Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi will kick off his road show after offering prayers at the Sri Suryanarayanaswamy (Sun) Temple in Arasavilli, four km away from Srikakulam on October 9.

However, on suggestions that prayers were in order on the day because it was Vijayadasami, the party president decided Arasavilli as the starting point.

Between October 9 and 12, Mr. Chiranjeevi’s convoy of vehicles carrying an estimated 600-strong people with him including party leaders, aides, presspersons and at least 350 security personnel will cover about 150 km in Srikakulam district before entering Vizianagaram.

Route plan

The party’s core committee spent almost the whole day chalking out a route plan that would enable the actor-turned-politician to cover as many places as possible and in the shortest possible time. But try as they might, logistics worked out that he would not be able to travel more than 40 km a day.

On Saturday evening, the party also finalised names of those who would be in the 12 committees being put together exclusively to handle the tour.

Among them are former MP Ch. Harirama Jogaiah as Tour Coordinator, Political Relations, former IPS officer C. Anjaneya Reddy, Tour Coordinator, Planning and Route Committee, assisted by gastro-enterologist Dr. P. Vinay Kumar, actor Pawan Kalyan, for security and gastro-enterologist Dr. P. Mitra as Convenor, Party Coordination Committee.

Local issues

PR spokesman Parakala Prabhakar and a reader at the London School of Economics, M. Pramod Reddy are in the Regional Issues Study Committee that will be responsible for providing inputs on local issues to the party president.