Vastavam web: TDP has done several surveys on whom to field from Nellore Town and Nellore Rural assembly segments in 2019 elections so as to give a strong fight over YRSCP. In all these surveys, Municipal Administration Minister P. Narayana has become a favourite for Nellore Town as the public mood among different sections is stated to be in favour of his leadership because of his good work in the past four years.
A long-time associate of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu right from Venkateswara University days, Narayana has been popular as the head of Narayana Educational Institutions till 2014. Meanwhile, YSRCP considers Nellore district as its stronghold next only to Kadapa. In 2014, the party won seven assembly segments while the remaining three were bagged by the TDP. Afterwards, Gudur MLA P. Sunil shifted loyalties to TDP. This time, TDP is seriously thinking of giving tough fights to YCP by bringing in candidates with considerable money power and close contacts with local people. There is a considerable Muslim population in Nellore Rural and choice of Aziz is being seen as a better.