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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EC rejects opposition demand for changes to VVPAT counting

The Election Commission rejected a demand by 22 opposition parties asking that voter-verifiable paper audit trail should be counted before electronic voting machines in polling stations wherever applicable. Read More
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Naidu meets Rahul, Akhilesh, Mayawati to cement alliance

Telugu Desam Party leader and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in order to bring together opposition parties and cement an anti-BJP front. Read More
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Sonia Gandhi invites opposition leaders for meeting on May 23

United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called for a meeting of the opposition leaders on May 23 – the day the Lok Sabha election results would be declared. DMK leader MK Stalin confirmed of having received a communication in this regard. 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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Opposition releases ‘note-ban sting’, BJP says it’s fake

The opposition sought to inject the November 2016 demonetization into the election discourse and released a video purportedly showing a BJP worker exchanging old notes in Gujarat on payment of a 40% commission. However, it did not vouch for the authenticity of the clip. Read More
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YSR’s brother ‘murdered’, political parties accuse each other

The suspected murder of Vivekananda Reddy less than a month before the elections in Andhra Pradesh has snowballed into major blame game among political parties. The opposition parties YSRCP and Telugu Desam Party are now accusing each other for the murder. 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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