Devender Goud is a veteran Telugu Desam Party (TDP), who was Home Minister in Chandrababu's cabinet, in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (AP). He however took a different political path, by starting his own Telangana party. But he failed to make a mark and joined Praja Rajyam for while, before coming back to TDP. He fell ill and was not active in politics until recently. Now he is part of the manifesto committee of Mahakutami. He is expected to contest from Rajendranagar on behalf of the alliance.