Hyderabad: TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party pulled out of the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Seemandhra, said sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Thursday.
Earlier this month, the BJP and the TDP had finalised their pre-poll alliance in Andhra Pradesh. According to the seat-sharing plan, the BJP would have fielded candidates in five Lok Sabha seats out of 25 in Seemandhra. As the Assembly elections are also taking place simultaneously, the BJP got 15 out of 125 Assembly seats in Seemandhra.
Even as the alliance was being finalised, both the parties were facing internal resistance. TDP workers held protests outside Chandrababu Naidu’s residence while the Andhra BJP’s district heads had also submitted a memorandum opposing the alliance.
As per the sources, Chandrababu is not happy with the candidates in the 15 Assembly constituencies allotted to BJP in the Seemandhra aas they are supposed to be weak candidates. As the result in the Assembly constituencies would have an impact on the MP constituency, Chandrababu has preferred to pull out the alliance , say reports.
On the other hand, Producer Potluri Vara prasad was denied TDP MP ticket for Vijayawada. He too is ready to contest the Polls as an independant candidate. TDP chief is planning to make him contest on TDP Ticket.
The protests made by the TDP leaders who failed to get Assembly or Lok sabha seats are expressing their protest in various means. This also may be the reason for Pulling off the Alliance.
The BJP also is planning to install maximum number of candidates in the Seemandhra, thinking that the Modi wave would help them.
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