The first two letters in the English language expand as Aravind Babu (read general secretary Allu Aravind) and they are followed by ‘C’, the letter that an imaginative leader read as Chiranjeevi, the party president, who sits in O1 (Office No. 1), on Road No. 46, Jubilee Hills. Now, who has the final say? Elementary, my dear Watson!Campaign on train
Lok Satta Party president Jayaprakash Narayan will board a second class bogie attached to Krishna Express. As and when he is not interacting with contesting candidates onboard, he will address people who come to see him at stations en route. Just like the Mahatma and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the party claims.Calling the shots
There seems to be no end to problems at the Vijayawada urban office of the Praja Rajyam. For a while in the past, it was Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) who appeared to have ruled the roost. Now followers of Vangaveeti Radhakrishna and family members of Allu Aravind call the shots. They shout and browbeat the media. They want total control sans responsibility.Major omission
If elections are all about hits and misses, here is a miss that could prove costly to the Congress, according to former FAPCC chairman Omprakash Tibrewala.
An avid watcher of TV ads, he spotted a “major omission” in the Congress’ much hyped “Jai Ho” ad.
It made mention of all former Congress Prime Ministers from Nehru to Manmohan Singh except ‘our own Telugu bidda’ P. V. Narasimha Rao. “It is an insult to the country and Telugus in particular.”