According to Prof K Nageshwar, TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao may deny tickets to 20 sitting MLAs on the last day of filing nomination. He stated ticket denied MLAs cannot join other political parties as they might have allocated tickets to others. Some tickets denied MLAs will stay in TRS as they are not popular among people. However, KCR will pacify the MLAs by assuring them MLC seats, chairman posts in state-level Corporation or contracts, he mentioned. He further said the announcement of 105 candidates is a political strategy.