Pithapuram in East Godavari district in AP is an important place with great religious, cultural and historical significance besides being a politically important constituency as well.
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan in the past had stated that he might choose to contest from Pithapuram. However, within political circles, there is a widespread sentiment that any party that wins from Pithapuram has never won elections at the state level. The political history of the election outcomes of various parties has been also proved this popular belief in the past. Despite the belief that contesting from Pithapuram is jinxed, several leaders are vying from a ticket from this constituency.
However, if Pawan Kalyan chooses not to contest from Pithapuram, according to the political grapevine, other Jana Sena Party leaders like K Satish Babu, A Venkata Subba Rao, Jagadeesh Chandra Vasu, Toleti Sirisha, Challa Lakshmi etc are also said to in the race to grab a ticket from Pithapuram.