Mahanadu, launching pad for Lokesh!May 28, 2011 16:23
The TDP Mahanadu seems to be preparing the ground for the grand entry of the Nara Prince Lokesh into the TDP politics sooner than later. There are several indications that would make us think so.
Despite the announcement of TDP leader Hari Krishna on the first day of the Mahanadu that he was not unhappy in the party, cold war between the Nara and Nandamuri families over inheritance of political legacy of the TDP continues unabated.
On the second day of the Mahanadu, a sulking Hari Krishna bluntly refused to make a speech on the dais when the senior leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu requested him to speak. “I have no mood now to talk and I will let you know the reasons later,” he said curtly.
While Jr. NTR announced today that he was skipping the Mahanadu of the party due to heavy shooting schedules, Mr. Lokesh, his rival and son of the former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, has made it to the posters at the party headquarters and the Mahanadu venue as well.
Supporters of Lokesh from the Ranga Reddy and Chittor districts have brought in different posters asking him to join active politics and pasted them all over in the NTR Trust Bhavan and Telugu Vijayam in the NTR Kuteer where the 30th Mahanadu is taking place.
There are no posters of any sort of Jr. NTR who used to be a centre of attraction in the Mahanadu conferences in the past. The absence of Jr. NTR posters at any of these two places has deeply hurt Hari Krishna. And this is the main reason for his sulking and refusing to speak.
Adding fuel to the fire, Chandrababu in his speech yesterday revealed that youth would play an important role in future TDP politics and they would have good opportunities in the party.
All these developments indicate that while Chandrababu Naidu has been shrewdly making his moves to promote his son in the party carefully, Hari Krishna and his son Jr. NTR seem to be unhappy at the blatant promotion of Lokesh.
The day is therefore not far off when Lokesh makes grand entry into the TDP giving room for a revolt from the Hari Krishna, his son and their followers.