TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu already gave a hint that he will announce party’s first list of candidates after Sanktranti. Well will he be included in the first list of contestants? Will it be from Kuppam or elsewhere? Where is Naidu planning to field his son Lokesh from? Will it be Gudiwada?
It is learnt that Babu is likely to sacrifice his Kuppam seat to his son. Simple reason is that because Chandrababu is busy, Lokesh always over saw government works in Kuppam himself and he is known to cadres there and hence it could be easy for Lokesh if he contested there.
Then where will Babu contest from is next question? Since Lokesh is representing Rayalaseema, it is less likely Babu too will contest from the same region. Rumours are that Babu will contest from a place near Amaravati (Coastal Andhra Pradesh). However there isnt clarity yet from which constituency still. Most insiders say it could be from Mangalagiri. Sitting MLA is from YSRCP Alla Ramakrishna Reddy.