Who is Ashok Babu?
Till two months ago, he was a Nobody – not even meriting a mention in the media. A blink and you miss kind of person…..a normal guy from Vijayawada and a small-time employee in the commercial taxes owing. He goes by the name P Ashok Babu.
Today, Ashok Babu is all over the place and every utterance of his’ is eagerly lapped up by the media. He is always seen amid an attentive crowd. As the president of the AP NGOs Association, he is calling the shots and if the Saturday’s NGO rally becomes a hit, he may very well enter the big league. But, the funny thing is that despite the media attention and the adulation, little is known about this man.
Paruchuri Ashok Babu is a native of Krishna district and came to Hyderabad decades ago. He climbed up the employee union ladder and is now the president of the AP NGOs Association, a body that claims a membership of 3.5 lakh. Though there are rumors that he is propped up by CM Kiran Kumar Reddy, Ashok Babu is now in his own. There are also some unanswered questions about his academic qualifications. But, when asked, Ashok Babu dismisses them with disdain. “I have no time to answer these allegations. Let them make allegations. I will keep on working,” he says.