After a marathon session of the party politburo, the TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu today announced the party candidates for two Rajya seats.
He chose Garikapati Rammohan and Thota Sitaramalakshmi as final choice after heated debate in the politburo for over six hours. ‘We are sending common workers to Rajya Sabha’ said Chandrababu Naidu at a late night press briefing.
Garikapati Mohan Rao has been instrumental in the successful conduction of the Vastunna Meekosam campaign of Chandrababu Naidu. Sitaramalakshmi is a kapu from West Godavari district aimed to appease the Kapu leaders who had gone to Praja Rajyam and also now in congress and win them back to TDP.
However Chandrababu Naidu had to face a tough and piquant situation with Motkupalli Narasimhulu and Nandamuri Harikrishna. Both of them were annoyed. When Harikrishna walked away from politburo meeting and none bothered about him. But when Narasimhulu was anguished several top guns of the party like Sujana Chowdhary, Erraballi Dayakar Rao, etc came to pacify Narasimhulu.
Even Chandrababu has gone on record that ‘Party will not forget the services of Narasimhulu in Telangana and will consider him for suitable elevation at the appropriate moment. ‘TDP is not keen to select a third candidate to fish in trouble waters of the state’ he said.