Sunday, March 29, 2009

KCR c/o Gandaragolam

Masking of Telangana Talli amidst of allegations of ticket sales in Telangana Rashtra Samithi, arson in Praja Rajyam Party offices all over the State by distruntled party workers for denial of tickets to their leaders and confusion in the Telugu Desam camp over seat sharing with the Mahakootami partners – have been the highlights in the media on Sunday.

In fact, the entire front page of Sakshi daily has been dedicated to exposing chinks in the Opposition camp. It carried Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s election campaign, but it was also confined to attacking the Opposition. The developments in the rival camps must have been definitely a positive signal for YSR. Another important development on the political front is some minor changes in the list of candidates of the Congress. Sulking candidates like deputy speaker Kutuhalamma and Younis Sultan finally got the place in the list of Congress candidates for the assembly elections.

On the other hand, TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao’s shifting to Mahbubnagar under pressure from his friend Vijayashanti, who will now be contesting from Medak, has also been an interesting development. The Election Commission’s decision to give notice to KCR and others on allegations of selling of tickets is the second lead in Andhra Jyothy daily. Eenadu carried an interesting item – “KCR c/o Gandaragolam” which clearly exposes the TRS president’s chaotic condition.

In spite of so many developments in the Opposition camp, Eenadu chose to write a negative story against the Congress, stating that its strength in Lok Sabha would come down and its tally might not get be more than 119 seats. At the same time, it published a “Naidu-baaka” story, stating that TD president N Chandrababu Naidu is not sleeping even for three hours due to ticket distribution exercise. What more can we expect from Ramoji Rao?

Chiru White house at tirupathi!!!

PRP Chief Chiranjeevi is stepping into White House. Well, that’s not the one located in Washington DC. It’s in Tirupathi. The house is called White House by locals as that was built in that style. That belongs to Sasidhar Reddy, the owner of a private hospital.

Chiranjeevi decided to stay in Tirupathi and close to people during the time of elections and hence asked his people to search for a house in Tirupathi. The PRP crew searched for various houses and finally things have got zeroed in on this 3000 Sft house located in Khadi Colony that happens to be the heart of the city.

Initially Sasidhar Reddy found reluctant to rent his house but after series of negotiations and offers have gave that house just for 2 months at Rs 1 lakh per month. Chiranjeevi is taking the possession of this house on 2nd April as the day is auspicious because of Saptami. A temporary road was laid in front of this house by PRP people only.

Naidu to encash Jr.NTR accident

Though Friday’s car accident in which Jr NTR suffered multiple injuries might be a setback to the Telugu Desam Party’s campaigning, its president N Chandrababu Naidu seems to have decided to cash in on even this accident.

After coming to know that it would take another two weeks for Jr NTR to recover, Naidu wants to take advantage of the sympathy wave among the people toward the young hero. As part of the strategy, Naidu would record a message from Jr NTR from the hospital bed, appealing to the people to vote for the TDP and apologising to voters for not able to meet them in person because of accident. The script is getting ready and Jr NTR would churn out an emotional appeal from hospital. It would be telecast live by all channels and arranements would be made to screen the message across the length and breadth of the state.

The audio and video cassettes of Jr NTR’s appeal from hospitals would also be sent to all corners during the electioneering. His earlier speeches would also be screened everywhere to stir the emotions of the people. Howzzat?

'Nandamuri Brothers Are Mindless' Says Laxmi Parvathi:

Laxmi Parvathi is not missing any chance to spit verbal poison on Nandamuri clan. Freshly she said that Nandamuri brothers are mindless and mere ‘over active people’. She said that they hardly think before doing things and never think even after doing bad deeds as well. They are mindless and fools too, she added.

“Chandrababu is making them fools which they don’t understand. He backstabbed NTR and now he is not leaving even his sons for his political motives. Poor Nandamuri brothers are jumping in manholes voluntarily”, implied Laxmi Parvathi in her brief talk to media.

She came out and spoke after Jr NTR’s accident and now she is expressing her views on brothers and their brother in law.

NTR friend Vamsi yet to decide on Vijayawada LS

Giving a new twist to the Gannavaram assembly seat controversy, the disgruntled TDP leader Vallabhaneni Vamsi Mohan has convened an emergency meeting of his followers at Gannavaram on Sunday.

Mohan, a close friend of party’s latest sensation on the campaign front Junior NTR, has been named as party’s candidate for Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency. Sources said a reluctant Vamsi could take a final call on contesting from Vijayawada only after meeting his followers.

Insiders said Naidu cleared Vamsi’s name for the LS seat in the late hours of Friday after discussing the issue with him. Vamsi’s candidature for Vijayawada has allowed the party chief to field Balavardhan Rao from Gannavaram.

Rao is a close follower of Junior NTR’s father Harikrishna. “We are insisting Vamsi to contest from Gannvaram only. We are ready to go with him,” said Nandamur MPTC member Anagani Muneswara Rao, a staunch follower of Vamsi.

Sources said a large number of followers in the constituency wanted him to go it alone and fight the assembly election. At one stage, speculation was rife that Jr NTR had agreed to the proposal and asked Vamsi to file papers on April 4 if the party did not clear his name by that time.

Curiously, Vamsi Mohan has been incommunicado for the last few days leaving the party cadres in a quandary.

Meanwhile, senior leaders in Vijayawada said Vamsi would ultimately contest the LS election

10 Weeks rest for Jr.NTR

Junior NTR, the star campaigner for the Telugu Desam, could well be out of action for six to 10 weeks, said doctors attending him at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences.

They said that there is a 50-50 chance of him being able to participate in the election campaign. The doctors said that the actor had been shifted to solid diet food from Friday night. Though, he is recovering well, he is running a slight temperature.

“It is natural for patients in such cases to run a mild temperature. It is not a major concern,” said Dr B. Bhaskar Rao, CEO, Kims.

The actor had met with an accident late on Thursday night while travelling back to the city to celebrate Ugadi with his family members.

“He is recovering fast. But, nothing can be predicted about his health. It will take us another two-three days to clarify on his condition,” Dr Rao added.

Junior NTR is still in the ICU and will stay there for another day. There were several visitors for the star campaigner. Junior NTR also received a note from his mother.