Telugu Desam Party elected to power in Andhra Pradesh ousting anti-Hindu YSRCP

  • Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as Chief Minister
  • Ruling YSR Congress party defeated
Telugu Desam Party leader Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati – In the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections of 2024, Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has triumphed, displacing the ruling Y.S.R. Congress. In the 175- member assembly, the Telugu Desam Party has secured 135 seats. The Telugu Desam Party has announced that Chandrababu Naidu will take the oath as Chief Minister on 9thJune. This will mark Naidu’s fourth term as Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister, having previously held the position from 1995 to 2004.

1. In 2019, the Telugu Desam Party was defeated by the Y.S.R. Congress. This time, the TDP formed an alliance with Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party and the BJP, which benefitted TDP.

2. The National Democratic Alliance had announced a pension of Rs 1,500 per month for women aged 19 to 59, promised 2 million jobs, and an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 per month.

From prison to the Chief Minister’s office

Chandrababu Naidu was imprisoned in connection with a corporate scandal but was released on bail. He was arrested in 2023 and spent two months in prison. The TDP accused the ruling Y.S.R. Congress party of vendetta politics. Upon his release, Naidu vowed to return to power. He had previously exited the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance but rejoined it upon his release, a decision that benefitted him.