Andhra Pradesh News on February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Sujatha Rao appointed as Commissioner of SCPCR
Retired IAS officer Kanuru Sujatha Rao appointed as Commissioner of State Commission for protection of Child Rights. She is the 1974 batch IAS officer and worked in various captities (SCPCR).
The State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) were to be established in each state as per the provisions of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. It was set up to protect, promote and defend child rights in each state. The Commission consists of a chairperson and six members who are well versed in child welfare. At least one member should be a woman.
- TDP MLAs quit MLA posts in protest against AP State division
Telugu Desam Party MLAs Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu (Puttur), Bojjala Gopal Krishna Reddy (Srikalahasti), Dhulipala Narendra Kumar (Chintalapudi), Ramakrishna (Venkatagiri) have submitted their resignations for MLA posts in protest against division of the State.
- JD(U) chief faults the way Telangana Bill was brought without discussion
JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar faulted for passing the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 without any discussion. Faulting the order in which the Bill was brought said that BJP and Congress raised a new unhealthy custom. He opined if the Bill was taken up in a healthy atmosphere.
- Boath MLA Nagesh to join TRS
Adilabad: Boath MLA G. Nagesh joins TRS in a couple of days in presence of TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao bidding good-bye to TDP.
- Sonia proposes special status to Seemandhra
AICC president and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has proposed special status to Seemandhra for a period of five years in a meeting with BJP senior leaders. This proposal paved way for smooth passage of Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha and it will be only a matter of formality.
- TDP MLA Devineni Umamaheswara Rao resigns post
TDP MLA Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Wednesday faxed his resignation for MLA post in protest against the division of the State.
- DGP transfers 30 DSPs
Director General of Police B Prasada Rao on Wednesday transferred 30 Deputy Superintendent of Police in the State.
- Rajya Sabha adjourned to Thursday
Rajya Sabha after meeting at 5pm adjourned to Thursday. When Kavuri Sambasiva Rao attempted to speak on the Bill, the Chair interrupted immediately and said separate time will be given to him when the House takes up. In all likelyhood AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 will be approved by Rajya Sabha on Thursday before being sent to President for final call.
- Minister Manmohan Singh discuses financial package with Opposition leaders
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday evening had a meeting with BJP leader Arun Jaitley and M Venkaiah Naidu. The meeting was attended by Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, Ahmed Patel and Kamalnath. He agreed to offer a huge financial packages to Seemandhra.
- Speakers accepts resignations
Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday accepted the resignations of Daggubati Purandeswari and Maganti Srinivasulu Reddy .
- Former Prime Ministers' statues destroyed
East Godavari: Mummidivaram: Integrationists on Wednesday destroyed former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi statues.
- Ongole MP Maganti Srinivasula Reddy resigns
Congress MP from Ongole Maganti Srinivasula reddy on Wednesday submitted from the Congress party in protest against division of the State.
- Rajya Sabha adjourned by 3pm after introduction of Bill
Unruly situation continued in Raja Sabha after it re-assembled at 2pm with Seemandhra MPs raising slogans and holding placards. BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu raised a serious objection asking the Chair to keep the House in order to get the business transacted. Earlier TDP MP CM Ramesh expressed his apologies for what happened in the morning.
Venkaiah Naidu said that Congress own ministers are objecting the proceedings. He said that BJP is committed for formation of Telangana but at the same time discussion has to be taken place, said Venkaiah Naidu.
Responding to the protests by Ministers in the House, Kurian who chaired the House wanted them to leave the House and said that the Ministers have no right to obstruct the proceedings of the House. Arun Jaitley raised the issue that Ministers who are not Rajya Sabha members have no right to obstruct the proceedings.
AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 is introduced amidst protests and the Chair adjourned the house by 3pm.
- TDP MLA Rama Naidu attempts self-immolation attempt
Visakhapatnam TDP president and Madugula MLA Ramanaidu on Wednesday while participating in 'Vanta varpku' programme in protest against the division attempted self-immolation bid by pouring petrol. Alerted over this incident, Chodavaram CI Visweswra Rao obstructed him from the attempt.
- Debate on AP State Reorganization Bill
A debate will take place in Rajya Sabha at 4pm on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 that was approved by Lok Sabha.
- Governor accepts Chief Minister's resignation
Governor ESL Narasimhan on Wednesday accepted the resignation submitted by N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
- Speaker accepts Lagadapati Rajagopal's resignation
The Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday accepted the resignation submitted by Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal in protest against passage of Telangana Bill.
- Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha adjourned to 2pm
Telugu Desam Party MP CM Ramesh attempted to push the mike from the Rajya Sabha Secretary General and had a verbal attack with him. Seemandhra MPs raised slogans seeking justice and went into the Well. He attempted to pull papers from him. Gundu Sudharani objected Ramesh from his attempts. Following unruly scenes in Rajya Sabha, the Speaker adjourned the House up to 2pm.
In Lok Sabha, following disturbances on Mahila Bill, Speaker adjourned the House by 2pm.
- Chief Minister's resignation is an expected one', says Home Minister
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy took charge as the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on November 25, 2010 and continued till February 19, 2014 for a period of 3 years 2 months and 24 days has on Wednesday finally put his papers in protest against the Centre's decision. He said that the future of the Telugu people are more important than his personal future.
Reacting on the latest development, Union Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde said that it is an expected one. He said that Kiran Reddy has no option except to resign the post.
- Chief Minster submits resignation to Governor
Chief Minster N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday after a press meet met the Governor ESL Narasimhan and handed him over his resignation letter. He urged him to make alternative arrangements as he would not continue in the post as care taker.
- Political profile of N Kiran Kumar Reddy
Kiran Kumar Reddy had his political entry following his father Amarnath Reddy's sudden demise. He won from Vaylpadu Assembly segment in Chittoor successfully in 1989, 1999 and 2004 but faced defeat in 2004. He successfully contested in 2009 from Peeler.
Kiran Kumar Reddy hold the Government Chief Whip in the 12th Assembly and as Speaker in 13th Assembly before being made as the 16th Chief Minister of the State on November 10, 2010 till today.
SC/ST sub plan, Mee Seva, Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, Indiramma Amrutahastanam, Indira Jala Prabha are some of his favourite welfare schemes.
- AP High Court admits PIL challenging Article 3 of the Constitution
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday admitted Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by PV Krishnaiah, High Court advocate challenging Article 3 of the Constitution.
The petitioner contended in the High Court that the Union Government had no authority to invoke Article 3 in so far as it relates to bifurcating the state of Andhra Pradesh and forming a new State of Telangana as long as 371(D) and Article 371(E) of the Constitution of India was in existence. He said that the demand has been already settled permanently by way of inserting Article 371 (D) in the Constitution by way of constitution 32 Amendment Act.
A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar while admitting the petition said that the court would review only with regard to the validity of 5th amendment and would not grant any interim direction to stall the division process. The Bench issued notices to the Centre directing it to file its counter affidavit on the case within three weeks.
- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned by one hour
Rajya Sabha on Wednesday was adjourned by an hour within minutes following sloganeering from Seemandhra MPs.
- Hanumantha Rao warns serious reactions if they create any obstructions to the Bill in RS
Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao on Wednesday warned of serious actions to Seemandhra Rajya Sabha members if attempts are made to obstruct the Bill in Rajya Sabha. He expressed that the Bill will get through in the Upper House. He advised them to take what they want from the Central Government.
- Final call on Telangana Formation
Following passage of AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 (Telangana State Formation) in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the next step is that it goes to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday for approval and once approved by both the Houses, it will go to the President of India for his assent. From the office of the President, the Bill will be notified in Central Gazette and take effect from either publication date or any date set up by the Central Government. After Lok Sabha, all eyes on Rajya Sabha on the Bill
With the passage of Telangana formation Bill in Lok Sabha, now all eyes are now aimed at Rajya Sabha. Bharatiya Janata Party plans to move amendments to address the concerns of Seemandhra people. If the Bill goes through, Telangana will become the 29th State of the Country a reality.
- Dr. T Ravi Raju appointed as Vice Chancellor of Dr.NTR University
Dr T Ravi Raju is appointed as vice-chancellor of Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences and orders will be issued in a couple of days. Dr. Ravi Raju is a famous Nephrologist and is settled in Visakhapatnam after his retirement. Earlier he worked as Director of Medical Education.
- 'Those three women murdered Indian Democracy', says CM Ramesh
Telugu Desam Party MP CM Ramesh speaking to media on Wednesday said that those three women murdered Indian Democracy. Referring to the yesterday events in Parliament, he said that people all over the world are watching the events. Referring to the remarks of Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Karnataka questioning Sonia and Rahu dare to visit Andhra, Ramesh questioned whether Sushma Swaraj can visit Andhra Pradesh.
- Seemandhra bandh continues in protest against division of Andhra Pradesh
Normal life is out of gear in majority parts of Seemandhra with people from all walks of like came on roads to voice their protest in against the division of the State. The bandh call given by YSRCP, TDP and supported by APNGOs received all round support. APSRTC buses confined to depots, offices, business establishments and educational institutions were remained closed voluntarily. Internationalists are on the roads and observing the bandh in a peaceful manner.
Medical services were completely disrupted in all the 13 Seemandhra districts expect emergency services following the doctors' participation in the strike.
- YSRCP calls for Seemandhra bandh
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had given a call for Seemandhra bandh on Wednesday in protest against the undemocratic manner in which the State . has been divided with the active support of the BJP.
Speaking to media immediately after the passage of the Bill in New Delhi on Tuesday termed it as a 'black day'. He wanted the Seemandhra people to express their anger over the gross injustice done to them by organizing 'rasta rokos' and dharnas.
- Former CPI MLA Govinda Rao dead
Veteran leader of CPI and MLA for four times, K Govinda Rao died in Hyderabad on Tuesday. He was 91 and is survived by two sons. His wife passed away a few years ago. Govinda Rao was with the party since 1943 and was elected to the then Madras Sate Assembly in 1952 and to Andhra Pradesh Assembly during 1962, 1967 and 1978 and lead many agitations in then combined district of Visakhapatnam, Viziangaram and Srikakulam districts.
- IAS transfers
Senior IAS officer Ajeya Kallam has been posted as Principal Secretary, Finance and SS Rawat has been posted as Managing director, Genco. The Government has issued orders to this effect. .
- Bandh is being observed across Seemandhra protesting the passage of Telangana Bill in Parliament yesterday.