New Delhi, Aug 28: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gets set to roll out the red carpet for actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi who received a spectacular crowd response on the day, when he launched his party Praja Rajyam in Tirupathi.
Venkaiah Naidu, Senior BJP leader, reacting to the party's gameplan, tie-up with Praja Rajyam, and about the entry of the party said, "We are closely watching the things. We will decide when the appropriate time comes. We are awaiting Chiranjeevi to make public his policies. Let him announce his stance. Accordingly, we will take the decision." No other politician in Andhra Pradesh other than Chiranjeevi has been able to whip the crowd into this frenzy since the NT Rama Rao era. Chiranjeevi's starry entrance to politics has set off speculations whether its the dawn of another NTR era.
While the current mainstays of Andhra Pradesh politics, Congress' YS Rajasekhara Reddy and TDP's Chandrababu Naidu, have been dismissing the Chiranjeevi phenomenon, the BJP senses the emergence of a regional player.
G Srinivas, AP Congress president, reacting to the entry of Chiranjeevi into politics, said, "We are doing what the people want. After all, people look forward to the government to look after their concerns. And speaking on the crowd the occasion generated, he said, "Crowd gathering is not important. The agenda that he talked about is nothing new."
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh political circles have been abuzz over the mass hysteria generated in Tirupati on Tuesday. But, it's unlikely that this man would consider an alliance with any other party before proving his mettle at the hustings.