TDP is gearing up to contest the Allagadda Assembly by-poll. The district party leaders have requested the leadership not to take into account the tradition of not fielding a candidate when opposition party candidate dies. They have spoken to Nara Lokesh and suggested that it is better to contest the election. They reminded Lokesh that when Paritala Ravi died and re-election was held, Congress party under YSR leadership had fielded their man in election. In the re-election after Paidi thalli Naidu death also, Congress party contested, they said. They recalled that Shoba Nagi Reddy died before the elections, and if she died after election as MLA, then tradition could be followed.