Telugu Desam Party
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|Telugu Desam Party.Pedala Party|
|Leader||Nara Chandrababu Naidu|
|Founder||Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao|
|Leader in Lok Sabha||Nama Nageswara Rao|
|Leader in Rajya Sabha||Tulla Devender Goud|
|Founded||29 March 1982|
|Headquarters||NTR Bhavan, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034|
|ECI Status||State party|
|Alliance||National Front (1989-1996)
United Front (1996-1998)
Third Front (2009-present)
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
|Seats in Legislative Assembly|
Telugu Desam Party (Telugu: తెలుగు దేశం పార్టీ) (lit. Party for Telugu Land and People), abbreviated as TDP, is a regional political party in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The party was founded by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao ("NTR") on 29 March 1982. Since 1995, the party is headed by Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the incumbent Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly. The party's headquarters is located at NTR Bhavan in the Banjara Hills locality of Hyderabad.
The party stormed to power within nine months of its formation in the 1983 Assembly elections, thus forming the first non-Congress government in Andhra Pradesh. It also achieved the rare distinction of being the first regional party to become the main opposition party in the Central Government during the 8th Lok Sabha from 1984 to 1989. The party has governed the state of Andhra Pradesh twice from 1983 to 1989 and then from 1994 to 2004.
Assembly Election History 
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See also 
- "Election Commission of India".
- List of Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh
- Indian general election, 1984