Mulugu (Medak District): Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) candidate for Medak Lok Sabha seat, actor Vijaya shanti is slowly but surely becoming assertive during campaign on the issues close to peoples’ hearts. With her cinema glamour, she is able to move with the masses in an attempt to bridge the gap with them.
“I am hungry. Can you feed me just a handful?”, Vijaya shanti asked an old lady at Gajwel during her campaign. At another place she interacted with a farmer on issues like power supply.
Accustomed as she is with untimely meals even as a actor, Vijayashanti is on a eight hour hectic campaigning, before she breaks for lunch at odd hours and resumes her tour of villages without respite. Standing on a yellow vehicle decorated with the flags of TRS and TDP, Ms. Vijayashanti tries her hand at Telangana dialect as she addresses a gathering in an interactive mode. Prior to that she garlands the statute of B.R. Ambedkar in the centre of the village. People climb up to rooftops to have a glimpse of their new leader and one time actor.
“The Grand Alliance was formed to defeat the Congress which has cheated the people. Are you able to get the Manjira water?” she asks people and gets an answer in the negative.
She poses a volley of questions to them telling them that their right to water can be realised only if a separate State is formed. “Do not get carried away with the welfare measures of the Congress. You will be always at the receiving end. So vote for the Grand Alliance to get your right on water and land,” she tells people and moves forward.
“You have seen Vijaya shanti on screen. Has she ever surrendered to bad guys? Never. Titti Teesta (I will see their end in politics also)” she says amidst applause. After her foray, there is a rise in confidence among workers of Grand Alliance.
“We are confident that we will be winning the MP seat with a comfortable margin of more than one lakh votes,” says TRS district president M. Raghunandana Rao