Press Esc to close
Friday 28 April 2017
News updated at 11:40 AM IST

Vijayashanti suspended for praising Sonia Gandhi

Hyderabad, Aug 1, 2013, DHNS : 3:57 IST
File Image
Actor-turned-politician M Vijayashanti was suspended from the Telangana Rasthra Samiti (TRS) on Thursday for praising Sonia Gandhi.

She also went against the party which claimed credit for a separate Telangana. Vijayashanti praised Sonia’s decision on Telangana as a “miracle” and that the credit should go to the people and not parties like the TRS.

Vijayashanti had put up a life-size hoarding of Indira Gandhi at her Hyderabad residence and also did not attend party sessions at TRS Bhavan since Telangana was announced by the Congress.

“This is a victory of the people and the credit does not belong to any particular party. I actually thought Telangana will never be a reality, it is like a dream,” Vijayashanti said in a television interview.

Vijayashanti said, “It is just a miracle that Sonia Gandhi has changed her mindset and agreed for Telangana.”

Vijayashanti took to politics at a time when she was not getting any roles.

She also closeted with former minister of state for home, Vidyasagar Rao of the BJP, as her godfather and the party exploited her cine glamour as long as the NDA was in power.

later, She started a political party “Talli Telangana”, which merged with the TRS in January 2009 and won the Medak Lok Sabha seat.

Vijayashanti had distanced herself from the TRS after KCR showed eagerness to contest from his native district of Medak in the 2014 elections.

The TRS president currently represents Mahabubnagar parliamentary constituency. Instead of Medak, she was advised to contest from Secunderabad.

In the 2009 elections, Vijayashanti had threatened to quit the TRS after she was named the party candidate from Mahabubnagar.

KCR, who wanted to contest from Medak, conceded to her demand in the last minute. She apparently rejected the offer as Mahabubnagar is not a TRS stronghold.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Kempegowda International Airport customs seized Gold Biscuits...

Kempegowda International Airport customs seized Gold Biscuits...

Fireworks at Golden temple on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of the second Guru...

Fireworks at Golden temple on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of the second Guru...

Bollywood actor Akshay Khanna during the cremation of his father veteran actor Vinod Khanna...

Bollywood actor Akshay Khanna during the cremation of his father veteran actor Vinod Khanna...

A tiger enjoys water bath on a hot summer afternoon at Surat Zoo...

A tiger enjoys water bath on a hot summer afternoon at Surat Zoo...

Senior Wildlife Veterinarian Sharvan Singh Rathore plays with a Lion Cub ‘Kailash’...

Senior Wildlife Veterinarian Sharvan Singh Rathore plays with a Lion Cub ‘Kailash’...

Army personnel guard inside their Panzgam camp, 120 kms from Srinagar, which was attacked...

Army personnel guard inside their Panzgam camp, 120 kms from Srinagar, which was attacked...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a government programme at Birpara...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a government programme at Birpara...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing Champaran Satyagraha Smriti function...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing Champaran Satyagraha Smriti function...

RCB cheerleaders perform before the start of IPL match against Gujarat Lions at Chinnaswamy...

RCB cheerleaders perform before the start of IPL match against Gujarat Lions at Chinnaswamy...

Priyanka Chopra at a promotional event for her upcoming film ‘Baywatch’ in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Priyanka Chopra at a promotional event for her upcoming film ‘Baywatch’ in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.