Looks like Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu has not lost his grudge against Praja Rajyam Party led by Chiranjeevi, for causing the defeat of the TDP in the recent elections.
Addressing a large number of PRP students who joined the TDP, Naidu did not hide his anger against the PRP. “Just before the elections, a new party entered the state politics, without any aim or objective. It has completely spoiled the good work done by the TDP in creating an anti-establishment feeling among the people. Rather than coming to power, this new party completely played a spoilsport with the TDP chances, by causing a split in the anti-establishment votes. As a result, the Congress could come back to power again,” he said.
The TDP president called upon the students to launch an agitation against the corrupt practices of the Congress government. “It is time all the students take up cudgels against corruption and irregularities in the administration,” he said.
August 22nd happens to be the birthday of Megastar Chiranjeevi on this eve according to film nagar sources, Chiru is going to start his new movie which would be message oriented one was stated by Chiru sometime back. This movie would have storyline of ‘Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy’, hence its expected that more details on this project would be officially announced on August 22nd which happens to be Chiru’s birthday.
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VIJAYAWADA: Observers sent by the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) leadership to take stock of the affairs in Krishna district in the aftermath of elections faced severe criticism from the cadres at the review meeting on Wednesday.
The leaders faced the ire of some party workers, who did not get a chance to speak. “We gave slips first to express our feelings. But, you allowed others to speak. This kind of attitude has led the party to debacle,” they shouted.
The cadres held the leadership responsible for the drubbing the party received in the general elections, and suggested that it should change its “mindset and style of functioning” for a better future.
Visibly livid party activists raised a wide range of issues, including selection of candidates, election symbol, electoral alliances and failure to cash in on the people’s problems like spiralling prices.
“The opposition parties, including ours, ignored the issues that directly concerned the public, and it helped the Congress to retain power. The party should rebuild organisationally, and prepare for the local body elections,” the activists said.
They said most of them were diehard fans of party president Chiranjeevi, and they did not aspire for a post or profit. All they wanted was a “photograph with Chiranjeevi and an opportunity to shake hands with him.” But, he was hardly available for the visitors, they said.
“The party would have pocketed 30 more seats and become a king-maker had it entered into an electoral alliance with the Lok Satta Party. Our party could have won at least 30 segments more, but for the presence of the Lok Satta Party,” said Y. Ramakrishna, an activist.
Suresh, another activist, was furious against the selection of “wrong candidates.” “In the name of social justice, you (leadership) have backed the wrong horses,” he said.
Former Ministers Kotagiri Vidyadhara Rao and Metla Satyanarayana Rao, who were sent as observers by the party leadership, and local leaders suggested to the cadres not to excessively worry about the past and, instead, work for the future. The party should be strengthened from the grassroots level to see to it that Mr. Chiranjeevi became the Chief Minister at least next time. The PRP was the only alternative to the Congress, and it would come to power in 2014, they asserted
All the speakers said there was an imminent need to change the party symbol. The Congress fielded dummy candidates whose names were closer to the names of PRP candidates, and these dummy candidates contested on road roller symbol and confused the voters, the speakers said.
PRP MLAs Vellampalli Srinivas (Vijayawada West), Yalamanchili Ravi (Vijayawada East), former MLAs Vangaveeti Radhakrishna and Buragadda Vedavyas, former MP K. P. Reddaiah and others were present.
Megastar Chiranjeevi has been one man who has not done anything without his fans’ wish, or so he claims. His decision to get into politics was also due to the urge from his fans as per sources close to him. However, right now, Chiru is said to be worried for his fans.
The cause for his worry is not because he lost the elections miserably or not because he has left the film industry for good and got into politics. Chiru was heard saying that the reason he is concerned about his fans was their pride has been struck badly.
The past two decades, Chiru fans were able to put their collar up and walk around but today all their pride has been lost with Chiru’s bumpy ride. So, megastar is said to be worried since he has not been able to keep up the fans pride.
Chiru’s concern for Megafans
Its heard that Chiru is concerned about his fans was their pride has been struck badly. The past two decades, Chiru fans were able to put their collar up and walk around but today all their pride has been lost with Chiru’s bumpy ride. So, megastar is said to be worried since he has not been able to keep up the fans pride.
The government’s move to weed out bogus ration cards has come in for sharp criticism from the BJP and the PRP.
At separate press conferences on Monday, the parties questioned the rationale behind the exercise soon after the elections and asked the government to explain the reasons behind the hastiness to weed out 35 lakh `bogus ration cards’ in the state.
They expressed doubts over the sincerity of officials in completing the process without bias and said officials at the ground level could connive with local political leaders and deprive deserving people of the benefits if they were supporters of non-Congress parties.
State BJP president Bandaru Dattatreya lashed out at the Congress government for ignoring the bogus ration cards issue before the elections. He said, “weren’t there bogus ration cards before the elections? Today, all of a sudden, the CM realises that there are lakhs of bogus ration cards. How can we trust a person whose stance on such an important subject changes within days of coming to power?” he asked.
Dattatreya demanded a detailed enquiry into the issue and wanted the matter to be referred to the food advisory committee before the exercise was started.
“The chief minister’s claim that the exercise was being taken up with an ultimate aim of ensuring that eligible people did not lose out on welfare benefits does not hold water. How can the verification process be completed in three months?,” he asked.
The PRP, meanwhile, demanded scrutiny of the exercise by an all-party committee. PRP legislator Kannababu said cancellation of social security schemes like ration cards, pensions and Indiramma housing scheme should be done in a professional and unbiased manner.
The Praja Rajyam chief, Mr K. Chiranjeevi, on Wednesday, appealed to the state government to give top priority to provide safe drinking water. Participating in the debate on Motion of Thanks to the Governor’s Address, Mr Chiranjeevi lamented the inability of the governments to provide water despite technological advancements. Acute drinking water crisis was forcing women to walk several miles even in districts like East and West Godavari. The Governor’s address is a dream but turns a nightmare on facing reality, he added.
Mr Chiranjeevi also said he would not mind Congress remaining in power forever as long as it catered to the needs of poor. The PR chief questioned the government on cancelling the ration cards terming them bogus after claiming credit for issuing record number of ration cards. Mr Chiranjeevi said the belt shops should be phased out.
While appreciating the Chief Minister for appointing Ms Sabita Indira Reddy as the home minister, he said a woman should be posted as excise minister to counter the damage caused by liquor in family life.
Praja Rajyam Party chief K Chiranjeevi said on Wednesday that people in Andhra Pradesh were crying for even basic needs like drinking water, while the Congress Government was making tall claims about its achievements.
“What is the use of achieving a nine per cent growth rate when people are left with parched throats? Be it the tribal areas in Adilabad district or the fertile Godavari districts, or fluoride-affected Nalgonda, lakhs of people still do not have access to safe drinking water,” Chiranjeevi said in his maiden address in the state Assembly.
The Telugu megastar, a first-time MLA, vented his anguish rather than anger over what he said sorry state of affairs and pathetic living conditions, during discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address.
In his 45-minute speech, Chiranjeevi mocked at the government’s claim of registering an annual six per cent growth in the agriculture sector.
“If that is true, why have 7,500 farmers committed suicide in the last five years. Even today, farmers are suffering as they are unable to get even the minimum support price on their produce,” the PRP leader said.
Government schools were being shut down on the pretext of low enrolment, he said. “We have to explore the reasons for poor enrolment. Children are unable to get access to good education and are ending up as child labour.”
Stating that irrigation projects were required for the development of the state, Chiranjeevi said government should prioritise the schemes instead of taking up all in one go.
As per the current estimates, a staggering Rs two lakh crore will be required to complete the 81 irrigation projects taken up by the government. Where will the money come from and how many decades will it take to complete them? asked Chiranjeevi.
The actor-turned-politician said the government could create an additional “ayacut” of only 19 lakh acres in the past five years despite the promise of creating an extra irrigation potential of one crore acres.
The area served by an irrigation project such as a canal, dam or tank is called ayacut. There was no industrial development worth the name in Andhra Pradesh in the last five years even as neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu made rapid strides, he said.
“We have got many special economic zones sanctioned but not a single major industry has come up in the state so far. The SEZs are in fact turning into realty zones.”
On Telangana, Chiranjeevi said, “Commitment is important, not the number of committees you have constituted on the issue.”
Summing up, the PRP chief promised full support to good programmes initiated by the government. “We don’t mind sitting in the Opposition if you do good to the people and the state. Otherwise, people will show you your place.”
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HYDERABAD: In a speech more appropriate for light, sound and action, Prajarajyam president Chiranjeevi said the Congress can rule the state for as long as it wants, provided it looks after the welfare of the people.
Speaking on the motion of thanks to the governor’s address, Chiranjeevi said the PRP is with the Congress as long as it ensures the welfare of the people by coming out with sound policies. “You can rule as long as you want. Happy. Claps, claps. But the day you ignore their welfare, we will take over,” he said in his maiden speech in the Assembly on Wednesday.
Chiranjeevi demanded that the state government address itself to drinking water problem, particularly in Adilabad and Nalgonda districts where the people were suffering from fluoride. “Though only Rs 150 crore is enough to solve the problem, the policy makers failed to take any action,” he said.
Quoting statistics, Chiranjeevi said if the agriculture sector was in good shape and if the growth rate was six per cent as claimed by the government, why 7,500 farmers committed suicide. Taking a dig at the nine-hour free power for the agriculture sector, he said what they need is at least 5 hours of uninterrupted power supply.
Pavan Kalyan is keeping himself away from Prajarajyam party as Pavan is angry over Allu Arvind, according to film nagar sources, Pavan is with a hope that just because of Allu Arvind they lost in previous elections. This was strongly condemned by Chiranjeevi saying that even till today Pavan is taking care of all Yuvarajyam activities, as such he is busy with shootings that’s the reason he is keeping away from PRP affairs and not coming before media.
The Praja Rajyam chief, Mr K. Chiranjeevi, has given ample indications in the last two days that he was game for the Congress strategy to use him as a foil to weaken the Telugu Desam.
Surprising even his partymen, he announced on Friday that the PR would not contest from Tekkali if the Congress fielded a family member of Mr Revathipathi who died before taking oath. He also announced support for the Women’s Reservation Bill to be piloted by the Congress.
Though Mr Chiranjeevi told mediapersons that the decision not to field a candidate in Tekkali was taken on humanitarian grounds, most people read more into it.
“Though it is a good gesture it would have been politically prudent for us to wait for the Congress to make the first move and then announce it,” said a Praja Rajyam MLA.
Party leaders feel that Mr Chiranjeevi’s attempt to make a positive impression might give people the feeling that PR was sailing with the Congress. The Congress is delighted by the megastar’s gesture since it will make it difficult for the TD to field its candidate. Top advisers of the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, have already drawn up a strategy to counter the TD chief through Mr Chiranjeevi.
This was evident from the way the ruling party members kept thumping benches when the PR chief indirectly attacked the TD during his maiden speech in the House. Mr Chiranjeevi had found fault with Mr Naidu’s stand on the Speaker election and this was appreciated by the treasury benches.
“He should cut into the TD base more than what he did in the recent elections for us to be comfortable in the coming local body polls,” said a senior minister.
The ruling party is also trying to taunt the TD by giving more time to Mr Chiranjeevi to speak.