Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi attended the wedding of Chetan, son of Katti Padma Rao, his party colleague and well-known Dalit writer on last Saturday. His presence at this marriage ceremony sparked a row.
It is believed that the girl’s parents, Tammina Subba Rao and T. Mani, are against this alliance. The marriage of Chetan and Nalini was performed in their absence in casteless tradition on Saturday last.
Subba Rao and Mani, accompanied by a relative, Prasad, approached TV 5 television channel on Thursday, alleging that their daughter was forced into the marriage.
Praja Rajyam spokesperson Parakala Prabhakar said Chiranjeevi had just attended the wedding as an invitee and that nothing more need be interpreted into his presence.