Telugu Desam Party cruised to a sensational victory in this election. The party along with its allies recorded a victory in 164 out of the 175 seats in Andhra Pradesh Assembly. YSR Congress with just eleven seats did not even get the seats needed to get the Opposition Status.

Some of the majorities in the TDP camp are scary. In the middle of all this, four seats remained as the major highlight of this election.

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Four newcomers are entering the Assembly defeating the Giantkillers.

In Gudivada, Venigandla Ramu defeated Kodali Nani by a whopping 53040 votes majority. Nani won four elections on a trot. He entered the Assembly from TDP in 2004. After he had shifted to the YSR Congress, the TDP leadership and cadre took the seat prestigiously but were unable to defeat him in the 2014 and 2019 elections. Finally, Ramu defeated him in this election, and that too by a stunning margin.

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Macherla hit the national headlines when a video of sitting MLA Pinnelli Ramakrishna Reddy barged into the Polling Station and damaged an EVM. TDP has had a strong hold on Macherla since its inception. From 1983 to 1999, TDP won the constituency four times in five elections. But the Pinnelli family entered the scene in 2004. Pinnelli Laxma Reddy from Congress won in 2004. Ramakrishna Reddy has been winning the constituency since 2009. Macherla has become a bastion of Congress and YSR Congress since 2004. Julakanti stood against the atrocities of Pinneli for the last three years and won Macherla with a stunning 33,318 majority.

Another highlight of this election is Kadapa. Since 2004, TDP did not win a single election. Reddy and Minority Voting rallied with Congress/YSR Congress making it very difficult for TDP. Telugu Desam Party fielded Reddappagari Madhavi Reddy from the Kadapa Assembly. It is the first time a party fielded a woman for the Kadapa Assembly. Madhavi Reddy pulled off a sensational victory by winning over Deputy CM Amjad Basha with a whopping 18860 votes majority.

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Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s native village, Naravaaripalle is in the Chandragiri constituency. CBN won from Chandragiri in 1978 but lost to a TDP candidate in 1983 and later shifted to Kuppam. TDP did not win Chandragiri since 1999. Galla Aruna Kumari won three elections and Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy won the last two. He shifted to Ongole Parliament this time and fielded his son, Mohit. Pulivarthi Nani emerged as a Giantkiller by ending Chevireddy’s rule and that too with a whopping 43,852 majority.

Peddireddy Rama Chandra Reddy’s Punganur was almost breached but Peddireddy had a narrow escape with just 6,000 votes.

We will have to see if Naidu will accommodate any of the four in his cabinet.