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Nara Lokesh & Yuva Galam: How can he grow from here?

Yuva Galam is a Padayatra by TDP General Secretary, Nara Lokesh, which will be a 400-day long political campaign strategy where he will walk through villages and towns, meeting people and listening to their grievances. Padayatra has become a popular method of campaigning in rural areas, and many politicians have used it in the past to connect with voters.

The impact of a Padayatra depends on various factors, including the popularity of the leader, the issues they are addressing, and the response of the people. For instance: Lokesh’s Padayatra is generating a lot of buzz and attracting the media attention, which can help to build momentum for the Telugu Desam Party’s 2024 Assembly Elections campaign. 

In case of Nara Lokesh, the impact of his Padayatra for Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh will depend on several factors, including his popularity, the issues he is addressing, and the response of the people. To improve politically, Lokesh needs to build a positive image and gain the trust and support of the people – which he is currently doing. 

Here are some steps that Lokesh can take to improve politically and help TDP win the 2024 election in AP:

  1. Develop a clear vision and agenda: Lokesh needs to reflect that the party and him have a clear vision and agenda that resonates with the people. They should articulate their plans and policies in a clear and concise manner and communicate them effectively to the voters.
  1. Connect with the people: He needs to connect with the people and listen to their concerns and strike a chord with them. As he is currently doing, he should continue to hold public meetings, participate in local events, and use social media extensively to engage with the public.
  1. Build a strong team: A politician’s success depends on the strength of their team. Lokesh needs to surround himself with capable and trustworthy advisors and workers who can help him implement his political vision and the party’s agenda.
  1. Address the needs of the people: He needs to carefully address the needs of the people. He should focus on issues such as employment, education, healthcare, and infrastructure development, which are important to the people. And, also understand the pulse of the people and balance their need for freebies and other welfare benefits.
  1. Collaborate with other parties: Lokesh should not just relegate himself to building cadre. He should also start networking with other parties and like-minded young politicians from across the country and explore partnerships or collaborate with other parties. He must build capabilities to build alliances to increase TDP’s political influence and gain the support of a wider voter base, beyond the Telugu States.

It is important to note that politics is a dynamic and complex field, and the success of any political strategy depends on various factors, including the political climate, the competition, and the public perception of the politician and their party. Therefore, it becomes more important to look beyond the state’s geography and make connections that could, in turn, help Lokesh in boosting his political future.

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Tejaswini Pagadala

Communications Consultant: TEJASWINI PAGADALA is an independent communications consultant. She has previously worked with the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office as the Communications Officer where she has written English speeches for the CM, managed English media communication from the CMO and handled social media accounts of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and the Government.
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