AP CM Chandrababu Naidu to induct son Nara Lokesh into Cabinet by Ugadi
Sources, however, indicate that Lokesh may not be running for direct election. He could be nominated as MLC as elections for the Legislative Council are due shortly.
Nara Lokesh, son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam party national general secretary N Chandrababu Naidu, is most likely to be inducted into the state Cabinet by Ugadi, which falls on March 29 this year.
The forthcoming Cabinet expansion will also see a few new entries and some exits, The Hindu cited a highly placed source in the Chief Minister’s Office as saying.
“Ministry to Lokesh is long overdue. There has been a demand from within the party to bring him into the Cabinet. As per the initial information, he may be given IT or Industries portfolios or both. The decision will be taken soon after the current Budget session. The new Cabinet is likely to be formed by Ugadi,” the sources reportedly said.
The CM hinted at it at a Telangana TD meet that took place in Hyderabad on Thursday night.
There has been a demand from partymen to make Lokesh a Minister. Some had even expressed their willingness to resign their MLA constituency to pave the way for the young leader’s entry into Assembly. Sources, however, indicate that Lokesh may not be running for direct election. He could be nominated as MLC as elections for the Legislative Council are due shortly.