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TDP pledges support to NDA

HYDERABAD, DEC. 22. The Telugu Desam has pledged support to the NDA Government in dealing with the situation arising from December 13 terrorist attack and its aftermath, taking into consideration the unity and integrity of the country.

A decision to the effect was taken by the Telugu Desam politburo meeting chaired by the Chief Minister and the party president, Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu, at the NTR Bhavan here on Saturday.

Dr. Umareddy Venkateswarlu, MP, told reporters that the politburo felt that the Vajpayee Government should explore all possible diplomatic avenues, mobilise international support and take political parties into confidence before taking any major decision in fighting Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.

It condemned the terrorist attack on the Parliament House in strong terms.