The Telugu Desam Party boycott this zilla parishad and mandal parishad elections. In this context, Minister for Agriculture Kurasala Kannababu said that YSRCP victory in Tirupati Lok Sabha by-election was certain and the TDP and the BJP were vying for only the second place.
Here it is to noted that on Jana Sena Party president and film star Pawan Kalyan’s campaign in support of the BJP in Tirupati. On Pawan Kalyan’s allegations regarding late YSR’s younger brother Vivekananda Reddy’s murder, the minister said that the incident happended during the TDP rule and wondered whether Pawan did not know about the telephone conversations between the Intelligence chief and TDP Rajya Sabha member CM Ramesh.
Here it is to be noted that the minister felt that the sin of destroying temples in Vijayawada had caused Chandrababu’s fall. He also wondered why the Centre had not responded when the Antarvedi chariot burning case was handed over to the CBI. Pawan Kalyan also owed an explanation as to why he was supporting the BJP and as to why the prices of gas and petrol were increasing, he noted. He ridiculed Lokesh’s promise as that he would bring down petrol prices if TDP was elected in Tirupati bypoll and said both Lokesh and Pawan Kalyan were making a laughing stock of themselves by their comments.