The defeat of Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP) leader, Nandmuri Suhasini came as shock to not just the party leadership, but also to Mahakutami political circles. No one knew about Suhasini, until she was given the ticket. She is later Harikrishna's daughter. Her demeanor too during campaigning was rather shy as she was unable to even speak fluently. But she got extensive support from uncles, Chandrababu and Balakrishna. However, it was realised later that they had given her the ticket only to get sympathy votes.