Current strength in Lok Sabha: 6
Leadership: N Chandrababu Naidu, president
Impact: 1) Formed the first non-Congress government in Andhra Pradesh 2) Kept the Vajpayee governments going
The TDP was red hot initially. It was the first regional party in India to be the principal opposition party in the Lok Sabha.
It was the first party to fully go the IT way – heads of governments from other nations used to meet Naidu separately in Hyderabad.
Over the past ten years, however, it has faded fast.
Big crisis: Diminishing relevance
Most likely to: Stay with the NDA if Third Front doesn't work out
AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen)
Current strength in Lok Sabha: 1
Leadership: Asaduddin Owaisi, president
Impact: Won the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat for past 30 years
Most likely to: Be with UPA3 or Third Front
KJP (Karnataka Janatha Paksha)
Current strength in Lok Sabha: NA
Leadership: BS Yeddyurappa, president
Impact: Caused widespread BJP losses in the recent local elections
Most likely to: Go with anyone who makes Yeddyurappa chief minister again
Image: Chandrababu Naidu addresses the press at his residence in Hyderabad, 11 May 2004.