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Nara Lokesh To Join AP Cabinet Key Ministerial Role Awaits

Nara Lokesh, TDP General Secretary and Mangalagiri MLA, is likely to secure a significant ministerial position in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet. After a resounding victory for the NDA alliance in the AP elections, where candidates won with substantial margins, celebrations are ongoing among TDP, Jana Sena, and BJP leaders. TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu expressed his joy over the historic win.

However, amidst the celebrations, there is talk within the party about a crucial decision regarding Nara Lokesh. Lokesh played a pivotal role in NDA's victory in Andhra Pradesh through his extensive padayatra under the banner "Yuvagalam." Despite his earlier statements about preferring party responsibilities over a cabinet position, speculations about his ministerial role are rife. Lokesh mentioned in a post-election media interaction that he would respect any decision made by the party.

Social media is buzzing with various opinions on this matter. There are widespread rumors that Lokesh might be assigned the IT department again, a role he held previously. Reports suggest that Chandrababu Naidu has provided clarity on Lokesh's political future and the position he might be allocated. The decision to bring Lokesh into the cabinet stems from the belief that being outside the cabinet might limit his involvement in crucial government policies and decisions.

During his previous tenure as the IT and Panchayati Raj Minister, Lokesh played a key role in attracting IT and automobile companies to several districts, including Visakhapatnam, Mangalagiri, Vijayawada, and Anantapur. He was also instrumental in constructing over 25,000 kilometers of cement roads in various villages using NREGA funds. Given his contributions, the party leadership is keen on utilizing his services in a significant ministerial role. Further clarity on this matter is expected soon.