Convenors of the party's Telangana district units met in
a hotel here after Chiranjeevi announced PRP's changed stand
on the bifurcation of the state.
While protesting Chiranjeevi's volte-face on Telangana
issue, these leaders, however, resolved to carry forward the
"social justice" slogan of PRP and also work for "Saamajika
(social) Telangana" under the banner of Telangana PRP.
PRP's Mahbubnagar district convenor Janardhan later
decided to join Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS).
Earlier in the day, some party workers from Telangana
districts tried to create trouble at the PRP headquarters at
Jubilee Hills when Chiranjeevi was announcing his fresh
decision on the statehood issue.
Police, however, prevented them from entering the party
office and took them away to the nearby police station.
Some workers who made their way into the conference hall
raised slogans decrying PRP's latest stand. Some of them also
raised slogans against Chiranjeevi, which led to a wordy duel
between PRP men hailing from Telangana and non-Telangana
PRP official spokesman Shravan Kumar, who is a Telangana
protagonist, broke down as he too was prevented by police from
entering the party office along with a group of his
Hyderabad: Praja Rajyam Party chief K
Chiranjeevi's u-turn on Telangana statehood split the party
whose leaders from Telangana region decided to float a
First Published: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 23:13