In keenly contested election, actor Naresh and his panel members won hands down. Actors V K Naresh and Jeevitha Rajasekhar were on Monday declared elected as president and general secretary of the Movie Artists Association (MAA).
The polls were held on Sunday. 472 votes were polled but the election results came out only on Monday morning.
Actor-director S V Krishna Reddy and actress Hema are Vice Presidents. Actor Rajasekhar became executive vice-president, beating his opponent actor Srikanth. Both Shivaji Raja and Srikanth saw huge defeat.
Other office-bearers declared elected include Rajeev Kanakala as treasurer, and two joint secretaries – Gowtham Raju and Shiva Balaji.
Naresh and his panel did extensive publicity campaign and he made many allegations on Shivaji Raja, the outgoing president.
Naresh had backing from Mahesh Babu and other big stars. Even Naga Babu supported him in the last minute. Thus his panel win became evident.