HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) general secretary KT Rama Rao and Telugu Desam Party key campaigner and actor Junior NTR have become good friends and both are likely share the dais during electioneering in the Telangana region shortly.
Rama Rao, popularly known as KTR, is the son of party president K Chandrasekhar Rao. A regular in discussions on the Telangana issue on various fora, including Telugu TV channels, his comments have won the heart of Junior NTR and made him get in touch with the former. It prompted him to say that there’s some power in the name of Taraka Rama Rao. Both have become good friends now and are in regular touch.
Before kicking off his election campaign from Srikakulam, Junior NTR spoke to KTR and had even taken some tips on delivering speeches during road shows. Soon after his first address, the Nandamuri scion is learnt to have enquired about the public response to his speeches.
In this backdrop, the TRS leadership has already decided to requisition the services of Junior NTR for electioneering on behalf of the Grand Alliance candidates in the Telangana region.
The TRS leadership is of the opinion that Junior NTR has succeeded in neutralising to some extent the Chiranjeevi edge enjoyed by the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP). In the coming days, the image and standing of the Grand Alliance will further improve across the State, it feels.
Reacting to the response to NTR Jr’s electioneering, KTR says every actor attracts the masses, but only a few can impress them with their message.
Junior NTR has succeeded in doing that. “I will be campaigning with NTR in the Telangana region shortly,” he adds.