Chiranjeevi’s party embarks on campaign by train

April 11th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) A special train hired by actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party Saturday began its three-day journey from here to showcase its election symbol ‘rail engine’ to the people.
Chiranjeevi flagged off the train with 15 bogies at Secunderabad railway station.

With the first phase of polls to state assembly and Lok Sabha scheduled Thursday, the party has launched “praja rail yatra” to intensify its campaign.

Adding more glamour to the electioneering, young actors Ram Charan Teja and Allu Arjun along with dozens of television stars are travelling by the train. The party has organised programmes at different railway stations where the stars will interact with the local people.

Ram Charan Teja is the son of Chiranjeevi while Allu Arjun is the son of famous film producer Allu Aravind, who is brother-in-law of Chiranjeevi and Praja Rajyam’s general secretary.

Chiranjeevi also boarded the train here but got down in Warangal district for road shows in the Telangana region. Chiranjeevi’s brother and actors Naga Babu and Pavan Kalyan are already campaigning for the party.

Chiranjeevi said he did not want to rope in his son and his brother-in-law’s son for the campaign but the young actors volunteered to do their bit for the party.

Sitting in the train, the megastar said the party’s symbol signified its goal of social justice.

The train will cover several constituencies in north and south coastal Andhra districts, where the party is believed to be relatively strong.

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