When Junior NTR emerged on the scene, he was perceived as a threat to the future of Nara Lokesh. So Chandrababu Naidu stepped in and ensured that his alliance with the Nandamuri family would remain intact by making Brahmani, daughter of Balakrishna, his daughter-in-law.
At the same time, Junior NTR who had campaigned for the party in 2009 was kept away from the party in 2014 and Pawan Kalyan filled the void created by Junior.
Upset at this treatment of his son, Harikrishna has been keeping away from party affairs and been quite vocal about his resentment towards the TDP. There were also rumors that Harikrishna was veering towards the YSRCP.
Sources say that Harikrishna has now taken a decicion that neither he nor his sons would play any active role in politics till 2019 polls are over.
While his sons would be concentration on their film careers, Harikrishna would keep silent. Depending on which party wins in 2019, Harikrishna would be formulating his strategy accordingly.