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The News Minute | January 21, 2015 | 9:35 am IST In a move that raised eyebrows, Nara Lokesh, son of Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and TDP workers welfare fund coordinator, held a review meeting with Ministers and party MLAs at the party headquarters at the NTR bhavan in Hyderabad on Tuesday. The in-camera meeting, which lasted for two hours saw  Lokesh keenly listening to the problems highlighted by the MLAs and party leaders and how Ministers responded to their queries on the issue of paddy procurement and ensuring remunerative prices to farmers. Lokesh holding such a meeting in the absence of his father portrays his growing role in the party affairs.  The 34 year old has an MBA from Stanford University was formally inducted into the Party in May 2013, and appointed to head TDP's youth wing. He helped TDP develop the Cash Transfer Scheme for their manifesto in the 2009 elections. Though the proposal was criticised by the Congress, Lokesh hit back at the national party in January 2013 claiming that their Direct Benefit Transfer System derives from the TDP proposal. However, he has come under the limelight for the wrong reasons too. Two separate complaints were booked against Lokesh, both for insulting Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Read - Complaint against Nara Lokesh for derogatory remarks on KCR  This latest move of holding a review meeting highlights the fact that he Lokesh - already popular among the youth wing of the party, is slowly working his way up the ranks of the TDP. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute

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