Nandamuri Harikrishna filed his papers as TDP candidate. TDP can send only one member to Rajya Sabha, given its strength in the state assembly. TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu picked his brother-in-law and party founder N.T. Rama Rao's son Harikrishna for the post.
Harikrishna will become the fourth member of the NTR family along with N. Chandrababu Naidu, Daggubati Venkateswara Rao (son-in-law) and D. Purandeswari (daughter) concurrently holding an elected position. Mr. Naidu ensured that three other aspirants for the TDP ticket, Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, K. Ram Mohan Rao and N. Rajakumari were present when his brother-in-law filed the nomination papers