Accordingly in a major move, the Telangana unit of the Telugu Desam party (TDP) on Thursday announced Nandamuri Suhasini, the daughter of actor cum politician Nandamuri Harikrishna, as its candidate for the Kukatpally constituency in Hyderabad, for the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections.
Reports added Suhasini's name was announced after she met with TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu earlier in the day, which upset senior leaders E Peddi Reddy and Mandadi Srinivasa Rao, who were aspiring to get the ticket. Furthermore Naidu assured both leaders that he would give them appropriate positions of power later.
Meanwhile Nandamuri family, including Nandamuri Balakrishna, may come out to campaign for the candidate. Suhasini is also the half-sister of popular actor Jr NTR. Moreover the incumbent ruling party has renominated him and he is now expected to go up against Suhasini. Earlier on Wednesday, the Telangana unit of the TDP announced its candidates for two more Assembly constituencies, Sama Ranga Reddy for Ibrahimpatnam and Ganesh Gupta for Rajendranagar, taking the total count to eleven candidates out of the 14 seats it has been offered.
IFF kick-started in Chennai Accordingly the 16th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival was kicked off in the city on Thursday with an inaugural function held at Kalaivanar Arangam. Reports added the festival will continue for a week until December 20. It is spearheaded by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), CIFF is an annual event that showcases some of the best National and International films and draws a huge crowd of cinephiles, both young and old from across the state.
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