Chiranjeevi all set to launch his party

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Hyderabad, July 22 (UNI) Telugu cinema's iconic actor Chiranjeevi is all set to emulate former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and actor turned politician late N T Rama Rao as he launch his much awaited party next month.

The actor is likely to come into the open on August 15, the Independence Day, projecting his party with a difference, in sharp contrast to the present day politics and culture promising a new deal for all sections of people, sources close to the actor said.

Before doing so, the actor, recipient of Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India, is expected to visit the templetown of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu on August 8 to seek the blessings of the Goddess Kamakshi, while simultaneously moving the Election Commission to registering his new political party, the sources said.

Ahead of the launch, the groundwork was being done by his brother-in-law and producer Allu Aravind, brother and actor Nagababu and his mentor P Mitra by holding a series of meetings with various sections of people.

Preparatory meetings were also being held for manning different posts in the new party in each constituency in the state. The organisational structure for the new party has been informally put in place with the selection of activists at various levels to propagate the policies and programmes among the people, well ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls and elections to the state Assembly.

To focus on young voters, a team named ''Varadhi'' had been formed to help them register their names well ahead of the preparation of the final electoral rolls by the Election Commission in August.

Chiranjeevi, whose original name is Siva Sankara Vara Prasad, was born on August 22, 1955 to Venkata Rao and Anjana Devi in the remote Mogaltur village in West Godavari district. Chiranjeevi did his schooling in Nidadavolu, Gurajala, Ponnuru, Mangalagiri and Mogalturu and studied for Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Narasapur College.

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