TDP chief grooms son for bigger role

TDP chief grooms son for bigger role

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is very critical of promotion of Rahul Gandhi and also Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in politics, seems to have no qualms in promoting his son Nara Lokesh in politics, and also is grooming him as his successor in the party.

The Stanford-educated, World Bank-trained Lokesh is geared up to be the star campaigner for the TDP in the 2014 elections. Naidu had led a marathon padayatra in 2013; his son is now planning a cycle yatra to launch a similar campaign to attract the youth to vote for the TDP.

The 32-year-old Lokesh, who is already canvassing for his father and the TDP on social media, plans the pre-poll cycle campaign across the state from February 10 to attract young and first-time voters from either Hindupur or Tirupati. 

The cycle yatra is likely to cover 30 km daily, during which Lokesh will interact with youngsters in colleges and universities, and also address youth conventions of the party in district towns. 

Lokesh has already formed a team of TDP youth workers, techies and social activists who have drawn up a schedule for his cycle yatra. 

During his campaign, Lokesh will highlight the achievements and agenda of the TDP for the 2014 polls.

Since Lokesh is setting the poll agenda, all prospective MLAs of the TDP are vying to invite him to their constituencies. 

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