Developments in TDP this week


TDP suspends its 9 rebel members who filed nominations after not getting tickets from the party- KPRK Phaneeswari, K Srinivasa Rao, Kantamaneni Ravi Shankar, M Madhava Reddy, Bommanacheruvu Sriramulu, N Vijaya Jyothi, A Raja Gopal Reddy, Sarva Srinivasarao, N Viswanadha Reddy, reported ANI.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) state president K Kala Venkat Rao hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ignoring the development of Andhra Pradesh.He further accused the Prime Minister of conspiring with Telangana Chief Minister KCR and YSRCP chief Jagan Reddy to remove names of TDP sympathizers from the voter list.
Minister for Energy and TDP-AP president Kala Venkata Rao on Friday expressed confidence that the party would win at least 142 Assembly seats out of the 175 seats in the State in the forthcoming elections.“The figure might even go up to 160 due to a strong positive wave that is sweeping the State in favour of the TDP,” Mr. Venkata Rao said
Former MLA from Narsipatnam and YSRCP leader, Mutyala Papa along with her husband Peda Babu and other followers on Friday joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the presence of party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He welcomed the couple and other followers with a yellow shawl.

Speaking on the occasion of the TDP Formation Day in Mangalagiri on Friday, IT Minister Nara Lokesh and Social Welfare Minister N Ananda Babu said it was only the TDP that is working for the welfare and pride of the people of Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh government over the course of five years from 2014-2018 issued government orders (GOs) to withdraw 21 criminal cases against various Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders. Many of those against whom cases have been withdrawn, are ministers and legislators in the present TDP government and are contesting in the upcoming state elections.Some of the cases that have been withdrawn include rape and murder charges.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday ordered the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the opposition party YSRCP to restrain themselves and stop politicising the murder of senior politician Y S Vivekananda Reddy, who was found dead at his home in Pulivendula town earlier this month.The Special Investigation Team (SIT) was also asked to refrain from disclosing the progress of inquiry to the media as the death had taken a political turn ahead of the polls.

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