Nandamuri Balakrishna, NTR Jr and Kalyan Ram will take their time to join the Telugu Desam formally. The trio donated blood at the Indo-American Cancer Hospital at Banjara Hills to mark the birth anniversary of the family patriarch N.T. Rama Rao. However, they did not travel the short distance to the Telugu Desam headquarters, as the party president and son-in-law of NTR, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, had announced earlier.
The NTR Trust organised a separate blood donation camp at the NTR Trust Bhavan, besides a mass poor-feeding programme. Balakrishna indicated that he would campaign for the Telugu Desam next year. NTR Jr and Kalyan Ram said they would follow the directions given by Harikrishna.
Balakrishna said he would reactivate the Basava Tarakam Memorial Trust, set up in the name of his late mother, and undertake social service.