Praja Rajyam leadership and cadre are elated by the entry of D. Vishnuvardhan Reddy to the party on the eve of Chiranjeevi’s visit to the district. Talking to reporters on Tuesday, party convener Bhuma Nagireddy said he and Mr. Vishnuvardhan Reddy had the same ilk of making sacrifice for the cause of parties. “By the time we get angry, our energies and strengths are exploited by leaders and parties,” he said. Mr. Nagireddy said Praja Rajyam would undo all the damage heaped on him so far by giving him due representation. He described Mr. Vishnuvardhan Reddy as grassroot leader who fought for his supporters. Mr. Nagireddy announced that the party would spring some more surprises before the election by roping in some more leaders of great stature. New faces The party would keep on presenting the new faces till the election and said the party alone would do social justice to the weaker sections. The PR would give a large share of seats to the weaker sections in the district, he said. He said leaders of the Grand alliance are targeting Praja Rajyam as they are scared of the party and its policies. Voters would teach a bitter lesson to both TDP and Congress, he said. Party observer Vanga Geetha said women and youth would help Chiranjeevi come to power in the State. The party decided to provide free education from KG to PG, free power to vulnerable sections and provisions for Rs. 100, she said By the time, the PR released its manifesto many more innovative programmes would find a place. She accused MPs from the State of failing to protect the interests of the State in the budget. The Railway budget also gave a raw deal to the State, she said. Mr. Vishnuvardhan Reddy said the Congress had neglected him and his supporters ultimately leading to their exit. Despite his support to the party in the local body election, the party failed to nominate his supporters, Mr. Reddy said.
Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi is planning to field Lok Sabha candidates in Telugu-dominated areas in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Maharashtra, where his movies draw huge crowds.
His party, the Praja Rajyam, has identified 10 LS seats in Karnataka with box office collections of Chiranjeevi blockbusters as the barometer. The party is conducting surveys in the other states to locate more constituencies where it can convert the applause of audiences into votes.
“Our candidates will contest from Mysore, Bengaluru South, Bijapur, Kolar, Gulbarga, Bellary, Chikmagalur, Raichur, Chikballapur and Chitradurga parliamentary seats in Karnataka,” said Mr Swami Naidu, Praja Rajyam leader. Interestingly, even while trying to spread its influence outside the state, the Praja Rajyam has scaled down its ambitions in AP. The party had claimed earlier that it would win more than 250 seats in the Assembly polls. In fact, Chiranjeevi’s brother-in-law, Mr Allu Arvind, went to the extent of saying that the party would win 292 seats, leaving Pulivendula for the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, and Kuppam for the TD chief, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu.
However, on Tuesday, the Praja Rajyam leader, Mr Parkala Prabhakar, said the party would win 205 seats in the coming polls. He cited a recent survey conducted by the party as the base for the prediction, which is modest by Praja Rajyam standards.
The survey conducted in 294 constituencies revealed that the the party would win 80 seats in Telangana, 90 segments in coastal Andhra and 35 seats in Rayalaseema.
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Boppana Bhava Kumar, belonging to the Kamma community, has been appointed convener of the city unit of the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP), ending days of speculation on who would succeed Kesineni Srinivas (Nani), who stepped down from the post and resigned from the party after levelling serious allegations against
party president Chiranjeevi and others. Mr. Bhava Kumar celebrated the appointment along with hundreds of cadres and leaders at a function in the PRP office at Sikhamani Centre. The PRP leadership has chosen a Kamma leader once again for steering the party in the city despite the controversy that arose in the appointment of Nani. The party leadership was said to have persuaded many leaders in different communities before appointing Mr. Bhava Kumar. The PRP leadership also replaced district convenor Muttamsetti Vijaya Nirmala, who was embroiled in controversy following her showdown with Mr. Nani, with Arepalli Ramesh, Pamarru ZPTC member.
The five-day whirl-wind tour of Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi will start on Wednesday in Dhone. The actor, who will arrive by helicopter, will kick off the campaign at Dhone and proceed to Bethamcharla, Banaganapalli, Koilkuntla and reach Allagadda by evening. He will take the same route covered by N. Balakrishna for the first two days.
A royal welcome awaits the actor at Allagadda where party convener Bhuma Nagireddy engaged a helicopter to shower flowers and pamphlets from the sky. The flower shower will be repeated when Mr. Chiranjeevi reaches Nandyal too.
On the second day, Mr. Chiranjeevi will pass through Padakandla, Narsapuram, Rudravaram, Sirivel, Govindapalli, Nandyal, Bandi Atmakur and Velugodu.
On the third day, he will cover Atmakur, Pamulapadu, Jupadu Bungalow, Nandikotkur and Kurnool.
On the fourth day, his roadshow will be on at Kodumur, Devanakonda, Pathikonda, Aspari and Aluru. On the last day, he will cover Adoni, Kautalam, Kosigi and Yemmiganur before flying back to Hyderabad.
A survey conducted by an unspecified agency on behalf of the Praja Rajyam has predicted a thumping majority for the party in the ensuing elections.
At a press conference here on Tuesday, party general secretary Parakala Prabhakar declined to name the agency and was content to say that it had impeccable credentials and repute.
According to a broad outline, the Praja Rajyam was set to win 90 and 80 seats in Coastal Andhra and Telangana, respectively, while in Rayalaseema, he said they would win in 30 to 35 Assembly constituencies.
‘Young Indians’ group of Indian Business School organized a two day National Conference 2009 which commenced on 14th February, Saturday. On behalf of cinema industry, Ram Charan Tej, during the function addressed the congregation. The young star during the inspiring speech said, “In present days, talented persons are getting recognized in film industry. Music composer AR Rahman has now attained a global recognition and is making India proud. It reflects audiences matured taste for entertainment and with the 15 years to come, our talents will sure shine bright going places worldwide.”
T D P - Chief N Chandrababu Naidu strongly made a comment on P R P Chief Chiranjeevi on Monday he spoke to journalists and stated that their party would fight against irregularities done by Congress party in these four years in this fight we lost about 150 workers as well. On such type of people what is the meaning of Chiru making comments on us, C B N suggested that on such a party Chiru making comments is not correct.
With elections round the corner, political parties are coming out with innovative campaign in the electronic media.
The Telugu Desam‘s ad campaign using chicks and crows and interviews with honest officers, Congress party’s counter campaign describing Naidu as a fox and Chiranjeevi’s human interesting campaign calling for a change in the governance have all attracted the viewers.
Now, the latest campaign of the Congress is more interesting. It is based on the famous Kaun Banega Crorepati, whose theme was the basis for latest movie sensation Slumdog Millionaire. In this advertisement, the anchor asks questions to the participants on the irregularities in Chandrababu Naidu regime and rewards the winners with gifts.
Candidates aspiring to contest elections under Praja Rajyam Party banner are expected to shell down heavy amounts for getting tickets.
Party sources say there is a price for everything in PRP. One has to pay a price for purchasing application for the party ticket, at the time of application and later, at the time of allotment of ticket.
And no candidate will be given any party fund. The entire election expenditure has to be borne by the candidates. What is more, he or she has to bear the expenditure incurred on the tour of party president Chiranjeevi or his brother Pavan Kalyan or other important leaders.
So, friends, you need to have deep pockets to be able to contest elections on Praja Rajyam ticket!
Chiru is busy with road shows are known to our readers but recently as a part of his Guntur tour in Tenali on 10th of this month. In this tour Veera Brahmam, Adusumali Purna Chandra Rao accidentally died. Nagababu brother of Chiranjeevi on Sunday gave One Lakh rupees to each beraved family and expressed his condolences.