Several senior leaders of Telugu Desam Party were denied tickets to contest in these elections in West Godavari district.
Senior leader of the party Ch.Satyanarayana Murthy was denied an opportunity to contest in these elections from Palakollu assembly constituency. He won from here once in the past. Murthy filed his nomination papers too from this constituency, but he too didnt get teh party high command's nod.
Leaders like Karra Rajarao, Koyye Moshenraju and Jayaraju expected a ticket to contest from Chintalapudi assembly constituency on behalf of TDP. A non local leader Peetala Sujata was given the chance to contest from here. She was the MLA from Achanta assembly constituency earlier.