He joined TDP from Congress before 2014 elections and lost the assembly seat to SV Mohan Reddy, a YSRCP nominee.
SV Mohan Reddy, YSRCP MLA, switching sides to TDP made things tough for Bharath.
“Lokesh is neither the chief minister nor the party supremo to declare the party candidates.
“Lokesh is party’s national general secretary and fully empowered to declare the party candidates,” he defended.
The prince of TDP, Lokesh, who always desists from making independent decisions on key political issues in open, has made a departure from the convention and declared the party candidates almost a year before the elections.
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