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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Why Chandrababu Naidu gave up special status demand

Hyderabad, Sep 27
Ever since he took over as the first Chief Minister of the truncated Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu had been insisting on a special category status (SCS) for the state. Hence it came as a surprise to many when he decided to give up the fight and accept whatever the central government offered.

Telangana Speaker asked to dispose off petitions for TDP MLAs' disqualification

Hyderabad, Sep 21

The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Telangana Assembly Speaker to dispose off within 90 days petitions seeking disqualification of rebel legislators of TDP, who switched loyalties to the ruling TRS.

Hoisting of national flag marks Hyderabad merger day

Hyderabad, Sep 17

Unfurling of national flag at the offices of the political parties marked Hyderabad merger day on Saturday.

BJP challenges opposition to debate over special category status to Andhra

New Delhi, Sep 11

Accusing the opposition parties for criticising the union government over special category status to Andhra Pradesh despite its announcement of a special economic package, the BJP on Sunday challenged them for an open debate on the issue.

Move to create new districts in Telangana opens Pandora's box

Hyderabad, Sep 11
The move to create 17 new districts in Telangana has opened a Pandora's box with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government coming under intense pressure to make changes to its plan. Over 30,000 suggestions/objections have been received since the government issued its draft notification on the move last month.

Andhra assembly adjourned amid protest over special status

Hyderabad, Sep 10

The special status issue again rocked the Andhra Pradesh assembly on Saturday as no business could be conducted for the third consecutive day.

Bedlam in Andhra assembly over special status issue

Hyderabad, Sep 9

There was utter bedlam in the Andhra Pradesh assembly on Friday as opposition legislators jostled with marshals near the speaker's podium and uprooted the mike.

Andhra legislature disrupted by protest over special status

Hyderabad, Sep 8

The monsoon session of the Andhra Pradesh legislature began on a stormy note on Thursday as the opposition YSR Congress Party stalling the proceedings to protest against what it termed a denial of special category status to the state by the Centre.

No alternative but to welcome Centre's announcement: Chandrababu Naidu

Vijayawada, Sep 8

Admitting that he has no other alternative, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday welcomed the announcement by the Centre that it will provide monetary benefits to the state equivalent to special category status.

No special status for Andhra, Centre promises compensation

New Delhi/Vijayawada, Sep 8

Making it clear that Andhra Pradesh will not be accorded special category status, the Centre on Wednesday said the state will be provided monetary compensation through externally aided projects.

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