Hyderabad, July 14: Telugu Desam Party ( TDP)
founder N.T. Rama Rao's son and popular Telugu actor N. Balakrishna
Saturday said he would soon enter active politics.
however, made it clear that TDP chief and his brother-in-law N.
Chandrababu Naidu would be the chief ministerial candidate in 2014
Talking to reporters here, he denied that there are
any differences within the NTR family. "People will teach lesson to
those trying to create a rift in the family," he said.
who campaigned for TDP in 2009 elections, hinted that he would formally
announce his entry into active politics in the next " Mahanadu" or the
annual conclave of the party.
His remarks assume significance in
view of the recent developments in the party with party legislator
Kodali Nani switching loyalties to YSR Congress Party. Nani is a close
friend of popular actor Junior NTR, the nephew of Balakrishna and
grandson of late NTR.
Junior NTR, however, has denied any role in Nani's defection and also differences in the family.
Balakrishna said Junior NTR was busy in films and hence not participating in party activities.
He also said his son-in-law N. Lokesh could also enter active politics if he want.
is the son of Chandrababu Naidu and there were recent reports of a
succession war in the party in view of Naidu's attempts to groom his son
as the next leader.
NTR's elder son and TDP politburo member N. Harikrishna wants his son Junior NTR to take over the reins of the party.