Chiranjeevi gets emotional on meeting partyworkers from T`gana

Praja Rajyam president K Chiranjeevi turned emotional as over 150 party workers from the ten districts of Telangana region came to the PRP headquarters for an interaction with him here today.

Updated: Aug 18, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Hyderabad: Praja Rajyam president K
Chiranjeevi turned emotional as over 150 party workers from
the ten districts of Telangana region came to the PRP
headquarters for an interaction with him here today.

It was after a gap of over eight months that any party
worker from Telangana stepped into the Praja Rajyam office
after the party changed its stand in favour of a unified
Andhra Pradesh.

The PRP became virtually non-existent in Telangana,
barring Hyderabad city, as the sentiment for a separate state
ran deep in the region.

Though Chiranjeevi promised on many occasions that he
would undertake a tour of Telangana to enlist support for a
unified state, he could not venture because of the strong
antagonism towards him. The party could not even field its
candidates in the recent by-elections to 12 Assembly seats.

Over the past few days, however, party workers, mainly
the fans of Chiranjeevi, had reportedly been requesting the
PRP leadership to rebuild the party in Telangana.

Responding to the pleas, the PRP convened a meeting with
some `active workers` from the ten districts of Telangana here
today.

Addressing them, an emotional Chiranjeevi remarked: "My
eyes have turned moist on meeting you all here."

He explained why the PRP supported a unified Andhra
Pradesh. "It is in everybody?s interest," he sought to
reassure the cadre from Telangana.

Bureau Report