Anna Telugu Desam Party
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Template:Use Indian English Template:Redirect Template:One source Anna Telugu Desam Party (ATDP) was a regional political party in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The current existence of the party is unclear. The Founder of the party Nandamuri Harikrishna and Polineni Venkatesan joined in Telugu Desam and elected to Rajya Sabha. Nandamuri Harikrishna served as a member in the Rajya Sabha on behalf of the Telugu Desam Party from 2008 to 2013, when he resigned in protest of the state's bifurcation. He died in a road mishap on 29 August 2018.
ATDP was founded on 26 January 1999 by the third son of the Telugu Desam-leader N.T. Rama Rao, N. Harikrishna. The tension in the party had been known for some time, but Harikrishna waited until 26 January to launch his party.
Harikrishna had been minister of transportation in Naidu's state cabinet and the president of the youth wing of TDP, Telugu Yuvatha.
Ahead of the 1999 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, an electoral alliance was set up with the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) who both had been TDP allies.
In total ATDP launched 191 candidates, but did not win a single seat. In the Lok Sabha elections the same year, the party launched 20 candidates, but no seats were won.
The party has not contested in any elections directly or indirectly after its massive defeat in the 1999 state assembly elections.
- "Detailed Profile: Shri Nandamuri Harikrishna". india.gov.in. http://www.archive.india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2085. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
- Shanker, M S. "Harikrishna splits Telugu Desam Party". https://www.rediff.com/news/1999/jan/27ntr.htm. Retrieved 8 November 2019.