The Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
elections in the BJD ruled-state next year.
Koraput that the TDP will field candidates in 52 Assembly
constituencies and five Lok Sabha seats in Odisha.
He said the TDP would like to focus in the southern
region of the state where Telugu language is being spoken by
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
He said TDP supremo 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.
The people of Odisha want development in their state
for which the TDP will contest in the upcoming Assembly polls,
While senior BJD leader and Minister S N Patro said
have no impact, Congress chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati said
that TDP candidates will eat into the BJD votes and benefit
On the other hand, BJP leader Bhrugu Buxipatra said
TDP participation will have no impact on the Odisha politics.
While the TDP has been preparing to field candidates
in the southern region of the state, the All India Trinamul
Banerjee has already announced that the party will participate
in the Odisha elections.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), led by Shibu Soren,
is already a force in Mayurbhanj district in the northern
region, source said.
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