Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu has dropped enough hints at forging tie-ups with like-minded parties at the national level when he said the TDP was set to play an important role in the national politics after the next general elections.
Mr. Naidu asserted that the main Opposition party would be a major player in the two successor States after the bifurcation process is completed and “nothing can stop us from securing the majority votes”.
He was addressing the extended meeting of the Telangana TDP Forum organised on Saturday following the passage of the Reorganisation Bill in the Parliament. Mr. Naidu said efforts were underway to project the YSR Congress as the champion of the struggle for keeping the State united. He said the TDP that stood for united AP in 2004 elections respected the sentiments of the people and extended support to bifurcation in 2008. But, it remained firm on its demand for equal justice to the two regions. The Congress which completely set aside the Telangana issue, however, brought the issue to the fore after TDP made impressive gains in panchayat raj polls where it regained people’s confidence in both the regions.