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Telugu Desam Party wins Andhra assembly elections; Jagan reduced to 11 seats

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Telugu Desam Party: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), achieved a sweeping triumph in the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections, securing 164 seats out of the 175-member house.

All three NDA allies in the state—the TDP, the Jana Sena Party, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)—achieved an impressive success rate. Under the leadership of former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, the TDP contested 144 assembly seats through a seat-sharing agreement with its partners and emerged victorious in 135 seats. The Jana Sena, led by Tollywood actor Pawan Kalyan, secured victory in all 21 assembly seats it contested, while the BJP, allotted 10 seats as part of the alliance, won eight seats.

The overwhelming victory significantly weakened Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), which could only secure 11 seats—a stark contrast to the 151 seats it had won in the 2019 assembly elections.

Hence, the outcomes marked a complete turnaround from the 2019 scenario, when the TDP secured merely 23 assembly seats. This time, the YSRCP will not even attain the status of the leader of opposition in the state assembly, as the party failed to reach the 18-seat threshold required for that designation.

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Among the notable victors were Chandrababu Naidu, who secured the Kuppam assembly seat in the Chittoor district with a substantial margin of 48,184 votes; his son Nara Lokesh (TDP) from the Mangalagiri constituency; Kalyan (Jana Sena) from the Pithapuram constituency; senior TDP leader Gorantla Buchaiah Chowdary (TDP) from the Rajahmundry (rural) assembly constituency; former Union minister Y S Chowdary, also known as Sujana Chowdary (BJP), from Vijayawada (west); former state assembly speaker Nadendla Manohar (Jana Sena) from Tenali; and former MP K Raghu Ramakrishna Raju (TDP) from Undi.

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Despite Jagan Mohan Reddy securing the Pulivendula assembly seat for a third consecutive term with a significant margin of over 65,000 votes, several of his cabinet colleagues, such as Botsa Satyanarayana, Dharmana Prasada Rao, Ambati Rambabu, actress-turned-minister RK Roja, and Gudivada Amarnath, faced defeat in their respective constituencies.

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