According to media reports, jagan approved Ganta's membership in the YSRC following lobbying by a senior minister from the Andhra Botsa Satyanaryana region of the state's north coast and after consulting with the YSRC leader in charge of Viskahapatnam and tirumala tirupati Devasthanams chairman Y v Subba Reddy. But neither Ganta nor the YSRC provided a confirmation. In this sense, even the tdp leadership has remained silent. Ganta has all of a sudden been advocating for the Kapu community.
He planned a programme on december 26 to mark the passing of Kapu chieftain vangaveeti Mohana Ranga. And on the first day of the new year, he gave out cards to friends and well-wishers with a photo of tdp leader N chandrababu naidu and a message wishing the residents of the state a prosperous year ahead. This has led to rumours that Ganta has abandoned his ambitions to join the YSRC and is instead anticipating the tdp ticket from either Bhimili or Chodavaram or Anakapalle.