EMAAR beneficiaries list of the YSR clique.
It seems even the Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi who merged his party lock, stock and barrel with the Congress after ruining the chances of TDP to power in 2009 (as per designs of YSR) was offered a EMAAR villas as well.
In a clear embarrassment to the actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, it has emerged that he had lobbied for a luxury villa in the now infamous EMAAR Properties venture. The megastar was believed to have mounted pressure on the developers to allot a villa for him.
This was revealed by the former top official of the company Srikanth Joshi in an affidavit submitted before the court. Joshi, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Properties, mentioned how there were political pressures on him to allot villas to certain bigwigs. Even the CMO official M.G.V.K Bhanu recommended four villas for his family and friends
Joshi, who is now with the L&T Group and had applied for anticipatory bail in the court. He made a specific mention about how Chiranjeevi sought to bring pressure on him for allotment of the luxurious villa for him. Chiranjeevi’s actor-son Ramcharan Teja had purchased a plot in the venture. However, the company officials did not succumb to his pressure and no villa was allotted to the actor.