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 joined in Telugu Desam and elected to Rajya Sabha. Nandamuri Harikrishna currently serving as Rajya Sabha member.
Now Laxmi Parvathi (wife of Late Sri N.T.Rama Rao) is the party president, but literally there is no existence of the party. The party didn't contest in any elections directly or indirectly after its massive defeat in 1999 state assembly elections
ATDP was founded on January 26, 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 accused N. Chandrababu Naidu of corruption, alienation for grassroot voters and deviation from the ideals of NTR.
Harikrishna had been minister of transportation in Naidu's state cabinet and the president of the youth wing of TDP, Telugu Yuvatha.
ATDP worked hard ahead of the 1999 Andhra Pradesh assembly elections. An electoral alliance was set up with Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (who both had been TDP allies).
In the Lok Sabha elections the same year the party launched 20 candidates, and got 244045 votes (0.73% of the votes in the state), but no seat were won.
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