Visakhapatnam: Taking exception to the
oft-repeated criticism that he lacked political maturity,
actor-politician Chiranjeevi today said true maturity meant
rising above narrow political considerations.
In a strongly-worded speech at the ongoing plenary of
Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) here, its chief Chiranjeevi wondered
whether maturity meant scheming for political gains.
"During the election of Assembly Speaker, we extended
support to the Congress as a contest was not needed. When a
portrait of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was to be installed in the
Assembly after his death, we decided to support the decision
to maintain a good practice in public life. On both occasions
there was criticism that I lacked political maturity."
"What is wrong with supporting the ruling party in the
interest of good practices? We need not criticise every issue.
I won`t do that," he maintained.
Aiming at narrow gains is not political wisdom, the true
meaning of politics is about serving people sincerely, he
Chiranjeevi, who launched his outfit two years ago, said
he would not criticise anybody, including the ruling party,
for immediate political gains.
The PRP chief claimed that some leaders approached him
about choosing successor to YSR immediately after his death in
September last year, but he refused to entertain them.