KHANAPUR (ADILABAD DT.): The milling crowds at Praja Rajyam president K. Chiranjeevi’s road shows in Adilabad district on Friday made it amply clear that they adored him as a film actor.
He was welcomed with whistles and cheers by youth at all the stops he made for his road shows. He embarked on his two-day ‘Praja Ankita Yatra’ from Khanapur mandal headquarter that falls within the Khanapur (ST) Assembly seat in the district and proceeded towards Adilabad passing through Kadem, Utnoor and Indervelli mandal head quarter villages.
The actor turned politician harped mainly on emotional speeches regarding the love and affection showered by his fans in the district. His references to politics touched upon the needs of people in Adilabad district mainly and criticism of the ruling and other opposition parties was rather sketchy.
In response to a question from a news person, Mr. Chiranjeevi criticised the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) proposed move to give colour TV sets to poor people in the State. “What will people do with TV sets when they are faced with hunger”, he questioned.
‘Basic needs ignored’
The PR chief ridiculed the Congress and TDP governments for failing to provide basic amenities in villages. He said people in many tribal hamlets were facing dire shortage of drinking water even after the two parties ruled the State for over 50 year.
“Entrust me with your future. I will ensure you receive all that you need”, he assured.
Referring to the needs of people of Adilabad district, Mr. Chiranjeevi said the Praja Rajyam will provide quality education and health to all the people.
The Praja Rajyam president criticised the government for failing to protect the lives of poor tribals hundreds of whom died every year due to epidemics.