Mentioning Jagan Mohan Reddy and Nara Lokesh in the same statement itself is a degradation of the former. While Jagan single-handedly took his party to power in 2019 with 151 MLA seats, TDP's Nara Lokesh couldn't even win as an MLA in 2019 after holding 3 minister portfolios and his father being the CM of the state.
Coming to the topic, today marks the sixth anniversary for Jagan's historic Padayatra - the Praja Sankalpa Yatra which covered 3648 kilometers, spread across 2516 villages, 134 assembly constituencies, and went on for nearly a year.
Jagan got closer to the masses and created a mass sensation in 2019 elections that would go on to create unprecedented records in AP politics for years to come. He single-handedly won his party 151 MLA seats.
When we size this up with Lokesh's Yuvagalam, the difference is staggering. Lokesh's yatra started with the sad and untimely passing of Nandamuri Tarakaratna.
Lokesh's yatra was so irrelevant that not many people even know where he started the yatra and where he toured last. Even while the yatra was going on, people weren't caring about where he was. The lack of mass appeal for Lokesh was clearly evident here.
While Jagan's historic Padayatra bought him and his party to power, no one even knows about Lokesh's Yatra and there are no statistics to show otherwise. This again brings us back to the first comment - "Putting Jagan and Lokesh in the same sentence is nothing but degrading Jagan."