Superstar Mahesh Babu always distanced himself from politics. His father was a close aide of late Chief minister YS Raja Sekhar Reddy. Even on the pressures from Krishna and YSR, he never yielded to their request to campaign. Finally, Mahesh Babu tweeted his support to his brother-in-law, Jayadev Galla who is contesting from TDP for Guntur Parliament seat. However he did not extend any support to TDP but only confined to his support to Jay Galla. Here is the full text of the long tweet:
I’ve always maintained that I’m apolitical.. still am. However, I need to break my silence to talk a little about my BIL Jayadev Galla who is contesting for MP from Guntur.
From the time he married my sister, Padma, when I was only 13, he has been an inspiration and role model to me. At first, it was because of the way he took care of me and treated me. Later, I understood how he was able to develop a vision and translate it into reality with values, as can be seen in how he steered the Amara Raja Group and the Amaron Brand into what they are today. He has been recognized by media, industry bodies and his peers for his achievements.
He has always talked about wanting to enter politics, and I never really understood why, given my own dislike for the field. He always said that the only way to create change is to improve the quality of people entering politics.. And that through politics, you can serve the maximum number of people. One of his favorite quotes, “One man can make a difference, and every man should try.”
I believe in him, and I believe he can make a difference. He has my support and my vote, and I hope he has yours as well. Jayadev Gallarepresents hope for the future of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh and for India.