Senior journalist Kommineni Srinivasa Rao has expressed surprise over Minister Nara Lokesh lying on several issues while addressing people. He quoted an instance of Nara Lokesh saying Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was directly responsible in electing five Prime Ministers. Kommineni stated that IK Gujral and Deve Gowda became Prime Ministers because of Chandrababu but not AB Vajpayee. Kommineni found fault with Lokesh for claiming that Chandrababu had visited Delhi 29 times to ask the Centre for special status to Andhra Pradesh. He said people’s opinion is that Lokesh is lying more than Chandrababu.