There's a buzz about Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP). It will be making an electoral debut in the April-May Lok Sabha-assembly polls. The Telugu mega star says his party will fight on its own in the state, keeping the option of aligning with a "third force" in the parliamentary polls open. Chiranjeevi spoke to Venugopal Pillai. Excerpts:
Where do you see the PRP after the Lok Sabha and assembly elections?
I won't be able to tell you the number of seats we'll win. But going by the response of the people to rallies and road shows, we would not only form the government in Andhra Pradesh, but also play a significant role in the formation of the new government at the Centre.
Do you intend to align with any party or contest the assembly and Lok Sabha elections on your own?
As far as the assembly polls are concerned, we are going to contest on our own. And for the Lok Sabha, we could have a pre-poll alliance with any emerging third force. But we will not align with the BJP-led NDA or the Congress-led UPA...