Former MLC of Congress party Revu Ratna Kumari on Wednesday joined the Praja Rajyam Party along with 500 supporters. After joining PRP at the party office at MVP Colony in the presence of PRP district rural and urban convener Ganta Srinivasa Rao, she said the new party formed by film star Chiranjeevi would bring about the much needed change to ensure social justice to the marginalised and downtrodden sections. Ms. Ratna Kumari, whose term as member of the legislative council expired recently, said she interacted with fisherfolk of North Andhra and majority of them reposed faith in the ideals and leadership ability of Mr. Chiranjeevi. Mr. Srinivasa Rao welcomed the joining of Ms. Ratna Kumari in the PRP and said that the people were yearning for change. He said PRP was set to get absolutely majority in the State and form the government under the leadership of Mr. Chiranjeevi. Expressing concern at raw material insecurity faced by Visakhapatnam Steel Plant for denial of captive mines by the Central Government, he said he would soon organise a big rally to the plant.
Pavan Kalyan informed to media on Wednesday that P R P would give permanent importance to youth and do social justice by giving them scope of survival with respective jobs. This in view of P R P and N T P getting together with alliance and N T R P merging with P R P, Pavan stated that they are welcoming Devender Goud whole heartedly. Present governments are neglecting youth where are P R P would give importance to them. Pavan Kalyan stated that Mahakutami is born to stab people and their believes, they make people to believe them with their false commitments and once they into power would do anything for their own benefits.
Eluru: Making a blistering attack on the opposition parties, Yuvarajyam chief Pavan Kalyan termed the Mahakutami (grand alliance) of TDP, Left and TRS parties as an “alliance of thieves.”
He described the grand alliance as fake and said the disgruntled leaders who abused one another in the past have come together to fool the electorate. Addressing a public meeting here on Wednesday, he said TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao had called names and abused each other in derogatory language. “KCR even called Naidu as a big thief and Left leaders as small thieves,” he said.
Left leader B V Raghavulu and K Narayana had alleged Naidu as thief and an agent of World Bank. “But now, all of them have formed an alliance to cheat the people,” he said. He charged that the leaders’ only aim seem to be to grab power. He opined that these leaders have lost credibility among the people.
Turning his focus on the Congress comments, he said CM Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and his family members have exploited the state resources and robbed the state with their corrupt practices. Referring to the comments of Raghavulu that he is a novice in politics and that he has no right to criticise the Left parties, Pavan said every Indian has a right to criticise the leaders.
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Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) is being given new nomenclature ‘Party for Refugees and Perplexity’.
Maoists have been joining PRP and thus Chiranjeevi turned ‘Anna for Annalu’. On the other hand, there is huge perplexity conglomerated in and around the party after CNN-IBN survey and other impressions. The expected punch is lacked in PRP and impact of Chiranjeevi on political scenario on a whole is missing and that is the other reason for perplexity. Adding to this the huge cut outs of Che Guvera, the Argentinean revolutionist are placed at Lal Bahadur Stadium during Chiranjeevi’s address on Tuesday, which added perplexity to common man again. ‘Who’s that man?’ is the first question and ‘What is his link with PRP?’ is the second.
The only answer that has come from masses is that he is some leader who has been quoted by Pawan Kalyan in few of his addresses.
There weren’t any bureaucrats and company officials those are lining up to participate in PRP activities, but only Maoists and ex-CPI (both Marxists and Leninists) members are making lines.
On a whole the perplexity is hitting PRP members as well as it appears that the party is being glued with RED. Only time should tell the plight of PRP.
The Nava Telangana Party (NTP) is all set to merge with Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam on Thursday.
The NTP president, Mr T. Devender Goud, and senior party leader Mr E. Peddi Reddy will meet the Praja Rajyam president, Chiranjeevi, on Thursday to prepare modalities for the merger. A joint statement is expected after the talks.
Mr Goud wants Chiranjeevi to come out with an open statement supporting the separate Telangana state as a pre-condition for the merger.
Sources in the party said Chiranjeevi mooted the idea of the merger and asked the NTP leaders to discuss the issue with the party leaders and cadre.
The NTP launched by Mr Goud and Mr E. Peddi Reddy will be the second political party in the state in recent times to merge with a bigger party.
The Talli Telangana launched by Vijayashanti had merged with the Telangana Rashtra Samiti.
Mr Goud convened a meeting of party leaders and cadre on Wednesday and discussed the merger issue. He explained that taking on the Congress and the Mahakutami was not easy.
“We have to take on two strong parties. Merger is the only option to challenge these two parties,” he said.
However, some party leaders reportedly opposed the merger.
“The Telangana issue will be diluted with the merger of the party. We have requested Mr Goud not to accept the PR proposal,” an NTP leader said.
Mr Peddi Reddy later said majority of party leaders and workers favoured merger of the party.
“Political solution is the only way to achieve separate Telangana,” the senior leader added.
In a move that may indicate changing equations at the Centre, the Nationalist Congress Party led by Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has offered its ‘clock’ symbol to the Prajarajyam Party of Chiranjeevi to contest the elections in Andhra Pradesh.
If accepted by Prajarajyam, Pawar’s NCP will take on its UPA ally, the Congress, in the coming elections in the state.
NCP is a registered national party with the Election Commission of India and was allotted the ‘clock’ symbol way back in 2000 after its electoralperformance in Maharashtra and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Prajarajyam sources said the offer to lend its symbol to Chiranjeevi’s party was made by Y P Trivedi, NCP treasurer and close confidant of Pawar, when he met the Prajarajyam president here a few days ago.
The offer comes as a welcome relief for Prajarajyam as the Election Commission has rejected its plea for a common symbol on the ground that the new party does not meet the required criteria. “We are in the process of weighing the option of accepting NCP’s proposal,” A Prajarajyam Party senior leader said.
The sources added that Chiranjeevi is inclined to take up the ‘clock’ symbol. “His initial concern was whether by using the NCP symbol, would the party still be able to qualify for being recognised as a regional party by the EC for the next elections. After being told by EC that Prajarajyam will qualify provided it meets the criteria, the NCP offer is likely to be accepted,” the sources said.
NCP too stands to gain from the arrangement. “While the party’s stature as a national party will grow by the usage of the clock symbol in Andhra Pradesh, it is also seen as a direct challenge to Congress president Sonia Gandhi as the ‘clock’ would be pitted against the ‘hand’ symbol of the Congress. There is a clear message to the Congress that the NCP cannot be taken for granted by the Congress in the post-election scenario,” one leader said.
According to Prajarajyam sources, Chiranjeevi feels that lack of a common symbol might greatly mar the performance of the party in the elections. “Chiranjeevi has a huge following in rural areas and many of these voters are either illiterate or semi-literate and therefore, rely on the symbol to cast their votes. The lack of a common symbol is bound to confuse the rural voter,” the sources said. Hence, the likelihood of Prajarajyam taking up the NCP’s offer, they added.
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Allari Naresh recently stated that Megastar Chiranjeevi in the past on an occasion personally mixed the food and fed him to his mouth. In the past when Megastar Chiranjeevi came to his house feed him food to his mouth is unforgettable incident in my life was stated by Naresh. This incident I would remain for ever, everybody at your home like Chiru a lot, the same thing I shared with many people in my school.
Nava Telangana Party is all set to merge with Praja Rajyam Party. A formal announcement would be made after NTP president T Devender Goud meets his party’s core committee on Wednesday.
Goud has compromised on his Telangana agenda and concurred with the “social justice” agenda of PRP president Chiranjeevi. The PRP has made social justice as its top priority in its election manifesto, while pushing the Telangana issue to the bottom, without giving any clarity on its “Samajika Telangana” concept.
Apparently, Goud has realised that he could neither build the party organisation at all levels, nor could he carry forward the Telangana movement on its own. He made a desperate bid to rope in TRS into a strong pro-Telangana alliance, but because of ego clashes between Goud and TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao, it could not materialise.
So, both KCR and Goud seem to have realised that Telangana will not be a big issue in the elections and their immediate objective is to safeguard their political identity first and then, think about Telangana later.
Even before it is officially launched, Sakshi TV has displayed its highhanded behaviour in the electronic media.
The Sakshi TV management is said to be pressurising the cable TV operators to push the channel up in the programme list, so that it would figure prominently compared to other channels. Hithero, TV9 was getting the prime slot among the news channels, followed by ETV2, NTV and TV5. Newly launched channels like R-TV, HMTV, I-News and Vissa News, figure somewhere between no. 50 and 60 in the channels’ list.
However, from the day one of its launching its test signal, Sakshi TV is positioned next to NTV, thereby pushing existing TV5 channel to the back. Sources say the Sakshi management is bulldozing the cable TV operators to push its channel up in the order, so that its technical brilliance can overshadow others. That’s because of its sheer money power and official power!