PRP district president and granite baron Parvathaneni Anand, too, is not certain about his seat. He wants to contest for Assembly from Ongole but faces stiff competition from Mantri Srinivasa Rao, former municipal chairman. Both of them belong to the Kapu community. The party is considering fielding Dr. Anand either from Perchoor or Darsi. Sajja Hemalatha, who hails from a political family and belongs to weaver community, is ahead in the race for ticket at Chirala. As Finance Minister K. Rosaiah opted out of direct elections and vacated his Chirala seat, the Congress announced Amanchi Krishna Mohan as its candidate for Chirala. The TDP is likely to field Janjanam Srinivasa Rao, also a weaver from Chirala, where an interesting triangular contest is on the cards. Gangada Sujata is confident of getting PRP ticket to contest from the reserved Kondepi constituency. Her husband is involved in missionary activities and she is considered financially strong. The party is also considering Chikkala Sridevi for the seat. Pidi Yugandhar and Yadala Kishore are vying for party ticket to contest from the reserved Santanutalapadu. While the TDP would leave the seat to its ally CPI(M), the Congress announced Danam Vijayakumar as its candidate for the seat. The PRP is considering Dr. Anand, Bathula Brahmananda Reddy and Sandu Purnachandra Rao for Perchoor Assembly seat to fight against Congress candidate Daggubati Venkteswara Rao and Gottipati Narsaiah of the TDP. There is stiff fight for Kandukur ticket between Pallepu Raghavulu and Kunchala Srinivas Rao, both belonging to the numerically strong Vaddera community.