HYDERABAD: Nandamuri Balakrishna, the actor son of the late NT Rama Rao, doesn’t want to talk anything about Chiranjeevi. He said on Wednesday that Chiranjeevi was lobbying for positions in Delhi. “I don’t want to comment anything about such persons,” he quipped.
Balakrishna told the media on the occasion of the 16th death anniversary of his father that he was not very keen on national politics and that he would not contest for Lok Sabha. He confirmed that he wanted to play an active role in State politics by contesting the Assembly elections, as per the decision of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu will renew his primary membership in the party on Wednesday evening. The move of the party president is aimed at launching the party’s special membership drive to increase its base in the state from Thursday.
Interestingly, the renewal of his membership is coinciding with party founder NT Rama Rao’s 16th death anniversary. Naidu began his day by garlanding the statue of NTR at Rasoolpura junction and flagged off NTR Amar Jyothy rally there. Later he headed towards NTR Ghat at Necklace Road and paid tribute at the Samadhi of NTR along with his family members.
After paying rich tributes to NTR, Naidu distributed fruits at Basavatarakam Cancer Institute to patients along with his brother-in-law and chairman of the hospital Bala Krishna. He recalled the yeomen services of NTR during his term as the chief minister and party president.