Katthi Mahesh who is a controversial critic turned as a well known political activist may contest as MP from Chittoor District if everything goes well. As per the sources, Mahesh Katthi is keen to contest from YSRCP. He has become popular with his sensational comments on Pawan Kalyan and rivalry with his fans. Sources say that Mahesh is quite confident on his win but the high command is still skeptical considering his financial background. As this constitution is reserved he might get a chance.
As the sitting MP is Shiva Prasad from TDP and it it's a major challenge for Katthi Mahesh to convince the High Command. It's not too difficult for Mahesh because of his intensive political and legal knowledge, many key leaders in YSRCP are pushing his name forward, Some businessmen and other leaders are also interested to provide financial support if katthi turns into an active politician.
Katthi has another hurdle in the form of Chinta Mohan who may jump into YSRCP from Congress. Opting to his experience, YSRCP may consider him over Katthi. But until now, there is no conclusive information about his inclusion into the party. He was recently extended by the Telangana police for a period of six months followed by his comments on Hindu God Rama. He is now back in Hyderabad and appearing in TV debates as usual.