When a Pylon to mark his historic yatra was unveiled at Visakhapatnam, TDP supporters were stunned to see no one other than Balayya was present from the Nandamuri family.
TDP chartered a Jet Airways aircraft to carry TDP leaders to Vizag from Hyderabad. A large number of fans of Jr. NTR gathered at the airport expecting him, Kalyana Ram and Hari Krishna. They were disappointed at their absence. It is learnt that Hari Krishna excused himself citing ill-health. Jr. NTR was hurt that he was not invited, say sources. The two prevailed upon Kalyan Ram not to go, said sources.
It is learnt that Nandamuri Hari Krishna reportedly became angry that there was no photo of his or his son Jr. NTR at the TDP public meeting venue, where the party chief Chandra Babu Naidu would formally windup his marathon walkathon.
Hari Krishna was hurt that Nara Lokesh’s pictures were extensively used in the banners and cutouts set up all over the Visakhapatnam city on the occasion of the public meeting.
Till Friday evening, party senior leaders tried to make Hari Krishna to join the meeting. However, it is now learnt that he had decided that not to go there as he was very much hurt at the publicity being given to Nara Lokesh. It is learnt that Hari Krishna told TDP leaders that his health would not permit him to travel to Vizag. Jr. NTR has already decided not to attend the meeting as he was not even respectfully invited for the meeting, say sources.
Hari Krishna’s another son Kalyan Ram who earlier expressed his support to Chandrababu, has also decided to abstain from the meeting because of the insistence of his father, reports say.
Hero Bala Krishna and Taraka Ratna had already reached Visakhapatnam. If Kalyan Ram had felt like attending the meeting, he would have also arrived here already, point out sources in the party. It appears that the tiff in the Nandamuri family over power had intensified, with the growing importance of Lokesh in the party.