Monday, November 17, 2008

YSR, Chiranjeevi trade war of words

YSR, Chiranjeevi trade war of words
A war of words broke out between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi with each questioning the other's commitment to development.
In a strong reaction to Reddy's observation that the filmstar did little for his native village during the last 30 years, Chiranjeevi said on Friday that the Chief Minister has showered undue favours on his home constituency.
"It is well-known, how he (Rajasekhara Reddy) has concentrated on his village despite occupying the high position of Chief Minister. His conscience is aware of it," the matinee star said.
"I will definitely give a reply in an appropriate style and at an appropriate place and time," Chiranjeevi told reporters.
Reddy had, on Thursday, noted that what the people of the state can expect from someone (Chiranjeevi) who has done nothing for his native village despite being a superstar.
The Chief Minister said the film star has made millions of rupees in the last three decades but chose not to visit his native village.
The war of words is expected to continue between the two as they are planning to tour in each-other's native villages.
While Reddy would be holding a road show in Chiranjeevi's native village Mogalturu in West Godavari district, the megastar too has plans to visit the Chief Minister's home turf Pulivendala in Kadapa district.