Hyderabad: The TDP Wednesday named R. Krishnaiah as its candidate for the chief minister's post in Telangana.
Krishnaiah, a backward class leader who joined the TDP recently, is contesting for the assembly from L.B. Nagar constituency in Hyderabad.
Telugu Desam Party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu announced Krishnaiah's candidature while addressing an election meeting at Bellampally in Adilabad district.
The party had promised that if voted to power in Telangana it would make a leader from backward classes the chief minister.