Former TDP MLA Vallabaneni Vamsi’s ‘pappu’ comments in state assembly discursively referring to Nara Lokesh heated up the second session while the TDP leaders including Chandrababu Naidu walked out. Vamsi took potshots at TDP team criticising them to be present only on social media. “It is funny that people who even don’t know the difference between Jayanthi and vardanthi are commenting me,” he added. In a reply to these comments made by Vamsi, Nara Lokesh took to the media to lash out on the comments made on him.
Admitting to the errors he made, Lokesh backed up his goof-ups with his eight years life in the US. “I admit that I am not that fluent in Telugu but that has nothing to do with my contributions to the state. Did the investments go back because of my goof-ups?” asked Lokesh. He then reiterated that the state won many awards while he was IT & Panchayat Raj Minister. Nara Lokesh has done his Bachelors in Technology from the Carnegie Mellon University in the US and later worked in the World Bank. He later pursued his MBA from Stanford University.