Granddaughter of TDP founder & late Chief Minister NT Rama Rao get TDP ticket
Accordingly in a major move, the Telangana unit of the Telugu Desam party (TDP) on Thursday announced Nandamuri Suhasini, the daughter of actor cum politician Nandamuri Harikrishna, as its candidate for the Kukatpally constituency in Hyderabad, for the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections.
Reports added Suhasini's name was announced after she met with TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu earlier in the day, which upset senior leaders E Peddi Reddy and Mandadi Srinivasa Rao, who were aspiring to get the ticket. Furthermore Naidu assured both leaders that he would give them appropriate positions of power later. Meanwhile Nandamuri family, including Nandamuri Balakrishna, may come out to campaign for the candidate. Suhasini is also the half-sister of popular actor Jr NTR. Moreover the incumbent ruling party has renominated him and he is now expected to go up against Suhasini. Earlier on Wednesday, the Telangana unit of the TDP announced its candidates for two more Assembly constituencies, Sama Ranga Reddy for Ibrahimpatnam and Ganesh Gupta for Rajendranagar, taking the total count to eleven candidates out of the 14 seats it has been offered.