Nara Lokesh, the son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, today took oath as a state cabinet minister.
Nara Lokesh, the son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, today took oath as a state cabinet minister in Amaravati.
34-year old Lokesh is the General Secretary of Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, and a Stanford Business School graduate.
After taking oath, he touched the feet of his father and Governor ESL Narasimhan to take their blessings.
Lokesh’s induction is part of the first change Chandrababu Naidu has made to his Cabinet since he assumed office in 2014.
He took oath as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council on March 30, and had dropped hints about being sworn in as a minister in an interview with a Telugu television channel.
NAIDU INDUCTS 10 MINISTERS, DROPS FIVE; ONE DROPPED MINISTER QUITS PARTY
10 others were inducted today into the Naidu administration – Akhil Priya, TDP’s Andhra Pradesh unit chief Kala Venkat Rao, TDP politburo member S Chandramohan Reddy, former Congress member Pitani Satyanarayana, Amarnath Reddy, Adinarayana Reddy, Kalva Srinivasulu, N Anandbabu, Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao and KS Jawahar
Five ministers – Palle Raghunath Reddy, R Kishore Babu, B Gopalakrishna Reddy, P Sujata and K Mirnalini – were dropped.
An unhappy Gopalakrishna Reddy today resigned from the TDP.
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