Telugu Desam Party is planning to expand its base in other states of the country get national party status by the year 2019.
TDP is planning to contest elections from a few other states other than Telugu states.
According to TDP MP Jayadev Galla , TDP is required to represent at least one more state in the lower house of parliament in order to be eligible for the national status. TDP is eyeing on Karnataka , Tamil Nadu and Odisha where Telugu speaking people are more in numbers.
At Mahanadu -annual convention of the party , the party has taken this issue very seriously and discussed on this. TDP has currently has 16 Lok Sabha members: 15 from Andhra Pradesh and one (Ch. Malla Reddy)representing Malkajgiri from Telangana.