Aug 25, 2008

Chiranjeevi to launch his political outfit tomorrow

Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi is all set to unveil his political party's name, its policies and programmes at a public meeting in the temple town of Tirupati on Tuesday.

Organisers were giving finishing touches to the arrangements for the 'mega show' which is expected to be attended by about 10 lakh people pouring in from all over the state at the sprawling Avilala Cheruvu, the venue on the outskirts of Tirupati.

The meeting, which will serve as a platform for the matinee idol to deliver his maiden political speech, will be held from 1600 hours to 1900 hours and Chiranjeevi is likely to be the sole speaker, sources said.

Arrangements have been made to enable the attendees even in the last row to witness Chiranjeevi speak and watch the proceedings on giant digital screens, they said.

Over 126-acre ground has been cleared of bushes at the venue, where an AICC Plenary was held in 1992 during P V Narasimha Rao's regime.

The fans of the mega star are using all modes of transport -- from trains to cabs -- to reach Tirupati.

Ticket aspirants are said to have sponosred a large number of buses and cabs to ferry their supporters.

Moreover, 10 special trains have been booked to take the participants and mediapersons from Hyderabad.

The public meeting is keenly watched in the state's political circles as Chiranjeevi will be announcing the thrust areas, agenda and policies of his party, which would determine its impact in the assembly elections next year.