Young NRI also figures in list of winners
Fifteen of the 18 candidates elected are freshers
One of them worked as a reporter of a Telugu daily
HYDERABAD: The despondency over the party’s dismal performance in the elections is slowly giving way to a little enthusiasm in the Praja Rajyam, considering that 15 of the 18 elected to the Assembly are freshers.
Two people known for running educational institutions, a young Non-Resident Indian (NRI) who is all gung-ho about doing his bit for society, a realtor and more, figure in the list of the new MLAs who will take up people’s problems on behalf of the Praja Rajyam.
None of these fresh faces are known to be ‘politicos’ in the real sense of the term.
Anil Eravathri of Balkonda is an engineering graduate who left for the United States of America soon after college in 1997.
After initially working in a company, he started his own, the Detroit-based Advanced Technology Group (ATG).
Mr. Anil is confident of flying to Detroit once in three months to take care of his business and still maintain contacts with his constituents.
His father was former sarpanch of Kisan Nagar and later even Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency member before he was killed in a road accident.
Now he has only three priorities -- to take care of his family, continue his social service activities in the E.N. Rao Foundation, named after his late father and play the role of an MLA.
There are two educationists -- Alleti Maheswara Reddy of Nirmal in Adilabad and Muthyamreddy Srinivas Rao, popular as ‘Avanthi’ Srinivas -- after the group of educational educations he runs in and around Bheemli near Vizag, apart from a realtor, Sridhar Krishna Reddy Mungamuru, elected from Nellore City.
There is a journalist K. Kanna Babu, who worked till recently as a reporter of a Telugu daily, and won from Kakinada Rural.
All of them and party president K. Chiranjeevi are raring to go because they are happy that people have given them some political space.
Ask them about the goals and they say that it’s all about ensuring that the basic needs of the poorest of the poor are satisfied.