TDP will remain with NDA, refused to support ‘India’ alliance

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New Delhi. Amid the possibility of BJP falling short of majority in the Lok Sabha election results, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has said that it will remain with the saffron party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). At the same time, the TDP dismissed speculations of going with the ‘India’ alliance.

According to the Election Commission data till 7 pm, a challenging picture is emerging for the BJP. The party has won 89 seats and is leading in more than 150. In such a situation, the party is expected to win around 240 seats, which is much less than the 272 required for majority. TDP is moving towards victory in 16 out of 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh.

Senior TDP leader K. Ravindrakumar told PTI-Bhasha, “Our pre-poll alliance with BJP and Janasena in Andhra Pradesh is not just electoral. It is based on trust.” He said, “We will remain a part of the NDA. There is no question of supporting the ‘India’ alliance.” The TDP has made this claim amid the NDA and ‘India’ alliance trying to bring regional parties to their side. Congress has already offered that if the ‘India’ alliance comes to power, it will give special status to Andhra Pradesh, which is the main demand of the TDP. Just before the 2019 elections, the BJP and TDP left each other.

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