Andhra Pradesh News on February 3, 2014
February 3, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Former Minister Dharmana to join YSRCP
Former Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao on Monday announced that he will be joining the YSRCP on February 9. He said that he had taken the decision in protest against the Congress going ahead with the bifurcation of the State in against the aspirations of the majority of the people Dharmana said that YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy will be visiting Srikakulam on February 9 and he will join in his presence.
- ECET will be conducted on May 10, said Prof.Tulasiram
ECET will be conducted on May 10, 2014 said ECET chairman, JNTU Vice chancellor Dr.Tulasiram. Speaking after a meeting with the ECET committee in Kakinada, he said that the examination will be held from 10am to 1pm. He said that notification will be issued on February 4 and on-line applications will be allowed form February 10 to March 29 without any fine. Convener ECET Dr Saibabu said that the preliminary K will be released on May 11 and final key will be on May 19. He said that the application fee is Rs.300. and examinations will be held in 78 centres in 12 Regional centres. details can be had on www.apecet.org., www.jntuk.edu.in/ecet 2014.
- Rajya Sabha contestant Adala Prabhakar Reddy seeks Seemandhra MLAs' support
Congress rebel candidate Adala Prabahakara Reddy who filed nomination for Rajya Sabha elections as an Independent appealed to all those Seemandhra MLAs wanting the State united to support his candidature for Rajya Sabha with big majority. He said that sending him to the Upper House would convey to the Centre the intensity of the demand of United State. He requested the YSRCP and CPI(M) too to cast their votes in his favour. 'Electing me to Rajya Sabha will enable the voice of Seemandhra to be heard at the National level', he said. Sridhra Krishna Reddy, MLA who is supporting him said that the central party leadership threat of initiating disciplinary action against MLAs who votes Prabahakara Reddy would approach the people with facts, he said.
- CPI reiterates party support to Telangana State
CPI National secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy reiterated the party stand to support formation of Telangana State. He appealed to take all steps necessary for smooth conduct of the Parliament sessions. He said that it is the responsibility of the Congress and BJP to see the T-Bill is passed in the Parliament.
- Police gets important clues in Choppadandi SBI robbery case
Speaking to media, the Karimnagar Superintendent of Police Siva Kumar said that they had important clues in the robbery case of Choppadandi SBI. The police suspect to be the act of professional gang belonging to North India. Based on the CCTV footage, they have identified the victims are police have formed seven teams to nab them.
It may be recalled here that on Saturday morning some miscreants entered the SBI bank branch in the opening hours and made good away with Rs.40 lakhs cash at gun point when the Branch Manager was engrossing with the staff. Immediately, police rushed to the spot on the information of the Bank staff and started investigation.
- Fate on Telangana Bill will be decided in Parliament, says Chidambaram
Union Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday that the fate of Telangana Bill will be decided in Parliament either in this or next session. The comments of the Minister gives rise to some apprehensions. He said that 17 MPs from Telangana and 25 MPs from Seemandhra act on regional basis, the same thing what happened in the Assembly will happen here, he said. Wide range of discussion was held and Sri Krishna Committee was appointed before a final call was taken, he said.
- 'We propose no confidence motion if T Bill is tabled, says Rayapati Sambasiva Rao
Guntur Congress MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao said that if Telangana Bill is moved in the Parliament they would move no confidence motion in the Parliament on February 5. Speaking at Samikhayndhra JAC, he said that they have 70 MPs support for the proposed motion.
- AP High Court directs State government to conduct Municipal Elections
The Andhra Pradesh High court on Monday directed the State Government to conduct elections for Municipalities within one month. The court turned town the plea of the Chief Secretary who sought some time.
- Four lakh employees' force to go on strike from February 6
Nearly four lakh employees' force including teachers will on an indefinite strike from February 6 in protest against the Centre going ahead with the division of the State. It may be recalled here that the Union Government is getting ready to place the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in the Parliament. Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Vedika led by APNGOs Association and other JAC met at the APNGOs Home on Monday and announced action plan.
Speaking to media, APNGOs Association president P Ashok Babu said that the meetig decided as part of agitational programme that all employees in 13 Seemandhra districts will on indefinite strike including electricity employees He said that it will be served on the Chief Secretary on Tuesday. He said that APSRTC employees will take a decision shortly. The Vedika resolved to organize Chalo Parliament programme on February 17 and 18. Blocking of National Highways, dharnas in front of the residences of MPs and Ministers would be announced shortly, he said.
- Chief Minister with Seemandhra leaders to meet President
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy got the President appointment on February 5 at 12noon. The Chief Minister will lead a delegation of MLAs and Ministers from Seemandhra in an effort to reiterate their demand to the President.
Minister for Assembly Affairs S Sailajanath demanded the MPs and Union Ministers from Seemandhra to oppose the Bill in Parliament. He said that they have invited TDP and YSRCP leaders to participate in the delegation.
- Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to protest at Shakti Sthal
The stage for protests have been shifted to national capital following the AP State Reorganization Bill, 2012 sent back to Centre with the resolution to reject the Bill.
Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal spoke to press after a brainstorming session by the Samaikyandhra Gazetted Officers' Forum on Sunday in Hyderabad. He said that scene would be shifted to Delhi from February 5. Rajagopal said that the efforts to intensify the stoppage of the Bill would start at Shakti Sthal with the Chief Minster will stage protest there at. Rajagopal along with Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana of TDP said that 'our speed depends on your speed'. They said that the Bill would be introduced in Parliament on February 14 and the effective time that the Congress has to push the Bill is only five days till February 21, they said. Forum president AV Patel said that they have done their best and only political will and force will work to keep the State united. He said that the exercise of meeting every MP and Central Ministers has begun. He added 'we will have a similar brainstorming session at Tirupati on February 3 and another meeting at New Delhi on February 10 with as many leaders as possible from all the political parties, said Patel.
- Muthoot Finance office robbed of cash and Jewellery worth over one crore
Nearly Rs. one crore worth of gold ornaments including cash was stolen by thieves at Muthoot Finance in Jaherabad in Medak district. A youth belonging to Bihar left 4kg of gold ornaments concealed in a suitcase at the metal detector at MGS bus station. Police found the gold in it and chased and nabbed him at Koti who admitted that he is the employee of Muthoot Finance. Details are awaited.
- 'BJP stands on its word on formation of Telangana State', says BJP senior leader Venkaiah Naidu
BJP senior leader Venkaiah Naidu speaking at the State BJP executive Committee meet at Kompali said that the party stands on the word of carving Telangana State with 10 districts. He alleged that Congress party is responsible for the sacrifice of the lives of 1000 people in Telangana and around 360 people in Seemandhra. He alleged that the Congress party has initiated the Chief Minister to move 'reject motion' Bill in the assembly. Congress party first to set right it's Chief Minister, Venkaiah Naidu advised.
- Seven petitions filed in Supreme Court challenging division of Andhra Pradesh
As many as seven petitions were filed in the Supreme Court challenging the division of the State of Andhra Pradesh by leaders of various parties and voluntary organizations on Monday. The petitioners Raghurama Krishnam Raju, Visalandhra Mahasabha, Adusmalli Jayaprakash, Payyavula Keshav, Somayajulu alleged that the Centre is going ahead with the division process that is anti-constitutional. It is likely that they will come up before the Court on February 7.
- 'Chief Minister's deeksha will not stop formation of Telangana', says Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy
On the eve of the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 that reached the national capital on Monday, Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy said that the deeksha of Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy or dramas of Vijayawada MP Lagadapati will not stop bifurcation process. Responding to the claim of Lagadapati that ultimate weapon will be used to stall the process, he said that he did not have any. Leaders of both the regions are heading to New Delhi to press their respective views and demands when the bill is likely to be moved in Parliament.
- 'Telangana Bill was not introduced in Winter Session due to their efforts', says Sabbam Hari
Anakapalli MP Sabbam Hari speaking to media on Monday said the division Bill is against the spirit of the Constitution. Sabbam Hari claimed that due to their efforts only the Bill was not introduced in Parliament in the winter session.
Speaking on YSRCP chief, Sabbam Hari said the language of Jagan in the plenary is not to up to the status of the party president. He said that Jagan wanted the division of the State internally but expressing united State. He said that it is not correct for commenting Samaikyandhra activists as robbers. .
- Report on the discussion on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in the Assembly has reached Delhi today. The report was sent by a team of officials in an Air India flight. It took three days to prepare the report which detailed the discussion on the bill in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.