People may be surprised but it is true. Regional party in India, TDP which is ruling state of Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation is all set to have world’s second largest army. Nara Lokesh, son of modern day chanakya, AP CM Chandra Babu Naidu, revealed his plans to make TDP possess world’s second largest army after USA. Lokesh said already the party got 18000 cadres in just 6 months time and he hopes to induct 25 lakhs into the party fold before the end of 2014. He said in 2012, TDP inducted 15 lakhs into the party and at that time membership cost was just 20 Rs. He said this time membership cost is 100Rs but will come with various benefits.
He said each member will be provided accidental insurance cover worth 2 lakhs and if anyone gets injured they will be given 55000Rs. He said already the party reached MOU with 30 hospitals and cadre is entitled to get 10-50% discount as inpatient and outpatient. He revealed that in 2 years talks are on to increase the hospitals to 200. He said talks are on with travel agents too.
He informed that from November membership drive starts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangna and in December in other states like Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andaman Nicobar and Karnataka. He said membership drive will be paperless and its cadre will enroll them entering details on their tablets. He said each and every district will be covered. Lokesh said with 25 lakhs of cadre by 2014, TDP will be second largest in the world after US army which is at present stands at 32 lakhs.