The constituency of Araku is under the spotlight as it prepares for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Known for its picturesque hills and coffee plantations, Araku is an important tourist destination. However, it is currently the centre of intense political heat between the existing YSRCP government and the opposition TDP. Araku has a significant Scheduled Tribes population and has been reserved for them under the SC/ST category. The competition is sure to be fierce in this scenic constituency with over a million residents.