Chiranjeevi – English News Paper Articles on 27 February 2009

Pavan confident of PRP victory


Yuva Rajyam chief Pavan Kalyan has exuded confidence that the Praja Rajyam Party will be voted to power in the coming elections in the State.

Whiel addressing a huge gathering on the Lutheran High School premises here on Wednesday, he thanked the youth for showing affection towards him.

The Yuva Rajyam chief came down heavily on Telugu Desam and Congress accusing them of indulging in corrupt practices. He described the Maha Kutami of TDP, TRS and Left parties as a ‘maya kutami’.

Mr. Pavan Kalyam said the PRP, if voted to power, would implement prohibition in phases.


Advocates join PRP


A number of advocates and court clerks, at a meeting on Thursday, joined the Praja Rajyam Party in the presence of Mahila Rajyam convener M. Geetha and former MLA Kimidi Ganapathi Rao.


Grand alliance will crumble soon, says Chiru

Nava Telangana Party, Praja Rajyam become one; PR chief welcomes Goud into his party-fold


‘PR will pass resolution on Telangana in House’

Devender Goud will be told to mount pressure on Centre

T. Devender Goud and Chiranjeevi greet supporters after the merger of Nava Telangana Party with Praja Rajyam in Hyderabad

COMMON AGENDA: T. Devender Goud and Chiranjeevi greet supporters after the merger of Nava Telangana Party with Praja Rajyam in Hyderabad on Thursday.


The Praja Rajyam has asserted that the grand alliance of the Telugu Desam, Left and Telangana Rashtra Samiti is set to “crumble very soon”.

Fissures in the alliance of the four parties with diverse ideologies were already evident and the “mayakutami”, as PR president Chiranjeevi called it, was weakening every passing day.

“The TDP is indulging in vote bank politics by changing its stand on Telangana and TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao joining hands with TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu is ridiculous,” Mr. Chiranjeevi said.

He was addressing a gathering after Nava Telangana Party president T. Devender Goud formally announced the merger of his party with the PR.

Mr. Chiranjeevi welcomed Mr. Goud into his party-fold with an assurance that the PR would pass a resolution in the Assembly after coming to power and complete other formalities required for the formation of separate Telangana State.

Since the Union government had a major role in the formation of a separate State, Mr. Goud will be given the responsibility of mounting pressure on the Centre to expedite its formation. While the NTP claimed the decision to merge with the PR as a “historic responsibility” to keep social justice and Telangana planks alive, it is said to be beneficial to the PR which had no prominent leader from the region in its ranks so far.

Mr. Chiranjeevi outlined the various efforts made by his party to rope in the TRS by offering “a majority of important Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in the region”. “But Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao preferred to enter into alliances that suited his convenience and tried to stay in the limelight by fixing deadlines for Telangana,” he alleged.

TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu had “neglected Telangana in his lust for power” that fuelled the demand for a separate State further while the Congress that aligned with the TRS in the previous elections ignored the promises it made. This resulted in an “unclear picture” over the prospects in the next elections.

Right platform

Mr. Goud said the NTP decided to merge with the PR to stop the “spree of looting by the government in the name of development”. The party believed that Mr. Chiranjeevi with his slogan of social  justice would be the right platform to usher in change.


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