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First pics: Chiranjeevi launches political party Prajarajyam

India | | August 26, 2008, 5:55 pm
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The event  has been termed as the biggest political show in the recent years.

The event has been termed as the biggest political show in the recent years.

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Over 3,000 policemen are being deployed at the venue besides an equal number of volunteers of Chiru Rashtra Yuvatha (youth wing).

Over 3,000 policemen are being deployed at the venue besides an equal number of volunteers of Chiru Rashtra Yuvatha (youth wing).

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A sea of humanity descended on the sprawling Avilala Cheruvu ground to witness what is expected to be a watershed development in Andhra Pradesh politics, and alter equations in the state.

A sea of humanity descended on the sprawling Avilala Cheruvu ground to witness what is expected to be a watershed development in Andhra Pradesh politics, and alter equations in the state.

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More than 3,000 policemen and an equal number of volunteers failed to control the massive crowds, which had started gathering at the venue this morning.

More than 3,000 policemen and an equal number of volunteers failed to control the massive crowds, which had started gathering at the venue this morning.

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Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi begins addressing the rally organised in Tirupati. Over nine lakh people have gathered for the rally.

Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi begins addressing the rally organised in Tirupati. Over nine lakh people have gathered for the rally.

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Though the colourful cultural programmes began at 4 pm, Chiranjeevi, who had reached the town this morning and offered prayers at the Lord Venkateshwara temple, arrived much later.

Though the colourful cultural programmes began at 4 pm, Chiranjeevi, who had reached the town this morning and offered prayers at the Lord Venkateshwara temple, arrived much later.

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Chiru, who turned 53 last Friday, has bid adieu to his three-decade film career and has decided to dedicate his life 'to serve the poor and the needy'.

Chiru, who turned 53 last Friday, has bid adieu to his three-decade film career and has decided to dedicate his life 'to serve the poor and the needy'.

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Amid the melee, a group of film artists entertained the crowds by singing and dancing to the tunes of hit numbers from Chiranjeevi's films.

Amid the melee, a group of film artists entertained the crowds by singing and dancing to the tunes of hit numbers from Chiranjeevi's films.

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Slogans of 'Jai Chiranjeeva' rent the air as the thousands of fans stepped off at the railway station and bus stops. Hotels, lodges, guesthouses and function halls were booked as well.

Slogans of 'Jai Chiranjeeva' rent the air as the thousands of fans stepped off at the railway station and bus stops. Hotels, lodges, guesthouses and function halls were booked as well.

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Chiru, as the actor is popularly known, will alone hog the limelight during the massive show of strength planned in true filmi style.

Chiru, as the actor is popularly known, will alone hog the limelight during the massive show of strength planned in true filmi style.

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Close to a million people packed the temple town of Tirupati on Tuesday to see Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi launch his political party.

Close to a million people packed the temple town of Tirupati on Tuesday to see Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi launch his political party.

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People gathered to hear him announce the name and policies of his new outfit.

People gathered to hear him announce the name and policies of his new outfit.

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Telugu matinee idol Chiranjeevi gave a blockbuster performance at the temple town of Tirupati on Tuesday.

Telugu matinee idol Chiranjeevi gave a blockbuster performance at the temple town of Tirupati on Tuesday.

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He announced the launch of his political party Prajarajyam, which means 'people's party'.

He announced the launch of his political party Prajarajyam, which means 'people's party'.

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There was pandemonium as enthusiastic fans of the actor tried to push their way towards the dais by clambering on barricades, electric poles and trees, resulting in a stampede.

There was pandemonium as enthusiastic fans of the actor tried to push their way towards the dais by clambering on barricades, electric poles and trees, resulting in a stampede.

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The venue of the 'mega party' launch turned into a political mecca as hundreds of thousands of Chiranjeevi's fans and supporters from all over Andhra Pradesh thronged the temple town days in advance.

The venue of the 'mega party' launch turned into a political mecca as hundreds of thousands of Chiranjeevi's fans and supporters from all over Andhra Pradesh thronged the temple town days in advance.

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People wanted to hear the filmstar-turned-politician revealing the name and agenda of his party.

People wanted to hear the filmstar-turned-politician revealing the name and agenda of his party.

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Excited over their matinee idol's political debut, fans of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi went out of control at the site of the public meeting.

Excited over their matinee idol's political debut, fans of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi went out of control at the site of the public meeting.

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He said that his party was of the people, for the people and by the people.

He said that his party was of the people, for the people and by the people.

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He also said that social justice was the main agenda of my party.

He also said that social justice was the main agenda of my party.