With the present strength of 45 YSRCP MLAs, the party can win one Rajya Sabha seat. But, YSRCP Paderu MLA Giddi Eswari has decided to join TDP on November 27. It is not possible for the YSRCP to get Rajya Sabha seat with 44 MLAs. Either, the YSRCP should get support from TDP or BJP, otherwise, the party should not announce its candidate. A total of 21 YSRCP MLAs had joined the TDP. Recently, Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy elected as MLA by winning Kurnool by-election.