Dissent is growing against Polavaram YSRCP convenor, Tellam Balaraju. He had won twice in 2004 and 2009. But he lost in 2014 elections and remained as convenor of the party unit. Balaraju is now facing dissent from a section of the party activists, who it is said passed a resolution, urging the party high command not to give him the ticket this time. The activists are said to belong to Kapu community. They are against Balaraju as he disallowed a Kapu leader to join the party.