Andhra Pradesh News on February 6, 2014
February 6, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Police Officers transfers' deadline by February 10, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal
Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that all police officers of Sub Inspector and above rank who completed three years in the same posting would have to be transferred by February 10.
Speaking to media, he said that the issue was discussed with the DGP B Prasada Rao in the wake of instructions from the Election Commission. He said that even while affecting transfers, the Sub Inspectors would not be posted in their native mandal and the Circle Inspectors in their native district. The Superintendent of Police, DIG and IG rank officers in every district were in the process of identifying police officers to be transferred. The transfers of senior officers of the rank of DSP and ASP would be decided by the DIG.
- Lok Satta Party to select candidates,
Lok Satta Party that has already announced 25 candidates to contest the Assembly polls has formed district-wise screening committee to choose candidates for other constituencies. The screening committees for all the 23 districts will finalize candidates in consultation with local party leaders. Party secretary said that the suggestions received from the public through Suggest Your Candidate drive.
- Horticulture official in ACB net
In Nalgonda, an horticulture official was caught by the officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau while he was accepting Rs.20,000 as bribe from a tribal farmer in Devarakonda. ACB DSP M Prabhakar said that the official demanded money for clearing loan application. The farmer was eligible for Rs.60,000 subsidy and the officer demanded Rs.20,000 as his 'share' from the farmer. Following a complaint by the farmer, the ACB laid a trap and caught red-handed.
- Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) postponed
The State Government on Thursday announced that the Teachers Eligibility Test scheduled to be held on February 9, 2014 to be conducted in 1975 centres across the State has been postponed. Minister for Education P Pardhasaradhi said that efforts will be take to conduct the examination before the end of February.
- Nationalized Bank Employees to go on strike
United Forum for Bank employees Convener MV Murali said that following the failure of talks with the Chief Labour commissioner, the Nationalized Bank Employees will go on strike on February 10 and 11. They are demanding wage revision among others.
- Nine petitions filed in Supreme Court challenging division of State comes up for hearing on Friday
As many as 9 petitions were filed before the Supreme Court challenging the Centre going ahead with the bifurcation process of the State. It will come up before Justice HL Dattu and Justice Sharad Bobde tomorrow.
It may be recalled here that the petitions have been filed by former MLA A. Jayaprakash, Payyavula Keshav, BJP member Raghurama Krishnam Raju, YSRCP leader Somayajulu and the Visalandhra Mahasabha. The petitioners in their petitions questioned mala fide manner in which the Union Government had advised the President of India for implementing the consultative process envisioned under Article 3 of the Constitution. They said that the present Bill and the circumstances under which the Bill is forced to be enacted is not in tandem with the federal principles of the Constitution.
- SEO Bhanwar Lal meets Assembly secretary Sadaram
State Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal on Thursday met the Assembly Secretary Sadaram for conducting of Rajya Sabha elections scheduled tomorrow.
Speaking to press, Bhanwar Lal said that all the 276 MLAs have voting rights and can cast their votes. Earlier, he held discussion with the Director General of Police (DGP) B Prasada Rao on conduct of the elections. He said that the party agent has to maintain the secretary of the vote casted, he said.
It may be recalled here that those on the fray are T Subbarami Reddy, KVP Ramachandra Rao, MA Khan from Congress Garikapati Mohan Rao, Thota Sitaramalakshmi from TDP and K Keshava Rao from TRS and Adala Prabahakara Reddy (rebel Congress) independent candidate. The elections will be held on February 7.
- 'Second SRC is the only solution', says State Revenue Minister
Speaking to media on Thursday, State Minister for Revenue said that second State Reorganization Commission (SRC) is the only solution for the present crisis. He said that Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Vijayalakshmi and Botha Satyanarayana put together advocates the unity slogan before the President, it can be stopped, he said.
- Speaking for division process is shame', says APNGOs Association President Ashok Babu
APNGOs Association president P Ashok Babu said that Union Minsters speaking for division of the State is shame on their part. He wanted them to stop the Bill even before it is moved in the Parliament. He said employees will be exempted from strike during the period of Intermediate examinations, said Ashok Babu.
- Software Engineer died under suspicious circumstances
A Software engineer working in California Aravind Reddy died in suspicious circumstances. It is learnt that the techie belongs to Balanagar mandal Chinrevali in Mahabubnagar.
- Union Cabinet meets on Friday for a final call before being placed in Parliament
Union Cabinet is meeting on Friday and AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 will likely to come up for discussion.
The Group of Ministers (GoM) that concluded its meeting on Thursday in which Seemandhra Union Ministers have sought nine amendments including making Hyderabad as Union Territory.
Special financial package, Amendments to 46A clause in the Bill are among some to come up for discussion in the Cabinet meeting. Efforts are being made to place the Bill in Parliament on Monday.
Union Ministers in their last meeting have demanded that Hyderabad be made a Union Territory (UT) with a view to do justice to Seemandhra people. The other suggestions are include revenue sharing and Bhadrachalam division to the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh. Minister Kishore Chandra Deo reiterated his demand of making Visakhapatnam as the Capital for residuary Andhra Pradesh.
- 'Casting of vote to TRS candidate will be discussed', says Government Chief Whip Gandra
Telangana Congress leaders will be meeting on February 7 at Golkonda Hotel and a decision will be taken there in on casting vote to TRS sponsored candidate K Keshava Rao.
Gandra Venkataramana said that they would put their efforts for wining Telangana candidate MA Khan. He reminded of the TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao's assurance of merging the party with Congress. He questioned when Ministers from Telangana region are opposing the Chief Minister and at a time how can he expect that the State be united? He asked the TDP MLAs from the region whether to continue in TDP or make a choice.
- 'Revenue sadassu postponed', says Revenue Minister Raghuveera Reddy
Following a letter from the Election Commission and in view of general elections, the State Government has postponed the Revenue Sadassus to be held shortly and will be will be held after general elections.
On the question of whether Chief Minister can stage dharnas, he reminded that former Chief Minister NT Rama Rao and Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal too staged dharnas. He termed the incident on women Ministers in Delhi as unfortunate.
- State Budget sessions will be from February 10?
The Andhra Pradesh State Budget sessions will be likely to be held from February 10 to 13. A notification from the Government is likely by the evening.
- Case booked against Kaikalur TDP MLA Jayamangala Venkata Ramana
Sunitha wife of Kaikalur TDP MLA Jayamangala Venkata Ramana has lodged a complaint with the police against her husband on charges of threatening to kill her.
It may be recalled here that earlier, two cases were slapped on the TDP MLA due to domestic disputes. Kaikalur police have registered a case u/s 498. With the fresh complaint and the matter went to the court, case under sections 307, 384 were registered. A divorce petition is already in the court.
- Independent Candidate Adala Prabahakara Reddy withdraws from Rajya Sabha poll
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy succeeded in his negotiation with the Congress rebel candidate Adala Prabahakara Reddy who filed as independent from withdrawing from Rajya Sabha contest on Thursday.
Speaking to media, Adala Prabahakara Reddy said that it is not wise for him to continue in the election by reposing confidence on YSRCP as the party decided not to participate in the polls. He said that he had received the support of 22 MLAs and even today they telephone him to stay in pray.
Adala Prabahakara Reddy conveyed his thanks to all those MLAs who have been supporting his candidature for Rajya Sabha elections.
- TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu meets Tamil Naidu Chief Minister Jayalalitha
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday met Tamil Naidu Chief Minister Jayalalitha. at her residence at Poyan gardens and spent nearly 45 minitues. Along with Naidu, Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Ravuri Prakash Reddy, Lakshminarayna participated in the discussions.
During the discussions, Naidu explained in detail the Congress government is going ahead with the division of the State. Speaking to media after meeting her, Naidu said that the Congress has violated every basic principle in their attempt to divide the State of Andhra Pradesh. He reminded that when Andhra Pradesh was separated only after both the regions were satisfied. He alleged that Congress in collusion with TRS and YSRCP is going to divide the State.
He met the DMK chief Karunanidhi in Chennai. After the meeting, speaking to media he said that Karunanidhi has understood the agony the people are experiencing.
- YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy meets CPI General secretary Prakash Karat seek support
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday met the CPI general secretary Prakash Karat and appealed him to support to safe guard Andhra Pradesh. Jagan Reddy said that the Congress led UPA government is going ahead with the division of the State undemocratically and against the constitution.
Among those who met Karat included Nellore MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy.It may be recalled here that Jagan earlier had met all the national leaders in an effort to garner their support to keep the State united. Now, again he is meeting them at a time when the Government is preparing to place Division Bill in Parliament.
- 'Chief Minister has requested me to withdraw', says rebel RS candidate Adala Prabahakara Reddy
Congress rebel candidate Adala Prabahakara Reddy said that the Chief Minister has requested him to withdraw from Rajya Sabha elections. He, who met the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy at Camp office, said that he will be back after discussing with the MLAs supporting him.
It may be recalled here that Adala Prabahakara Reddy filed nomination as Independent candidate being supported by Samikhayndhra MLAs .
The elections for Rajya Sabha will be held on February 7. It may be recalled here that Adala Prabahakara Reddy and Chaitanya Raju filed as independent candidates but the later has withdrawn from the fray following appeals by the Chief Minister. Adala Prabahakara Reddy reportedly sent his withdrawal through Venkataramaiah but later telephone the Returning Officer and said that he had not withdrawn from the contest. They are T Subbarami Reddy, KVP Ramachandra Rao, MA Khan from Congress Garikapati Mohan Rao, Thota Sitaramalakshmi from TDP and K Keshava Rao from TRS and Adala Prabahakara Reddy (rebel Congress) independent candidate. The elections will be held on February 7.
- ,Lok Sabha adjourned to tomorrow
Following sloganeering by MPs belonging to Seemandhra and Rayalaseema demanding their respective demands in Lok Sabha, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House to tomorrow. The same situation is prevailing in Rajya Sabha too.
Meira Kumar said that she had received the no-trust motions but could not take up as the House is not in order. Speaker made attempts to place some bills but could not do so due to protests ultimately adjourned. Chairman of Rajya Sabha adjourned to 2pm.
- Rajya Sabha adjourned
Rajya Sabha adjourns to tomorrow following sloganeering by members demanding the State united that forced the Chairman to adjourn to tomorrow.
- Court posted Geetha Reddy's petition to February 12
A local court on Thursday posted Minister J Geetha Reddy petition to February 12. It may be recalled here that the Minister petitioned the court to delete her name in the case of disproportionate assets case of Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
- 'We will mount pressure to block the Bill', says APNGOs president
APNGOs Association president P Ashok Babu said that efforts will be mounted on the Seemandhra MPs and Union Ministers to block the introduction of bill. He appealed all the employees to participate in the strike and added that Secretariat employees will too participate in the strike shortly.
- 'We will not accept Hyderabad as UT
Speaking to media, Congress MP from Telangana Region Ponnala Prabhakar said that they will not accept Hyderabad as Union Territory. He said any amendments that will not cause any inconvenience to Telangana is acceptable, said Ponnam Prabhakara Rao.
- GoM making final touches to T-Bill
The Group of Ministers (GoM) will be meeting on Thursday at 1pm to make final touches to the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013. It may be recalled here that the meeting held on Wednesday in which Seemandhra Union Minister had proposed nine amendments to be done including making UT Hyderabad status.. The Union Cabinet will be meeting at 5.30 and the GoM is making efforts to clear the Bill.
- APNGOs from Seemandhra beings indefinite strike
The Andhra Pradesh government employees have begun their indefinite strike from the midnight of Wednesday in protest against the Centre moving ahead with the division of the State. As many as 4 lakh employees in all the 13 Seemandhra districts are participating.
It may be recalled here that the APNGOs Association President P Ashok Babu had on Tuesday served the indefinite strike notice on the Government stating that they would be on strike from February 6.
Ashok Babu said that the employees in all the 13 districts of Seemandhra will go on strike. It may be noted here that they had gone on indefinite strike from August 12, 2013 to October 18, 2013 and had called off the strike temporarily. They would stage dharnas from February 7 to 9 in front of the houses of Seemandhra MPs and Union Ministers who did not back their agitation to keep the State united. He said that the employees would take out 'Chalo Parliament' programme on February 17 and 18 besides being the leaders of various parties at the national level to garner their support.
Seemandhra employees union has begun strike protesting Centre's move to bifurcate the state. As many as 4 lakh employees from 13 districts are participating in the strike.
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- KCR meets President Pranab Mukherjee
TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday met the President of India Pranab Mukherjee and expressed thanks for referring the Bill to the State Assembly. He said that he had requested him for smooth passage of the Bill.
- YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy meets CPI general secretary Prakash Karat
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday met the CPI general secretary Prakash Karat and requested him to support to keep the State united. Jagan Reddy speaking to media said that he positively responded to his plea.
- TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao meets BJP chief Rajnath Singh
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday met the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh in his mission to garner support for passage of Telangana Bill. Speaking to media, Chandrasekhara Rao said that they were given assurance.
- Telangana Congress leaders meet President
Congress leaders from Telangana on Thursday met the President Pranab Mukherjee to reiterate the demand for formation of Telangana State.
- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned by an hour.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House by an hour following disturbances form the MPs belonging to Seemandhra. They went into the well demanding that the State be united holding placards.
In Rajya Sabha the same situation prevailed that forced the Chairman Hameed Ansari to adjourn the same by an hour.
- Seemandhra MPs issue no confidence motions
YSRCP MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy on Thursday issued notice of no-confidence motion on the Congress led UPA government to the Speaker Meira Kumar. Anakapalli Congress MP Sabbam Hari and Seemandhra TDP MP Madugula Venugopal Reddy follow the suit.