Andhra Pradesh News on February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014 - Hyderabad
- TRS president Chandrasekhara Rao meets Rahul Gandhi
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao on Monday met AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi after he met on Sunday the president Sonia Gandhi.
Though the meeting is termed as an appreciation for Telangana decision, it gained importance at a time when the merger or forging an alliance plans are afoot. He also met the President Pranab Mukherjee to thank him on the Telangana issue.
- GHMC approves Rs. 4,599 crore budgets for 2014-15
HYDERABAD: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Monday approved a budget of Rs.4, 599 crore for the year 2014-15. Mayor Masjid Hussain described this as a peoples' welfare budget while opposition termed it as a window dressing. GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar attended the meeting.
- AICC invites State Ministers
AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh has invited the State Cabinet Ministers to be available in Delhi on Tuesday. Minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad already in Delhi while Ministers Kondru Murali, Kanna Lakshminarayna, C Ramachandraiah will be leaving to Delhi on Tuesday morning.
- Anganwadi workers call off agitation
Following talks with the State Chief Secretary PK Mohanty, the striking Anganwadi workers have called off their dharna temporarily and will be meeting again on Tuesday for another round of talks at 11.30am. They said that they would call off the agitation if the talks are fruitful in nature else it would be continued.
- MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi threats to knock the doors of Supreme Court
MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday threatened the Centre that he would knock the doors of Supreme Court if law and order is entrusted to Governor. It may be recalled here that he is objecting handing of administrative powers to Governor from the beginning.
- YSRCP chief to resume Odarpu Yatra in Telangana shortly
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will resume his Odarpu Yatra in Telangana region, said party spokesman Gattu Ramachandra Rao. He said that Jagan has to meet 250 families in 9 districts except Khammam.
- 'Though painful, but a necessity', says Digvijay Singh
AICC general secretary and in charge of AP affairs Digvijay Singh speaking to media on Monday said that division of Andhra Pradesh though painful but a necessity. He acknowledged that the Andhra Pradesh people have given Congress power twice. On Kiran Reddy, he said that he is a loyal Congress leader but unfortunately, he acted in against the principles of the Congress party. On extending assistance, he said that the party would strive hard for all round development of Seemandhra.
- Possible merger of TRS with Congress
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao on Monday met AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh and a discussion took place on the possible merger of the party. It may be recalled here that he who met AICC president Sonia Gandhi along with his family members told to media of the same. Rajya Sabha member and senior leader K Keshava Rao too participated in an hour long talks. A release said that the TRS president will be coming to Hyderabad on February 26.
- Congress and BJP both backstabbed Seemandhra', says Gorantla Butchiah Chowdary
Telugu Desam Party senior leader Gorantla Butchiah Chowdary on Monday said that both the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party has back stabbed Seemandhra people.
- Former Minister TG Venkatesh to meet TDP chief
Former Minister TG Venkatesh will be meeting TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on February 27. The meeting gained importance at a time news is in the air that he along with Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Erasu Pratap Reddy are planning to join TDP. On Monday TDP MPs Sujana Chowdary, CM Ramesh and Garikapati Ramamohana Rao met these leaders.
- Make Kurnool as Andhra Pradesh capital ', says Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy
Union Minister for State for Railways Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy on Monday demanded to make Kurnool as capital. He charged that BJP has its share in the unilateral division of the State along with Congress.
- MP Maganti Srinivasulu Reddy wants Ongole as the Capital
Congress MP Maganti Srinivasulu Reddy wanted Ongole as the capital. He said that he will be writing to Centre in this direction. He opined that floating a new party in the present political situation is not advisable, he said.
- Decision on formation of Government by evening', says JD Seelam
Union Minister JD Seelam speaking to press on Monday said that a decision on formation of government is likely by Evening. On merger of alliance with TRS, a decision will come with a couple of days. The statement gained importance when PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana met Digvijay Singh and Speaker Nadendla Manohar and C Damodar Rajanarsimha met AICC president Sonia Gandhi on Monday.
- BJP expects good package to Seemandhra
SRIKAKULAM: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state secretary Pydi Venugoplam, Kisan Morcha national leader Pudi Tirupati Rao addressing a press conference on Sunday in Srikakulam said that were forced to extend its support to the Telangana Bill to avoid physical attacks on Seemandhra people residing in Hyderabad and other areas. They said several packages announced to Seemandhra region after it comes to power. They hoped that the people would understand the political compulsions and the BJP that always wanted to protect the interest of the people of Seemandhra.
- TRS accuses TDP as the main betrayer
HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA T Harish Rao faulted the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Nara Chandrababu Naidu as the main betrayer of the Telangana people. He said that Naidu did not acknowledge the six decades dream of the Telangana people when it was realized. He sought to know how the TDP leaders of Telangana region would organize celebrations. He questioned them whether lodging complaints against TRS activists and students who staged protests in front of their houses asking them to join the movement was their achievement, he questioned.
- Padmini to complaint against action against Jayaprakash Reddy
HYDERABAD: Former Deputy Chief Minister C Damodar Raja Narasimha's wife Padmini said that she will be writing to the AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Chief Justice of High Court, Election Commissions against seeking action against Congress Sangareddy MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy for his call to supporters to resort to booth capturing in coming elections to ensure he won by not less than one lakh votes. Padmini expressed her desire to contest elections from Sangareddy.
- Seemandhra to be named as 'Budda Pradesh', says Katti Padma Rao
VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Dalit Mahasabha general secretary Katti Padma Rao speaking to media at press club on Monday said that Seemandhra should be named 'Budda Pradesh'. He demanded the centre to allocate one lakh crore for it's development. He wanted Visakhapatnam to be developed as Industrial Centre and suggested to create a Girijan University in Araku and Dalit University in Rajahmundry. He suggested creating a capital in between Vijayawada and Guntur. He wanted NIT in Vijayawada and IIIT in Rajahmundry.
- Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi president undertakes two-day deeksha demanding to make Kurnool as State capital
KURNOOL: Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi president Byreddy Rajasekhara Reddy undertook two days Nirahara deeksha. After garlanding Sri Krishna Devaraylu statue on Monday, he sat on deeksha at the Gandhi statue. Speaking there, he said that they lost by sacrificing the capital from Kurnool to Hyderabad now demands to make Kurnool as the capital for all-round development of the region.
- Efforts would be intensified to bring State Capital', says Union Minister Pallam Raju
EAST GODAVARI: Union Minister MM Pallam Raju said that they failed to make Hyderabad as Union Territory but making efforts to bring State Capital to East Godavari. He said that a committee appointed by Centre would look into the capital issue. He said that he welcomes any mandate people give in the next elections. He said that he would contest from Kakinada in the ensuing elections.
- VRO/VRA certificate verification begins from Tuesday
GUNTUR: Certificate verification for those who successfully got through the test will be conducted from Tuesday said District Collector Suresh Kumar. Releasing the list of successful candidates, the Collector said that the process begins at 9.30am for VRO candidates at Collectorate and VRA candidates at 9am at concerned RDO office. He suggested them to bring all the xerox copies of the original with two pass-port size photo graphs.
- Union Minister Kishore Chandra Deo recommends Visakhapatnam as State Capital
SRIKAKULAM: Speaking to media on Sunday, Union Minister Kishore Chandra Deo suggested that Visakhapatnam be made State capital in larger interests of Seemandhra people. He said that it has all infrastructure and available land required for construction of a capital, he said.
- Seemandhra BJP meets on February 26
VIJAYAWADA: Bharatiya Janata Party that was branded as betrayer to Seemandhra Andhra by extending support to the division Bill in Parliament in a damage control effort plans to convene a meeting on February' 26 at Vijayawada as a central point for all the 13 Seemandhra districts. All district party presidents and party functionaries will attend the meeting which is to addressed by BJP senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu. The meeting will elect Seemandhra BJP state leader said sources. Former MLA Haribabu from Visakhapatnam may likely be elected for the coveted post.
- Kiran Kumar Reddy will meet his loyal MLAs and MLCs in the evening to discuss the possibility of forming a new party. He will also meet with important leaders from constituencies.
- TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu will meet with party leaders from Seemandhra. They will discuss the strategy to be adopted for the elections.