According to the usually reliable sources, Chiranjeevi may not wait till August but make an informal announcement himself this month about his decision to enter politics. But Chiranjeevi’s advisors are busy putting in place an action plan to follow the announcement. The actor would set out on a yatra to various parts of the state and also address a few public meetings.
At the moment, the actor is undergoing training in the art and science of politics. He is being groomed by political scientists, bureaucrats and senior mediamen. Four IAS officers are training him on government protocols. Similarly, he is ready to face the media. The media team has prepared a question bank of about 800 questions ranging from SC/ST categorisation to his brother Pavan Kalyan’s divorce case.
But there are several key issues, including Telangana and reservations, for which the actor’s team is yet to formulate a strategy. For instance, there is no clarity yet on reservations for Kapus (Chiranjeevi’s community). While the actor is opposed to any reservation based on caste or community, such a practice is part of the political process now. On alliances too, the think tank favours CPI and Lok Satta over Congress or TDP.
On Telangana, the source said that the actor was neutral for now but the final stand would be known only after the manifesto is ready.