HYDERABAD: AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is learnt to have finalised the names for the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Trust Board.
After months-long churning, he okayed the name of TDP senior leader and former MLA Chadalawada Krishnamurthy for the post of the TTD Trust Board Chairman, sources told Express.Krishnamurthy’s name has been doing the rounds for several months as the
front-runner for the coveted post. Even though several political heavyweights such as Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and Maganti Murali Mohan aspired for the top job, Naidu reportedly picked Krishnamurthy to keep his word given to the ex-MLA during the elections last year. The Chief Minister is also learnt to have decided to nominate two leaders from the BJP to the 18-member board.
“Naidu decided to induct six TDP MLAs and two BJP legislators into the TTD board. A government order in this regard will be issued in a couple of days,” sources said. It is understood that three MLAs - two from the TDP and one from the BJP - from Telangana have been selected as TTD board members. The state government has increased the numerical strength of the TTD board from 15 to 18 recently. TTD Executive Officer D Sambasiva Rao, Principal Secretary (Endowments) and Endowments Commissioner J S V Prasad will be the ex-officio members of the board.