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D. Subrahmanyam
D. Subrahmanyam

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HYDERABAD: Several film stars have taken serious exception to the remarks made by Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu that they were backing the Congress for monetary gains.

Speaking to reporters after a breakfast meeting with APCC president D. Srinivas here on Tuesday, chairman of AP State Cultural Council Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam said such statements only hurt the sentiments of film stars.

He questioned what answer Mr. Naidu had, when a majority of the film personalities rallied behind the TDP in the last elections. “Can we also assume that all of them campaigned for his party in lieu of money,” he remarked.

Mr. Subrahmanyam pointed out that actors were in the Congress party because they were impressed by the good work undertaken by the government.

Mr. Srinivas told actress Jayasudha, chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Film and Television Development Corporation G. Adiseshagiri Rao and the APCC general secretary Ambati Rambabu to publicise the government programmes.

Actress brigade

Ms. Jayasudha said she would undertake individual mass contact programme from November 14.

To begin with she will visit Vijayawada, where an interaction programme is arranged with the youth.

The Mahila Congress has also decided to take up programmes beginning November 19 (birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi).

Party sources said another actress Jeevitha was likely to make her appearance at the public meeting at Chevella, where Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy would lay the foundation stone for Pranahita Chevella project.

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