YSRCP has declared that it will not be contesting in Telangana, even 2019 General Elections. It is also not contesting in Telangana Assembly elections. Responding to the reasons for this, YSRCP leader, Malladi Vishnu said that the party is concentrating only in Andhra. However, in reply to TV9 Rajinikanth's question, as to whether it is colluding with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Malladi said that there is no need for the party to do that. He further accused the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Congress of colluding.