Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, the State finance minister of Andhra Pradesh is likely to be nominated to the upper house, by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
According to a report in Times of India, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is setting up to nominate the finance minister, who is a native of East Godavari, and a Politburo member of the TDP. A six time MLA from Tuni, he has been playing a significant role in the party.
Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Finance Minister of AP, told TOI ''The party president is supreme and he will only decide who is capable of what, and one may have his own wishes but only few will be fulfilled.''
A senior party leader from TDP, told TOI ''A six time MLA from Tuni, East Godavari, Yanamala played a crucial role as speaker of legislative assembly when Naidu came to power unseating NT Rama Rao in 1995. Later he held key positions in the party and the government to become number two in the government. Naidu is still unsure over his decision of nominating Yanamala to the upper house. If he could find a replacement to oversee the important finance and legislative affairs, he would give green signal to Yanamala."
Though Naidu has been clear about his decision, he is seemingly still worried as Yanamala has been the crisis manager in the TDP and the government for a long time. But at the same time, Naidu knows it would be insensitive to deny the senior leader in the party a political elevation.