According to sources, IT Minister Nara Lokesh will be contesting from Pedakurapadu Assembly constituency in Guntur district in the upcoming elections. The TDP high command is of the view that Pedakurapadu is the safest segment for Lokesh to contest and win as MLA. TDP MLA Kommalapati Sridhar is representing the Pedakurapadu Assembly constituency. The TDP top leadership want to nominate Sridhar for Legislative Council for sacrificing his seat. However, Lokesh would have selected any one of the constituencies in Rayalaseema or coastal Andhra.