Hyderabad: The TDP chief, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, appears to have decided to put an end to the dynasty war in the party by putting off induction of his son, Mr Lokesh into the party.
The possible anointment of Mr Lokesh Naidu came up for hot discussion in the party circles when workers of Chandragiri passed a resolution urging the party supremo to make Mr. Lokesh in-charge of the Assembly constituency. The flexi hoardings of Mr Lokesh Naidu were also prominently displayed at the Mahanadu venue. This has reportedly angered Mr Hari Krishna, who is reported to be trying to bring in his son and popular actor Jiunior NTR. Mr Hari Krishna is believed to be insisting that it should be a Nandamuri family member who should head the party after Mr Naidu. His demand is being supported by his sister and Union Minister, Ms Purandeswari. However, the actor son of late NTR, Mr Nandamuri Bala Krishna appears to be supporting Mr Lokesh as he was his son-in-law.
The simmering differences between the Nandamuri and Nara families have come to the fore with Mr Hari Krishna expressing his anger at the special exhibition of photos of Mr Naidu alongside the customary exhibition of the photographs of his late father N T Rama Rao, founder of the party. He was also hurt, these reports say, innumerable flexis were set up urging the party to bring Lokesh into the party. He is also believed to have expressed his anger with party Politburo member, Mr Yanamala Rama Krishnudu about none of the photos of Nandamuri family members being kept on the stage. Later, Mr Hari Krishna left the Mahanadu abruptly. Added to this, his son Junior NTR remained absent at the conclave.
Responding quickly to the dissent of Mr Hari Krishna, Mr Naidu is reported to have chided the party workers, who have put up the flexis of Lokesh all over. He is believed to have warned them that such acts would be treated as violation of party discipline and severely dealt with. (NSS)