Rajahmundry: Actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate for the Rajahmundry Lok Sabha seat M. Muarali Mohan has found fault actor and Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) president Chiranjeevi for neglecting fans in distribution of tickets. Reacting to developments in the PRP during a press conference on Sunday, Mr. Murali Mohan said that because of the pressure mounted by fans’ associations Mr. Chiranjeevi jumped into active politics and launched a party. “But, it is painful that they have not been taken into consideration when it came to distribution of tickets,” he said.
He reiterated that the Congress would be relegated to the third place in the elections, as the fight would essentially be between the Grand Alliance, of which the TDP is a constituent, and the PRP. Stating that Mahatma Gandhi was for winding up the Congress after achieving independence, Mr. Murali Mohan said none paid heed to his advice for personal and political gains. “Now it is more Congress (Italy),” he said. Referring to the Lok Satta Party (PRP), Mr. Murali Mohan said that as an NGO it had done commendable work. “As a party, it has no acceptance in public,” he felt. “Its founder, who was a sincere IAS officer, should have waited for another election to launch or contest the elections,” he added. He said there were a number of pending issues in his constituency that included the laying of the Rajahmundry-Bhadrachalam railway line, doubling of the line between Nidadavolu and Vijayawada via Bheemavaram.