Pushparaj said that initially he was assured of the seat and alleged Chandrababu Naidu had cheated him in the last minute by showing empty hands. The former minister alleged that TG venkatesh got the seat using his money power. He laments that the present day TDP is very different from what it was during NTR's days.
"Being a Dalit and senior leader I have pinned hopes on my RS nomination. There is no respect for seniors in the party and senior members are bypassed for younger people with money. Present TDP is very different from older days and there is no place for weaker sections in the party" Pushpa Raj said. Meanwhile all RS members of the state likely to get elected unanimous as parties fielded candidates only according to their respective strengths in Assembly.mous acceptance.