Andhra Pradesh News on February 23, 2014
February 23, 2014 - Hyderabad
- AICC will take final call on New Chief Minster', says Shinde
Union Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday said that so far no decision has been taken on imposing of President rule in Andhra Pradesh. He said that efforts are on to form a new government and the Congress high command would take a final call. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has tendered resignation for the post and primary membership of Congress in protest against division of the State.
Shinde said that the elections will be held in the united Andhra Pradesh State and it will be decided by the Election Commission. Since there is three months' time for elections, sources said that AICC is on the search for a new Chief Minister for the State.
- Seemandhra people in Telangana are Telangana people', says former PCC chief Srinivas
Former PCC president D Srinivas said on Sunday that those Seemandhra people residing in Telangana are Telangana people. Srinivas said that 75 lakh Seemandhra people are residing in Telangana region. He said Telangana State has been a reality only but Sonia Gandhi. Srinivas called on the people to reciprocate Congress by bringing it to power. He accused Kiran Kumar Reddy for all the trouble it had so far, he said.
- Sushma Swaraj to attend BJP victory meet on March 3
Bharatiya Janata Party is prepared to organize a victory meet in Hyderabad on March 3 and the cadre is preparing for the event. In a meeting held on Sunday, BJP leaders have decided to organize the event and want to take to the people that Telangana State formation has been done but because of BJP. BJP leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj will attend the meet.
- YSRCP will not have any alliances in the coming polls', says Balineni Srinivasa Reddy
Speaking to media on Sunday, YSRCP MLA Balineni Srinivasa Reddy said that the party will not have any alliances with any parties. He alleged that Kiran Kumar Reddy had played a vital role in the division issue till the last and got out of post at the eleventh hour.
- Clarity on floating a new political outfit will take a couple of days', Congress MP Harsha Kumar
Amalapuram Congress MP GV Harsha Kumar said after the meeting with Kiran Kumar that a clarity will come within two days on the emergence of a political party. He said that the issue has come up for discussion. Kiran Kumar Reddy will have another round of talks with ministers and MLAs on Monday before a final decision, said Harsha Kumar.
- Two senior leaders say good-bye to YSRCP
SRIKAKULAM: Two senior leaders of YSRCP from Srikakulam district former MP Viswanadham and Ayyappadora resign the party in protest against the entry of Dharmana Prasada Rao. Sources said Viswanadham will contest from Palasa as independent.
- 78,695 government officials to be spilt
According to State government estimates as many as 78,695 employees working at the State level and multi-zonal cadre will be split between two States. The remaining 6.8 lakh employees will continue in their existing posts and places after the birth of two new States.
Retired IAS officer CR Kamalanthn heads the Committee that prepares guidelines for employees' sharing. Sources said that the division will be in 42:58 between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is likely that Telangana will get 33,052 officers and Andhra Pradesh 45,643.
- Congress did injustice to Seemandhra without a foresight', says BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu
Speaking to media on Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party leader M Venkaiah Naidu said that Congress party did injustice to Seemandhra pepple without a foresight. He said that it attempted to shift the blame on BJP in the event of otherwise. He said by extending support to the Bill, the credibility on the party has been increased multi-fold and kept the word on T formation said Venkaiah Naidu.
- Seemandhra leaders meet Kiran Kumar Reddy
Congress leaders from Seemandhra on Sunday met Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy to chalk of their future course of action in the back drop of the Centre that formed Telangana State. The meeting took place at a building in Madhapur which is said to the new office of likely floated new political party. The meeting was attended by Sabbam Hari, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, A Saipratap, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, GV Harsha Kumar, Lagadapati Rajagopal, Dr Sailajanath, and Pithani Satyanarayana among others. Majority of the opine that in the present circumstances, there were left with no option except to bank on a political platform.
- Make Vijayawada as capital', demands Minister Pardhasaradhi
Terming the Andhra Pradesh division as the eighth wonder, Minister Parthasarthy on Sunday demanded that Vijayawada should be made capital. He said that it has all the necessary pre-requites that required for State Capital with 20,000 acres of Government land and 7,000 acres of forest land.
- IIIT student commits suicide by jumping from building
ADILABAD: A fourth year Basara IIIT student on Sunday committed suicide by jumping from a building. College students and teaching staff rushed him to Nizamabad hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. However, the reasons for suicide were not known and police are investigating. The deceased Nagaraju belongs to Kanagal mandal from Nalgonda district.
- Former MLA Tavanam Chechnyya died
ONGOLE: Former CPM MLA from Santanutalapadu in Prakasam district Tavanam Chenchaiah (93) died of heart attack. CPM State Secretary BV Ragavulu have participated in the funeral procession.
- TTDP victory rally
HYDERABAD: The Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP) forum has decided to conduct a victory rally and public meeting on February 26. The forum meeting held on Saturday decided to organize the event to mark the passage of the Bill carving separate Telangana State in the Parliament. The meeting is likely to be held at Chevella. TTDP Forum had decided to invite the party leaders and cadre form all the ten districts of Telangana.
- AP Unemployed Persons Association oppose increase of retirement age
NELLORE: Andhra Pradesh Unemployed Persons Association president Seenaiah has taken a strong objection to increase the retirement age of the government employees, saying that it is a blow to lakhs of educated unemployed persons in the State. He said that nearly 15 lakh vacancies were there in various Government posts and no steps were being taken by the Government to fill these posts.
- Anganwadi workers seeks minimum wages
The CPI(M) has demanded that the State Government to take steps to ensure implementation of minimum wages to Anganwadi workers and helpers who are on agitation path. The party said that Anganwadi workers were being paid minimum wages in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala but were denied here. In a letter to the Chief Secretary PK Mohanty, CPI(M) expressed concern over the manner in which they were suppressed by the police.
- DWCRA members lock up SBI
KADAPA: DWCRA members locked up the State Bank of India branch in Ramapuram and squatted on the Hyderabad-Bangalore national highway demanding sanction of loans to them. They alleged that they were denied loans by the bank following the members earlier sanctioned loans by Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank were allotted to SBI were running from pillar to post for loans since a year, they said.
- 14,000 jobs will be filled in Revenue Department', says Raghuveera
ANANTHAPURAM: State Revenue Minister Raghuveera Reddy speaking to media on Saturday at Madakasira in Anantapuram said that 7,000 posts have been filed in Revenue department and another 6,000 posts would be filled in the current year. The successful candidates in the VRA/VRO test will be given appointment orders by the end of this month, said Raghuveera Reddy. He said that the salaries for VRAs will be hiked from RS.3,000 to Rs.6,000 and for VROs it will be Rs. 17,000 from Rs.9,000.