Andhra Pradesh News on February 15, 2014
February 15, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Self-immolation threat stands
Defending the use of pepper spray as self-defence by Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, expelled Congress MP from Anakapalli Sabbam Hari said on Saturday said he hand not dropped his threat of self-immolation to stall the Telangana Bill.
Speaking at a press conference, he said that the Congress party had behaved in the most undemocratic manner on Thursday by deploying nearly 50 to 60 persons in the Lok Sabha to prevent them from storming the well when the Bill was introduced.
- Stones rains at Samaikyandhra special train
Mahabubnagar: Some unidentified persons threw stones at a special train carrying Samaikyandhra activists at Gadwal railway station on Saturday night.
The driver of the train stopped it when some persons rained stones on the passengers. Local sand Railway police rushed to the spot. No one was injured in the incident. Police made elaborate security arrangements to the passengers fearing of such attacks. During the attack window glasses were damages according to railway authorities.
- Mentally unsound man attacks pilgrims
Tirumala: A mentally unsound man allegedly attacked devotees on Alipiri road in Tirupati on Saturday. Three devotees from Maharashtra sustained injuries after the man stoned them. They were rushed to hospital. The Tirumala police arrested the accused and was identified as Kumar of Tamil Nadu as is said to be mentally unsound.
- Medaram jatara concludes
Warangal: the four day biennial Medaram jatara concluded on Saturday with the return of the goddesses Sammakka and Saralamma to the forests. District administration claimed that over one crore pilgrims have participated in the jatara and everything went on well without a single incident reported.
- TDP MLA Payyavula Keshav wants Seemandhra Union Ministers to move no-trust motion
Telugu Desam Party MLA Payyavula Keshav demanded the Seemandhra Union Ministers to severe ties with the Congress and to move 'no-confidence' motion against the Government in Lok Sabha. He wanted them to tell the President about their decision to withdraw support to Congress-led UPA Government.
- Suspended Congress MP Maganti Srinivasulu Reddy plants to quit
Ongole: Congress suspended MP Maganti Srinivasulu Reddy said on Saturday that he will quit the party if the Telangana Bill is adopted by the Lok Sabha in the coming week. He said a decision on his future will be taken on February 21.
Maganti Srinivasulu Reddy said that he has been in the Congress party for four decades contesting eight Lok Sabha and two Assembly elections and kept the Congress flag flying high. The way were treated on Thursday was atrocious, said Srinivasulu Reddy.
- Union Minister Balaram Naik appeals BJP not to take U turn.Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Balram Naik on Saturday appealed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not to back on its promise on Telangana State formation. He asked the Seemandhra leader not to insist on the merger of Bhadrachalam revenue division with their region.
Balram Naik said that 'we have no objection to the merger of 134 submergence villages and will not oppose the Polavaram project. But I appeal that the rest of the mandals in Bhadrachalam with about two lakh native hill tribal people should not be disturbed', he said.
- Telangana leaders want the Congress to sack Kiran Kumar Reddy
Telangana Congress leaders have took a strong objection to Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy for holding talks with the expelled Congress MPs. They wanted the Congress high command to sack him immediately for his anti-party activities.
Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar said that Congress party given him a long rope but crossed the line drawn and challenging the high command directly. He blamed them for the ugly scenes and objected to the charge that the Telangana MPs had assaulted them. 'They had assaulted us and are now crying hoarse', he said.
- 'Chief Minister's new political party likely on Monday', says Ganta Srinivasa Rao
Visakhapatnam:Minister for Investment and Infrastructure Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy was likely to announce formation of a political party the moment Telangana Bill was introduced.
Speaking to press after laying the foundation stone for an auditoria at New Rythu Bazaar at MVP Colony; said that MLAs and MPs of Seemandhra are totally against the Congress led UPA government's decision of going ahead with the Bill. He said that Kiran Reddy might announce political party on February 17 if the bill was introduced in Lok Sabha.
- 'Thursday incidents in Parliament are a shame to the entire nation', says BJP senior leader Venkaiah Naidu
Visakhapatnam:BJP senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu speaking to media on Saturday said that the incidents that happened on Thursday are a shame on the entire nation. He said that Congress led UPA government has to take responsibility for all the acts. He charged that the Congress has instigated its own members for the attack and though they had sufficient information on the possible attacks, why they had not taken any precautionary measures?, he questioned.
Venkaiah Naidu said that Congress had slept for the last nine years, woke up all of sudden and thrown the blame on the BJP. He charged that the Congress had not moved the Bill with wholeheartedly and wanted to move it for it's sake. The present political trend indicates that BJP will definitely get more than 300 seats in the next elections.
- Arunachal former Chief Minister Gegong Apang meets Jagan Reddy
Former Arunachal Chief Minister Gegong Apang met the YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy and extended his support for his efforts to keep the State united. It may be recalled here that Jagan Reddy is making his all-out efforts to keep the State united by meeting all party leaders at national level.
- 'Telangana formation can not be stoped with pepper sprays', says Kishan Reddy
BJP State president G Kishan Reddy said that if the Congress is sincere, he wanted it to place vote-on account budget first. He said formation of Telangana state can be stopped with pepper sprays. He questioned what they will do by going to Delhi in a reference to Chalo Delhi programme.
- Ponnam Prabhakar alleges that Seemandhra MPs initiated attack
Karimnagar Congress MP Ponnam Prabhakar on Saturday alleged that Seemandhra MPs had first attacked Telangana MPs Ms.Vijaya Shanti and Ramesh Rathod. Speaking to media on Saturday, he demanded Speaker's office for the release of CCTV footage.
Ponnam questioned the TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu for his silence in Assembly when the division bill came to it for it's views. He reminded of Rajahmundry MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar's comments to suspend YSRCP MLAs when they demanded not to discuss on Telangana Bill in the Assembly. He questioned what is the wrong in suspending Seemandhra MPs in Parliament when they objected for the Bill?
- Seemandhra leaders should take responsibility if T- Bill is stopped', Komatireddy
Former Minister Komatireddy Venkata Reddy on Saturday alleged that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is still continuing in the post to take bribes by clearing the files. He alleged that so far he had taken Rs.40 crores as bribes. He threatened the consequences if Telangana Bill is stopped in Parliament and should realise what will happen if one crore Telangana people come to Hyderabad.
- Telangana Advocates JAC protests at Lagadapati Rajagopal residence
Hyderabad:Telangana Advocates JAC on Saturday staged protests at the residence of Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal in Hyderabad. Police arrested the activists and shifted them to Banjara Hills police station.
- 'Congress failed to gauge sentiment against Telangana bill'
Vijayawada: Congress has failed to take into consideration the sentiments of over six crore people from Seemandhra region while approving the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation bill, state minister for Secondary Education K Parthasarathy said here today.
- 10 trains ready to shift Samikhayndhra people to Delhi for protests
VIJAYAWADA:APNGOs have made available ten train services to shift people to Delhi to participate in staging protests on February 17 and 18 in protest against division of the State.
Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Vedika Vijayawada district secretary said that a 22 bogie special train will leave Vijayawada on Saturday night from Vijayawada to carry nearly 2,000 Samaikyandhra activists. Another train from Guntur and eight trains will take the people to Delhi for the scheduled protests on Monday and Tuesday.
- Jyothi Buddha Prakash appointed as GHMC Special Commissioner
The State Government on Saturday appoint Jyothi Buddha Prakash. senior IAS officer as Special Commissioner Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). He is currently Director National Rural Heath Mission (NRHM).
- AAP favours smaller States', says State convenor Ramakrishna Raju
The newly formed State Campaign Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has once again reiterated its stand for smaller States.
Speaking to press, AAP committee convenor B Ramakrishna Raju on Friday said that they were committed for the formation of Telangana State but faulted the way in which the Centre is going ahead ignoring the sentiments and views of from the rest of the regions. He said that they had received 200 applications from those interesting in contesting for Parliament and they have not asked applications for Assembly. He said that 'we are very new in Andhra Pradesh and are gearing for the nationwide yatra (Jhadu Chalo Yatra).
- Union Ministers vow to oppose Telangana Bill
Union Ministers from Seemandhra once again vowed to oppose the bifurcation move and to oppose the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 (Telangana State Formation).
Union Minster for Textiles Kavuri Sambasiva Rao said that they would continue the battle in protest and raise issues concerning the region. Speaking to press after a meeting with the suspended MPs from Seemandhra on Friday in Delhi said expressed confidence that other Union Ministers will join in the battle.
Kavuri said that the first and the foremost demand was to make Hyderabad a Union Territory for a decade till its own capital was developed in residuary Andhra Pradesh along with other issues he made clear to everyone concerned.
- Government decides to extend pension benefit to VROs
The State Government has decided to extend pension benefit to Village Revenue Officers. Under this, those who completed 10 years of service are eligible for the benefit and will be reckon for the benefit. Official orders waited.
- ICET notification issued
ICET 2014 notification has been issued on February 14 and the Examination will be held on May 23 and results will be announced on June 9, 2014.
Online registration begins from February 24 to April 4 and Hall tickets can be downloaded from April 21. Test will be conducted on May 23 from 10 am to 12.30m. Primary key will be released on May 26 and final key on June 9.
Candidates can apply with a late fee of Rs.500 upto April 15, with Rs.2,000 upto April 25, with Rs.5,000 upto May 6 and with Rs.10,000 upto May 19, 2014.
- Telugu Desam Party will host the 'Praja Garjana' meeting today. Party chief Chandrababu Naidu will attend the meet at Tadepalligudem. Congress MLA Satyananda Rao will join the party in presence of Babu today.