• Hyderabad: The BJP national initiative will take a choice soon on the Telugu Desam and BJP union in the state. The state BJP administration, which held preparatory converses with the Telugu Desam pioneers however couldn't achieve a comprehension, has now left the issue to the national initiative. Sources said Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu has taken up the union issue with BJP national president Rajnath Singh, M. Venkaiah Naidu and other national pioneers.
  • "Talks are still on as to a cooperation with the BJP. It is yet to be finished. We might positively want to host an organization together with a gathering which could help in development of Seemandhra and remaking of Telangana," said Mr Naidu on Monday night. State BJP president G. Kishan Reddy told this daily paper the BJP-TDP collusion would be chosen by the BJP national authority.
  • "We have left the choice on a partnership with Telugu Desam in Telangana and Seemandhra to the BJP national initiative. Talks are on," he included. Mr Kishan Reddy was sure that the BJP, riding high on a Modi wave, would pack countless Sabha seats in the state. The BJP-Telugu Desam Party cooperation had hit a barricade as the state BJP had looked for 50 for every penny of Get together and Lok Sabha seats in Telangana area, which works out to around 60 MLA and nine MP seats. So also, the BJP needed one Gathering seat in each of the 25 Lok Sabha situates other than five-six Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra where there are 175 Get together and 25 Lok Sabha seats.
  • Mr Naidu had purportedly dismisses both the recommendations and needed the BJP to definitely diminish the numbers expressing it didn't have the imperative quality to challenge and win the seats.The state BJP authority then again said that the Telugu Desam was "exceptionally powerless" in the Telangana district while the BJP was on a vastly improved balance.
  • "The BJP is exceptionally solid in Telangana while Telugu Desam Gathering is feeble. It's a known certainty. We are not asserting more seats in Seemandhra. Then again, I have left the issue to be chosen by the national BJP administration," Mr Kishan Reddy included. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu was confirmed as the first boss priest of new Andhra Pradesh at a capacity at Nagarjuna Nagar, 18km from here on Sunday. On the whole, 19 clergymen, including two pastors from Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) associate Bharatiya Janata Patry (BJP), were confirmed alongside the CM.
  • Representative E S L Narasimhan controlled the vow of office and mystery to Chandrababu at 7:27 PM, the favorable "muhurtam" set for the event. Senior lawmakers K E Krishna Murthy, Yanamala Ramakrishunudu, Ayyannapatrudu, Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, N China Rajappa, Palle Raghunath Reddy, Pattipati Pulla Rao, and Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy, who stayed faithful to the TDP through thick and flimsy, were drafted into the new state's first bureau.
  • Ganta Srinivasa Rao, who served as a minister in the erstwhile cabinet of Kiran Kumar Reddy and returned to the TDP on the eve of the recent elections, has also been made a minister. Women legislators Paritala Sunita, Kimidi Mrunalini and Peethala Sujatha found place in the council of ministers. Educationist P Narayana, who is not a legislator yet, has also been sworn in as minister. He is expected to be nominated to the AP Legislative Council soon.
  • BJP MLAs Kamineni Srinivas and P Manikyala Rao were also given cabinet berths, making the TDP ally, a partner in the state government. Late Union minister K Yerran Naidu's younger brother and three-time MLA Atchannaidu has been made a minister for the first time. Naidu takes over as the chief minister after 10 years as opposition leader. The 64-year-old Naidu has promised to revive and reshape the fractured and bifurcated state.
  • A host of dignitaries, including 15 union ministers, film stars and veteran BJP leaders such as LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides chief ministers of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Punjab and Goa attended the mega event. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thakre and five times Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal also attended. Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy did not attend the event though Naidu personally invited them.
  • Prime minister Narendra Modi promised all possible central help amid his confidence that the administrative experience and commitment of the chief minister will help take the state to newer heights. "We will have our capital on the Vijayawada-Guntur stretch that will be the world's best planned city, fully loaded with ultra modern facilities. I have even plans for introducing a bullet train to Chennai and Hyderabad," Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), roughly translated as ‘Telugu Land and People’s Party’, is a regional political party, as approved by the Election Commission of India. Its mass base is primarily in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The Telugu Desam Party has a centre-left political position and operates on the political ideologies of Populism, Regionalism and Social Liberalism. The basic appeal of the TDP is in its fight to build a welfare state for the Telugus, based on minority welfare schemes and social justice for one and all.
  • Formed in March 1982 by the social activist and politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, famously revered as NTR, the TDP has gained massive support among the people of Andhra Pradesh, owing to its dedications to uphold a secular policy, while at the same time, fiercely protesting against the blatant corruption of the Congress ministry. In the famous words of NTR, “Society is a temple, and people are deities.”
  • The presence of the Telugu Desam Party has been historic in many ways. It was one of the few Indian political parties to come to power within barely nine months of its formation. The TDP formed the historic first non-Congress government in Andhra Pradesh by winning a sweeping majority in the 1983 Andhra Pradesh assembly elections. Again, the TDP was the first regional party in independent India to have formed the opposition in the 8th Lok Sabha (1984). Leaving behind the BJP which won a meagre 2 seats in the Parliament, the TDP won an impressive 33 seats in the Lok Sabha, with the Congress forming the government.
  • Presently, the chairperson of the Telugu Desam Party is Nara Chandrababu Naidu, who took over the party after NTR, in 1995. The TDP has formed the government in Andhra Pradesh twice, from 1983-1989 and from 1994-2004. The leader of the Lok Sabha from the TDP is Nama Nageswara Rao, while the Leader of the Rajya Sabha from the party is Tulla Devender Goud. For the upcoming general elections in 2014, the TDP is currently looking for political coalition with its one-time ally, the BJP. The Telugu Desam Party has kept silent on the bifurcation of the state, which has earned the party criticism from other political outfits in the state have protested against the creation of Telangana.
  • The Election Symbol of the TDP is “Bicycle”. It is usually drawn on a yellow-coloured background. The colour yellow, used to depict the TDP, has immense symbolism, as it denotes what the party stands for. Yellow is the colour of brightness, of prosperity, happiness and wealth. The Election Symbol of the bicycle coupled with the yellow background is used to indicate that the TDP, by its simple measures and welfare policies, will bring happiness and prosperity to the Telugu-speaking people and all minority sections of the population across the state. As the party website pronounces its slogan, “Dare to dream . . . strive to achieve. ”
  • The Bicycle Election Symbol of the TDP is significant, as it symbolizes the march of the party towards overall progress and development of the various communities of the state. Like a bicycle which is used as a vehicle to reach a destination, the TDP ensures that it reaches its destination of achieving justice through struggle and protests and bring forth anti-capitalist and anti-globalization policies and schemes across Andhra Pradesh.