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August 12, 2011 - Hyderabad

Some groups in the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) have been working on a secret deal earlier this week to align with each other in the next Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, according to

The Telegu Desam Party, Indian National Congress and the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) alliance would contest the polls in a bid to avoid being defeated by the new powerful regional forces in Andhra Pradesh.

According to the website, the TDP-INC alliance may be formed following en mass resignation facilitate fresh persons to be installed.

The website says there have been secret negotiations between TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu and two Congress Working Committee (CWC) members.

The Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre has always been under pressure over demands for a separate state of Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

With TDP President Naidu keen that the new State of Telangana is not created, an alliance between the INC, TDP and MIM will bury the Telangana demand permanently, says the website.

According to the website, the alliance would bring an end to 28 years of enmity between the two political outfits, who have been bitter electoral rivals ever since actor NTR launched the TDP to defeat the INC in 1983.

According to the website, TDP President Naidu and the INC negotiators will meet again soon to arrive an agreement on power sharing.

With the INC and the TDP getting 65 percent of total votes in the 2004 Assembly and the Lok Sabha polls, the website feels that the two political outfits will align with each other for survival.


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