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Chandrababu Naidu

Founded by movie legend NTR, Telugu Desam Party has always punched above its weight

Within a year of its launch, the Telugu Desam Party unseated the Congress government from Andhra after 27 years in office.     
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs stage protest at Parliament House demanding Special Category status for Andhra Pradesh in New Delhi | PTI

I am a TDP MP and this is why my party is at the end of its tether with the BJP

The people of Andhra Pradesh and their representatives aren’t being taken seriously.
Chandrababu Naidu

BJP to keep post-poll options open as TDP is all set to walk out of NDA

Chandrababu Naidu’s move in protest against Centre’s refusal to give Andhra a ‘special state’ status will be a political setback for BJP ahead of 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu

It’s complicated: TDP exiting Modi govt is latest chapter in on-off relationship

Chandrababu Naidu has asked his party members to resign as ministers after Jaitley rules out special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Has BJP’s big brother attitude damaged NDA beyond repair?

Experts weigh in on the turmoil within the National Democratic Alliance (with the TDP and Shiv Sena) as allies say that BJP ignores their suggestions.

Amaravati is Naidu’s Neverland. It is yet to come out of glitzy PowerPoint presentations

True to his hi-tech image, Chandrababu Naidu asked people to donate e-bricks to the construction of Amaravati, each brick costing Rs. 10. The challenge now is to convert the virtual reality into reality, brick by brick.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and former Prime Minister L.K Advani

Missing in action: NDA convenor who could’ve held alliance together

Since 2013, there has been no official convenor of the NDA. Allies indicate they’ve begun to feel sidelined, with no one to keep the house in order.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu

Naidu wants to convince the aggrieved Telugu that BJP played spoilsport and secure a second term

TDP has given the BJP a long rope. It had made several representations to the Centre, underlining that Andhra needed more hand-holding.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu

BJP top guns out to sort out alliance crisis with TDP

Senior ministers like Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari to assure sops for Andhra Pradesh; CM Chandrababu Naidu to hold crucial TDP meeting today.


shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.


What is a Hawk, the jet that crashed at Aero India rehearsal in Bengaluru

The introduction of the Hawk resurrected the Surya Kiran aerobatics team in 2015, but Tuesday, two aircraft collided in Bengaluru, killing one IAF officer.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.