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Can Chiru Attract Settlers?

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections are not far away. The polls are to fall in third week of January. Each party is coming up with new strategies and readying their weapons for the polls. Ruling party TRS has conducted a survey in which they got majority seats to grab mayor post for their candidate. They predicted BJP and TDP are their tough contenders, wherein Congress may win only one seat and is not at all the challenger for them.

Latest we heard is, Congress is bringing film actor and Rajya Sabha member Chiranjeevi to campaign for the party in GHMC elections, taking the elections prestigiously. Chiranjeevi is a big star and has huge following in Telangana region. Due to Chiru's anti comments over state bifurcation, he was restricted for Andhra Pradesh region in the 2014 elections. Unfortunately, Congress lost in the elections for dividing the state.

After a long time, Chiranjeevi is expected to campaign in capital city of Telangana for GHMC polls. Major reason for Congress bringing Chiru is to attract Seemandhra people in the region. We all know that, strength of Andhra and Rayala Seema people is high in Kukatpally, Jubilee Hills, Khairatabad and few other regions in Hyderabad.

Congress opines, if familiar personality like Chiru campaign, it will be helpful for the party. But, equations may not change since Congress conditions are not encouraging in the state and more importantly Chiru lost his glory after merging PRP into Congress, affirms political analysts.