Praja Rajyam official spokesman Ch. Venkatramaiah went on a padayatra at Chakalipeta and HB Colony areas on Sunday as a part of the party’s interaction with people “Gadapa gadapaki Praja Rajyam.”
He criticised “Abahya Hastam,” the Rajasekhar Reddy Government’s pension scheme for aged women. He assured that belt shops would be done away if PRP was voted to power.
Praja Rajyam’s overtures to Vysyas, Brahmins
Chiru addresses members of 2 communities
Traditional welcome: Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi being welcomed with ‘purnakumbham’ by young dancers at the ’Brahmana Chaitanya’ at Kukatpally in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Praja Rajyam president K. Chiranjeevi has declared that his party would give never-before recognition in all sectors to the neglected ‘Arya Vysya’ and Brahmin communities and specifically in proportion to their population share.
He addressed a moderate gathering of the two communities at separate meetings on Sunday and said the PR held both classes of people in high esteem for their contribution to society.
At the ‘Arya Vysya Chaitanya Sadassu’ earlier in the day he spoke of the golden age during rule of the ‘Guptas’ and how from then on, even till the modern age, the Vysyas were being neglected. He cited the names of Mahatma Gandhi and Potti Sriramulu and of their pioneering contribution to society as a whole.
Referring to their abysmally-low percentage of Vysyas in Assembly and Parliament, he said the PR would give them a chance at their representation in proportion to their population.
Later in the evening, he addressed an impressive gathering at the Brahmana Chaitanya. He recalled that right since Adi Sankara, to Tanguturu Prakasam who bared his chest and braved the British bullets and down to former Prime Minister, late P.V. Narasimha Rao, the community’s contribution could not be ignored. Referring to earlier speakers, he agreed, saying it was unfortunate that a government did not allot land in the national capital for a memorial to a man like Rao, who ushered in reforms in the country.
Mr. Chiranjeevi promised that the PR would give Brahmins, the special recognition they deserved.
Chiranjeevi coming to Guntur today
Police notice to PRP on proposed tour
Large-scale preparation for first visit
Tour cut short to five days
Police issued specific guidelines to Praja Rajyam Party here not to conduct roadshows on National Highway No.5 while party founder Chiranjeevi travels from Mangalagiri to Guntur city on Monday on the inaugural day of his five-day visit to the district.
Making slight changes in the schedule and route of Mr. Chiranjeevi’s tour party leader Thota Chandrasekhar Rao said on Sunday that the party founder would land at the Ratnala Cheruvu site in Mangalagiri at 9.30 a.m. and conduct road show passing through all important junctions in the town and come to Guntur in the evening . He would resume his road show on the particular stretches approved by the police.
Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha said that party leaders have been told not to conduct road show where the density of traffic was high and on National/State Highways in the other places in the district. Massive cut-outs have been readied at all junctions in the city and flex banners are coming up on a large scale — put up by the ticket aspirants welcoming their party leaders.
One person has gone to the extent of putting together a large party flag post at a cost of Rs.5 lakhs at Yerrabalem in Mangalagiri constituency. The enthusiasm is the highest in the Mangalagiri constituency where a large population of Kapu community is eagerly waiting for Chiranjeevi to visit their village. A sizeable population of the community in Guntur city clubbed with enthusiasm of the fans’ associations, a large gathering is expected at all places.
The exact route is undergoing a change by the minute with the aspirants influencing the organisers of the tour to take through their village so that their chances of getting a ticket was high. The district and city unit office-bearers headed by Sankrothi Rama Rao and Kilaru Roshaiah were busy with arrangements.
Mahila Rajyam leaders study people’s problems
The Mahila Rajyam leaders listed out a various problems recounted by women in both rural and urban areas during their ongoing door-to-door campaign in the Krishna district to mobilise support for Chiranjeevi-led Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) in the coming elections.
Mahila Rajyam district convener Matta Jhansi Rani said that many women were urging for prohibition to be re-imposed in the State, as they were unable to lead their families peacefully with their addicted husbands selling even utensils in home for the purpose of purchasing liquor.
The supply of drinking water once in two days, lack of proper drainage and lack of proper electricity at nights were other problems that their members came across during the campaign, she said.