Telugu Desam Party

Telugu Desam Party (Party for Telugu Land and People) or TDP is a regional political party in India's Andhra Pradesh state. It was founded by former Telugu film star N. T. Rama Rao ("NTR") on March 29, 1982, as an alternative to the ruling Congress Party in the state.

In the 8th Lok Sabha 1984, it was the second largest party with 39 members.

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YSRCP seeks disqualification of Andhra speaker

Hyderabad, June 28

Opposition YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh has sought disqualification of state Assembly Speaker K. Sivaprasada Rao for allegedly admitting that he spent Rs.11.50 crore in the 2014 assembly elections.

Telangana CM plans protest in Delhi over high court issue

Hyderabad, June 28

Amid a raging row over appointment of Andhra origin judges in Telangana, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao plans to stage a protest in Delhi to demand immediate bifurcation of the high court.

Telangana CM promises justice to farmers hit by project

Hyderabad, June 25

Bowing to growing protest by farmers and opposition parties, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced that farmers going to be affected by Mallanna Sagar irrigation project will be paid compensation in the manner being sought by them.

Andhra Pradesh's Kapu leader continues fast in hospital

Vijayawada, June 12

Kapu leader and former Andhra Pradesh minister Mudragada Padmanabham continued his indefinite fast for the fourth day on Sunday.

Fasting Kapu leader arrested in Andhra

Vijayawada, June 9

Amid high drama, police in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday arrested Kapu leader and former minister Mudragada Padmanabham, hours after he went on an indefinite fast over quota for his community.

BJP seeking to win extra seats, contain Congress in RS polls

New Delhi, June 2
Assured of winning at least 17 seats in the upcoming biennial elections to 57 seats in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP is seeking to win some bonus seats with extra votes it has in five of the 15 states going for polls on June 11.

Prabhu, Chowdary file papers for RS from Andhra

Hyderabad, May 31

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdary on Tuesday filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh.

Venkaiah thanks TDP for support to Prabhu's candidature

Hyderabad, May 30

Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has thanked the ruling Telugu Desam Party for support to the candidature of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for a Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh.

Chandrababu running a corrupt government in Andhra: YSR Congress

New Delhi, May 30

The opposition YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh has accused Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu of running a "corrupt" government and "making a mockery of democracy" by engineering defections to the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

BJP to woo regional parties for GST bill's passage in RS

Hyderabad, May 29

With the June 11 biennial elections set to change the numbers game in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP said it will "reach out to all regional parties" for support to help approved the pending bills, including the one on Goods and Service Tax.

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