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Next-gen Andhra heavyweights carry family legacy

india Updated: Apr 15, 2009 13:12 IST

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It is political baptism by fire for the progeny of the top bosses of political parties in Andhra Pradesh. While two sons have jumped directly into the electoral battlefield, one has worked behind the scenes to shape the course of his father’s party.

Yet another has tried to do his bit in support of his father, who incidentally is seeking to make a mark in the political arena. Some of them will eventually step into their fathers’ shoes and carry on their political legacy, of course, only if the people and the respective parties fully support them.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s son Jaganmohan Reddy is seeking election to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Kadapa constituency. Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son K T Rama Rao is fighting the state Assembly polls from Sircilla segment in Karimnagar district.

Praja Rajyam Party chief Chiranjeevi’s son Ramcharan Tej is busy building his career as a young film hero but he has taken time off from his latest film shooting schedule to propagate the PRP’s election symbol rail engine.

Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu’s son N Lokesh Babu is looking after their family’s heritage foods business. He, however, remained behind the scenes to draft the TDP’s election manifesto for this election.