Until recently till an English daily published a story establishing changing equations in the party everybody believed that Naidu was the supreme commander of the yellow brigade.
The story was not totally baseless as it sited some examples like recent changes made in CM security staff. According to the news report yet to materialize decision of the Chief Minister to drop a Minister was also influenced by the Lokesh. Lokesh influence is not limited to party and government affairs he has his foot prints media houses if the sudden sacking of a senior TV journalist for telecasting a negative story against the government.
Even the Ministers and senior leaders were admitting that it was China Babu who is calling shots.