Hyderabad, May 26 UNI | 2 months ago

A two-day annual conclave ' Mahanadu' of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will be held at Telugu Vijayam in Gandhipet near here from tomorrow.

As many as 25,000 delegates are likely to participate in the annual conclave.

Elaborate arrangements have been made at the 'Telugu Vijayam' campus for the party's Mahanadu coincides with the birth anniversary of TDP founder president late NT Rama Rao.

The Mahanadu did not take place last year but it was held at the same venue in 2010 and 2011. This will be last Mahanadu in the undivided Andhra Pradesh.

After paying tributes to party founder at NTR ghat tomorrow morning, TDP President Nara Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders will proceed to Gandipet in a bike rally.

The TDP workers have painted the city yellow with party's flags and banners.

A photo exhibition on Naidu's padayatra is also being organised and blood donation camps are also being planned across Andhra Pradesh.

The TDP is set to form the first government of residuary state of Andhra Pradesh by winning 102 seats in the 175-member Assembly.

Party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as Chief Minister on June 8 or 9.

The party , which also winning 15 Assembly seats in the new Telangana Assembly, emerged as the only party with a strong presence in both the states, post-bifurcation. At the 'Mahanadu', the party will constitute a separate committee for Telangana state while Chandrababu Naidu will be re-elected as chief of the Andhra Pradesh unit.

Among other things, the 'Mahanadu' will 'dedicate' the party's victory in recent elections in AP to the rank and file and pledge to work for a corruption-free India. 'Since the TDP will be joining the NDA government at the Centre, we will deliberate on various reforms that need to be brought in to ensure good governance and eliminate poverty. Our aim is a poverty-free India,' TDP secretary T D Janardhan said.

Besides organisational issues, the TDP would also discuss implementation of its election manifesto in AP and steps for exerting pressure on the Telangana government to address people's problems in the new state that would formally come into being on June 2.

(Posted on 27-05-2014)