The Congress decided to contest alone in Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha and assembly elections 2019. After a two-day interaction with district Congress committee presidents, former ministers, MLAs, and executive committee members of the Pradesh Congress Committee, Oommen Chandy, the Congress general secretary in charge of Andhra announced this decision.

TDP had tied up with the Congress in Telangana assembly elections but the results proved the alliance did not really work on the ground. The Congress ended up with 19 seats of the 119; TDP with just 2 seats in the Telangana assembly elections. The Congress who ruled the state from 2004-14, edged out in the 2014 elections by less than 2% vote share presiding over state bifurcation. As per the survey by Centre for the Study of Developmental Societies (CSDS) and Lokniti in 2018, the vote share of Congress may go up to 12% this time.