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TDP-BJP crisis ends, TDP gets Ichchapuram seat

Hyderabad: The stalemate over the electoral alliance between TDP and BJP ended this evening with the latter agreeing to part with the Ichchapuram Assembly seat and settle for 13 seats in all, across Andhra Pradesh.BJP

PTI [ Updated: April 18, 2014 22:44 IST ]
tdp bjp crisis ends tdp gets ichchapuram seat
tdp bjp crisis ends tdp gets ichchapuram seat

Hyderabad: The stalemate over the electoral alliance between TDP and BJP ended this evening with the latter agreeing to part with the Ichchapuram Assembly seat and settle for 13 seats in all, across Andhra Pradesh.


BJP national spokesman Prakash Javadekar, AP unit president Kambhampati Haribabu, TDP MP Y Satyanarayana Chowdary and former MP Kambhampati Ramamohan Rao held talks at senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu's residence here this evening to resolve the crisis that threatened to wreck the alliance.

The BJP was initially given 14 Assembly and four Lok Sabha seats in the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh as part of the alliance.

The TDP raised an alarm yesterday saying the BJP fielded very "weak" candidates at some places that could eventually benefit the rivals and damage the alliance's prospects.

TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, during his election meetings in Vizianagaram district yesterday, made public his displeasure over the BJP's selection of candidates.

"We have aligned with the BJP to see that Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister and rid the country of the corrupt and inept Congress rule. The alliance was also in the interests of our state. But somehow the BJP has fielded very weak candidates in some places which will only benefit the rival parties. It's scaring us," Chandrababu apprehended.

He rushed back to Hyderabad from Visakhapatnam late last night while Javadekar too reached Hyderabad to sort out the differences.

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