Manchu Vishnu was elected president of Movie Artistes Association in a fierce contest between panels headed by Vishnu and Prakash Raj on Sunday. Vishnu defeated Prakash Raj.
Vishnu panel additionally bagged 4 posts of office-bearers comprising common secretary Y. Raghubabu, vice-president Madala Ravi, joint secretary Gautam Raju and treasurer M. Siva Balaji. Raghu Babu defeated Jeevitha Rajasekhar by seven votes to develop into common secretary and Srikanth of Prakash Raj panel defeated Babu Mohan for the submit of government vice-president. Other winners in Prakash Raj panel had been Banerjee because the second vice-president and Uttej as joint secretary.
The election was end result of six weeks of intense campaigning and frequent change of significant fees by each panels. As many as 665 out of 883 eligible voters participated within the voting by poll at a college premises in Jubilee Hills the place the police made strict safety preparations. Movie buffs gathered close to the varsity in massive numbers to take selfies with the actors.
Members of rival panels entered right into a scuffle after Prakash Raj’s supporters canvassed contained in the polling centre. Vishnu’s father Mohan Babu expressed anger. Siva Balaji and Hema who contested towards one another had been additionally concerned in a tussle. The returning officer prolonged the polling by one hour as numerous voters had been nonetheless ready in queue on the expiry of deadline at 2 p.m.
Prominent amongst actors who didn’t vote as they had been preoccupied with capturing or different causes had been Mahesh Babu, Prabhas, Rana, Jr NTR, Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya, Allu Arjun and Allu Sirish, Ravi Teja, Vijay Devarakonda, Anushka, Rakul Preet, Iliana, Trisha, Hansika and Niharika.
Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Balakrishna, Jayaprada and all different stars took half. Genelia got here from Mumbai to forged her vote. She mentioned Telugu movie business was her residence.