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TDP targets 150 seats, but party very weak in 70 constituencies

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   1 April 2022 6:24 PM GMT
TDP targets 150 seats, but party very weak in 70 constituencies
The TDP is moving heaven and earth to unseat the YSRCP government in the upcoming elections in 2024. The party is trying to activate the cadre, promote young leadership and is also trying to stitch up a winnable alliance. But, the reality check by the thinking heads of the TDP is giving nightmares to the party's leadership.

The reason? Out of the 175 assembly seats, the TDP is quite weak in about 70 seats. The party cadre has slipped away and many have joined the other parties. Witch-hunting by the YSRCP has forced them into other parties. In these constituencies, the TDP does not have active and effective constituency incharges. As a result the party has not many hopes in these constituencies.

Another major challenge for the TDP is the inactive leaders. Many leaders, who were MLAs and ministers in the past, are now inactive. They are either staying away from the constituency or have been in unannounced retirement.

As of now, the party is active in just 105 seats. To come to power, the TDP should at least win 90 seats. Given the strong cadre, support base and the organisational strength of the YSRCP, the TDP cannot hope to have that kind of a success rate. So, the TDP is now said to be planning to strengthen the party organisation at least in 150 seats and thus put up a decent fight against the YSRCP.