On the last day for withdrawal of nominations, five candidates withdrew nominations on Tuesday in 17 Assembly constituencies in the district, leaving 320 contestants in the fray.

Of the five withdrawals, two are from Tenali, one each from Bapatla, Sattenapalli and Macherla.

Rebel trouble

Of all the parties, Telugu Desam will have to counter trouble from rebels who filed nominations in at least five important constituencies.