Interestingly 6 candidates including independents had filed their nomination papers of which the 4 of the independents withdrew their papers and nomination of another was rejected.
Congress and TDP have failed to field their candidates as they knew that the elections would be one sided.
Murali was MLC in Congress regimen in former Chief minister YS rajasekhara reddy government. Murali and his wife Surekha, joined YS Jagan’s party after the death of YSR . Later Jgan rejected MLC seat to Murali and the couple left the party to join TRS .