Andhra Pradesh News on February 14, 2014
February 14, 2014 - Hyderabad
- TDP petitions Speaker seeking disqualification of four of its MLAs
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Nara Chandrababu Naidu in a petition to the Speaker Nadendla Manohar on Friday sought disqualification of four of the party MLAs under Anti-Defection Law for violating party whip.
The MLAs G Kamalakar, K Harishwar Reddy, S Venugopalachary and Hanumanth Shinde had violated the party whip and thus eligible for attracting of Anti-Defection Law. He said that the whips were sent to them asking them to vote for party's official candidates Garikapati Mohana Rao and T Seetha Rama Lakshmi candidates for Rajya Sabha elections on February 7 who violated the party whip.
- Medico commits suicide
Kakinada: Kakinada Medical college student M Srilakshmi (26) committed suicide by hanging herself on a fan at her residence. She completed her MBBS in VIMS, in Vizianagaram and doing her PG in Radiology at Rajahmundry GSL Medical College second year. Police recovered suicide letter from her in which she stated that the tortures of the management is the reason behind her suicide. Meanwhile, college authorities dismissed her allegations and said that she was under severe psychological pressures and advised her parents to get her treated.
- Bandh in Seemandhra is complete and total
The bandh call given by the APNGOs association and is supported by YSRCP and TDP is complete and total in all 13 districts of Seemandhra.
It may be recalled here that the APNGOs association has given a bandh call in protest against the Centre moving ahead in division of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Barring obstruction of the convoy of the Union Minister of state for Finance JD Seelam near Vijayawada, no unfortunate incident has been reported.
All the educational institutions, shops and establishments remained closed while APSRTC buses were confided to depots.
- TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu 'Praja Garjana' on Saturday
Telugu Desam Party president Nara Chandrababu Naidu's Praja Garjana programme scheduled to take place at Tadepalligudem on Saturday. Rank and cadre of TDP has made all the arrangement for the event.
- Lok Satta Party to draw its manifesto from public
Lok Satta Party that already announced 25 candidates for the Assembly constituencies is now gearing up to draw the party's manifesto from the public named as 'Janam nunchi agenda'. Party national president Dr. Jayaprakash Narayana, State President Katari Srinivasa Rao and others will be interacting with disadvantaged people engaged in the unorganized sector in the city for four days form February 15. The party estimated that there would be one crore people in unorganized sector in the State. They will meet youth, women and farmers in the dames to come.
- 'Chief Minister's resignation is certain', says MLA Vishnu
Vijayawada Central MLA Malladi Vishnu said that the resignation of the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was almost certain and only date has to be announced. On the issues of launching a political outfit by the Chief Minister, Vishnu avoided a direct replay and said some key issues have to be addressed and all options are open and will be made known shortly', he said. He condemned the suspension of 16 MPs from Seemandhra and an upset by the way the party high command had dealt with it, he said.
- Four members of Munna gang arrested
Ongole:Prakasam policed have achieved a breakthrough in the cases relating to gangster Mohammad Abdul Samad alias Munna by nabbing four of the close associates in Ongole. Superintendent of Police P Pramod Kumar produced them before the media and said that they were responsible for killing 13 persons in various places in Prakasam district and cheated many to the tune of lakhs of rupees by promising them to provide a 'rice pulling 'metal that they claim is much in demand for use in satellites and nuclear reactors. The arrested for remanded in judicial custody by the court.
- Anakapalli MP Sabbam Hari writes to Speaker requesting to lift suspensions
Anakapalli MP Sabbam Hari on Friday in a letter to Speaker Meira Kumar requested her to lift suspensions. In his letter, he said that though there were nearly 100 MPs in the Well belonging to other States and questioned how justice was there in suspending Seemandhra MPs. He termed the suspensions as undemocratic, unethical and unilateral.
- Union Minister Jaipal Reddy bereaved
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gases S Jaipal Reddy mother Yasodamma (90) died in Hyderabad. On hearing her demise news, he rushed to Hyderabad today evening.
- Case registered against 21 Andhra Pradesh MPs
A case has been registered in Muzaffarpur, Bihar Bihar against 21 MPs belonging to Andhra Pradesh on Friday. The case was filed by a local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha under sections 504,323, 124B, 308, 120B of IPC. The petitioner alleged that these MPs who are supposed to safe guard the Indian Democracy have brought shame to it by indulging spraying of pepper on their colleague MPs. The case has been posted to March 7.
- Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar appoints High Security Committee
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Friday appointed a High Security Committee headed by Deputy Speaker. The committee will inquire into the incidents that took place in Lok Sabha on Thursday where some unfortunate events like spraying of pepper spray and commotion took place at the time of introduction of Telangana Bill. The Committee will hold its first meeting on Monday.
- Masulipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana to undergo bypass surgery
Masulipatnam TDP MP Konakalla Narayana who was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital following his severe illness in Parliament was shifted to Apollo Hospital. Cardiologists advised him for a by-pass surgery and it will be performed on Friday.
It may be recalled here that Konakalla Narayana fell unconscious after he was put to severe stress following the introduction of AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 and was rushed to hospital.
- BJP leader Raghurama Krishnam Raju files petition in Supreme Court challenging division of the State
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kanumuri Raghurama Krishnam Raju filed a petition in Supreme Court on Friday challenging the division of the Andhra Pradesh. It will come up for a full-fledged hearing on Monday.
It may be recalled here that he earlier filed petitions in the apex court which were turned down saying' too early to intervene'. In the first week of February, a bench comprising of Justice HL Dattu and Justice SA Bobde on Friday 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 avertment made in the writ petitions are open to be entertained at an appropriate stage.
- YS Vijayamma calls on fasting Anganwadi workers
YSRCP honorary president YS Vijayamma on Friday called on the Anganwadi workers who are under indefinite fast for achieving their demands and expressed solidarity. Demanding the government to address their just demands, she promised that Jagan Reddy will solve their problems after becoming Chief Minister.
- MP Sabbam Hari backs Lagadapati Rajagopal action in Parliament
Anakapalli MP Sabbam Hari backing the action of Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal of spraying pepper sprays only to defend himself against attack by three MPs.
Speaking to media on Friday in New Delhi, he said that they would be releasing the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha footage clippings to media and the facts will come to light, he said.
Congress is using muscle power in arresting the Seemandhra MPs by deploying 50 MPs belonging to other States. Sabbam Hari said that Speaker Meira Kumar has become an instrument in the hands of Congress.
The Anakapalli MP wanted Kamalanath and Sonia Gandhi that Parliament is not their house. They would be meeting leaders of all national parties and will explain them of the happenings in Lok Sabha, said Sabbam Hari.
- 'I used pepper spray only in self-defence', says Lagadapati Rajagopal.
Lagadapati Rajagopal expressed deep sorrow over yesterday events in the Parliament and said that Congress is responsible for all that was happened. He said that he was forced to use pepper spray only to defend himself from an attack by three MPs belonging to other States and had no other intention in it.
Rajagopal alleged that Congress had initiated attack with their help and they assaulted him with fists. He used the spray to disperse them and restore normalcy.
Vijayawada MP said what the rationale in suspending Seemandhra MPs only while others from outside State went into the Well.
- Note cinematographer Balu Mahendra dies of cardiac arrest
Noted cinematographer Balu Mahendra died at Vijaya Hospital in Chennai on Thursday due to cardiac arrest. Balu Manderndra (75) survived by a wife and a son.
A Sri Lankan Tamil, Balu Mahendra was fascinated by the world of cinema after watching The Bridge on the River Kwai shot there. He came to India to study at the Film and Television Institute in Pune, from where he graduated with a gold medal in cinematography in 1969.
The most popular of the films he directed were Azhiyatha Kolangal (1997), Moondram Pirai (1982), Veedu (1988), Sandhya Ragam (1989), Vanna Vanna Pookal (1992) in Tamil and Olangal (1982) and Yathra (1985) in Malayalam. His only work in Hindi, Sadma, was a remake of Moondram Pirai. He won national award for cinematography twice, best film in Tamil and best feature film, besides five state awards in Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
- Cine writer Jonnavittala joins BJP
Famous Telugu cine songs writer Jonnavittua Ramalingeswara Rao said that he is joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday afternoon in presence of party leaders. Inaugurating the BJP campaign Vote and Note programme at Satyanrayanapurm Café Centre in Vijayawada he announced that he is being attracted by the policies of the part.
- Nara Lokesh postpones 'cycle yatra'
Nara Lokesh's Yuva Prabhanjanam – Cycle Yatra scheduled to begin from February 16 in Hindupuram -Anantapur has been postponed due to present political situation according to party sources.
- Election Commission rejects twin police Commissionerates' plea
Following the plea of the twin Commissionerates seeking permission to affect Police Inspectors' transfers basing on a Zone as unit, the Commissionerates are making efforts to affect transfers to those who stayed more than three years at a place. The Election Commission clarified that Revenue districts have to be taken as a base for affecting transfers. The three years stay period reckons from May 2010 and those who worked for more than three years should be transferred. The DGP office has sent a note to the Commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad to affect transfers.
- Bandh in Seemandhra continues in protest against insults meted to MPs
In protest against the insult meted out to the Seemandhra MPs, a bandh call given by Samikhayndhra Parirakshana Samithi and YSRCP is under way in all the 13 Seemandhra districts. TDP and likeminded parties are supporting the bandh.
In Vijayawada, Samaikyandhra activists attempted to block the convoy of the Union Minister JD Seelam in the early hours on Friday. When they were blocked by police present there thrown brooms on the car he was travelling. In Kadapa, APSRTC buses were confined to depots. In Guntur the bandh goes on peaceful with the YSRCP cadre along with APNGOs burnt the tyres on the road and blocked vehicular traffic. The bandh has its impact in Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and rest of the districts in Seemandhra.Educational institutions and other establishments in East Godavari have down their shutters voluntarily.
- All parties blame Congress for the Parliament incidents
All most all political parties including BJP YSRCP, TDP and CPI(M) while condemning the incidents that were happened in Parliament blamed the Congress party for responsible for it.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) while condemning the acts wanted stringent action on those Seemandhra MPs who resorted to this to obstruct the introduction of AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 (Telangana State Formation Bill). They condemned the acts of Lagadapati Rajagopal and M Venugopal Reddy as shameful.
Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkataramana Reddy termed the attempts of the Seemandhra MPs to show venomous attitude towards the people of Telangana. He said that mere suspension would not enough and they should be banned from politics. Similar demands were raised by TRS MLAs Eetela Rajender and T Harish Rao. CPI MLA Gunda Mallesh said that it was unbecoming of MPs for their shameful acts and should be barred from elections.
- BJP opposes Telangana Bill on technical grounds', says Union Minister Kamalanath
Congress Union Minister Kamalanath said after Parliament incidents on Thursday terming the incidents in Parliament as the most unfortunate. He said that Bharatiya Janata Party is opposing the Telangana Bill on technical grounds and this shows to tongue theory. It was made clear with the incident that it opposes formation of Telangana State.
Kamalanath said that the BJP is announcing of supporting the Bill on outside Parliament and inside they are opposing and they lacked courage to say it opposed Telangana formation.
Congress is committed for formation of Telangana State, he reiterated. He sought action on those who created violence inside the Parliament and added that this type is very much against of democratic principles, said Kamalanath.
- Bajrang Dal to stage protests on Valentine Day
The Bajrang Dal will organize day-long protests at various parts of in Hyderabad. As part of discouraging Valentines Day on Friday, State secretary A Keshava Raju said that members of the outfit would educate couples who are planning to visit places like Parks, hotels, pubs. They would emphasize the importance of the need for following age old traditions.
- Bandh is being observed all across Seemandhra protesting the tabling of Telangana Bill in the Parliament.