It looks like senior actor and Telugu Desam Party legislator from Hindupur assembly constituency in Anantapur district Nandamuri Balakrishna is seriously contemplating retiring from politics and focusing only on his films.
It was evident from his statement issued on Thursday. He said his father late N T Rama Rao had earlier represented Hindupur, and so he wanted to develop the constituency.
“I have rectified a few problems and there is a lot more to do. I want to concentrate on that and serve the party when needed. I am not keen on higher posts of a minister or chief minister as I want to concentrate on films,” he said.
By saying that he would serve the party when needed and that he wanted to concentrate on films, Balakrishna has given a clear hint that he might take part in active politics in the coming years and that he would campaign for the party in the elections.
Apparently, Balakrishna was fed up with the group politics within the TDP in his Hindupur constituency.
During a meeting he had held on Wednesday with the constituency-level leaders and coordinators, Balakrishna noticed that there were two groups within the party and they were quarrelling right in front of him. Though he tried to shout them down, they did not listen to him.
Vexed with their behaviour, Balakrishna is learnt to have issued this statement. May be, he has also realised that it would be better to remain an actor till his last breath, rather than a politician.