TDP Leadership has been preferring Bhashyam Ramakrishna over Sitting MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao for Narasaraopeta Lok Sabha Ticket. Upon knowing about it, Rayapati told the Party Chief in a serious tone - 'If you find a better candidate than Me, Go ahead and field him in my constituency'.
Actually, Rayapati sought Narasaraopeta Lok Sabha Ticket for himself and Sattenapalle Assembly Ticket for his Son. While Speaker Kodela is contesting again from Sattenapalle, TDP Leadership don't want to field Ramapati again in Narasaraopeta.
Upset with denial of tickets, Rayapati Family began contemplating on shifting to another party. Quickly, YCP Leaders swung into action to bring Rayapati into the party. Talks between Rayapati Family and YCP Leadership has already begun. A final call will be taken depending on the assurance from the YCP Leadership. Jagan might offer an MP Ticket or MLA Ticket for Rayapati in the current situation.