An interesting discussion is going on in the political and industrial circles about Nara Brahmani's presence at Rahul Gandhi's meeting with the top 200 industrialists of the Telugu states. Nara Brahmani is no ordinary industrialist. She is the wife of Nara Lokesh and daughter-in-law of AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. She is the daughter of Nandamuri Balakrishna, who is TDP MLA from Hindupur.
According to a highly-placed Congress source, the Congress has called the meeting to mop up funds for the party. If each industrialist donates at least Rs 1 crore for the party, the Congress will have Rs 200 crore to fight the next election. So the question is â€“ is Nara Brahmani going to fund the Congress? Will she fund only for Telangana or for both the states? More importantly, is the TDP planning to fund the Congress campaign at the national level too?
Interestingly, some other top industrialists from Chandrababu Naidu's community kept away from the meeting fearing that Chandrababu might not take this kindly. But, Chandrababu's daughter in law attended the meetin. More importantly, Telangana PCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy himself introduced her to Rahul Gandhi. That shows her importance in Congress scheme of things.