"We have to analyse the factors that contributed to the success of TRS and failure of our alliance," said Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, senior leader of TDP, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The districts where the TDP would field its candidates have been identified as Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam and Nabarngpur.
Going by the 2014 poll data, the Congress-led alliance could wrest 16 seats won by TRS and other parties in the previous election, if votes transfer smoothly between the former rivals
Naidu, who shared the dais with Gandhi in a couple of meetings Wednesday as part of a poll campaign for People's Front candidates in the state, said there was a democratic compulsion for non-BJP parties to come on a single platform.
The BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said the Congress will understand its mistake after the results are announced and the party is likely to ditch the 'Mahakutami' or grand alliance to help TRS in forming the government.
The TDP MP, considered close aide of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and party president N Chandrababu Naidu, has been summoned for questioning on November 27 in the case
TDP politburo member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy asserted it was under Naidu's helmsmanship of undivided Andhra Pradesh that the present-day Telangana capital Hyderabad developed exponentially and now accounted for 64 percent of the state's income.
Naidu will meet Gowda at his residence at Padmanabha Nagar and Kumaraswamy would also bepresent during the meeting, JD(S) said on Wednesday.
The TRS has been attacking the 'unholy alliance' between Congress and TDP, saying the TDP was formed by late N T Rama Rao on an anti-Congress plank
Earlier in the day, Naidu met NCP chief Sharad Pawar and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah here.
Naidu "coincidentally" also met senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here and briefly discussed about the need to bring all non-BJP political parties together, TDP sources said.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) sources said Naidu will meet Gandhi at his residence around 3:30 pm and they are likely to hold discussions for an alliance for the December 7 Assembly elections in Telangana.
With a little over a month to go before the polls, the average Telangana voter is disillusioned with the TRS and clueless about the grand alliance’s plans
While the government think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended release of the funds to the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh, a file in this regard is pending with the Prime Minister Office (PMO) for last few months, Andhra Pradesh Planning Board vice-chairman C Kutumba Rao told PTI.
Congress has tied up with N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP, the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) for the polls
He claimed that the Congress was tying up with "minor parties" after realising that it was not upto the challenge of taking on the Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
India’s newest state had held its first assembly poll simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls in April-May 2014. The term of the current assembly was supposed to end in May 2019.
Naidu's comments assume significance as speculation is on whether TDP, a party born on the anti-Congress plank, would ally with Congress in the soon-to-be-held assembly elections in Telangana
As soon as the House took up the day's business, opposition members trooped in the Well and sought suspension of the Question Hour to discuss the issues.
The Chandrababu Naidu-led party had moved a no-confidence motion against the NDA government in March over non-fulfilment of promises made by the Centre towards Andhra Pradesh
N Chandrababu Naidu said his government wrote several letters to the Centre, raised the issue in Parliament, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers, and made a number of representations but the BJP leaders "are adamant".
The resolution passed at the TDP's three-day annual conclave "Mahanadu", that began here on Sunday, alleges that the Centre was weakening the financial condition of states.
The decision to protest was taken after TDP lawmakers met at Rajya Sabha member and former Union minister Y S Chowdary's residence this morning to chalk out the next course of action.
The decision to protest was taken after the party MPs held meeting at Rajya Sabha member and former union minister Y S Chowdary's residence in the morning to decide future course of action
In a tele-conference with TDP MPs, Naidu said, "BJP is running away by repeatedly adjourning the House for these many days. If Parliament is adjourned sine die, MPs must meet President. BJP is acting on the lines of divide and rule."