Politics of Andhra Pradesh - Emergence of Telugu Desam Party

Emergence of Telugu Desam Party

In 1983, N. T. Rama Rao, a popular Telugu actor established his Telugu Desam Party (Telugu Desam, meaning Land of Telugus) with the support of people's dissent arising out of frequent changes in chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, on a platform of "Telugu Pride". Within nine months of its founding, Telugu Desam was voted to power and NTR became the first Non-Congress chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

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