In a brand new twist to the bitter row over the just-concluded elections to the influential Tollywood commerce physique, Film Artists Affiliation (MAA), all 11 newly-elected office-bearers and government committee members from the Prakash Raj panel introduced their resignation on Tuesday. Stating that they don’t need to be a hurdle within the selections of the brand new MAA president, actor-producer Manchu Vishnu, and his panel over the following two years when they are going to be in workplace, the dissenters parted methods with the affiliation.
Newly-elected Govt Vice President Srikanth, Vice President Benarjee, Joint Secretary Uttej and eight government members introduced their resignations at a information convention within the presence of Prakash Raj, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and others.
Prakash Raj, the acclaimed character actor who made his displeasure with the elections recognized to all, stated his supporters had give up as a result of up to now two years, no work might happen within the affiliation as a result of the 2 rival factions have been always at loggerheads.
“Vishnu has made large guarantees, so we felt our presence could also be cited as an excuse for not fulfilling them. Therefore, we have now determined that we shouldn’t be a hurdle in the best way of their selections,” Prakash Raj stated.
He added that that they had reached this resolution after detailed discussions and deliberations over whether or not they might work “in this type of an environment” within the MAA.
“It’s a dignified resolution,” Prakash Raj stated. “Please run the present, but when there are shortcomings, we’ll query you on behalf of all those that voted for us,” he added.
Referring to Vishnu’s assertion that he wouldn’t settle for the resignation, Prakash Raj stated he was able to take again his resolution if Vishnu assured him that he wouldn’t amend the bye-laws of MAA to forestall non-Telugu members from contesting the elections in future.
Prakash Raj alleged that there was “rowdyism” within the election and there was cross-voting and irregularities in counting. He additionally stated outsiders from varied locations have been introduced in on the polling day and seniors reminiscent of Benarjee have been manhandled and abused.
He identified that on the first-day counting was taken up for 4-5 hours and it was stated that the outcomes can be declared the following morning, but it surely took all the day for that to occur.
Benarjee broke down whereas narrating how was he was humiliated through the polling. He stated Vishnu’s father and veteran actor, Mohan Babu, used abusive phrases towards him and even tried to manhandle him. He stated when Mohan Babu was shouting at Tanish, he got here to the latter’s rescue, making Mohan Babu lose his mood and use abusive language.
In Sunday’s elections, Vishnu was elected MAA President defeating Prakash Raj by 109 votes. The Vishnu panel received the important thing posts of Normal Secretary, Treasurer, one Vice President and one Joint Secretary. Within the elections held for the 18 Govt Committee members, the Vishnu panel bagged 10 seats, whereas the opposing camp received the remaining eight.
Megastar Chiranjeevi’s brother Naga Babu had additionally introduced his resignation late on Monday. He stated he was pained to see regionalism and intolerance rocking the apex physique of Tollywood.
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