Telugu Desam Party

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Telugu Desam Party
Leader N. Chandrababu Naidu
Founder N. T. Rama Rao
Lok Sabha leader Thota Narasimham
Rajya Sabha leader Tulla Devender Goud
Founded 29 March 1982 (1982-03-29)
Headquarters NTR Bhavan, Rd No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana[1]
Youth wing Telugu Yuvata
Ideology Populist
Regionalist
Social liberalism
Integral humanism
Conservatism
Colours Yellow
ECI Status State Party[2]
Alliance National Democratic Alliance (1999-2005; 2014-present)
National Front (1989-1996)
United Front (1996-1998)
Third Front (2009)
Seats in Lok Sabha
16 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
6 / 245
Seats in the Legislative Assembly
102 / 175
(Andhra Pradesh)[3]
15 / 119
(Telangana)
Election symbol
TDP party symbol
Website
www.telugudesam.org
Politics of India
Political parties
Elections

Telugu Desam Party ("party of the Telugu land"), abbreviated as TDP, is a regional political party active in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.[4] The party was founded by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao on 29 March 1982. Since 1995, the party is headed by Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the incumbent Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The party's headquarters is located at NTR Bhavan in the Hyderabad.

N T Rama Rao became the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1983 within nine months of the party's formation, thus forming the first non-congress government in Andhra Pradesh.[5] TDP also achieved the rare distinction of being the first regional party to become the main opposition party in Lok Sabha from 1984 to 1989 .[6]

Ideology and symbolism[edit]

TDP follows a regionalist, pro-Telugu ideology. TDP uses yellow as the background color for the flag with a hut, wheel and plough symbol in the foreground. Bicycle is used as the official party symbol.

Election history[edit]

Lok Sabha[edit]

The total number of Lok Sabha seats in (previously undivided) Andhra Pradesh (1956-2014) was 42. After the 2014 bifurcation, there are 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana.The national united front was formed with NTR as chairperson.Under the leadership of chandrababu naidu the NDA government was formed with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the prime minister of India.The TDP had Balayogi has the 12th lok sabha speaker.


Year General Election Seats won Change of Seats Vote% Change of Vote%
1984 8th Lok Sabha 32 4.31%
1989 9th Lok Sabha 2 Decrease 30 3.29% Decrease 1.02%
1991 10th Lok Sabha 13 Increase 11 2.96% Decrease 0.33%
1996 11th Lok Sabha 16 Increase 3 2.97% Increase 0.01%
1998 12th Lok Sabha 12 Decrease 4 2.77% Decrease 0.20%
1999 13th Lok Sabha 29 Increase 17 3.65% Increase 0.83%
2004 14th Lok Sabha 5 Decrease 24 3.04% Decrease 0.61%
2009 15th Lok Sabha 6 Increase 1 2.51% Decrease 0.53%
2014 16th Lok Sabha 16 Increase 10 2.52% Increase 0.01%

Assembly[edit]

The total number of Assembly seats in previously united Andhra Pradesh was 294. At present, Andhra Pradesh has 175 Assembly seats and Telangana has 119 Assembly seats.

Year General Election Leader of Party Seats won Change of Seats Vote% Change of Vote% Result
1983 7th Assembly Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao 214(13 allies) 54.04% (67% with allies) Won
1985 8th Assembly Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao 235(33 allies) 0 46.21% (63.7% with allies) Decrease 7.83% Won
1989 9th Assembly Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao 94 (20 allies) Decrease 128 36.54% (45.3% with allies) Decrease 9.67% Lost
1994 10th Assembly Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao 264(38 allies) Increase 142 44.14% (67% with allies) Increase 7.60% Won
1999 11th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 194 (14 allies) Decrease 36 39.87% (45.3% with allies) Decrease 4.27% Won
2004 12th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 90 (43 allies) Decrease 133 37.59% (49% with allies) Decrease 2.28% Lost
2009 13th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 97(5 allies) Increase 45 28.12% (33.4% with allies) Decrease 9.47% Lost
2014 14th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 127(10 allies) 107 new A.P., 20 T Increase 35 28.12% (36% with allies (48% A.P., 21.5%T)) Decrease 1.47% Won

List of Chief Ministers[edit]

  • Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
    • First term (9 January 1983 – 16 August 1984).
    • Second term (16 September 1984 – 2 December 1989).
    • Third term (12 December 1994 – 1 September 1995).
  • Nara Chandrababu Naidu
    • First term (1 September 1995 – 13 May 2004).
    • Second term (8 June 2014 – Present) (first CM to assume office of post-divided / Newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh in 2014).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "contact TDP". Telugudesam.org. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  2. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "TDP wins 102 out of 175 seats". 
  4. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/tdp-plans-to-emerge-as-a-national-party/article6053898.ece
  5. ^ List of Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh
  6. ^ Indian general election, 1984

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