TDP sounds poll bugle from Pulivendhula

The Telugu Desam Party launched its election campaign officially from Pulivendhula in Kapada district, the home turf of YSR Congress President Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy. The Telugu Desam Party, during its recent politburo meeting, also decided to announce the first list of candidates before the Election Commission’s notification for Assembly as well as General elections. 
After announcing a slew of sops, the TDP leadership believes financial benefits from the government have been extended to almost all the families in the State and several families have benefitted from debt redemption scheme, pensions, Pasupu Kumkuma and other schemes.
Keen on picking up winning horses, the TDP leadership will discuss the performance of leaders based on survey reports, caste equations and other details. Out of the 175 Assembly constituencies, the TDP is likely to announce candidates for more than 100 in the first list itself.
The politburo also entrusted the responsibility of the Lok Sabha elections in Telangana with the leaders of the neighbouring State and permitted them to take decisions based on the political situation.The politburo also decided to form Manifesto Committee and Strategy Committee. 
The Manifesto Committee, to be appointed by the Chief Minister, will interact with a cross-section of people to take suggestions from them. The Strategy Committee will review the progress of campaigns from time to time.
Discussing on several leaders shifting from the TDP, the Politburo felt that leaders who joined the party before and after 2014 elections are with the party. A few leaders, who are not confident of getting party tickets, opted to join other parties and it will be a loss only for such leaders and not for the TDP, the TDP Chief said.
Meanwhile, Water Resources Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, his son KT Rama Rao and YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy were behind the TDP leaders’ defection to the Opposition party.

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