Kodali Nani has been a firebrand leader for YSRCP and Telugu Desam Party tried its best to defeat Nani in his home constituency, Gudiwada.
TDP named Devineni Avinash as their candidate just a few months prior to the polls and didn’t give him enough time to layout proper strategies.
Avinash himself revealed that he had to contest from Gudiwada only after the party high command stressed on it. The end result is that Nani won with a thumping majority of 18,000+ votes.
It is said that Nani portrayed himself as ‘local’ contestant, while repeatedly claiming that Avinash is an outsider and this sentiment worked well for him.