Though there was TRS wave everywhere, Khammam was the lone exception. Here, the TRS could win only one seat. Though the TRS increased its tally by encouraging defections, rampant groupism is hitting at the root of the party. Most of those encouraging groupism are from the Kamma community. During the earlier government, Tummala was brought into the party, made an MLA and later as a minister. But, he too resorted to group politics leading to the dismal performance of the party.
With Tummala losing elections, everyone thought Puvvada Ajay would become a minister. But, that has not happened. Now, KCR wants to give ministry to at least one Kamma leader. So, Ajay's ministerial hopes have revived again. However, TRS sources reveal that out of the five Kamma MLAs, Serilingampally MLA Arekapudi Gandhi is most likely to be made a minister as he is active in the Kamma caste associations.