Megastar and Tollywood’s big man Chiranjeevi seems to have left few unpleasant memories for VicePresident Venkaiah Naidu. At an event for the launch of a diagnostics centre in Hyderabad, Chiranjeevi said he wanted to see Venkaiah in the President’s seat. Having known the top bosses at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) very well, the Vice President was not happy and very uncomfortable with the Megastar’s utterings!
With hardly one year left for President Ramnath Kovidh’s term to end, Telugu star and Congress leader (if he still is in politics) has raised the issue of next nomination for President’s post. Though no one has yet hinted about who could be the next person tom ascend the seat, it seems the film star has raised regional sentiment by wishing that Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to be the next First Citizen of the country.
Chiranjeevi pariticipating in a launch event along with the Vice President, praised Venkiah Naidu and said he was the epitome of Telugu personality as well as every Telugu person was proud of the tall leader. Megastar said that it was not just his wish but the wishes of all the Telugu people that he becomes the next President of India. He prayed the God and requested that Venkaiah be elevated to the post.
Responding to Chiranjeevi, the Vice President said he had not been dreaming about the post and he always preferred to be with the people and serve them. So far, no one has nominated for the position of President,’ remarked the Vice President. Venkaiah Naidu claimed that Chiranjeevi voiced what was on everyone’s mind. Furthermore, he stated that there is no happiness or enjoyment in holding a constitutional office, as opposed to freely associating with people in a political career. On this occasion, the Vice President said, “Chiranjeevi is the third eye of Tollywood. The first and second were Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao- NTR and Akkineni Nageswara Rao- ANR. Chiranjeevi will be remembered for ten more decades and many more generations.”
Whatever is the reason or Chiranjeevi’s words, but according to political analysts Venkaiah Naidu has fair chance to become the President. They pointed out to many instances wherein the Vice Presidents were elevated to the post of First Citizen of the country. But it is for sure that Megastar has laid foundation for a new debate in political circles by raising the issue!