Chiranjeevi – English News Paper Articles on 23 February 2009

Effect of ‘grand alliance’ minimal: Praja Rajyam


Praja Rajyam leaders claimed that the effect of ‘grand alliance’ would be minimal in Telangana region and majority of seats will be wrested by the Praja Rajyam party.


Party senior leaders Jelli Siddaiah, Jannu Jacharaiah, B Siddhartha and others said, the ‘grand alliance’ is an opportunistic alliance between the parties which are ideologically different.

They came together only to grab the power by hoodwinking the people. The TDP which belittled the Left Parties craved to have tie up with the party and similarly, the TRS which dubbed the TDP as anti-Telangana party joined hands with the same party.

They all owe an explanation to the people how and why they came together.

Praja Rajyam would expose the motives of the ‘grand alliance’ parties.

The party would soon select one youth from each village and train him for the purpose. Special teams would be formed to tell the people about the ‘grand alliance’ parties and how they plan to deceive the people once again.

Mr. Siddaiah, who is in charge of Telangana region said special teams would also be formed to strengthen the party in the region and coordinate at district level.

With the sudden move by the TRS, the party cadre in the region was in confusion and many leaders of TRS now look up to the Praja Rajyam. “Many TRS leaders are in touch with us and they desire to join and work with us. We will disclose further details later,” he said.

With the TRS disowning its responsibility, the Telangana people are hoping on the Praja Rajyam to fulfil their long pending aspirations by securing separate statehood to the region.

The party would certainly honour their sentiments and Chiranjeevi had time and again clarified on the issue. “We will comfortably win more than 200 seats,” the PR leaders claimed.

PR leaders S. Varada Reddy, Bollam Sampath Kumar, Karate Prabhaka, G. Rajan, Mandha Ilaiah, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dr. N. Laxmi Prasad were also present.


PR chargesheet against government


The Praja Rajyam Party has decided to release a chargesheet on the alleged corruption and failure of the Congress government in fulfilling the promises it made to the people.

The chargesheet would cover the “rampant corruption” in irrigation projects and dismantling of police and other administrative systems built over a period of time. “Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has integrated his personal agenda of amassing wealth with the State’s agenda,” PRP spokesman C. Ramachandraiah said.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he criticised the Chief Minister for releasing advertisements about irrigation projects in vernacular dailies involving huge amounts.

The government had admitted that not even 20 per cent of the works had been completed if the figures quoted in the advertisements were any indication. 


Yuva Rajyam poser to CPI(M)


Yuva Rajyam, the youth wing of Praja Rajyam, has demanded that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) clarify how it had joined hands with the Telugu Desam Party after describing its president N. Chandrababu Naidu as “corrupt”.

Yuva Rajyam general secretary Sravan Kumar took strong objection to CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu’s reported “personalised” comments against Yuva Rajyam president Pawan Kalyan who questioned the commitment of the Communists in championing the cause of suffering masses. Charging the Left parties with giving up their struggle for the suffering people, he said the PR would expose the “power politics” of the Communist parties.


At a press conference, Dr. Sravan displayed a booklet published by the CPI (M) on “corruption during Mr. Naidu’s regime” and said the party’s joining hands with the TDP reflected its “political opportunism”. 


PR to finalise first list soon


Praja Rajyam official spokesperson Parakala Prabhakar has said the first list of candidates contesting for the ensuing election will be finalised and announced in February last week or March first week.

Speaking to newsmen here on Sunday, he said the second list would be announced within a week or 10 days of the first list. He said the party had already started selection of candidates from all the Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in the State.

Mr. Prabhakar said there was pressure on the party from the bordering regions of neighbouring States like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Orissa, to contest the election. He said they had also received representations from Madurai to contest.

He said the party was examining the prospects of contesting in other States because of the popularity of PR chief Chiranjeevi and his social activities.

Criticising both the TDP and the Congress governments for encouraging sale of liquor through belt shops in the State, Mr. Prabhakar said the TDP lifted prohibition and opened belt shops to add income to the State exchequer and the Congress went a step ahead and fixed targets for the Excise officials to increase liquor sales.


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