Candidates in fray for Visakhapatnam East Assembly constituency listed many problems dogging the area and said they would try to solve them. Prabha Goud (Congress), R.K.S.V. Kumar (CPI-M), Maddila Srinivas (AAP), P. Nikunj (Pyramid Party of India) and Tadi Manohar Kumar (JSP) participated in a face-to-face programme organised by the VJF. MLA V. Ramakrishna Babu of TDP and Vamsikrishna (YSRC) did not attend.
The contestants highlighted the problems like housing, basic amenities, facilities for fishermen, disputes over Simhachalam Devasthanam lands, etc.