Andhra Pradesh News on December 21, 2013
December 21, 2013 - Hyderabad
- TRS protesters try to stop CM convoy
The TRS activists tried to obstruct the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy convoy at Yousufguda in Hyderabad on Saturday while he war returning after attending the golden jubilee celebrations of the National Institute of MSME. They suddenly move across the convoy by raising slogans against the Chief Minister for he is attempting to thwart statehood for Telangana. Police present there in good numbers acted swiftly and removed them from the convoy and over a dozen of them were bundled into a waiting police van.
- ACB conducts raids on check-posts recover Rs.7 lakh unaccounted cash
Officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted raids on seven check-posts across the State comprising three integrated ones and four of the RTA simultaneously and recovered unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs.7 lakhs. The integrated check-posts at Naraharipeta in Chittoor district, Salutra in Nizamabad and Bheemunivaripalem near Tada in Nellore and the RTA posts at Ichapuram in Srikakulam, Penukonda in Anantapur, Pedda Shapur near Shamshabad in RR district and Tetagunta along Rajahmundry – Visakhapatnam national highway were searched and the integrated check-posts have staff of commercial taxes, excise, transport, forest and civil supplies to check vehicles.
- BJP delegation meets Pranab Mukherjee seeks to expedite Telangana process
A delegation of the State BJP unit met the President Pranab Mukherjee and sought to expedite the process of creation of the debate on the bifurcation Blll with int eh stipulated time frame given by him. In a memorandum submitted to him, the State BJP president G Kishan Reddy and other said that the Chief Minister exploited his position and misused government machinery to spread misinformation about division of the State, they said.
- Chiranjeevi writes to Chef Minster on red sanders smugglingUnion Minister of State for Tourism K Chiranjeevi in a letter to the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar
Reddy urged him to take necessary steps to prevent smuggling of red Sanders from Seshachalam forests. He also sought an amicable settlement to the controversy over the setting up of Islamic university at Tirupati.
- Lok Satta ridicules on the Award to the State
Lok Satta party termed the India Today award to the State for best performing State in Governance as the biggest joke of the year. Party vice-president DVVS Varma in a statement said that the ward conferred on the State in which the Cabinet had not been able to meet regularly, the legislature could not conduct its sessions smoothly and employees had gone on long-drawn strikes and common man's life had been disrupted. It was not good governance but absence of governance, said Varma.