Kukatpally: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has fielded NTR scion, Nandamuri Suhasini against the TRS candidate in Kukatpally in the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had won the Kukatpally election in 2014. The party’s candidate Madhavaram Krishna Rao had emerged victorious. But, two years ago, he jumped to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Currently, the TDP is aiming at regaining its seat in Kukatpally. The TRS is fielding ex-TDP man Krishna Rao from the constituency.

The Congress is supporting Suhasini. It is even said that the Congress president Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally in Kukatpally.

The 37-year old Suhasini is the first in the third generation of Nandamuri family to contest elections. Her father Nandamuri Harikrishna was killed in a road accident in August this year. He was a Rajya Sabha member and also a TDP member. Her uncle Nandamuri Balakrishna is a well-known actor and an MLA from Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh.

NTR family has always appealed to the people of Telangana as well as Andhra. Thus, fielding Suhasini is seen as a move to woo the voters of Andhra and Rayalseema regions, who have settled in Telangana.