He campaigned extensively in Naidupet, Nellore district in the wake of the Tirupati by-election. Speaking on the occasion, Lokesh said that he was ready to take oath on the 14th of this month and asked if CM Jagan was ready for it.
YCP MP Balli Durgaprasad has died due to illness and the by-polls have become inevitable in Tirupati. Polling will be held on April 17. The counting of votes and the announcement of the result will take place on May 2.
Former Union Minister Panabaka Lakshmi is contesting on behalf of TDP. Former IAS officer Ratnaprabha is contesting as BJP-Janasena joint candidate and Dr.Gurumurthy on behalf of YCP.