Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu starts focusing on TDP in Telangana, asks party cadre to get into poll mode

TDP, which had got 22 per cent vote share and won 20 Assembly seats along with BJP in the 2014 Assembly polls, would play a key role in forming government in the State after the next Assembly polls.

Published: 09th December 2017 02:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2017 10:49 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: As part of confidence building measures among his party cadres in Telangana, TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu told his party men that the new State is moving towards witnessing “coalition era”. Hence, he said the TDP, which had got 22 per cent vote share and won 20 Assembly seats along with BJP in the 2014 Assembly polls, would play a key role in forming government in the State after the next Assembly polls, if the party is able to retain its previous vote share. 

Naidu, who interacted with his party leaders from State-level to district-level in Telangana at NTR Trust Bhavan here on Friday, according to sources, did not rule out the possibility of the yellow party joining hands with TRS in the state. It is learnt that when some of the party seniors sought clarity on TDP’s stand with regard to forging alliances with other parties in next Assembly polls, Naidu asked them to leave the issue to his decision. “How can I give clarity on electoral alliances at this juncture? Electoral alliances would be forged depending on political developments at the time of polls. Hence, leave the issue to me and all of start actively mingling with people,” the TDP supremo told his party leaders.

During the five-hour-long meeting, Naidu reportedly sent clear message to his party leaders that he was very much serious on reviving the party in Telangana, which has witnessed exodus of its leaders to TRS.
While reviewing the party’s position in each Assembly-segment, the TDP supremo told the party leaders that the party had so far not appointed incharges in more than 50 constituencies in the State.

Recalling that the Central government is making efforts to hold simultaneous polls for both Lok Sabha and State Assemblies in the September/October next year, the TDP boss asked his party leaders to gear up the party cadres in segments, where the yellow party is still strong, for the Assembly polls. “Here after, I will pay special attention to party activities in Telangana.

I will personally monitor the functioning of each senior leader, regularly. I will hold teleconference with you on every Thursday from Amaravati. I will come to NTR Bhavan once in a month and will review party activities, hereafter. Our party cadre should be in poll mode by coming March,” Naidu told the party leaders, during meeting. Party state unit spokesperson Nannuri Narsi Reddy told Express that during the meeting, Naidu had first interacted with politburo members and later reviewed the party position.

Chandrababu Naidu asks party leaders to form committees 
Directs party leaders to form all committees from State to village level in the party
Asks them to hold training sessions to cadres, regularly
Orders all seniors to be with people, henceforth
Party to hold Palle Palle ku TDP (TDP in every village) programme from January 18 to March 29 for 70 days, touching all villages
Naidu to hold teleconference with party TS leaders on every Thursday from Amaravati
Asks party leaders to send “self-appraisal” reports to him, every fortnight
Suggests them to be more visible on social media

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