Chiru calls for PAC meet today to discuss post-poll strategy

Hyderabad, April 28: The political affairs committee (PAC) of the Prajarajyam would meet at the party office on Tuesday, following a directive from the

party president K Chiranjeevi.

The 14-member PAC would be meeting for the first time since the completion of general elections, and would take stock of the post-poll situation in the state and at the Centre. Party sources said that the PAC would elicit views of the members on a variety of possibilities, including the game plan to be adopted in case of a hung assembly.

On Monday, the party president had a 90-minute discussion with party general secretaries Dr Mitra, P Vinay, Sobha Nagi Reddy and C Malleswara Rao, leaders P Upendra, P Shiv Shanker and Bhuma Nagi Reddy, party spokesperson Vasireddy Padma and party treasurer C Nagaraju.

Though none of the leaders wanted to go on record on the deliberations with the party president, it is learnt that the party president wanted them to explore all political options by keeping their cards close to their chest.

Strangely, Chiranjeevi is the only party president who has not interacted with the media in the city after the second phase of elections. He has been successfully dodging the media, resulting in lot of speculations. Unconfirmed reports from party sources hint at a possible media conference by Chiranjeevi on Tuesday, only after gathering the much-needed assertive feedback from the crucial PAC meeting.

The PAC members include P Shiv Shankar, P Upendra, Ch Harirama Jogaiah, Kotagiri Vidyadhara Rao, Kala Venkata Rao, Yelamanchili Sivaji, KSR Murthy, Katti Padma Rao, C Ramachandraiah, Gyanendra Reddy, Devisetty Srinivas, Kanakarao Madiga, Rajamouli and Ramachandra Naik.

Meanwhile, party leader Kala Venkata Rao clarified that the party was confident of securing a clear majority to form the government and ruled out any efforts by the party to scout for political partners. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Rao said the response from the youth and women had been extraordinary across all the three regions in the state. He said feedback from the grassroots level on PRP’s electoral prospects was very encouraging, contrary to reports appearing in the media.