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Telugu Desam Party

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]
Student wing Telugu Nadu Students Federation (TNSF)[2]
Youth wing Telugu Yuvata[3]
Women's wing Telugu Mahila[3]
Labour wing Telugu Nadu Trade Union Council (TNTUC)[3]
Peasant's wing Telugu Raithu[3]
Ideology Populism
Social liberalism
Integral humanism
Political position Centre
Colours Yellow
ECI Status State Party[4]
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
103 / 175
(Andhra Pradesh)[5]
15 / 119
Election symbol
TDP party symbol
Politics of India
Political parties

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.[6] The party was founded by N. T. 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.[7] 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 .[8]


  • Ideology and symbolism 1
  • Election history 2
    • Lok Sabha 2.1
    • Assembly 2.2
  • List of Chief Ministers 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Ideology and symbolism

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

Lok Sabha

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 30 3.29% 1.02%
1991 10th Lok Sabha 13 11 2.96% 0.33%
1996 11th Lok Sabha 16 3 2.97% 0.01%
1998 12th Lok Sabha 12 4 2.77% 0.20%
1999 13th Lok Sabha 29 17 3.65% 0.83%
2004 14th Lok Sabha 5 24 3.04% 0.61%
2009 15th Lok Sabha 6 1 2.51% 0.53%
2014 16th Lok Sabha 16 10 2.52% 0.01%


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) 7.83% Won
1989 9th Assembly Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao 94 (20 allies) 128 36.54% (45.3% with allies) 9.67% Lost
1994 10th Assembly Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao 264(38 allies) 142 44.14% (67% with allies) 7.60% Won
1999 11th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 194 (14 allies) 36 39.87% (45.3% with allies) 4.27% Won
2004 12th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 47 (2 allies) 133 37.59% (49% with allies) 2.28% Lost
2009 13th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 97(5 allies) 45 28.12% (33.4% with allies) 9.47% Lost
2014 14th Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu 127(10 allies) 107 new A.P., 20 Telangana 35 28.12% (36% with allies (48% A.P., 21.5%T)) 1.47% Won

List of Chief Ministers

  • N. T. 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).
  • N. Chandrababu Naidu
    • First term (1 September 1995 – 13 May 2004).
    • Second term (8 June 2014 – Incumbent) (first CM to assume office of post-divided State / Newly formed State of Andhra Pradesh on 2 June 2014).

See also


  1. ^ "contact TDP". Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Telugu Nadu Students Federation (TNSF) holds dharna at TSPSC". Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "TDP appoints leaders for its frontal wings". May 25, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "TDP wins 102 out of 175 seats". 
  6. ^
  7. ^ List of Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh
  8. ^ Indian general election, 1984

External links

  • Official website
  • Times of India, Telugu Desam Party news
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