Hyderabad: Paying tributes to its founder-president and former Chief Minister N T Rama Rao on his 91st birth anniversary, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today urged the Centre to confer Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, on him.
A resolution to this effect was unanimously adopted at the TDP's two-day annual conclave Mahanadu at Gandipet, 25-km from here, today.
"It is the desire of all Telugus to see Bharat Ratna conferred on NTR. I will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour NTR with the highest civilian award. I will pursue the issue till the end," TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu announced, while moving the resolution.
He said NTR was the doyen of Telugu cinema and later carved out a niche as a political leader of tall order not only in Andhra Pradesh, but also in the country.