HYDERABAD: Nara Lokesh, coordinator of TDP Workers’ Welfare Fund and son of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu met US President Barack Obama at Portland in US on Friday.
Lokesh is on a tour of the US seeking investments to Andhra Pradesh.
During his meeting after a warm hand shake Lokesh briefed Obama about the growth initiaves being taken up in the bifurcated state of Andhra Pradesh.
“Lokesh apprised Obama of Smart Cities project and also on how the new State is embarking on a massive growth plan by chief minister Naidu,” a statement by the TDP said.
“Lokesh briefed Obama about AP’s new industrial policy and the smart city project. He also explained how the new industrial policy is attracting investments,” the statement added.
The TDP further claimed that President Obama had appreciated the smart village programme of the AP government and that he had told Lokesh that he had heard about the work of Naidu, apart from asking the young politico to convey his wishes to the chief minister.
On a 10-day visit to the US aimed at selling “Brand Andhra Pradesh” to American investors, Lokesh later met several NRI entrepreneurs and business leaders. Lokesh explained to them that his tour had two objectives.
One, promoting ‘Smart Village’ programme among NRI Telugus and motivating them to adopt their native village or any other village of their choice and be the catalyst in developing the village/ State.
Two, meeting business leaders and entrepreneurs to invite them to invest in Andhra Pradesh.