It's official: BJP-TDP alliance breaks up in Seemandhra

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Hyderabad, April 18: The alliance between the BJP and TDP broke out in Seemandhra in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

TDP chief and former Andhra chief ministr N Chandrababu Naidu announced at Gajapathinagaram in Vijiyanagaram that there will be no alliance with the BJP in Seemandhra region.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar, however, said the alliance was still intact and could understand what Chandrababu meant by his words. He said they were reviewing things.

The latest development gave a blow to the less-than-2-week-old alliance between the BJP and TDP. The break up was caused by the BJP's choice of candidates in the Seemandhra region for the upcoming assembly election.

The TDP was upset with the BJP's choice of candidates for the assembly polls

The alliance, which was reportedly forged against the wishes of the local leaders of both the parties, was aimed at boosting the NDA's prospects in both the parliamentary and assembly polls. But the TDP leadership expressed its displeasure over the BJP's choice of assembly poll candidates and feared that they could harm the TDP's chances in the national election.

The BJP, however, refused to accept the TDP's request to withdraw its candidates, resulting in the break-up.

The alliance had marked the return of Chandrababu Naidu to the NDA after a long time.

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