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Telugu Desam

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Introduction-
Telugu Desam Party, abbreviated as TDP, is a regional political party active in the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The party was founded by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao on 29 March 1982. Since 1995, the party is headed by Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the incumbent Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and the Leader of the House in the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly. The party's headquarters is located at NTR Bhavan in the Banjara Hills locality of Hyderabad.

The party came to power within nine months of its formation in the 1983 Assembly elections, thus forming the first non-Congress government in Andhra Pradesh.[4] It also achieved the rare distinction of being the first regional party to become the main opposition party in Parliament in the Central Government during the 8th Lok Sabha from 1984 to 1989. The party has been in power in the state of Andhra Pradesh twice previously; once from 1983 to 1989 and then from 1994 to 2004.

The party came to power in the state of Andhra Pradesh on 16 May 2014 by winning 104 seats out of 175 seats. In Telangana, the Telugu Desam Party won only one Lok Sabha seat. The new government took over on June 8, 2014 in Andhra Pradesh with N. Chandrababu Naidu as the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after the bifurcation of the state.