“Meet and Greet Sri. A. M. Radha Krishna – SecretaryIn-chargeState PRP Office”
While the people of Andhra Pradesh eagerly await the results of the State elections, NRIs in the US are continuing their efforts and playing an active role in shaping the future of the state of Andhra Pradesh. In this continuing effort, a series of “Meet and Greet” events were organized by the NRI Praja Rajyam Party in Los Angeles and California Bay Area, on April 28th and May 2nd respectively, to welcome the Secretary In-charge of the State PRP Office, Mr. A. M. Radha Krishna who shared his views on the election and held an open discussion with the NRI members at Athidhi Indian Cuisine, Sunnyvale. EEO Commissioner, Advisory Board Member for Governor of California and Library Trustee, Shri. Narendra Pathak was the special invitee on this occasion. Bay Area local and MLA contestant from the Madugula constituency, Vishakapatanam, Mr. Prasada Rao Pyala felicitated Mr. A. M. Radha Krishna. A shawl and a memento of appreciation was presented by the organizers Srinivasa Manapragada, Srikanth Palivela, Ram Thota, Sekhar Ganji, and Chandru Seelam at grand gathering along with staunch PRP supporters, Srini Chimata, Veera Babu Prathipati, Reddiah Prathipati, Tulasi Ram, Raja Brahma, Krishna, Gokul, Kishore, Hemadri, Prasad Magina, Sai Manapragada, Anil Annam, Kumar Vidadala to Mr. A. M. Radha Krishna.
Prominent among the topics discussed were the debate of the future policies for the betterment of the State of Andhra Pradesh, the party philosophy on a separate state for Telangana and the issue of quota allocation of seats for backward classes. Both Mr. Pyala and Mr. Krishna said PRP would get enough seats that would play significantly key role in AP politics. Mr. Pyala said that one has to be realistic and expect about 125 seats. Speaking on the possibility of forming a government, Mr. Krishna expressed the sentiment that a coalition government is inevitable and that neither YSR nor CBN have enough support which left only the megastar as the only candidate to be the next CM of Andhra Pradesh. When asked to comment about the allegations that the allocation of seats to the backward class candidates were done in PRP weak constituencies, where there was no hope for PRP to win anyways, Mr. Krishna responded by listing some of the known strong backward class candidates that would win their respective seats.PRP gave seats to many social sections (SamAjika Vargam) which were not even recognized by other political parties. One of such assembly seat was given to Jyothi Rao Pule community (in Adilabad district) Mr. Pathak said that he is pleasantly surprised to see such an active participation by the energetic NRI crowd in the politics of India and this inspiring movement to the charm and charisma of Chiranjeevi and compared it to historic election of US president Mr. Barack Obama. Mr. Pathak further congratulated the members of the NRI group and promised his support in the on-going activities of NRI Praja Rajyam Party.
In Los Angeles, the NRIs hosted Mr. A. M. Radha Krishna at the Woodlands Indian Cuisine, Artesia, CA. The gathering was welcomed by Satya Gattem, LA Coordinator of Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization, NRI Praja Rajyam Party. Among the attendees were like minded NRI’s from different spheres of life to participate and air their views regarding the party’s policies, programs, perception, performance and clinically analyze and scrutinize the differing ramifications and consequences arising out of the current political dynamics, zeroing on the possible outcomes and inviting honest submissions spanning from the social penetration, achievements, strengths, weaknesses and shortcomings in the recently held general elections in the state of AP. This has attracted a good gathering of active and passive individuals and sympathizers of PRP who candidly and categorically put forward their crisp, clear and fair observations about the party’s manifested actions and their possible course of outcomes. They appreciated the corner stone of PRP’s emergence as an agent of change advocating SOCIAL JUSTICE, envisioning new order in the state politics and the mega effort to break the established political hegemony by a few who relegate the majority to in consequential and setting a new trend by his honest and pragmatic efforts to make politics of the state more egalitarian. Sri Radha Krishna has given detailed outlook about the PRP candidate’s selection for different constituencies and the various compulsions they went through in the process, he also has given a fair expectation of the election outcome district wise and elicited the reports and analysis from the ground level and alluded confidence that PRP would come to power and will be a ‘force to reckon with’ in the national politics .He explained the aberrations and disturbances faced by the party, Highlighting the monetization of politics by congress and TDP and its consequential effects of influencing listed candidates to jeopardize the social justice and also the negative effect of the false propaganda by the not so objective print and visual media whose naked and blatant leanings was one major stumbling block. Attendees : Satya Gattem, Sekhar Seera, Chakravarthy Thota, Govind Vundru, Saha Maredu, Ganesh Botcha, Venkat Yenumula, Praveen, Srikanth, etc.
Yuva Rajyam Convener, Mr. Sekhar Ganji thanked guests, attendees and all the organizers including President NRI PRP World Wing Venkat Sanjeev, General Secretary NRI PRP World Wing Raghuveer Bandi, Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization President Narasaiah Vadranam, Vice President Srinivasa Manapragada, Regional Vice President Kalyan Palla, Public Relations Incharge Srikanth Palivela, Women’s Coordinator Rajini Akurati, Advisor Krishnamurthy Podipireddy, Advisor, LA Coordinator Satya Gattem, Coordinator ( Praja Rajyam World Wing) Ram Thota, Coordinator (Yuva Rajyam World) Siva Vejju and Buchanna Gajula.