Sri Bharat made this comment even as the buzz is growing among the TDP cadre about bleak future. Sri Bharat himself contested elections and lost badly. As for Balayya's other son in law and Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh Babu, he is very uninspiring. He lost the first ever assembly election he contested and became a minister only through the indirect MLC route. The party workers now know that he cannot even handle the media in a press conference. His gaffes and goof-ups are for there for everyone to see.
TDP patriarch Chandrababu is showing unmistakeable signs of age catching up with him. He is seen with bandages on both hands and is often speaking incoherently. It appears quite certain that he may not lead the party in the next elections. Given this situation, asking NTR to lead the party is imperative, feel many party workers. They feel Sri Bharat has virtually shut doors on NTR. Those in the know say that it is not Sri Bharat who is speaking. It is Nara Lokesh who is making Sri Bharat speak. He does not want any competition for himself.