BJP-TDP reach poll accord
After weeks of protracted parleys interjected by frequent hiccups, the BJP and Telugu Desma Party (TDP) have arrived at an agreement on seat-sharing for the ensuing general elections.
The much-hyped and much delayed poll alliance by the two parties was announced at a joint press conference a short while ago by TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu and senior BJP leaders Prakash Javadekar and Naresh Gujral.
Mr Naidu said the TDP had opted for alliance with the BJP in the larger interest of the State and the Nation.
As per the agreement the BJP had been allotted eight Lok Sabha seats and 47 Assembly seats in Telangana and five Lok Sabha and 15 Assembly seats in seemandhra.
Mr Gujral hoped that the TDP headed by Mr Naidu would join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre. Mr Naidu claimed that the NDA would secure 300 plus Lok Sabha seats after the elections and would provide the much needed stable government at the centre.
He said with the held of the NDA government a lot of problems in both Telangana and Seemandhra regions would be solved.
(Posted on 06-04-2014)