Meanwhile, in the 2022 Port Blair local body elections, the BJP won 10 seats, while the Congress-DMK alliance won 11 seats. Telugu Desam Party won two seats. On behalf of TDP, woman leader Selvi won from 5th ward and Hamid won from 1st ward. Although the TDP won only 2 seats, it was instrumental in the formation of Port Blair Municipal Council. In this order, the Congress-BJP alliance tried hard to turn the TDP candidates towards them.
However, the TDP leadership has declared its support to the BJP. According to the agreement made on , the post of Municipal Council Chairman was taken over by the first term BJP candidate. Recently, TDP now has a chance for a second term. TDP leader Selvi contested for the post of chairperson while BJP supported her. In the chairperson strength test, Selvi got 14 votes in the election, while the Congress alliance candidate got only 10 votes. With this, TDP leader Selvi won as Port Blair Municipal Chairman.
On the other hand, BJP National President JP Nadda expressed happiness over the victory of the BJP-TDP alliance candidate. He tweeted congratulating the BJP-TDP alliance for its resounding victory in the Port Blair Municipal Council elections. This victory is proof of people’s faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that he worked hard for the people of Port Blair and it paid off.
Meanwhile, the BJP-TDP alliance has become a topic of discussion when elections are going to be held in Andhra Pradesh next year. After the 2019 elections, TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu extended the hand of friendship to the BJP many times. In his tweet on Tuesday, he also mentioned that people have a lot of faith in the TDP-BJP alliance. Thus, it seems that Chandrababu is interested in an alliance with the BJP. On the other hand, BJP national president JP Nadda’s tweet on TDP-BJP alliance has also become a hot topic.