The Telugu Desam Party has asserted that it will not ally with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or National Democratic Alliance . The party also underscored the need for keeping communal parties at bay to protect the secular fabric of the country.

“People fear leaders like Narendra Modi. The nation will not progress unless the communal forces were shown their place,” said TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu. He was attending an ‘Iftar’ for Muslims organised by the party’s district unit here on Tuesday. At the Iftar, Mr. Naidu said India was known for communal harmony. But, some communal forces were attempting to hamper it, and people should oppose it tooth and nail.