Efforts are being made by the Congress party to gain support from the local TDP leadership in the upcoming Assembly polls. The TDP has decided not to contest the elections, so the Congress sees an opportunity to shift the TDP voter base in their favor. Former TPCC president, N Uttam Kumar Reddy, has already reached out to the local TDP leadership and they have agreed to support him and his wife, N Uttam Padmavati. The Congress is now focusing on shifting the TDP vote bank to their party in the constituencies where the TDP still has considerable support.
The TDP vote bank in 10 Assembly segments in the Old Khammam district will play a crucial role in deciding the winning chances of the political parties. Congress leaders are working hard to consolidate TDP support in favor of their candidates in all these segments. They are contacting TDP local leaders and sympathizers to seek their support in the polls. The TPCC leadership will also meet with former TDP leaders in these segments and hold meetings with local Congress leaders to ensure that TDP voters cast their vote for Congress.
The Congress has devised a strategy to avoid the impression that they are seeking Andhra-owned TDP support, as this could create division between Andhra and Telangana. They want to avoid any trouble at the ground level and ultimately win the election on Telangana sentiment.