D. Srinivas is the successful President of APPCC who brought the party twice into power in the state. DS has lot of influence in and around 10 Janapath. That’s the reason he got MLC Ticket though he fails to enter into Assembly. DS get hat-trick defeats in Assembly Elections. Though he has influence at Delhi but not in local Nizamabad. Two times from Nizamabad Urban and in 2014 he lost in Nizamabad Rural Segments.
DS lost the election to TRS candidate Baji Reddy Govardan by a margin of 26K votes. Many reasons there for his defeat. Telangana moment, State leadership and coverts in Nizamabad Congress are few hidden reasons for DS defeats. Late YSR was promoted Baji Reddy Govardhan in Nizamabad against DS and former Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy encourages Sudarshan Reddy against DS.
Adding to that, DS had no role at any time in Telangana moment. DS feels too much obedience to the party high command to make a comment against party leadership on Telangana issue. DS was spending most of the time at Hyderabad and New Delhi without landing in Nizamabad. This makes anger from the people.