On first anniversary, Chiranjeevi vows to strengthen PRP


Hyderabad : Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi vowed to bring in organisational changes and plug loopholes in his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP), which celebrated its first anniversary Wednesday.

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The celebrations were a low-key affair with Chiranjeevi unfurling the party flag at the party headquarters in Jubilee Hills here in the presence of a few PRP leaders and workers.

Speaking on the occasion, he admitted that the party failed to achieve the expected results in the recent elections and this had caused some disappointment.

The party, launched by the superstar at a massive meeting in Tirupati on this day last year, could win only 18 seats in the 294-member assembly, though it was confident of coming to power. The PRP drew a blank in the Lok Sabha elections held simultaneously in April this year.

Chiru, as the actor is popularly known among his fans, advised the party cadre not to lose heart and work hard to strengthen the party.

“Our party polled 17 percent votes. This is not a small thing,” he said.

“There were some problems due to which we could not win the expected number of seats. We will plug these loopholes and work to strengthen the party. There will be major organisational changes in the party,” he said.

Chiranjeevi recalled that people aspired for change and he floated the party following a strong demand from the people. Referring to a series of resignations by several PRP leaders, he said those who could not fulfil their selfish goals left the party.

“The key personalities responsible for the establishment of the party are still with the PRP,” he said.

Chiranjeevi claimed that he enjoyed people’s support as evident from the huge response during his visit to Visakhapatnam a couple of days ago. He was confident that the PRP would win the Tekkali assembly seat, the by-poll for which will be held next month.