In a blow to Chandrababu, 4 out of 6 TDP Rajya Sabha MPs join BJP

Four of the six Rajya Sabha members from Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party joined the BJP, on Thursday. The TDP MPs who joined the BJP are CM Ramesh, YS Chowdary, Garikapati Mohan Rao, and TG Venkatesh. Read More
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In Andhra, Jagan makes a big comeback, sweeps LS, state polls

The YS Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party, on Thursday, appeared on course for a landslide win in Andhra Pradesh parliamentary and assembly elections and swept 22 out the 25 Lok Sabha seats defeating the the N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party. Read More
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Opposition tries to reach out to TRS, YSRCP to form government

Although, YSRCP and TRS have been in touch with opposition parties since the exit-poll results, the BJP has also been banking on the two parties to boost the NDA numbers if the mandate doesn’t turn out to be what the exit polls predicted. Read More
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Twenty-two opposition leaders meet EC to track EVMs

Two days before counting of votes begins, representatives of 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission officials to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trails. Read More
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Oppn backs Mamata over EC’s Bengal decision, Didi says thanks

All the opposition leaders have expressed solidarity with Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after the Election Commission ordered to cut short campaigning in the state by a day in the wake of clashes between TMC and BJP workers. Read More
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Chandrababu meets Rahul, discusses post-poll alliance

Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and discussed plans to hold meeting of opposition parties on May 21, two days ahead of Lok Sabha result to make strategy about post poll alliance. Read More
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VVPAT counting: SC notice to EC seeking reply on opposition’s plea

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Election Commission to find an answer on the plea filed by several opposition leaders seeking the counting of VVPAT slips of 50% of EVMs in each constituency before the Lok Sabha election results are declared. Read More
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Naidu’s fast turns into a rallying point for opposition unity

N Chandrababu Naidu sat on the daylong fast at Andhra Bhavan demanding a special status for the state, which became the rallying point for opposition leaders seeking to put up a united front against the BJP-led NDA for the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Read More
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Chandrababu Naidu to meet Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss alliance

In his efforts to form a nationwide alliance against the Bhartiya Janata Party, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and president of Telugu Desam Party, Chandrababu Naidu, will meet the Congress president, Rahul Gandhi. Read More
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2019 Lok Sabha election: Parties enter alliance, seat-sharing talks

Political parties have started manoeuvring as the country prepares to enter election mode to elect the 17th Lok Sabha in about seven months from now. Some are planning to forge new alliances and some alliances are witnessing bargaining and wrangling for seats. Read More
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