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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

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.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.