The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Telangana unit on Thursday announced Nandamuri Suhasini, the daughter of actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna, as its candidate for the Kukatpally constituency in Hyderabad, for the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections. Suhasini’s name was announced after she met with TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
With this, the granddaughter of TDP founder and late Chief Minister NT Rama Rao has also entered the fray. This also means that the Nandamuri family, including Nandamuri Balakrishna, may come out to campaign for the candidate.
Harikrishna, the fourth son of NTR and a former MP and ex-Andhra Pradesh Minister died in a road accident when an SUV he was driving overturned in Telangana’s Nalgonda district. The actor-politician was popular as ‘sarathi’ or charioteer of his father’s ‘Chaitanya Ratham’, the name of the vehicle on which NTR toured the state after floating the TDP in 1982.