Praja Rajyam Party

  • Setback again for Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party; brother Pavan proved hero May 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: The younger brother proved a hero and his more popular elder brother turned a zero in the simultaneous polls to Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha. If 2009 elections saw actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) proving a big flop, this time the Congress party under his leadership failed...
  • Telangana fallout: Chiranjeevi sends his resignation to Sonia Gandhi December 6, 2013

    The Congress is continuing to face the heat for the decision to carve out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh with Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi sending his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday. The leader from Andhra Pradesh had merged his Praja Rajyam Party with the Congress earlier in 2013. Chiranjeevi's...
  • Cong to elevate Chiranjeevi to Rajya Sabha March 5, 2012

    Hyderabad: 'Megastar' Chiranjeevi is likely get elevated soon – from a member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly to the Rajya Sabha. His candidature is almost certain for one of the four seats that the ruling Congress can win in the biennial elections to the Upper House of Parliament from the...
  • Celebrations to welcome Chiranjeevi into Cong August 22, 2011

    Hyderabad: It was supposed to be a momentous day for the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh with formalities related to the merger of Praja Rajyam Party getting completed on Monday. There was a grand celebration at the APCC headquarters 'Gandhi Bhavan' to commemorate the occasion with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar...
  • Chiranjeevi to take Cong membership on Aug 20 August 13, 2011

    Hyderabad: Actor-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi, who has merged his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the Congress, will take the membership of the ruling party Aug 20. He told reporters here Saturday that he would formally take the membership of the Congress in New Delhi August 20, the birth anniversary of former prime...
  • Chiranjeevi to formally join Cong on Aug 7 August 2, 2011

    Hyderabad: AICC President Sonia Gandhi has invited Praja Rajyam Party President and Tirupati MLA K Chiranjeevi to New Delhi to meet her anytime between August 7 and 10 to formally take primary membership of the Congress party. The PRP has already technically merged with the Congress party in Andhra Pradesh but...
  • After merger with Cong, Chiranjeevi attacks YSR February 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Immediately after announcing his party's merger with Congress, Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on one of the icons of the Congress in Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy, saying corruption was at its worst in the state during his regime. He also said the Congress...
  • PRP-Cong merger opportunist politics: BJP February 6, 2011

    Hyderabad: BJP in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday termed actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi's announcement of merging his Praja Rajyam Party with Congress as an "opportunist politics." Chiranjeevi who had floated the party under the slogan of "social justice and welfare of downtrodden" has decided to merge with Congress - a party which never worked...
  • Cong-PRP merger: combined force against Jagan? February 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Actor turned politician and Praja Rajyam Party chief Chiranjeevi will bring with him atleast 16 of his party's 18 MLAs and that number will help the Congress party consolidate its position in Andhra Pradesh. The worry for the party was former Congress MP Jagan Mohan Reddy, who left the...
  • Chiranjeevi announces PRP-Congress merger February 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) Chief Chiranjeevi decided to merge with the Congress in Andhra Pradesh. He met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the capital and made the announcement on Sunday. Law Minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily said that the merger will strengthen the Congress party in the state. Chiranjeevi...
  • Praja Rajyam Party happy with Telangana report January 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Praja Rajyam Party of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi is happy with the options listed by BN Srikrishna Committee report. "We have been advocating that a united Andhra Pradesh will be good for the development of the state. I am very happy that the commission travelled extensively in Andhra Pradesh, met...
  • Decision on Jagan and Chiranjeevi likely today November 30, 2010

    Hyderabad: The disciplinary committee of the Congress is likely to meet on Monday to discuss possible action to be taken against party MP Jagan Mohan Reddy. Jagan has been in the eye of the storm after his channel aired controversial clippings on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister...
  • Chiranjeevi to help Cong in Rajya Sabha polls May 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Actor-politician Chiranjeevi met Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday and discussed the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Chiranjeevi-led Praja Rajyam Party is most likely to vote for the Congress in the Rajya Sabha elections. He said Sonia wanted PRP to withdraw its Rajya Sabha candidate and vote in its...
  • Chiranjeevi says open to alliance with Cong May 29, 2010

    New Delhi: It looks like the Congress may go for a tie up with Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam in Andhra Pradesh if Jaganmohan Reddy's loyalists turn rebels and resort to cross-vote in the June 14 Rajya Sabha elections. Chiranjeevi, who arrived here on Saturday, will hold talks with senior Congress leaders Veerappa...
  • Chiranjeevi to quit Assembly for 'united Andhra' December 17, 2009

    Hyderabad: Bowing to pressure from his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) leaders in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions, actor-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi on Wednesday decided to resign from the Assembly. Chiranjeevi, who represents Tirupati Assembly constituency in Rayalaseema region, will announce his resignation in the temple town on Thursday and join the movement...
  • Chiranjeevi's party heading for split over Telangana December 16, 2009

    Hyderabad: Praja Rajyam Party (RPP) of actor-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi is heading for a split, with the party doing a volte-face on the issue of separate statehood to Telangana region. With Chiranjeevi deciding to go back on his commitment for separate Telangana state, his party leaders in Telangana region have staged a...
  • Andhra parties split over Telangana, 60 MLAs quit December 10, 2009

    Hyderabad: Centre's decision to carve out a separate state of Telangana on Thursday created ripples in political parties in Andhra Pradesh with as many as 60 legislators and three MLCs from the Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Praja Rajya Party submitting their resignation to the Speaker. All the MLAs who...
  • Chiranjeevi ducks and lives, escapes electrocution November 18, 2009

    Hyderabad: Politician and actor Chiranjeevi was almost electrocuted when electrical wires bust into flames over his head while he was campaigning for municipal elections in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Chiranjeevi, founder-president of Praja Rajyam Party, was traveling in an open-top truck when the vehicle passed under dangling wires. A party worker tried...
  • Chiru, Mohan take on each other over flood issue October 16, 2009

    Hyderabad: Already divided by political affiliations, the Telugu film industry is now witnessing a bitter exchange of words even on the issue of relief to the flood-hit people in Andhra Pradesh. Actor-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi and his contemporary actor and producer Mohan Babu were on Wednesday locked in a verbal duel after...
  • Chiranjeevi under pressure to merge with Cong August 21, 2009

    Hyderabad: A year after Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi entered Andhra Pradesh politics, his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) has plunged into crisis with a section of legislators suggesting that he merge the party with the ruling Congress. Barely three months after their election to state legislative assembly, five of the 18 PRP legislators...
  • Don't behave like school kids, Chiru tells AP legislators June 5, 2009

    Hyderabad: In his maiden speech in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Thursday, actor-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi advised lawmakers not to behave like school children and reminded them that people were watching their actions in the house. The Telugu superstar urged the members of the Assembly not to waste time and public money...
  • Chiranjeevi starts a new role as Andhra MLA June 3, 2009

    Hyderabad: Telugu superstar-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi Wednesday began a new innings in his career when he entered the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly as a member. Elected from Tirupati constituency, the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) President entered the premises of the Assembly to a warm welcome by his party colleagues. However, his entry was...
  • Chiranjeevi loses from Palacole, wins Tirupathi May 16, 2009

    Hyderabad: Telugu superstar and Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) president K Chiranjeevi lost the assembly elections from one constituency but was elected from the other. Chiranjeevi, whose party failed to make its mark in the elections, lost from Palacole in his native West Godavari district in coastal Andhra. He was defeated by...
  • Congress ahead in Andhra, first result goes to party May 16, 2009

    Hyderabad: The Congress was ahead in 26 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, the TDP was leading in 12, the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) in one and the TRS in two, according to counting trends available by noon on Saturday. The Congress wrested the Chittoor seat from the TDP. In the...
  • Cong, TDP woo Chiranjeevi to form govt in Andhra May 15, 2009

    Hyderabad: The king of Telegu cinema could now be the kingmaker in the Andhra Pradesh assembly. With a hung house predicted in the state, Chiranjeevi’s party Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) holds the key to unlocking the doors. Both the Congress and the Telgu Desam Party (TDP) are hoping to swing...
  • BJP's Naidu goes to woo TDP's Naidu in AP May 12, 2009

    New Delhi: There is hectic political activity in Andhra Pradesh. Top BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu was in Hyderabad on Tuesday trying to win over the Third Front's leading light and TDP's N Chandrababu Naidu. But the TDP is believed to be reluctant to switch over because Naidu thinks his past...
  • We will get absolute majority: Chiranjeevi April 24, 2009

    Chief of Praja Rajyam Party, Chiranjeevi is fighting his maiden political battle from the holy town Tirupathi. He gives his predictions for May 16 and beyond. ...
  • Son kills father for not casting vote for Chiranjeevi's party April 20, 2009

    Hyderabad: A die-hard fan of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi killed his father for not casting his vote for the superstar's newly formed Praja Rajyam Party (PRP). The incident took place in Visakhapatnam district in coastal Andhra after the first phase of polling on Thursday but came to light on Saturday. The police said...
  • Show me the money: Chiranjeevi declares assets April 19, 2009

    K Chiranjeevi is among the richest politicians in Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Watch: Chiru's daughter says her father connects with masses April 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi's daughter is rooting for her father and she believes his connect with the masses will translate into votes. ...