Special Correspondent

Telugu Desam Party cadres to be kept out

HYDERABAD: Arrangements are in full swing for the wedding of Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu, with Brahmani, daughter of Mr. Naidu’s brother-in-law and Telugu film star N. Balakrishna at Hitex Grounds here on August 26. By all accounts, the wedding, like the engagement, is going to be low- key affair with only close family members and a select others being invited.

But there will two receptions, one hosted by Mr. Naidu at his native Naravaripalle village in Chittoor district on August 28 and the other one by Mr. Balakrishna at Nimmakuru in Krishna district on August 29.

Select few invited

Mr. Naidu has been making it clear at the party fora, right from Mahanadu, that he will not be able to invite the party cadre to the wedding as he wants it to be a personal affair. Party sources say Mr. Naidu has drawn a select list of invitees.

Only the Polit Bureau members have been invited. But on the other side, Mr. Balakrishna is believed to have invited a number of film personalities and his friends including Assembly Speaker, K. R. Suresh Reddy.