Bachula-Arjunudu-Gadde-RammohanGannavaram of Krishna district is a strong fortress of the Telugu Desam Party. Two times MLA Vallabhaneni Vamsi ditched the party after winning in 2019 and joined YSR Congress.

There are at least half a dozen aspirants for TDP ticket from here.

TDP initially wanted to give ticket to industrialist Puttagunta Satish but Satish did not show much interest.

Bachula Arjunudu is the incharge of Gannavaram. Arjunudu is a soft-spoken person and also not financially strong. So Chandrababu is not sure about giving him a chance.

The names of Gadde Ram Mohan Rao and his wife Gadde Anuradha were also heard for some time.

There are rumors that Mylavaram YSRCP MLA Vasantha Krishna Prasad may be the candidate if he joins TDP. He will have the community support as well as financial strength to take on Vamsi.

TDP’s spokesperson, Pattabhi is also in the name of the probables. But the cadre is not sure if Pattabhi can handle electioneering effectively.

At least half a dozen names are in rumor mills but Chandrababu is yet to take a decision on the cabinet.

At the same time, it is not wise to delay the candidate’s decision until the last minute as the candidate should have enough time to penetrate into the grassroots since Vamsi is a strong candidate.