Intellectuals and professionals are arriving in large groups to join Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party (PRP). Groups of doctors, engineers, lawyers, professors, teachers, rationalists, hi-techies and representatives of voluntary organizations are thronging the PRP office.
Incidentally, the professional politicians are keeping away, perhaps because they are not sure of the policies and programmes of the party.
However, the people who have so far shown disinterest in active political activity seem to be attracted by Chiranjeevi’s call to bring in dignity and respect in the field of politics. The actor’s call for service also seems to have garnering the support of the thinking class and working class.
Many of the people came to Hyderabad to meet the star who promised to bring about a change in the state. Though nobody is sure what the change actually means, some youth organisations networked among themselves into a group to work for the party.
A doctor from NIMS and a cardiologist from Wockhardt Hospital also came to meet Chiranjeevi along with a large number of their friends. A well-known educational institution on the outskirts of the city organised its old students into an army of volunteers to work for the party. Many heads of NGOs are also eager to participate in the social service activities of the party.
It is reported that professional politicians are not very happy with this development in the Praja Rajyam Party.