Hyderabad, Sep 8: In the wake of Chiranjeevi's Prajarajyam roping in senior politicians of TDP, a counter impact has been made by the main Opposition TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu by roping in N T Rama Rao's family members to strengthen the party in Andhra Pradesh. Naidu, son-in-law of NTR, on Sunday, Sep 7 hosted a lunch for his brothers-in-law Hari Krishna, Balakrishna and two sons of Hari Krishna-- junior N T Rama Rao and Kalyan Ram. Hari Krishna is a TDP Rajya Sabha member, while Balakrishna's daughter is married to Naidu's son.
Sources said the NTR family scions have pledged their support to strengthen the party. The NTR family members are likely to participate in party programmes and a public meeting at Guntur soon, the sources said.
The intervention of Balakrishna, Hari Krishna and his sons is expected to keep up the morale of the TDP, that is lately facing desertions to Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam.
Senior leaders including K Vidyadhar Rao, B Nagireddy and his wife Shoba are among those who quit TDP to join Praja Rajyam.
SP General Secretary Amar Singh woos Chiru
Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh along with his party MPs Jaya Bachchan and Jaya Prada called on Prajarajyam party President and actor Chiranjeevi at his party office on Monday, Sep 8. Talking to newspersons after the 45-minute meeting with the actor, Mr Singh said it was a courtesy call and politics was not discussed.
Stating that Chiranjeevi had gained inspiration from former President A P J Abdul Kalam and Mother Teresa, he said the actor would be facing an uphill task, as the politics in the country was polluted.
Asked whether Ms Jaya Prada would contest from the state in the next elections, she said she would announce it at the appropriate time.
There, however, was a speculation that both Mr Singh and Chiranjeevi discussed the current political situation in the state as well as in the country and possible alliance between the two parties in the next elections.