TDP national general secretary Nara Lokesh likely to contest in the ensuing MLC polls. Elections to 22 MLC seats in AP will be held either in February or March 2017. While seven members are to be elected under MLAs quota. As per the MLAs strength, the TDP will be winning six seats and YSRCP one seat. Lokesh likely to get elected under MLAs quota. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu wants to go for cabinet expansion once MLCs elections are over for accommodating Nara Lokesh.