Interestingly DK Aruna and Arvind are new entrants into the party, while Bandi Sanjay has been active in RSS, ABVP and the BJP for over 25 years. Both he and Arvind are giant slayers as they had defeated biggies like Vinod and KCR's daughter Kavitha. DK Aruna, who contested and lost from Mahabubnagar is also in the fray. She has recently shown that she can bring all the leaders on to one platform through her two day protest programme on liquor prohibition. She is also a dynamic woman leader with great following across the state. The party might pick one of these to work as its president in Telangana.
Similarly, in Andhra Pradesh, both Sujana Chowdary and CM Ramesh are vying for the top post. Interestingly, both have joined the party very recently. Old timers like Somu Virraju and Manikyala Rao too are vying for the top post. Sources say that Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narasimha Rao too is in the fray for the top slot.