The situation appears to be fluid in Tirupati with no party yet announcing its Lok Sabha candidate officially.

The Congress will most probably field its incumbent MP Chinta Mohan for the Tirupati Lok Sabha seat.

In 1999 and 2004, the TDP left Tirupati seat to its alliance partner BJP.

In a sense, the party does not have a suitable candidate to be pitted against Congress candidate since 1999.

The BJP is likely to project S. Munisubramanyam, a municipal contractor, as its candidate.

He expects the ‘Modi wave’ to turn the tide in his favour and has already launched enrolment drives chanting the Modi mantra.

A TDP-BJP alliance, if it materialises, will certainly be in favour of the combine.