Election Twist: TDP-BJP alliance to continue in Seemandhra, Andhra

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TDP-BJP alliance in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, April 18: Putting an end to all speculations, it has been reported that TDP, BJP alliance will continue in Seemandhra. Party sources on Friday, April 18 informed that Icchapuram assembly seat will be returned to TDP by BJP. In return, TDP will allot three MLC seats later.

Latest development in TDP-BJP alliance in NDA surfaced after the crucial meeting between BJP leader Prakash Javadekar and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu.

The BJP is said to have agreed to part with two Assembly seats, out of the 14 allotted to it as part of the alliance, and also agreed to change its candidates in two places.

It may be recalled that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu expressed serious displeasure over the choice of candidates by the BJP in certain Assembly constituencies allotted to it.

"If they put up such weak candidates, it will only benefit the rival parties and weaken the alliance. It will also impact our prospects in the Lok Sabha elections," Chandrababu said in election meetings in Vizianagaram district.

He rushed back to Hyderabad to sort out the issue even as BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar too reached here and discussed the issue with TDP MP Y Satyanarayana Chowdary.

The TDP reportedly offered Rajahmundry Lok Sabha seat to the BJP, in addition to the four already given, in lieu of Ichchapuram, Rajahmundry Urban, Narsaraopet, Guntakal, Santanutalapadu and Tadepalligudem Assembly segments.

It asked the national party to change candidates in some other seats where it was weak. The BJP is said to have agreed to part with only two Assembly seats, besides changing nominees in two other places.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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