Lokesh pacifies sulking TDP leader Narendra

Amaravati, April 4: Senior TDP leader D. Narendra, who is unhappy over not being inducted into Andhra Pradesh cabinet, today met party general secretary and state minister Nara Lokesh.

The meeting took place at the chief minister’s residence and lasted for an hour.

Lokesh, who is son of Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, tried to pacify Narendra and explain him the circumstances which forced Naidu not to induct him.

Lokesh, one of the 11 new ministers inducted in the cabinet on Sunday, told Narendra that he is fully eligible to become a minister but since the party had to keep in mind social equation and regional representation, he could not be accommodated.

Naidu’s son also made it clear that the party is in no way ignoring the valuable services he has rendered over the years.

Lokesh told Narendra that there will be many opportunities in future and that TDP will definitely use his services.

He advised Narendra to personally meet Naidu and discuss the issue with him.

It may be recalled that Narendra was very upset after it was conveyed to him that he will not be inducted into the cabinet. The leader from Guntur district openly expressed his displeasure but unlike some others did not criticize the leadership or quit the party.

Naidu has taken a serious note of the dissidence witnessed in the wake of the expansion and warned those expressing their views publicly will face disciplinary action.

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