Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP Leads in 14 Lok Sabha Seats, Emerges Kingmaker in NDA’s Victory

In a significant turn of events in the unfolding drama of the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) emerges as a pivotal player, leading in 14 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. As part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), TDP’s success is poised to tip the scales in favor of the NDA, potentially securing a majority in the Lok Sabha.

The early trends paint a promising picture for the NDA, with indications of surpassing the majority mark, courtesy of the substantial lead secured by TDP across Andhra Pradesh. With 17 Lok Sabha seats contested by the party, its widespread support across the state underscores its growing influence and significance in the political landscape.

The electoral landscape in Andhra Pradesh sees a remarkable performance by TDP in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, with the party leading in a significant number of seats. Out of the 175 seats in the state assembly, TDP is leading in 99 seats, while its ally Jana Sena is ahead in 15 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also making strides, leading in five seats, collectively contributing to the NDA’s total of 119 seats.

The resounding success of TDP and its allies in Andhra Pradesh stands in stark contrast to the fate of Jagan Reddy’s YSR Congress party, which is facing total decimation, currently leading in only 15 seats. With this outcome, Jagan Reddy is set to return as the Chief Minister, underscoring the shifting dynamics of power and influence in the state.


Chandrababu Naidu’s political trajectory has been marked by strategic alliances and realignments, reflecting his shrewd maneuvering in the political arena. Having been part of the NDA government from 2014 to 2019, Naidu’s departure before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls marked a significant shift in alliances as he joined the Congress-led UPA alliance.

However, following electoral setbacks, Naidu swiftly distanced himself from the Congress and re-established ties with the NDA in March 2024, mere days before the announcement of the national elections. This strategic move has now positioned TDP as a crucial ally, playing a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of the Lok Sabha Elections and potentially influencing the formation of the next government at the national level.

As the final chapter of the Lok Sabha Elections unfolds, the spotlight remains on Chandrababu Naidu and TDP, whose performance is poised to determine the contours of political power in Andhra Pradesh and its ramifications at the national level.

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