This has indeed, caused some tongues to wag regarding his capability of his mother tongue. Lokesh's induction into the cabinet was expected after he was nominated as a member of the Legislative Council by the party.
Nara Lokesh who is a MBA Graduate from Stanford University aged 34, after winning and taking oath as MLC tweeted that, "I will toil hard to repose the enormous faith placed on me".
The awkward situation arouse, when Lokesh stopped while pronouncing the words, "Sarvabhoumadhikaram" and "Sraddasaktulu".
Senior party leader Bojjala Gopala Krishna Reddy, who was among the five dropped ministers, resigned as MLA, while a few other TDP legislators are reportedly planning to follow suit after consulting their close aides.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's son and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national general secretary Nara Lokesh Naidu on Sunday took oath as the state's Cabinet Minister. Bhuma Akhila Priya, the 29-year youngest MLA in AP Assembly from Allagadda in Kurnool district of Rayalaseema, is another young face to be sworn in the cabinet. Her father Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who was representing Nandyal constituency in the Assembly, died of cardiac arrest earlier this month.
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The 34-year-old Stanford graduate has been looking after the family's dairy business "Heritage Foods" before he forayed into politics four years ago. The new ministers will take oath on Sunday. Nearly 5 Cabinet Ministers are going to be added which includes Nara Lokesh.
In all, 21 out of 67 MLAs of the YSRC switched loyalty to the TDP since February 2016. The others who took the oath include, TDP MLAs Kaula Srinivasulu, Nakka Anandbabu and K.S. Jawahar (West Godavari). He was one of the prominent senior TDP leaders who had asked the CM to make Lokesh a minister.
The resignations of ministers Palle Raghunatha Reddy, Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy, Peethala Sujatha, Ravela Kishore Babu and Kimidi Mrinalini have been forwarded to Governor ESL Narasimhan.
Government whip Ch Prabhakar was also apparently upset that his rival Pithani Satyanarayana, who joined the TDP on the eve of 2014 elections, was made a minister.