Andhra Pradesh News on February 10, 2014
February 10, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Bandh total in Bhadrachalam on Polavaram issue
A bandh called by various political parties including three Left Parties and Telangana Political JAC and different organization protesting against the move to transfer areas situated in the Polavaram submergence zone in the Bhadrachalam Agency to the successor of State of Andhra Pradesh evoked good response in Bhadrachalam on Monday. Almost all educational institutions, shops and business establishments remain closed and APSRTC buses were off the road. They organized rallies denouncing the Centre's merger move.
- Jagan Reddy pleas for exemptions for personal appearance
Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in a petition filed in a special court with a plea to exempt him from personal appearance in the court on February 12, the date for next hearing of all case, as he was attending the Parliament session.
In his petition, he said that the State bifurcation Bill was coming before the Parliament it was necessary for his presence in the Parliament on behalf of his constituents and crores of people of Seemandhra region that he was present in Lok Sabha and oppose the Bill.
V Vijay Sai Reddy, the second accused in all the quid pro cases of Jagan Reddy also filed a petition seeking exemption form personal appearance on February 12 as he was required to be present in Delhi With regard to Enforcement Directorate probes. The court Is likely to take up the petitions on Tuesday.
- Three senior IPS officers get elevation
The State Government on Monday elevated three senior IPS officers. Inspector General of Police AB Venkateswara Rao, Umesh Sharaf and Dwaraka Tirumala Rao have been promoted as Additional Director Generals.
AB Venkateswara Rao currently working as IG (OCTOPUS), Hyderabad , Umesh Sharaf, as Additional Director of AP Police Academy while Dwaraka Tirumala Rao is IG, Guntur range.
- 'I will skip from Congress party, if the Bill is placed in Rajya Sabha', says Minister Venkatesh
Responding over the approval of the President to AP State Reorganization Bill 2013, Minister TG Venkatesh said that the President has not signed wholeheartedly. He said that if the Bill is placed in Rajya Sabha, he will resign both for the party and post and added that many more will join him.
- Visalandhra Maha Sabha demands to place the Bill in parliament
In a statement on Monday, Visalandhra Maha Sabha wanted the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 should be placed in Parliament and not in Rajya Sabha. The statement said that since the Bill is having financial issues, it should be placed in Lok Sabha and if it gets approval, then can be placed in Rajya Sabha.
- Village Revenue Officer in ACB net
A Village Revenue Officer (VRO) Prasad working at Singaram in Bayyaram mandal in Khammam district was nabbed by the officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau while accepting a bribe of Rs.4,000 for issuing of a Pattadar Pass book to a farmer.
- Doctor Navya dies in suspicious circumstances
Doctor Navya, a doctor belonging to Mancherial town in Adilabad died on Monday under suspicious circumstances. Dr Navya Seshu (28) died in her bedroom in the hospital on Monday said her husband Manoj Kumar. He said that she committed suicide. The delay in announcing the news gives rises to doubts. Manoj Kumar and Dr Navya are running the hospital and have a nine month old baby to them. Dr Navya's father is a famous radiologist in the city and said that he is waiting his son to come from abroad. Police are investigating.
- President clears AP State Reorganization Bill 2013
President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Monday has given his consent to the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 (Telangana State formation).
It may be recalled here that the Union Cabinet has approved the Bill on last Friday and the Prime Minister's office has sent the same to the President on Saturday evening for his approval. With the approval of the President, the Bill has gone through an important stage. It will be placed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Infact, the Congress according to his earlier plan has to move the Bill in Rajya Sabha but is moving a day head.
- 'Kiran Kumar Reddy will not get any credit by submitting his resignation', says PCC president
In a brief chit chat with the press on Monday, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said that the division process is at the final stage.
He said that Chief Minister will not get any credit by putting his papers for the post. He said that had Kiran Kumar Reddy submitted his resignation some six months back, it should have been some use and it will not have any affect on the division process.
- Congress has no sincerity on Telangana issues, says BJP senior leader Prakash Javadekar,
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Prakash Javadekar said that Congress party has no sincerity on Telangana issue. He alleged that Congress is making Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to speak on the division issue. He demanded suspension of Congress MPs who are coning to well and questioned why Congress is not suspending them? Javadekar said that BJP is committed for the formation of Telangana State. He cautioned the people on dual sides of the Congress.
- Trinamool Congress to oppose Telangana Bill in parliament,
Trinamool Congress official spokesperson Derek O'Brien in Calcutta said that they will oppose Andhra Pradesh division Bill in the Parliament He said that the party is committed for the unity of the Country.
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu will be meting Mamata Banerjee today while YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy already met her and appealed to the keep the State united.
- Chief Minister's resignation news only rumours
Ministers TG Venkatesh and Erasu Pratap Reddy termed the news of the resignation of Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy as rumours. After meeting him at his office, these Ministers said that the future course of action would be after a decision of the President on the Bill.
- Raghurama Krishnama Raju files petition in Supreme court in against division process
BJP leader Raghurama Krishnam Raju has filed a petition challenging the Centre going ahead with the Division process. It is likely that it will come up before the court on Tuesday according to sources.
It may be recalled here that a bench comprising of Justice HL Dattu and Justice SA Bobde in the first of week of February declined to give any direction to the Centre in carving Telangana State by dividing Andhra Pradesh State.
Dealing with a batch of petitions, they referred to their earlier order of November 18, 2013 and said that they did not see any change in it. They however, it clarified that the averment made in the writ petitions are open to be entertained at an appropriate stage.
The petitions have been filed by former MLA A. Jayaprakash, Payyavula Keshav, BJP member Raghurama Krishnam Raju, YSRCP leader Somayajulu and the Visalandhra Mahasabha. The petitioners in their petitions questioned mala fide manner in which the Union Government had advised the President of India for implementing the consultative process envisioned under Article 3 of the Constitution. They said that the present Bill and the circumstances under which the Bill is forced to be enacted is not in tandem with the federal principles of the Constitution.
'I am not in the Cabinet', says Union Minister Farook Abdullah
Union Minister Farook Abdullah opined that it is not correct to place the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in the Parliament that was rejected the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly. He said that there were some mistakes took place in the way it has been moved and added that he is not the Cabinet meet that approved the Bill.
It may be recalled that the Union cabinet has approved to place the Bill as it is in the Parliament with 32 amendments to it.
- KVP Ramachandra Rao backstabbed Congress Party', says V Hanumantha Rao
Dr KVP Ramachandra Rao has backstabbed Congress party said Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao. He said that KVP behaved prior to his election one type and after another type. He said that he is making all out his efforts to block the Telangana process.
- Both Houses of Parliament adjourned
Seemandhra MPs could stall the proceedings of the both the Houses for the fourth consecutive day demanding justice to the people of Seemandhra. Both Houses of the Parliament assembled on Monday Seemandhra MPs raised slogans demanding justice by keeping the State united and went into the Podium. The Speaker attempted to take up discussions but could not do by the sloganeering by Seemandhra MPs and forced to adjourn the House for one hour. The same situation too prevailed in Rajya Sabha and too adjourned by 10 minutes.
TDP MP Siva Prasad dressed in the character of snake catcher demanded the Centre to stop going ahead in the division of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Seemandhra students JAC staged demonstrations at the residence of the Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi and one of them attempted suicide bid. The police rushed him to the hospital. Security arrangement at his Hyderabad residence too intensified following a threat by JACs.
Rajya Sabha that re-assembled after 10 minutes of adjournment again adjourned till 12noon following disturbances by Seemandhra MPs.
KVP Ramachandra Rao holding 'Samikhayndhra' placards went into the Rajya Sabha well. Seemandhra MPs tore off the paper and thrown open and raised slogans. With uncontrolled situation, Rajya Sabha was adjourned upto 2pm.
- APNGOs lay seize government offices across the State
APNGOs in all the 13 districts of Seemandhra lays seize the government offices in protest against the Centre going ahead with the division of the State. They raised slogans in protest and demanded the Seemandhra MPs to wake up at-least now. In Prakasam district the APNGOs locked the offices of BSNL and Post Offices.
- TRS and MIM stages walkout at BAC meeting
TRS and MIM party MLAs have on Monday boycotted the Business Advisory Meeting convened by Speaker Nadendla Manohar. TRS MLA Harish Rao alleged that despite their protest, the government is going ahead with placing of vote on account budget. He alleged that the Speaker is acting in against the constitutional spirit. MIM MLA Owaisi said that completing the debate without taking into account of the members' views is unfortunate.
- TRS MLAs charges Kiran and Nadendla Manohar
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Harish Rao said that the Speaker and the Chief Minister have no moral right to continue in their posts. TRS MLA Eetela Rajender speaking at the media point on Monday said that the Chief Minister is working for one region and the Speaker is too following him. He denied permission at least to raise their protests.Eetela Rajender said that the Finance Minister has no right to place the budget in the Assembly that is not being accepted by the Cabinet colleagues. He demanded to immediately dissolve the Assembly and added that the Assembly had no right to rule the people Telangana.
- YSRCP objects the Finance Minister's budget
YSRCP MLAs Bhoomana Karunakar Reddy, Srikanth Reddy, K Srinivasulu termed the budget as anti-people and of no use to common people. They alleged that it is meant for rich people and not for common one. They said that this budget shows the anti-people's decision.
- State Finance Minister presents vote-on-account budget 2014-2015
Minister for Finance Anam Ramanarayana Reddy presented the State Budget with Rs.1,83,129 crore for the year 2013-2014. The Finance Minister concluded his budget amidst disturbances by the Telangana Ministers and MLAs. He said that he is happy to present the budget for the fourth time. He said that the State Government bagged best administration award by India Today. Ramanarayana said that the government has implemented ST/ST sub plan. Speaker Nadendla Manohar adjourned the House to Wednesday.
C Ramachandraiah presented the vote-on-account budget in the Legislative Council.
The Finance Minister in his speech said that the government has created 20, 346 new jobs during the current financial year. He said that the government has given permission to recruit for 98,652 posts.
The discussions on the vote-on-budget will be taken up on Wednesday and on Thursday. Both the Houses have been adjourned to Wednesday.