Will Chandrababu Naidu not contest the 2019 elections? There is a strong buzz in the TDP circles that Chandrababu might opt out to enable son Lokesh to contest from Kuppam. Lokesh is now an MLC and if he does not contest elections in 2019, he would be perceived as weak. This might affect his political career. So, Chandrababu is said to be thinking of standing down from Kuppam an dhelp him will the elections.
Chandrababu is also unsure of whether Lokesh can win from any seat other than Kuppam. Chandrababu mght later enter Rajya Sabha. Also, Chandrababu might find it insulting to sit as an ordinary MLA in the house in case YS Jagan becomes the chief minister. Hence he may opt out of the contest.
Interestingly, his contemporary JC Diwakar Reddy has already announced that he might not contest elections in 2019 due to advancing age. Will Chandrababu also decide not to contest?