In 2009 election campaign Chiranjeevi twirled his mustache in Pulivendula. In 2011, some unidentified persons threw eggs on Praja Rajyam Party president who was there to campaign for the Congress party in by-elections.
Earlier Chiranjeevi took pot shots at YS Jaganmohan Reddy saying that it is not monarchy to inherit power from father to son, it is democracy. Will Chiranjeevi’s presence make any difference to the Congress party’s fortunes in Kadapa and Pulivendula is only known after election results. The Congress party is taking the by-elections as prestige issue. On the other hand, Jagan termed the elections as the fight between the arrogance of Delhi and pride of Kadapa.