Nandyal By-poll, Acid Test For Lokesh

Nara Lokesh faces a challenge in the by-poll for nandyala assembly seat. It is a challenge as well as an opportunity for him.

Hyderabad: Nandyala By-election to be held shortly is certainly going to be an acid test for Nara Lokesh who has been elevated as second-in-commandA� in TDP Party and Government after CM Naidu. The by-election became necessary after sitting legislator Bhuma Nagi Reddy died recently.

Challenged by opposition party YSRCP to get the peoplea��s mandate by getting the TDP candidate elected from Nandyala, the ruling party is leaving no stone unturned. It has become a major responsibility for Lokesh to make TDP winA� here and prove his strategical skills. A senior party leader recently remarked that if necessary TDP will field Lokesh in Pulivendula against YS Jagan. To add strength to this comment, Lokesh should prove his ability in making TDPa��s candidate win in Nandyala by-poll.

Lokesh who has not been received well by people of AP and his skills as a Minister are yet to be tested, thisA� election will stamp a mark on Lokesha��s political career.

Until now Naidu felt it will be a smooth ride with sympathy wave which will benefit the party. But controversies within the party after Bhumaa��s death and the demand for party ticket to Brahmananda Reddy leaving Shilpa Mohan reddy aside, will have its effect on peoplea��s mind, in spite of sympathy for Bhuma’s family.

Lokesh, who is being compared with Telangana CM KCRa��s son KTR, will try hard to prove himself worthy of the faith reposed in him by his father. Nandyala by-poll offers the young scion his first challenge and opportunity.

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