Andhra Pradesh News on December 27, 2013
December 27, 2013 - Hyderabad
- TDP petitions Lok Ayukta on allotment of land to KPL
TDP leader Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy petitioned the Lok Ayukta seeking investigation in the illegal allotment of 814 acres of land to Kineta Power Limited (KPL) for a power project in Nellore district and also permission granted to transfer majority of its share to Jindal Power limited. Speaking to media after submitting a petition, he said that had written to the government about the Rs.160 crore scam involving APIIC and several officers received no response. He said that he had urged the Lok Ayukta to stop the proceedings of transfer of shares and land as it was being done before the execution of the power project, he said. He complained that undue favours were being shown to Kineta Power owned by former Congress MP.
- Government Chief Whip Gandra threatens to move privilege motion against Jagan
Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy threated the YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy to move a privilege motion against him for his objectionable comments made on the Speaker. He said that Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the centre could use Article 3 and can go ahead with the bifurcation now gone back.
- Purandeswari feels the head of Samaikhya Andhra protests
Praja Sanghala JAC members made a vain attempt to disrupt the convoy of the Union Minister D Purandeswari who in Guntur on Friday demanding that the Centre to keep the State united. They raised Samikhayndhra slogans tried to stop the convoy but the police took them into custody and cleared her convoy. The JAC leaders demanded the resignation of the Minster to mount pressure on the Centre to keep the State united.
- Police registers FIR against YSRCP chief
The Cyberabad Police have registered a FIR against the YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly disrespecting the National Anthem. A local court has directed the police to file a case against Jagan Mohan Reddy following a petition filed by an advocate Janardhan Goud directed the SR Nagar police to investigate the case. He complained that Jaganmohan of insulting the national anthem by not properly singing it at one of the Samaikyandhra (United Andhra Pradesh) meetings held recently. Police registered a case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act.
- TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu calls on President
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Friday called the President of India Pranab Mukherjee TRS MLA KT Rama Rao asked Chandrababu Nadu how justified the letter was in questing the Congress as to why it could not make its MPs and MLAs sit together and peak in one voice when he himself could not take his flock to the President. He also took exception of him asking Congress why it conceded separate Telangana six months ahead of the elections. He also reminded him that he took a stand in support of separate State on October 8 2008 six months before the elections in 2009.
- MP Vivek urges President not to extend time for discussion
Congress MP from Peddapalli G Vivekananda on Friday urged the President Pranab Mukherjee not to extend the time given to the State Assembly for discussion on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 over and above the stipulated one. In a note submitted to the President, he said that the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy were planning to seek extension of time as was done in UP and the same example cannot be applied to the State of Andhra Pradesh, he said.
- CBI arrests MBS Jewellers owner Sukhesh Gupta
CBI on Friday arrested MBS Jewellers owner Sukhesh Gupta for alleged irregularities in gold imports. An official of the MMTC was also arrested according to CBI sources. The both were produced before the CBI court and was sent to judicial custody till January 9, 2014 and also ordered CBI remand for five days. It may be recalled that the country's premier investigating agency booked them for causing a loss of Rs 100 crore to the government through fraudulent deposits and bank guarantees. They were booked for cheating, criminal breach of trust and corruption.
- Nearly 30 MLAs are ready to shift loyalties', says PCC chief
PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said that party MLAs in between 25 to 30 are likely to shift loyalties and he had information about it including two or three Ministers, he said while speaking to reporters on Friday. He said that the party will not spare anyone who violates party discipline and action on Tadipatri MLA JC Diwakar Reddy depends upon the answer he gives to the show cause notice, he said.