Chiranjeevi’s party announces second list of candidates

March 29th, 2009 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) The Praja Rajyam Party of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi Saturday announced candidates for 12 Lok Sabha and 60 Andhra Pradesh assembly constituencies.
The prominent among the Lok Sabha candidates are former MP Bhuma Nagireddy and former state minister Khaleel Basha.

While Nagireddy will contest from Nandyal, Basha is the candidate for Kadapa, where Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy is making his debut in electoral politics.

PRP general secretary Allu Aravind announced the second list of candidates at the party office here Saturday night.

Continuing to focus on its philosophy of social justice, Chiranjeevi’s party has fielded majority of the candidates from weaker sections of society, especially the backward classes. The Lok Sabha candidates also include three Muslims.

Chiranjeevi had Friday announced the first list of candidates for 100 assembly and nine Lok Sabha seats.

Surprisingly, the second list did not include the names of Allu Aravind, who is likely to contest from the Anakapalli Lok Sabha constituency, and veteran actor Krishnam Raju, who joined the party earlier this week.

The other candidates for Lok Sabha candidates in the second list are: T. Chandrasekhar (Guntur), Satish Madiga (Nagarkurnool), P. Karuna (Nalgonda), R. David Raju (Peddapalli), Chandramouli Goud (Bhongir), Mansoor (Anantapur), Syed Saab (Narsaraopet), Varaprasad Rao (Tirupati), P. Vijaykumar (Nizamabad) and Shravan Kumar (Secunderabad).

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