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Andhra Pradesh News on February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 - Hyderabad

  • YSRCP prepares for legal battle
    Following Lok Sabha passed the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 (Telangana State Formation) on Tuesday, YSRCP is knocking the doors of Supreme Court as a final attempt.
    YSRCP MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy is filing a petition in Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging Lok Sabha that passed the Bill in an undemocratic way.
    It may be recalled here that the Supreme Court has dismissed earlier petitions filed advising them to approach at an appropriate time.
  • T-Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow
    AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 will be placed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
  • APNGOs call off strike
    Following the Lok Sabha approved the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 approved by Lok Sabha, APNGOs who are in agitation mode have decided to call off their strike. They will join the duties from February 20.
  • D. Purandeswari and MM Pallam Raju submits resignation
    Union Minister D Purandeswari and MM Pallam Raju on Tuesday submitted their resignations for both party as well for their posts. The resignation was sent to AICC president Sonia Gandhi.
    Daggabati Venkateswara Rao submitted his resignation for the party.
  • Samikhayndhra leaders were defeated in political game', says Ashok Babu
    APNGOs association president P Ashok Babu speaking to media said that Samaikyandhra leaders were defeated in the political game. He opined that had the MLAs and MPs resigned at that time after the decision of CWC, the present day situation could have been avoided. People will teach a befitting lesson to Congress.
  • YSRCP gives call for Seemandhra Bandh
    YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has given a call for Seemandhra Bandh on Wednesday in protest against division of the State. He termed it as a black day in the Indian Democracy.
  • Lagadapati Rajagopal announces of his 'Political Sanyasam'
    Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal announced of his "Political exit" ('Political Sanyasam') on Tuesday in New Delhi in protest against division of the State. He said that his decision is in tune with his earlier announcement in this regard and added that he is not fit for present day politics.
  • Chief Minister Photos destroyed
    New Delhi: The photos of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy were destroyed.
  • Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao office destroyed
    Internationalists destroyed the office of Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao in Anakapalli.
    The entire debate on the Bill completed within 23 minutes and Lok Sabha approved the Bill with the active support of the BJP
    The Bill was approved on voice vote.
    Trinamool Congress staged walk out in protest.
    Lok Sabha approved 36 amendments out of 37 proposed by Government. Nearly 40 MPs went into the Well denouncing the government including Seemandhra Ministers. Item wise voting is going on in Lok Sabha.
    Lok Sabha adjourned after approving the amendments.
    JDU chief Sharad Pawar came out of the House saying that he could not digest the decreased values of the House. He said that never his life time, he saw such an unhealthy atmosphere.
    'BJP senior leader Advani said that the way the Bill is passed is unfortunate', LK Advani.
    'Congress played double game. It may be recalled that Congress has promised 2004 and 2009 for carving of Telangana State. BJP kept its word of supporting the Telangana Bill', says BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.
    'Black day in Indian history. One reminds Sonia as a dictator', YSRCP chief Jagan Reddy
    'The way in which the Bill is passed is the most undemocratic way', says K Chiranjeevi, Union Tourism Minister.
    Thanks to Congress and BJP for getting the Bill passed', says Congress leader K Jana Reddy.
    'It is the most remarkable day. The day is dedicated to martyrs', says Vijaya Shanti.
    'Laid down democratic procedures were kept aside', says Union Minister Pallam Raju.
    The victory is the result of decades of agitations', says BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya.
    We will work jointly for the well-being of two regions', says TRS MLA Harish Rao.
  • D Ronald Rose assumes charges GHMC Central Zone Commissioner
    IAS officer Ronald Rose assumed charge as GHMC Central commissioner on Tuesday.
  • 'Congress has no high command but in one family control', says Narendra Modi
    Narendera Modi addressing a public meeting at Davanagare in Karnataka accused Congress for creating clashes between people in Andhra Pradesh.
    Andhra Pradesh people who brought Congress to power now betrayed them. Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi could not dare to visit Andhra Pradesh. They instead of doing justice created clashes and hatred among Telangana and Seemandhra people. He alleged that Congress could not at least fulfil even small wishes of Seemandhra people. The family heredity rule has gone. He said that Congress has no high command and is under one family control.
  • AP High Court admits petition challenging the Article 371.
    Andhra Pradesh High Court on a petition filed by Kistaiah challenging the Centre going ahead with the division of Andhra Pradesh on Article 371. The Court directed to issue notice to the Centre to respond within three weeks.
  • Ganta Srinivasa Rao resigns
    Minister for Infrastructure and Investments, Ganta Srinivasa Rao resigns for both post and party in protest against the on-going events in New Delhi.
    Minister Erasu Pratap Reddy too faxed his resignation for the Minister's post and party membership.
    Pardhasaradhi, TG Venkatesh submitted their resignations for both the party and Ministers' post.
  • Congress MLAs resign from party
    Bhimili MLA Avanti Srinivas, Gajuwaka MLA Chintalapudi Venkataramaiah resigned from Congress party on Tuesday in protest against the Congress led UPA government going against division.
    Rajahmundry:Thota Trimurutulu resigned Congress party.
    Yellamanchili: MLA UV Ramana Murty Raju (Kanna Babu) resigns .
    MLA P Ramesh Pendurty from Pendurti, A Suresh from Yerragondapalem and M Srinivas from Bheemili.

  • 'Kiran succeeded in betraying Seemandhra People', says Minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad
    Minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad said that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy succeeded in deceiving Seemandhra people. He extended all help Congress in the guise of integrationist. If he does not float a political party, he will enjoy a position a year after. Even Jagan and Naidu were behind in his plans accused Dokka Manikya Varaprasad.
  • Seemandhra Union Minster divided vertically
    Panabaka Lakshmi and JD Seelam were confided to their seats while K Chiranjeevi, MM Pallam Raju, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and Purandeswari went into the Lok Sabha Well.
  • Rajya Sabha member KVP Ramachandra Rao addresses APNGOs
    KVP Ramachandra Rao addressing the gathering at the second day at APNGOs dharna at Ram Leila Maidan conveyed his condolences and paid tributes to the Damodar Joshi who died of cardiac arrest on Monday. He said that the Telugu people will not forget the sacrifices the APNGOs did for the united cause.
  • BSP supports division Bill
    BJP chief Mayavati on Tuesday said that Bhajan Samaj Party would support the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013.
  • High Court dismisses petition filed by Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal
    The AP High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Congress expelled MP Lagadapati Rajagopal challenging the Centre going ahead with the division of Andhra Pradesh.
  • BJP puts forth 8 key amendments to Congress to get their support
    In the meeting Union Minister Jairam Ramesh had with the top BJP leaders on Tuesday, Jairam Ramesh was told that immediate amendments needed for 8 key issues. They are :
    Polavaram submerged to be in Seemandhra
    Amendments sought to Article 371 D to avoid future problems.
    New capital in residual Andhra Pradesh should get funds from the first year.
    Industries in Seemandhra and Rayalaseema should get exemptions
    Backward Development Fund should be instituted are some.
  • 'Telangana State will be formed', BJP Prakash Javadekar
    BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar speaking to media said on Tuesday that Susil Kumar Shine and Jairam met them and sought their support. He said that the BJP wanted them to do justice to Seemandhra people and reiterated the Telangana State will be formed. He expressed the hope that the amendments sought by the BJP will be addressed by Congress.
    He said that the BJP is actively cooperating for doing justice to Seemandhra and also for formation of Telangana State. He said they have given positive suggestion to the Congress including financial packages to Rayalaseema, Seemandhra and a nation funding. They wanted national status projects to Seemandhra.
    After the amendments are incorporated, they will extend support to the passage of the Bill.
    The future of the Bill depends upon the how the Congress respond to the 38 amendments sought by the BJP. It may be recalled that the BJP earlier said that it will extend unconditional support for the bill but now gives conditional support. ,
    YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy met BJP senior leader LK Advani.
    Suspension of 16 Seemandhra MPs are likely to be lifted. A resolution will be placed by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Kamalanath may move the motion.
  • Heavy police force deployed at the residences of Seemandhra Ministers
    Heavy police force including CRPF has been deployed at the residences of Seemandhra Ministers in Andhra Pradesh. CRPF forces were deployed at Anantapuram, Kadapa, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Viziangaram including offices of the political parties.
    Lok Sabha live telecast stopped
    Lok Sabha proceedings are going on amidst protests by Seemandhra MPs and Union Ministers
    Police impose Sec.144 imposed around Parliament premises.
  • Lok Sabha adjourned by 3pm
    Shushil Kumar Shinde initiated the debate on Telangana Bill immediately after the House re-assembled at 12.45pm. When he attempted to explain the reasons for initiating the Bill and following unruly scenes in Lok Sabha with the sloganeering by Seemandhra Union Ministers went into the Well, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House by 3pm.
    Union Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde moved the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 for a debate in the Lok Sabha and immediately Lok Sabha adjourned by 12.45pm
    Rajya Sabha adjourned by 2pm following noisy scenes
    Immediately after the both the Houses re-assembled at 12 noon, Seemandhra MPs and Union Minsters raises slogans. Seemandhra Union Ministers went into the Well and raises protests.
    Opposition parties writes to Speaker for lifting of suspension of Seemandhra MPs.
    KVP Ramachandra Rao, Sujana Chowdary, CM Ramesh raises their protests in Rajya Sabha by holding placards.
    BJP told to the Congress that the Bill should not accepted on voice vote.
    Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned by 12 noon following sloganeering by Seemandhra Union Ministers and Rajya Sabha members.
    Supreme Court converts three convicts of Rajiv Gandhi murder case as life imprisonment on Tuesday.
    Security personnel closes Parliament Main gate.
  • TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu speaks to media on Telangana Bill
    Chandrababu Naidu speaking to media in New Delhi on Tuesday charged that the Congress party has been violating the laid down norms from the very beginning. He said that they not taken into the Assembly resolution into confidence. He met the national leaders in a bid to garner their support for equal justice including the Prime Minister and the President.
    Naidu alleged that the issue does not only pertaining to only one State but a matter of national concern. He faulted the Congress for placing the Bill as a table item that an issue enjoys national importance. He cautioned that the same if admitted will crop to the rest of the States, said Naidu. Chandrababu Naidu appealed to Congress and all the national leaders in a bid to set right the thing.
  • MP Harsha Kumar issues notice of no-trust motion
    MP Harsha Kumar on Tuesday issued a notice of no-trust on the Congress led UPA Government. In another notice served wanted the Speaker to lift suspensions of the Seemandhra MPs.
  • Telangana State formation is imminent', says BJP State president Kishan Reddy.
    BJP State President G Kishan Reddy speaking to press on Tuesday in New Delhi said that formation of Telangana State is imminent. He said that BJP will put its efforts for passage of the Bill. He wanted the people of these two regions to maintain restraint.
    Meanwhile, hectic lobbying is going on in Delhi by leaders of both the regions to mount pressure on BJP top leaders. It is indicated that the BJP top brass are insisting for incorporating of the amendments it has sought. Seemandhra leaders are putting their hopes on the BJP national leadership.
  • Congress party issues whip to its members
    Congress party on Tuesday issued a whip to its members following introduction of Telangana Formation Bill. The Bill itemized as no.41 in the Lok Sabha agenda will be debated for four hours at noon and a final call by means of voting will take place.
  • Seemandhra and Telangana leaders intensifies lobbying
    Leaders from both Seemandhra and Telangana regions have intensified their lobbying in achieving their goals as the final stage for shaping Telangana Bill has reached on Tuesday. TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao has given a call to its activists to be available at TRS Bhavan in Hyderabad by today evening.
    Meanwhile, APNGOs Association that is organizing its maha dharna at Ram Leila Maidan entered its second and final day. Leaders of Samaikyandhra activists are demanding for blocking of the Bill in Parliament. YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy will call on them and extend his solidarity.
    Meanwhile TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is busy in meeting with the National leaders to garner their support for blocking of the Bill.
  • LAWCET and PGLCET on June 8
    Sri Venkateswara University under the aegis of AP Sate Council for Higher Education will conduct Law Common Entrance Test (LAWCET) and Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test PGLCET on June 8. APSCHE Chairman L Venugopal Reddy while announcing the schedule on Monday said that the notification would be released on March 6 and candidates could apply for the test from March 8. Last date for submission of applications without any late fee is April 26 and applications will be accepted till May 31with late fee as applicable. He said both LAWCET and PGLCET would be held on June 8.
  • Legal notice issued to Rahul Gandhi
    A member of RSS on Monday issued a legal notice to AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against RSS stating that BJP represents RSS ideology that killed Mahatma Gandhi.

    K Bhavani Shankarudu, an advocate issued a notice to him for his remarks at Bardoli in Gujarat damaged the reputation of RSS. He alleged that his made his remarks without verifying facts of the judgement delivered in Mahatma Gandhi association case. He said that the remarks were likely to create discord against members of RSS.
  • Discussion on AP State Reorganization 2013 Bill in Lok Sabha today.
  • BJP places forth 8 key amendments to Congress to get their support
    In the meeting Union Minister Jairam Ramesh had with the top BJP leaders on Tuesday, Jairam Ramesh was told that immediate amendments needed for 8 key issues.
    Polavaram submerged to be in Seemandhra
    Amendments sought to Article 371 D to avoid future problems.
    New capital in residual Andhra Pradesh should get funds from the first year.
    Industries in Seemandhra and Rayalaseema should get exemptions
    Backward Development Fund should be instituted are some.

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