"I have chosen the toughest seat to contest. Telugu Desam Party did not win from Mangalagiri since 1984. I chose such a seat and worked to hoist the TDP flag there but unfortunately lost. I did not run away from Mangalagiri even after the loss," Lokesh observed.
"YSR Congress Leaders are calling me Pappu. If I am Pappu, you are Ganneru Pappu. My parents raised me very well and I can not speak in Crass language like them. I studied in America, so I may have difficulties in Telugu, but those mistakes did not shoo away investors, did not stop Polavaram," he added.
He made these comments in a recent press meet. Post the Press Meet, he traveled in an RTC bus to know the public opinion on the hike of the RTC Ticker prices.