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Telugu Desam Party

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Parliamentary Chairperson
Y S Chowdary

Rajya Sabha leader
Tulla Devender Goud

N. Chandrababu Naidu

29 March 1982

N. Chandrababu Naidu

Lok Sabha leader
Thota Narasimham

N. Chandrababu Naidu

N. T. Rama Rao

Political position
Centre-right politics

Telugu Desam Party

Student wing
Telugu Nadu Students Federation (TNSF)

NTR Bhavan, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana

Integral humanism, Social liberalism, Conservatism, Regionalism


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Telugu Desam Party ("Party of the Telugu Land"), abbreviated as TDP, is a regional political party active in the Southern States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The party was founded by N. T. Rama Rao on 29 March 1982. Since 1995, the party is headed by Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the incumbent Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The party's headquarters is located at NTR Bhavan in Hyderabad.


N.T. Rama Rao became the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1983 within nine months of the party's formation, thus forming the first non-Congress government in Andhra Pradesh. TDP also achieved the rare distinction of being the first regional party to become the main opposition party in Lok Sabha from 1984 to 1989.

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Parliamentary Leader

Mr Y. S. Chowdary is elected as the Parliamentary Chairperson of Telugu Desam Party on 4 June 2014.

Ideology and symbolism

TDP follows a pro-Telugu ideology. It was founded as an alternative to the Congress hegemony, by emphasizing on the Telugu regional pride and a party for farmers,backward castes and middle Class people. Since the 1990s, it has followed an economically liberal policy that has been seen as pro-business and pro-development at the cost of the rural areas. The TDP uses yellow as the background colour for the flag with a hut, wheel and plough symbol in the foreground. A bicycle is used as the official party symbol.

Lok Sabha

The total number of Lok Sabha seats in (previously undivided) Andhra Pradesh (1956-2014) was 42. After the 2014 bifurcation, there are 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana.The national united front was formed with N. T. Rama Rao as chairperson.Under the leadership of chandrababu naidu the NDA government was formed with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister of India. The TDP had G. M. C. Balayogi as the 12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

List of Chief Ministers

  • N. T. Rama Rao
  • First term (9 January 1983 – 16 August 1984).
  • Second term (16 September 1984 – 2 December 1989).
  • Third term (12 December 1994 – 1 September 1995).
  • Nara Chandrababu Naidu
  • First term (1 September 1995 – 13 May 2004).
  • Second term (8 June 2014 – Incumbent) (first CM to assume office of post-divided State / Newly formed State of Andhra Pradesh on 2 June 2014 to till date
  • Telugu Desam Party was the second largest party in 1984 Indian General Elections, Winning 30 seats with 4.31% of votes, thus achieving the distinction of becoming the first regional party to become a national opposition party.


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