in the voters list and play a responsible role. Hailing the communal harmony in Karimnagar district, he said that he would accord priority in the allocation of party tickets in the elections and elect Muslims as public representatives.
He also promised to allocate 10 acres of land to Idgah in Karimnagar town after attaining power.