The political environment is heating up as the May 13th andhra pradesh elections approach, with the telugu desam party (TDP) and its former Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu, putting in a lot of effort to win over the Muslim vote. This follows the TDP's divisive decision to re-join the national democratic alliance (NDA), which is comprised of the Jana Sena party (JSP) and the bharatiya janata party (BJP), sparking fears about losing support among the minority.

Naidu has made several pledges aimed at the Muslim community throughout the election campaign. One of these is the Dulhan plan, which guarantees Muslim brides ₹1 lakh if the coalition wins power. "We are the only party that can guarantee the growth of Muslim minorities, and their welfare is our priority," Naidu said at the Ramadan celebrations in Nidadavole, west godavari district. He informed the audience of the successes of his previous term, including the founding of a Muslim Welfare Corporation, the start of an urdu university in Kurnool, and the building of Haj Houses in hyderabad and Vijayawada.

Naidu, however, took issue with the ysr congress party (YSRCP)-led government for implementing policies that stopped work on the Haj house in kadapa and stopped providing financial help to pilgrims making the Haj.

The telugu Desam Party's (TDP) lok sabha candidate from Srikakulam, Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu, has said that the YSRCP administration is removing all of the privileges that the tdp had previously implemented for the Muslim minority. Other tdp officials repeated Naidu's criticism, stressing the importance of the party's ongoing support in the impending elections.

A few Muslim groups have criticized the TDP's recent partnership with the BJP. In strident opposition, the andhra pradesh Muslim Parirakshana Samithi has issued warnings about the coalition's potential consequences for the state's communities, including Lal ahmed Ghouse, the general secretary. According to Ghouse, there is a common belief on social media and in community forums that any party that associates with the bjp is anti-Muslim. The Muslim community is worried about the possible effects of BJP-influenced laws like the citizenship amendment act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

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