Hyderabad, Apr 12 UNI | 3 months ago

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu today named his brother-in-law and actor N Balakrishna as the party's candidate for the Hindupur Assembly seat in the Lok Sabha polls in Andhra Pradesh.

The actor. who is the son of legendary actor and TDP founder late NTR, is expected to file his nomination papers on April 16.

Mr Balakrishna's elder brother and actor N Harikrishna also wanted to contest from Hindupur. However, Mr Naidu gave the ticket to Mr Balakrishna.

Mr Balakrishna had called on Mr Naidu at the latter's Banjara hills residence here this morning in connection with the allotment of the Hindupur seat to him.

Both Mr Balalkrishna and Mr Harikrishna, a former minister in an erstwhile cabinet of Mr Naidu, apparantly, wanted to contest from Hindupur as it was once their father NTR's constituency too.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)