CPI State Secretary Chada Venkat Reddy said that they are expecting 9 Assembly seats as part of seat sharing between Mahakutami parties. He stated that the CPI is ready to forgo two to three seats if needed. Speaking to the media, Chada made it clear that the CPI will contest in 24 Assembly seats if Congress fails to accept their proposal. However, he wished that the Mahakutami should become strong as people are welcoming the parties' unity. CPI National General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy was also present.