The main reason for the defeat of Sivaji Raja panel is Naga Babu openly extending support to Naresh panel. Chiranjeevi family was unhappy with Sivaji Raja for not dealing properly with Sri Reddy issue. Sivaji Raja tried to meet Chiranjeevi for his support but he did not give any confirmation. Hero Mahesh Babu was also not pleased with working of Sivaji Raja. Actors close to Mahesh have voted for Naresh panel. Panel members of Naresh ensured more number of MAA members take part in voting.