Son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N. T. Rama Rao, Balakrishna was conducting road shows.
Like his brother-in-law and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Chandrababu Naidu, he focussed on constituencies in and around Hyderabad, which have sizeable number of voters with roots in Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP, a constituent of the People's Front, is contesting 13 seats in the 119-member Assembly.
Balakrishna will also campaign for his niece N. Suhasini in Kukatpally constituency. Popular young actor and Suhasini's brother Junior NTR is also likely to hit the roads in her favour. Her cousin and actor Taraka Ratna was already campaigning for her.
People's Front is the only contender for power using film stars for its campaign. Veteran actress Vijayashanti, who was the among first women superstars from south and referred to as 'Lady Amitach', was campaigning aggressively for the Congress and its allies. Another actress of yesteryears and Congress leader Khushboo too has joined the campaign.
Film star Bandla Ganesh, who joined Congress recently, also campaigned for the alliance.
Former Maoist sympathizer and balladeer Gaddar is also adding colour to the People's Front campaign.
Sharing dais with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the revolutionary singer is striking immediate chord with the people by singing few lines from his popular songs to target the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
The campaign by TRS and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has no celebrity at the state level. However, the BJP has fielded a starlet Reshma Rathore as its candidate from Wyra constituency in Khammam district.
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