In Anatapur Urban, JC's biggest critic Prabhakar Chowdary was given ticket again. Similarly, Jitendra Goud, another strong rival of JC was given ticket in Guntakal. Both these leaders have fought pitched street battles with JC and his men in Anantapur. Yet, they were given tickets much to the shock of JC. In Kalyanadurg, Hanumantharaya Chowdary has been replaced. But, it has got more to do with Chowdary's unpopularity rather than JC's pressure. Only in Singanamala, JC's request was honoured. Thus, out of the four seats, JC could have his way only in one MLA seat .
Hanumantha Raya Chowdary, Jitendra and Prabhakar Chowdary have never accepted JC Diwakar Reddy. They have time and again said that they were senior and loyal to the TDP while JC was a later entrant and an opportunistic politician.