This party to contest Assembly polls in Odisha

 SMTV Desk 2018-12-08 17:59:29  Chandra Babu, Lok sabha, Odisha assembly polls
This party to contest Assembly polls in Odisha

New Delhi, December 08: According to the latest reports, The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has decided to contest the Lok Sabha and the Odisha Assembly elections in the BJD-ruled state next year.

In this regard, TDP s Odisha in-charge Rajesh Putra told reporters in Koraput that the TDP will field candidates in 52 Assembly constituencies and five Lok Sabha seats in Odisha. He also said the TDP would like to focus in the southern region of the state where Telugu language is being spoken by the people.

The districts where the TDP would field its candidates have been identified as Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam and Nabarngpur. Stating that the TDP has a stronghold in these districts, Putra said the party leadership feels that the dense population of Telugu people in these areas might be beneficial to the party.

The TDP candidates are likely to contest from Koraput, Nabarangpur, Berhampur and Aska constituencies, he said, adding that another parliamentary constituency will be decided later.

He said TDP President Chandrababu Naidu will announce the name of the candidates very soon. A primary survey in this regard is underway in 52 Assembly constituencies of the state, Putra said. The party will apprise the voters of Odisha about the developmental activities in Andhra Pradesh, he added.