Ex-MLA, Marri Sashidhar Reddy said that he is very hurt that the ticket was given to Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP), instead of him. He said that he was upset with Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief, Uttam Kumar Reddy, for telling the Congress screening committee that he has no chances of winning. He showed a survey that was conducted by TV5 channel, which said that he had 68.4 per cent winning chances. He refused to contest from Secunderabad. Sashidhar Reddy was MLA from 2009 to 2014 from Sanathnagar.