The Telugu Desam Party has almost finalized its candidates for the ensuing by-elections to be held on 12th June 2012 in 18 Assembly and Nellore Lok Sabha Constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. The TDP is yet to make its mind up on the Maherla Constituency. The Party has fielded Vonteru Venugopal Reddy from Nellore Parliamentary Constituency. Other stalwarts in the fray are Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and T Subbarami Reddy. The TDP has high hopes on these by-elections as it is on rejuvenation mode in most of the state.
It is believed that TDP President, Chandrababu Naidu has asked Kodela Siva Prasada Rao to contest in Maherla but was refused by the later. The party has high hopes on the constituency on the ground of anti - incumbency. The ruling Congress has already announced list of the candidates. Following is the list of TDP candidates for by polls 2012.
1. Ramachandrapuram : Chikkala Ramachandraiah
2. Tiruapthi: Chadalavada Krsihnamurthy
3. Narasannapet: Simma Swamybabu
4. Rayadurgam: Deepak Reddy
5. Yemmiganur: BV Mohan Reddy
6. Payakaraopet: Ch.Venkatrao
7. Narsapuram : Dr.Ch.Saryanarayana
8. Rajampeta: Pasupuleti Brahmaiah
9. Koduru: Ajay Babu
10. Prathipadu: Kandukuri Veeraiah
11. Ongole: Damacharala Janardhan
12. Polavaram: Mudiyam Srinivas
13. Udayagiri: Bollineni Ramarao
14. Anathapuram: Prabhakar Chowdary
15. Aallagadda: Erigala Pulla Reddy
16. Rayachoti: Sugavasi Balasubramanyam
17. Parkala: Ch.Dharma Reddy
18. Macharala: Yet to be announced (likely to be one from V. Madhu, Ravi and Chalama Reddy.
19. Nellore Loksabha: Onteru Venu Gopal Reddy