Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh on Thursday took oath as a member of the State Legislative Council, which was followed by chanting of hymns by Vedic scholars to bless him.

He was sworn-in in the Business Advisory Committee room in the legislature complex, apparently to enable the Vedic scholars to chant hymns after he was administered the oath.

Other newly-elected members, however, took oath in the Council hall.

Lokesh and other MLCs were sworn in by the Council Chairman A Chakrapani.

Lokesh was elected to the Council under the MLAs' quota early this month.

According to TDP sources, Lokesh is likely to be made a minister soon.

Besides Lokesh, Karanam Balarama Krishna Murthy, Dokka Manikya Varaprasad, Batchula Arjunudu, M Ravindranatha Reddy, G Deepak Reddy, Pothula Sunita of the TDP, P V N Madhav of the BJP, K Narasimha Reddy and Y Srinivasulu Reddy of the Progressive Democratic Front also were sworn-in as MLCs.