Though he is a senior leader, Gangumalla Satyanarayana was denied MLA Ticket by TDP every time he made an attempt. He aspired to contest in the last election as well, but the TDP Leadership allotted Rajahmundry City Seat for BJP's Akula Satyanarayana and Rajahmundry Rural Seat for Buchaiah Chowdary. He was denied ticket in this elections as well inspite of moving closely with Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Deputy CM Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa.
Rajahmundry Rural seat was offered again to Sitting MLA Buchaiah Chowdary by TDP. Jana Sena fielded former MLC Kandula Durgesh in Rajahmundry Rural Constituency. YCP Leadership began searching for a strong candidate instead of fielding Akula Veerraju here. If Gangumalla Satyanarayana accepts the offer, YCP will have good chances of bagging Rajahmundry Rural seat