With Telugu speaking people have two states now – Seemandhra and Telangana, Telugu Desam Party is all set to become a National Party. In the annual Mahanadu meeting, TDP Supremo Chandra Babu Naidu had announced that Telugu Desam Party is dedicated to serve the entire Telugu speaking race. He announced that TDP will be contesting in five or six states where Telugu people are abundant in the next elections and attain National party status.
According to EC rules, to become a national party if
(i) it secures at least six percent(6%) of the valid votes polled in any four or more states, at a general election to the House of the People or, to the State Legislative Assembly; and
(ii) in addition, it wins at least four seats in the House of the People from any State or States.
It wins at least two percent (2%) seats in the House of the People (i.e., 11 seats in the existing House having 543 members), and these members are elected from at least three different States.