The BJP Central leadership is anticipating asking senior BJP leader and its MP Bandaru Dattatreya to sidestep from the seat and clear a path for another key leader in the state. As indicated by BJP sources, BJP's state president G. Kishan Reddy is enthusiastic about challenging from the seat and has been looking at it since 2014. However, with the party deciding to go with Dattatreya in 2014, Kishan Reddy's plans fell through.
Dattatreya who won in 2014 against Congress' Anjan Kumar Yadav was made a minister in the NDA government and remained a Union minister till 2017. In any case, the party under the leadership of Amit Shah has supposedly elucidated that it needs to field a younger candidate and may ask Dattatreya to retire.
Then again, though the party is considering Kishan Reddy for the Secunderabad seat, Dattatreya trusts that his recent debacle in the Assembly elections may not support him. Apart from that, he is also an outsider for the constituency which puts him at a disadvantageous position. This has reestablished the expectations of Dattatreya.
But, BJP leadership is still yet to decide as Kishan Reddy's loss in Amberpet was a major loss for the party in the state as Raja Singh was the sole competitor from BJP who won in the Telangana Assembly elections. Regardless of numerous BJP leaders within party questioning Kishan Reddy's loss, the Party High Command is of the opinion that he could be their best bet in Telangana!