Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader, Errabelli Dayakar Rao called Congress leader, Revanth Reddy, an 'item song' of the party. He described how Revanth Reddy abused even the Speaker in the Assembly and also KCR and other ministers, at all meetings, in Palakurthi. Dayakar Rao was elected to Palakurthi Assembly constituency, on Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP) ticket, in 2014. He later joined TRS. Even while in TTDP, he had serious differences with Revanth Reddy, who was then working president of TTDP.