The BJP has accused Gautamy of playing politics against Kamal, who is critical of the central government. It has been reported that the field has been unloaded

Gautami, who had acted in 95 films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, said that she would not contest the election. She was not looking for a seat or a post in the party, she said.

”But I think that the BJP is the best party. Being a public figure, I can also contribute to strengthen it,” she added.

Party general secretary Venkaiah Naidu said many leading film personalities including Mohan Babu and Ranganath had agreed to campaign for the BJP. Film stars Krishnam Raju and Giri Babu have already joined the party.

Naidu said 13 prominent Telugu Desam Party leaders, including two MPs, had joined the BJP in Andhra Pradesh.

It is said that the party has left Gautamy to criticize Kamal, who is critical of the BJP government. It is also reported that Gauthami will soon be given the post of BJP spokesperson.