Former Minister Kodali Nani has been an arch-rival for TDP almost on the lines of Jagan Mohan Reddy. Nani who started his political career in TDP badmouth Chandrababu Naidu and Lokesh in the filthiest language even invoking Bhuvaneshwari.
TDP is unable to find the right candidate to defeat Nani who is representing the constituency four times in a row.
Raavi Venkateswara Rao is the incharge of Gudivada right now but it is a temporary fix for TDP. Chandrababu Naidu reportedly found an abled candidate in an NRI for Gudivada.
The NRI is named Venigandla Ramu does medical consultancy business in the United States. His wife is an SC and her father is a prominent pastor and a big name in the churches in the local area.
That means the boxes are checked for the Kamma, SC, and Christian minority votes who are a strong support to Nani. Ramu is financially sound as well.
Ramu is coming to Gudivada next month and will be inaugurating Anna Canteen and various events. In the next one and a half years, if he creates confidence in the people that he will be easily accessible, he will be a very serious bet for TDP