Telugu Desam Party

  • Journalists protest ban on channels in Telangana September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: For a second consecutive day, journalists from two Telugu news channels on Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan demanding the lifting of a ban on their channels in Telangana. Police arrested about 70 employees of the two channels for staging a sit-in, seeking intervention of Governor ESL...
  • MPs fight over room in Parliament, TMC forcibly takes possession of office after TDP refuses to vacate August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been another case of politicians misbehaving in Parliament, but this time not in the Well of the House. A scuffle broke out between Telugu Desam Party and Trinamool Congress MPs in the halls of Parliament on Tuesday after TDP MPs refused to vacate an office allotted...
  • KCR meets PM, seeks special status for Telangana June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, and demanded special category status for his state. KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, sought a package and financial assistance for the new state. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief also urged...
  • TDP to set up special fund for party workers May 28, 2014

    The Telugu Desam Party has decided to set up a special fund to extend financial assistance to needy workers of the party. The TDP's annual conclave 'Mahanadu' okayed the fund proposal mooted by party president N Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh, who made his maiden speech at the event on Wednesday. Lokesh,...
  • Modi may merge ministries, cut Cabinet, allies seek key portfolios May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a day to go for Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, the final decision to decide the Cabinet is due to be taken soon. Modi is likely to merge ministries to downsize the government. Bharatiya Janata party leader Arun Jaitley is the front-runner for the post...
  • Seemandhra: Crucial battle between Jagan Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu May 6, 2014

    Just a day ahead of the eighth phase of polling, it is YSR Congress's Jagan Mohan Reddy vs TDP's Chandrababu Naidu for the crucial Lok Sabha seats of the Seemandhra region. But the question is as to which leader will be able to effectively capitalise on the anti-Telangana sentiment in...
  • BJP saves alliance with TDP, to contest in 4 LS seats April 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Saving themselves from a last minute embarrassment, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party on Friday ironed out differences ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Seemandhra, after a 4 hour meeting at Chandrababu Naidu's residence in Hyderabad. The BJP will be contesting in 13 Assembly...
  • Chandrababu Naidu's last bid to power hits roadblock April 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: The 63-year-old Nara Chandrababu Naidu is a worried man. The man who ruled undivided Andhra Pradesh for 9 years and wielded enormous clout at the national level is now battling infighting and trying to save his party. Naidu has been out of power for the past 10 years. He...
  • BJP makes last ditch efforts to save alliance with TDP in Andhra April 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Half way through the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now finding itself alone in the crucial state of Andhra Pradesh, where polling will be held on April 30 and May 7. The recently forged TDP-BJP alliance in the Seemandhra region is under severe strain over choice...
  • LS polls: YSR Congress promises 'golden era' in Seemandhra, Telangana April 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Promising to bring back the 'golden era' of late YSR Reddy in Seemandhra and Telangana, the YSR Congress on Sunday released its separate election manifestos for the two states. The party promised that if voted to power, it would launch a new scheme called "Aamma Badi' under which Rs 500...
  • LS polls: Telangana region all set to witness triangular contests April 7, 2014

    Telangana is all set to witness three-cornered contests for Lok Sabha and legislative assembly polls after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP alliance, and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) as well as Congress going their own way. Having ruled out merger or even an electoral alliance with the Congress, TRS...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state April 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • BJP's 24-hour deadline to TDP on sealing AP alliance deal ends today March 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party 24-hour deadline to the Telugu Desam Party over sharing of seats in Andhra Pradesh ends on Monday. Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu had on Sunday indicated that the BJP will go alone in the polls if the TDP fails to spell out its stand within...
  • AP: Three more Congress leaders join TDP March 10, 2014

    Exodus of Congress leaders to Telugu Desam Party continued with two MLAs and a former legislator joining the main opposition party of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. Senior Congress MLA and former Minister Silpa Mohan Reddy, MLA Labbi Venkataswamy and ex-MLA Challa Ramakrishna Reddy, all hailing from Kurnool district, joined TDP. TDP...
  • Only Chandrababu Naidu can develop Seemandhra, say ministers February 27, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, TG Venkatesh and Erasu Pratap Reddy, who are all set to join the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on Thursday said that only TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu had the ability to develop the Seemandhra region "comprehensively". "Now that Andhra Pradesh has been bifurcated, we need a...
  • Poll pact with BJP uncertain post Telangana Bill nod: TDP February 21, 2014

    Seething over BJP's support to the Telangana Bill in Parliament, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has indicated its reluctance about going in for an alliance with the national party in the upcoming general elections. Although the regional party had made no official announcement about entering into an alliance with BJP, the ground...
  • Union Minister Chiranjeevi defies Congress to oppose Telangana in RS February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Tourism Chiranjeevi defied the party line to oppose Telangana and also hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that is a sad period for Andhra Pradesh. Claiming that Congress alone cannot be blamed for the Telangana issue, Chiranjeevi said even the NDA promised the...
  • Telangana: Bandh enters second day today; Chiranjeevi resigns December 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: Protests in Andhra Pradesh against the Telangana decision entered the second day on Saturday. YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party have called a bandh to protest the bill cleared by the Union Cabinet for the creation of Telangana. Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi has also resigned from his post in protest...
  • Sonia playing with the lives of Telugu people, says Jaganmohan October 26, 2013

    Lashing out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for "playing with the lives of Telugu people" and "murdering democracy in broad daylight", YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy,on Saturday, called on Telugu people to give 30 Lok Sabha seats to his party in general elections, so as to stop the division...
  • Chandrababu undergoes treatment for jaundice at Hyderabad hospital October 14, 2013

    Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu, who undertook a six-day hunger strike against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in New Delhi recently, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital here for jaundice. Chandrababu was admitted to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology Sunday night on his return from the national capital. "His...
  • Chandrababu Naidu forcibly given IV fluids at RML Hospital October 12, 2013

    Fasting Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu was, on Saturday, forcibly administered intravenous fluids, after his health deteriorated on the sixth day of indefinite fast against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. "We were forced to give intravenous drip around 3.00 PM to avoid further deterioration of his health. He is...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 11, 2013

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  • After Jagan, Chandrababu Naidu begins fast against AP bifurcation October 7, 2013

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu has begun his indefinite fast in the national capital against Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation. He has also alleged 'political match-fixing' between some political parties of Andhra Pradesh and the Congress. "It is political match fixing. The Congress party did not follow any procedure. It...
  • Andhra Pradesh BJP not keen on a re-alliance with TDP? September 30, 2013

    Hyderabad: The much speculated Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) re-alliance seems to have hit a road block. The TDP, whose political fortunes are fast dwindling, is cosying up to its one time friend the BJP. The embattled TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu even met the...
  • TJAC organises massive public meet to demands early Telangana September 29, 2013

    Thousands of people attended a massive public meeting on Sunday to demand the central government to speed up the process for formation of separate Telangana state. The meeting organised by Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) at Nizam College Grounds in the heart of the city urged the central government to take...
  • Congress firm on Telangana decision: Digvijaya Singh September 26, 2013

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh Thursday said the party leadership was firm on its decision to carve out separate Telangana and made it clear that there would be no going back. He told reporters in the national capital that the concerns raised by people of Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra)...
  • Naidu hints at TDP, BJP tie-up, says Congress is our first enemy September 22, 2013

    Ahead of the 2014 general elections, there could be a tie up between the Telugu Desam Party and the BJP. TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu met BJP President Rajnath Singh in Delhi on Saturday. Last month, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had reached out to Naidu during his rally in...
  • Nine Andhra MPs suspended from Lok Sabha September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday suspended nine members from Andhra Pradesh from the house for five days for causing unending disruption over the decision to create a separate Telangana state. The speaker named the nine MPs - four from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and five from the...
  • Opposition leader in AP Council quits over Telangana August 30, 2013

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party politburo member and Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, on Friday tendered resignation from his post, protesting against "the manner" in which Congress proposed to bifurcate the state. Yanamala, who previously served as Speaker of AP Legislative Assembly, faxed his resignation as an...
  • Congress chief seeks revocation of suspension of 12 MPs from LS August 24, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana on Saturday requested Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath to revoke suspension of 12 Lok Sabha members from Andhra-Rayalaseema regions forthwith. The MPs -- eight of Congress and four of Telugu Desam Party -- were on Friday suspended from Lok Sabha for five sittings...