Nara family members and TDP cadre are undergoing emotional turmoil as their leader, who has served as chief minister three times and has a long-standing political career, has been cleverly implicated in a case without substantial evidence. Many believe it’s a result of Jagan’s vindictive politics, from his well planned London trip.
A significant relief for the TDP is that while Chandrababu Naidu is currently not involved in party-related activities for the first time, his son Nara Lokesh has taken on the responsibility of boosting the cadre’s morale.
Lokesh is a surprising development for the ruling party, as his transformation into a mass leader through his Padayatra will continue to haunt YSRCP, given that no one expected Lokesh to be where he is today.
Particularly, Nara Lokesh’s success with Yuvagalam speaking volumes during this crisis. The entire TDP cadre looking up to him, even as he remains busy with a ton of legal paperwork temporarily suspending his Padayatra.
In contrast to the expected melodrama, Lokesh has calmly handled both local and national media questions, avoiding any attempts to seek sympathy.
Political observers note that Lokesh and his mother Bhuvaneshwari have refrained from using sympathy-seeking tactics and instead focus on countering Jagan’s alleged manipulation to implicate Naidu.
Nara Lokesh’s smooth interaction with national media has also caught the attention of social media, and people who were in denial mode have started to recognize his commitment and composure.
Furthermore, the way Lokesh conducts himself without going overboard is working like a slow poison for his personal image makeover and the party’s benefit.