A fresh controversy is on the way. While the Nandamuri and Nara families have arrived in New Delhi to participate in President Droupadi Murmu’s release of a Rs 100 coin to commemorate NTR’s birth centenary on Monday, NTR’s second wife N Lakshmi Parvati has made a last-minute effort to register her protest for not being invited to the ceremony.
In her complaint to the President, Lakshmi Parvati claimed that all of the NTR family members, including TDP President Nara Chandrababu Naidu, had been invited despite the fact that NTR had won 226 out of 294 seats in the 1994 Assembly elections. According to Lakshmi Parvati, she and NTR were wed lawfully on September 11, 1993, and she took part in the 1994 Assembly elections.
She claimed that she had been shocked and depressed when she learned that the renowned event had been attended by the very family members who had killed NTR. Rashtrapati Bhavan has not yet responded, though.
Political circles in this country believe that the state BJP president and NTR Daggubati Purandeswari’s daughter were responsible for making sure that the Centre decided to issue the Rs 100 currency in NTR’s honor. She was also closely related to the coin’s design.
The NTR family and TDP have also been demanding that the Central government confer Bharat Ratna on NTR. Hence, the Union government had invited the Nandamuri and Nara families. In fact, the split in the TDP was the result of NTR marrying Lakshmi Parvati and her interference in the affairs of the party, TDP leaders claim.
According to BJP sources, Lakshmi Parvati is currently a member of the YSRCP, which may potentially be one of the reasons why she was declined an invitation.