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Political party in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

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Telugu Desam Party: Political party in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Telugu Desam Party, abbreviated as TDP, is a regional political party active in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The party was founded by N.T. Ramarao on 29 March 1982. After 1995, the party is headed by N. Chandrababu Naidu, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The party's headquarters is located at NTR Bhavan in Hyderabad.


Why is Andhra govt not making public memorandum given to PM, asks TDP leader

IndiaTimes - Published

Nara Lokesh, other top TDP leaders join bike rally in support of protesting Amaravati farmers

TDP General Secretary Nara Lokesh was among the TDP leaders who were part of the bike rally.
DNA - Published

Is Jagan Mohan dumping Amaravati due to Kamma factor?

Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government alleged that Amaravati was planned and designed as the state capital to benefit Kammas, a dominant case in the region but opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has..
IndiaTimes - Published

Citizenship Amendment Bill faces Rajya Sabha test: How the numbers stack up

In the Upper House, NDA has 94 members and it will have to garner the support of at least 121 members to get the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed. AIADMK, JD(U) and Akali Dal have 11, 6 and 3..
IndiaTimes - Published

LS passes citizenship bill 311-80 at midnight, Shah says ‘NRC is coming’

The stage is now set for a clash in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are closer even as NDA seems to have requisite support with the backing of BJD, AIADMK, TDP and YSR-CP. The government’s cause could..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ex-Andhra CM Naidu calls Jagan 'despot' after state govt scraps Amaravati 'Start-up Area Project'

This project was envisaged by Andhra Pradesh's former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu during the earlier Telugu Desam party regime
DNA - Published

House arrest saga: After TDP chief Chandra Babu Naidu, TDP President from Krishna district put under house arrest

This development comes after former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh were put under house arrest, hours before a proposed 'Chalo Atmakur' rally in Guntur district of the state.
DNA - Published

Govt can't stop our leaders from joining Chalo Atmakur rally through arrests, says TDP chief Naidu

The state's YSRCP government cannot prevent our leaders from joining 'Chalo Atmakur' rally through arrests, said former chief minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, who was put under..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Cannot control us by arresting': Chandrababu Naidu slams Jagan Reddy govt in Andhra Pradesh

Several TDP leaders were put under house arrest by the police on Wednesday morning as preventive measure restraining them from participating in "Chalo Atmakur" rally.
DNA - Published

Telangana: Around 60 prominent TDP leaders, thousands of party workers join BJP

"It is a very, very good sign as far as the Telangana unit is concerned...," said Lanka Dinakar, who himself shifted from TDP to BJP in June earlier this year.
DNA - Published

Senior TDP leader Motkupalli Narsimhulu set to join BJP

Narasimhulu will join the ruling brigade in presence of party president Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda in the national capital.
DNA - Published

Prime Minister Narendra Modi masterstroke floors many in Opposition

Cong whip in RS resigns over party stand * BSP, AAP, TDP turn surprise supporters * AIADMK, BJD, YSRCP & ally Sena hail govt's big move
DNA - Published

Three TDP MLAs suspended from AP assembly for obstructing proceedings

The three, K Atchannaidu, Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary and Nimmala Ramanaidu, who are deputy leaders of TDP in the assembly, have been suspended from the House for the rest of the Budget session.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

BJP woos rival members to boost its Rajya Sabha numbers

The BJP is in an overdrive to get the better of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, winning over members of rival parties to boost its numbers in the Upper House. Four of the 6 TDP MPs in Rajya Sabha..
IndiaTimes - Published

World Bank says it 'dropped' Amaravati project due to Centre withdrawing finance request

The World Bank has said it 'dropped' the $300-million loan proposal for the Amaravati development project as the central government withdrew the financing request, triggering a blame game between the..
IndiaTimes - Published

TDP leaders Kesineni Srinivas and Buddha Venkanna in open war on Twitter as party continues meltdown

The feud comes amid speculation that Srinivas is preparing to leave the party.
DNA - Published

TDP will become 'empty of MLAs' just like Congress: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Chouhan said, "TDP leader and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was more inclined towards national politics. He kept roaming around in the national..
DNA - Published

Left & TDP find no cheer too

IndiaTimes - Published

NDA to be just six short of halfway mark in Rajya Sabha on July 5

With four TDP and one INLD MP joining BJP and another four to be added to the ruling alliance by July 5, NDA is inching closer to majority in Rajya Sabha. Though NDA’s strength as on Sunday stood at..
IndiaTimes - Published

People of 14 villages meet Naidu to extend support on order of demolition of Praja Vedika

Farmers from 14 villages in Amaravati visited Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu at his residence and extended their support to him on the order issued by the state government for..
DNA - Published

Several TDP, Congress leaders from Telangana join BJP

Senior state Congress leaders M Shashidhar Reddy and the party's minority cell leader Sheik Rahmatullah also joined the BJP.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Demolition of 'Praja Vedika', deemed 'illegal' by Jagan Reddy, continues; HC rejects plea to stay

The demolition of 'Praja Vedika' building, which was constructed by the previous Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government in the state, is underway for the second day.
DNA - Published

Andhra CM Jaganmohan Reddy orders legal action against Chandrababu Naidu over 'graft' in power purchase pacts

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday ordered a probe into alleged corruption in power purchase agreements signed during the previous TDP rule and initiation of legal action..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jagan Reddy alleges 'massive corruption' in agreements signed by Naidu government, orders probe

ndhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday alleged 'massive corruption' in Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed by the previous TDP government. Jagan has ordered a probe into the..
IndiaTimes - Published

TDP's Galla comes down heavily on BJP, says it is breaking party

Four of the six TDP members in the Rajya Sabha recently joined the BJP and sought merger of the TDP Legislature Party with the saffron party.
DNA - Published

BJP now looking at defections of TDP MLAs in Andhra

This comes amidst media reports that many of the TDP leaders, mainly those who were raided by the central regulatory agencies such as ED, CBI and income tax for alleged irregularities.
IndiaTimes - Published

4 TDP Rajya Sabha members joining BJP 'immoral & undemoractic'

The Telugu Desam Party Saturday asserted that four of its Rajya Sabha members joining the BJP clearly amounted to defection and called it "immoral and undemocratic". The YSR Congress, on the other..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

BJP now looks to woo more netas from TDP

IndiaTimes - Published

TDP lawmakers meet VP Venkaiah Naidu, seek disqualification of defectors

They handed over a letter to Naidu claiming the defectors' merger with the BJP was illegal.
DNA - Published

Everything is fair in BJP brand of politics: Mayawati takes dig at TDP MPs defection

​"Yesterday when the President was giving assurances to the country on the behalf of the government, the BJP on the same day engineered defection of four TDP MPs," she tweeted.
IndiaTimes - Published

Telugu Desam Party Rajya Sabha members join BJP

Four MPs backing saffron party will boost its strength in Upper House; Telugu Desam Party strength reduced to just two
DNA - Published

TDP jolted as 4 of 6 MPs in Rajya Sabha join BJP

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, a key campaigner for an opposition front against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha elections, suffered a major jolt on Thursday as four of the six party's..
IndiaTimes - Published

As four RS MPs defect to BJP, Chandrababu Naidu puts up brave face, says 'crises not new to TDP'

As four of his party Rajya Sabha MPs joined the BJP, Telugu Desam Party President N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday said such crises were not new to the party even as the state unit of the saffron party..
DNA - Published

4 TDP Rajya Sabha members join BJP, Chandrababu Naidu says 'don't be nervous'

Four of the six Telugu Desam Party members of Rajya Sabha Thursday joined the BJP and sought merger of the TDP Legislature Party with the saffron party.
DNA - Published

Defection of RS MPs: Crises not new to TDP, says Chandrababu Naidu

As four of his party Rajya Sabha MPs joined the BJP, Telugu Desam Party President N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday said such crises were not new to the party. Taking stock of the situation, Naidu, who is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Setback for Chandrababu Naidu: 4 TDP MPs resign, join BJP

Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh split on Thursday, with four of its MPs in Rajya Sabha resigning from the party. The four rebel MPs tendered their resignations to Rajya Sabha..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress, other oppositon parties skip all-party meet on simultaneous polls

Those joining the Congress in not attending the meeting include NDA ally Shiv Sena as well as the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the DMK, the Telugu Desam Party and the Trinamool Congress...
IndiaTimes - Published

Stalin, Naidu, Mamata, KCR to skip all-party meet convened by PM today

DMK president MK Stalin, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will not attend the meeting of political leaders..
IndiaTimes - Published

CM becomes Common Man: Chandrababu Naidu denied VIP privileges at Vijayawada airport, gets frisked

TDP leaders have objected to the incident, calling it a "witchhunt by BJP and YSR Congress Party".
DNA - Published

Jagan Reddy goes on scheme renaming spree in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday reviewed and renamed various schemes and policies of the previous government led by TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. ​​Reddy-led YSRCP government renamed..
IndiaTimes - Published

KCR-Owaisi ties, YSR-Naidu tiff give BJP room to grow

In Andhra Pradesh, the BJP is looking at luring top leaders of the Telugu Desam Party.
IndiaTimes - Published

Jaganmohan Reddy announces 'Rytu Bharosa', discards TDP's farmer scheme

Scrapping the previous TDP government's "Annadata Sukhibhava" scheme which promised to provide Rs 10,000 to farmers, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday announced a new scheme..
DNA - Published

Will try to serve Andhra Pradesh better than my father: Jagan Mohan Reddy

"During the 2014 elections, 67 MLAs won on the YSRCP ticket. TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu purchased 23 of them in the past five years. Similarly, he bought three of our nine YSRCP MPs," he said
DNA - Published

BJP eyes TDP leaders in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

After Karnataka, BJP is now looking to turn the Telugu states into its second large base in south India, inspired by the encouraging electoral benefits reaped in Telangana.
IndiaTimes - Published

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