Sri Ranganadha Raju contested an election for the first time in 2019 and won from Achanta constituency. He immediately became a minister and got the important Housing Portfolio.
But then, he lost ministry in the recent cabinet expansion. Since then, Raju had disappeared from the constituency. Not just the people, he is unavailable for the party cadre as well.
Sources say that Sri Ranganadha Raju is not keen on contesting from Achanta in 2024. He wants to shift to Undi constituency or Narasapuram Lok Sabha constituency in 2024.
BC population which is the deciding factor in Achanta and they have drifted away from Sri Ranganadha Raju after the election. There is no way he can win without their support. So, Raju has taken this decision.
There are also allegations that Sri Ranganadha Raju did not keep up any of his promises made before 2019 elections and he facing many questions in Gadapa Gadapaku program.
Former Minister Pithani Satyanarayana will be TDP’s candidate from Achanta. It looks like he can fancy his chances in 2024.