The Telangana leaders in Telugu Desam Party have different opinions. Senior leader Kadiam Sri Hari feels that it is better not to contest in by-polls. The by-polls are like referendum on Telangana issue, he stated.
It is not good to lose by contesting and we can send signals by not contesting that we are in favour of separate State, Kadiam insisted.
Another Telangana leader in the party Nagam Janardhan Reddy prefers to contest in by-polls. His reasoning is that the Congress party is contesting in elections, they too contest.
But the real decision maker, Chandrababu Naidu not uttering any words. Any way, the TDP will contest election that is a foregone conclusion.