Physically challenged man first member of Chiranjeevi’s party

August 21st, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) A physically challenged man has become the first member of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi’s political party.The actor, who is set to formally launch the party at temple town of Tirupati Aug 26, announced Thursday he was admitting K. Balakrishna, a physically challenged man, as the first member of the party.

A day before his 53rd birthday, Chiranjeevi made this announcement before reporters at his party office here and welcomed more people who joined his party.

He appealed to his fans not to come to the state capital to wish him and instead take up social service activities in their respective towns and villages.

In a gesture to mark the birthday, the party decided to send 450 doctors to tribal areas affected by a viral fever and malaria outbreak. The doctors will organise health camps and treat patients till Aug 26.

Chiranjeevi, whose film career spans over 30 years, Sunday announced his entry into politics. The actor, who runs a blood bank and an eye bank, also declared that he was dedicating his life to serve the people.

Meanwhile, two prominent physicians joined Chiranjeevi’s party. One of them is S. Chandrasekhar, an oncologist and son of former Telugu Desam minister Simhadri Satyanarayana. The two doctors took oath in a local temple that they would never indulge in corruption.

Welcoming them into his party, Chiranjeevi said he would only admit those with a clean image into the party.

In Kakinada, two Chiranjeevi fans who had sustained burn injuries during the celebrations Sunday, died in the coastal Andhra city. They were among nine people injured during the fireworks display organised to celebrate actor’s entry into politics.

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