HYDERABAD: The clamour for elevation of Lokesh grew louder on Thursday, the second day of Mahanadu. The TDP leadership too started dropping enough hints that the son of party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will be given some key responsibilities in the party in the coming days.
The growing support for Lokesh’s anointment was quite obvious at the venue. While Lokesh’s cut-outs and posters erected on all roads leading to Gandipet, the venue of Mahanadu, outnumbered even that of Naidu, several leaders jostled for getting themselves photographed with the young politico. Even party’s headquarters, NTR Bhavan, on Thursday was deluged with the life-size cutouts of Naidu’s son. Meanwhile, party seniors such as Errabelli Dayakar Rao and Garikapati Mohana Rao, while addressing partymen from the Mahanadu dais, sought a key post for Naidu’s son in the party. “I should appreciate Lokesh for showing great concern for the welfare of the TDP workers. I am saluting him for setting up an exclusive welfare fund for the well-being of the party workers,” said Dayakar Rao.
Garikapati Mohana Rao urged his party leadership either to nominate Lokesh as the member of the party’s newly set up central committee or appoint him in any other key post to look after party affairs as Naidu is busy with the day-to-day administration of the AP government. Political veteran JC Diwakar Reddy too joined chorus and praised Lokesh to the skies, saying, “Even though Lokesh is younger than me, he is showing good leadership qualities.”
According to sources, party leadership is getting ready to give a bigger role for Lokesh, who is the coordinator of TDP Workers’ Welfare Fund, very soon.