Speculations are abuzz that this could be the game plan of Chandrababu Naidu to hurt the poll prospects of TRS. TDP wished to contest from Kodad but Congress offered the seat to the Sitting MLA Padmavati (Uttam Kumar Reddy's Wife) due to the lobbying of T-PCC Chief.
In 2014 Polls, TDP candidate Mallaiah Yadav faced defeat in Kodad with a slight margin. He had later joined the Ruling Party and grabbed the Ticket to test his luck again. Venu Madhav could have been fielded as Independent to ensure TDP Loyalists and the anti-Congress Voters doesn't back TRS in the upcoming elections.