Hundreds of Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga followers have joined YSRCP in the presence of Kodali Nani in Gudivada. Speaking to the media, Nani claimed that he has the support of 40,000 Vangaveeti followers. He flayed TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu for fielding Devineni Avinash, an outsider, in Gudivada as TDP candidate. The YSRCP leader stated that Avinash is the son of Nehru, who was responsible for the murder of Ranga. He lashed out at Chandrababu for hurting the feelings of non-Kamma communities in an election meeting.