There is a lot of confusion over the Banganapalle YSRCP candidate. Challa Rama Krishna Reddy was the MLA from TDP and Congress three times. Later he joined YSR Congress and became MLC.
But due to his sudden demise, the MLC post was given to his son, Challa Bhageeradha Reddy.
He passed away as well. His wife Sri Lakshmi (Avuku ZPTC) is trying to get the ticket for 2024.
Sri Lakshmi is keen to get the MLA ticket pipping Katasani Rami Reddy. There are illegal mining allegations on the MLA.
There are rumors that Katasani may get the MLC post and Sri Lakshmi will become the candidate for 2024 so that sympathy factor will work.
But there are doubts if Katasani and other groups in Banganapalle YSR Congress will cooperate with Sri Lakshmi as her victory will mean the family legacy will continue and others will not get a chance.