Vastavam web: TDP national president and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu cleared the name of Adireddy Bhavani as party candidate for Rajamahendravaram urban Assembly constituency, after holding a series of discussions with party leaders. Bhavani is daughter-in-law of MLC Adireddy Appa Rao and daughter of former Union Minister K Yerrannaidu.
In 1978 elections, Tatavarthi Satyavathi was elected as MLA from Congress and after that Assembly elections were held nine times but no party gave ticket to a woman candidate. Adireddy Appa Rao was elected as MLC from YSRCP and later joined TDP, which he had left earlier. At that of his joining the party, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu assured him to give priority to one of his family members at the time of elections.