HYDERABAD: Before the formation of Telangana State, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was one of the strongest political parties present in the erstwhile Telugu state with a huge cadre right from the village level. However, things have changed after the State bifurcation.
With the people of Telangana going for the sentiment of bifurcation and voted TRS to power, TDP gradually lost its shine. In addition, after becoming the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu was forced to get busy with the state administration, which further deteriorated the condition of TDP in Telangana. In other words, lack of decisions from Chandrababu at the right time had cost TDP its strong cadre in Telangana over the last couple of years.
It is understandable that the TDP boss had been busy handling the affairs of Andhra Pradesh and the construction of Amaravati, being the Chief Minister of the State. But, it is no secret that in the game of Politics a short nap can really change a party’s fate if found not to be active. Interestingly, Chandrababu had not toured Telangana in the last two years after the ‘vote for note scam case’.
It looks like Mr. Babu has finally realized his mistakes with regards to Telangana after losing a powerful party cadre and senior leaders to either Congress or TRS. With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections coming near, Chandrababu held several meetings with his party’s central committee in Telangana over the last couple of days. It is learned that Chandrababu has decided to focus on Telangana TDP’s development spending at least two days in a week specifically to focus on the core issues of the State.
Further, the TDP dynamo guided his party leaders to go ahead with the proposed program of ‘Palle Palleku Telugu Desam’ – designed to unite TDP cadre at the village level. Also, he asked the senior leaders to fill up the already vacant Party District president posts. And in a boost up to the Telangana Telugu Desam party, Mr. Naidu will address a mega public meeting in Khammam next month!
Earlier, there were rumors that the Telangana TDP might merge with either TRS or Congress. However, the TDP boss has made it clear that the TDP will continue to strive for the welfare of the people of Telangana even if it means fighting alone against the ruling government.