Though the Film Artists Affiliation (MAA) elections 2021 are over, it looks like the tiff between the panels of Prakash Raj and Vishnu Manchu is just not going to finish any time quickly. On Tuesday, 11 Prakash Raj panel members, who gained within the not too long ago held MAA elections, resigned from their respective posts alleging controversial behaviour by actor Mohan Babu on election day. In addition they cited that it wouldn’t be attainable to run MAA in a wholesome atmosphere when there are elected members from two totally different teams within the government physique.
In a press meet held on Tuesday, Prakash Raj stated, “Elections are over, and outcomes have come out. As CineMAA Biddalu panel, we contested within the elections with many goals, and 11 members have gained. However, we mentioned a number of incidents which have taken place over the previous three days. For the sake of MAA, we advised all to elect these from one panel. Cross voting passed off, ensuing within the win of members from every panel. As a panel, we additionally mentioned the best way MAA elections have been performed. Though there was rowdyism, trade of harsh phrases, injustice in postal poll votes, we wished to proceed the election course of. Some individuals abused and smacked actors Benerjee and Tanish. First, the election outcomes have been introduced, however the outcomes of the manager committee (EC) have been sidelined. On the primary day counting, we secured 11 seats within the EC. On the primary day, it took round 5 hours to depend the polled votes. However, it took a day to depend the postal poll votes. Surprisingly, all counts modified immediately. They stated we gained solely 8 seats within the EC.”
“After his win, Vishnu in a press meet stated that he would work with all elected members, however he additionally hinted at his majority (in MAA). We felt unhappy about it. Is it attainable to work collectively when there’s a differentiation and having elected members from two totally different panels? We now have seen it for the previous two years. We are not looking for that to repeat once more. The winners (from my panel) doubted whether or not they might work in an atmosphere like that when once more. We contemplated whether or not the welfare schemes of MAA would get halted due to a number of points or once we query the issues. Vishnu Manchu ought to work properly because the president of MAA for the following two years. He promised to do rather a lot for MAA. So, we must always not develop into a hurdle for his good intentions. On the identical time, if he fails in doing his duties, he mustn’t blame us as a cause for his failure. So, after a lot deliberation, the winners from our panel determined to resign from their respective posts. It’s not a call that has been taken emotionally, however it’s a choice for the good thing about MAA with a sense of accountability,” he added.
Prakash Raj prompt Vishnu Manchu to work freely but additionally warned that he and his panel can be questioned on behalf of the voters, if he fails in his tasks as MAA president. The actor even stated he would rethink his resignation from MAA, if Vishnu offers a promise that there is no such thing as a outsider and insider subject. Within the press meet, he additionally squashed speculations of beginning a brand new affiliation for artistes.