Vijayawada: TDP’s General Secretary Nara Lokesh took oath as an MLC in presence of senior Ministers and leaders in Council Chairman Chamber in simple way.
Hindupur MLA, Father-in-law of Lokesh, Balakrishna hugged him affectionately as soon as Lokesh took oath. Balakrishna MLA was centre of attraction with special get up in this function.
Now all eyes are on Lokesh, who will be inducted int state cabinet in April second week. We have to see how Lokesh will cope up the issues like SCS, Agri Gold, farmers’ loan waiver, SSC paper leakage which are hurdles in front for ruling party.
Perhaps the youngest leader to be the member of this elders’ House, Lokesh would have just two days experience in the House before he becomes a Minister in his father’s Cabinet. While he is expected to sit in the Council in the morning session listening to the other members’ speeches where a good number of them, particularly from the ruling TDP, are expected to shower praise on him. The TDP MLCs are preparing long speeches packed with phrases and praises to define the leadership qualities of Lokesh. The Council Hall is set to see the glorifying speeches of the Members to welcome a new and young member to the House.
This young member of the law-making body is all set to be the prime player in the State government for the next two-and-a-half years. Though his father Chandrababu Naidu would be at the helm of affairs as Chief Minister, it would be Lokesh as a Minister in the Cabinet, who is set to lead the government for all practical purposes. The Chief Minister wants to groom his son as the future leader of the State while he is in the office and ensure smooth passing of the power from his shoulders to his son.
Lokesh would be the second son in Telugu States to be in the father’s Cabinet. In Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son K Taraka Ramarao has been there in the Cabinet for the past two and a half years.