Ending days of acrimony, Telugu Desam Party and Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday night stitched a pre-poll electoral alliance in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. As per the understanding, TDP has agreed to shell out 45 (out of 119) Assembly and eight (out of 17) Lok Sabha seats to BJP in Telangana and 15 (175) Assembly and five (25) Lok Sabha seats in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.
However, an official announcement in this regard is yet to be made as BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar is still closeted in talks with TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu over the exact number of seats they would be sharing. On a day of hectic activities in both parties, Javadekar flew from New Delhi along with his party leaders Naresh Gujral and Satish Goyal and held discussions with Chandrababu Naidu at his residence in Hyderabad.
Later, TDP Leaders Y Satyanarayana Chowdary, Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, L Ramana and Errabilli Dayakar Rao continued the talks with Javadekar when a broad understanding was reached between the two parties over the number of seats to be shared in each region, sources said. After this, Javadekar went to Naidu’s residence and continued the talks to iron out some rough edges certain seats in and around Hyderabad. The discussions between the two were still on till late tonight.
TDP and BJP are going to announce the first list of candidates for the April 30 election in Telangana, Today .