Telugu Desam Party registered disastrous results in SC-reserved constituencies in the 2019 elections. TDP lost the P. Gannavaram constituency of Konaseema district in the 2019 elections.
Stalin who contested on TDP Ticket left the party after the allegations of Party fund misappropriation in 2019.
TDP has a strong cadre here but Chandrababu Naidu is dillydallying the appointment of an incharge ever since 2019. It’s been more than three years but TDP in P Gannavaram is without proper leadership.
Four days ago, former MP Harshakumar’s son, Sriraj met Chandrababu Naidu. There are rumors that Sriraj has asked Naidu for P Gannavaram ticket.
Chandrababu Naidu is yet to make an announcement. Harshakumar has a support base in the district but he has been mostly uncertain shifting from one party to other.
Kondeti Chittibabu is the sitting MLA from YSR Congress but there is severe anti-incumbency on him. That is clearly visible in the Gadapa Gadapaku program. Cadre believes TDP will have an advantage if a strong candidate is announced.