The TDP had appointed its national general secretary Nara Lokesh as head of the party’s social media wing, immediately after the party’s defeat in the 2019 general elections.
However, with the present government resorting to arrest of the social media activists for the objectionable posts, the TDP leadership had dropped Lokesh from the incharge post fearing his arrest.
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu seems to have asked his son to keep away from the party’s social media wing and had asked some of its senior social media activists to take care of the wing.
Chandrababu Naidu himself had to take the responsibility of giving a power point presentation a couple of days ago on the social media posts and the arrest of the TDP activists.
Though it was the TDP which had started the arrest of the social media activists in 2018, the party is now worried about the same treatment given to its activists by the YSR Congress government.
Despite the protest from the TDP, the government is taking stern action against the social media posts against the chief minister and the ministers, which are highly objectionable.
The seriousness of the state government and the police to keep a check on the TDP’s social media activities, seems to have worried Chandrababu Naidu on the future of his son and had finally removed him from the incharge post.
While, MP Viajaysai Reddy heads the social media wing of the YSR Congress, no leader is willing to head the social media wing of the TDP at this point of time.