Young Boss Takes Over AP As Naidu Leaves For US

AP IT Minister Nara Lokesh is settling down to his business by attracting IT firms to come to Amaravati. He inaugurated the offices of 7 IT firms in Medha Towers at Gannavaram, which he claimed as first step towards making Amaravati the IT hub.

Amaravati: The successor-in-waiting in Andhra Pradesh politics, Nara Lokesh, Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, had swung into action on the first day of his father and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu left the State for his 10-day US tour. Though Lokesh was included in the tour in the middle of the plan, he was dropped from the itinerary in the eleventh hour. He is now left to lead the State politics and government till Naidu returns to the State after 10 days.

On the first day, Lokesh inaugurated the office spaces for 7 IT companies at the Medha Towers at Gannavaram on the outskirts of the city. He was accompanied by Ministers Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, Kollu Ravindra, MLCs A S Ramakrishna and Batchula Arjunudu, MLA Vallabhaneni Vamsi on the day one. He said it was only a beginning to make Amaravati the IT hum as he leads the IT Ministry in the State.

He welcomed the IT companies including Grupo Antolin, Melsova, EP SOFT, Yamyah IT Solutions, Chandu Soft, Melsova and Rotomaker, which are into IT consultancy, designing, digital educational services, projects and products. The AP Non-Resident Telugu Society based in US had helped Lokesh to record his first initiative of welcoming the IT companies to the State.

Lokesh, while interacting with the media after the inauguration of their office space, said he would do his best to develop the State with the responsibilities given to him. He took strong exception to the remarks of Opposition leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy calling him Pappu and Corrupt as well. He dared Jagan Mohan Reddy to prove his charges or tender open apology to the State.

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