Andhra Pradesh News on February 8, 2014
February 8, 2014 - Hyderabad
- 'Kiran Kumar Reddy worried for the people and not for his political future', says Ganta Srinivasa Rao
Minister for Investments and Infrastructure Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is worried over for the future of the Telugu people. He ruled out of the rumours of Kiran Reddy floating a political outfit. He said that Kiran Kumar Reddy is not agitating to gain political mileage but is concerned about the issues that would haunt the people of the two regions.
Ganta Srinivasa Rao addressing press said that they are still confident that Seemandhra MPs would stall the process in Parliament. He said that it is most unfortunate that the Union Cabinet is moving ahead despite the Bill was rejected by the Assembly and added this action had lowered the image of Congress.
- Municipal employees to go on strike from February 11 demanding the State united
Demanding the State of Andhra Pradesh united, municipal employees will be going into strike from the midnight of February 11. Employees working in 12 Municipal Corporations in 102 Municipalities numbering to 40,000 will participate in the strike. Municipal Employees Association president said that they will be serving the strike notice. They also demanded to pay Interim Relief to the contractual staff. He said that they are supporting the strike of contractual staff. However, employees working in emergency services are exempted from the strike, the president said.
- 'Division of the State is not the internal affair of Congress', says BJP senior leader Venkaiah Naidu
Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu said that the division of Andhra Pradesh is not the internal affair of Congress party. Speaking to party activists in Bangalore on Saturday, he alleged that they are behaving as if it is their personal affair. He said that Congress high command is preparing to move the rejected AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in Parliament. He emphasized the need to divide the State without hurting the sentiments of the people of these two regions.
- 'IKP employees will be regularized', says Jagan Reddy
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing a huge gathering at Chodavaram in Visakhapatnam district as part of Samaikhya Sankaravam assured that IKP employees will be regularized if the party comes to power. IKP women employees met Jagan and expressed their problems to him. Responding to them, he said that 47,000 employees will be regularized, he assured. On the first of becoming to head the State, he will sign the file, he said.
- 'No action on the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy', says Digvijay Singh
AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh speaking to media on Saturday said that they will not be any disciplinary action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy. He said that he never criticised Congress party or AICC president Sonia Gandhi. These remarks gained importance at a time when news in the air that action likely on him.
- Chief Minister Kiran Reddy likely to put his paper
In the back drop of the Congress led UPA government is going ahead with the division process with the Union Cabinet approved the Bill, there is every likelihood of the Chief Minister putting his papers.
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee likely to refer the Bill for creation of Telangana State to Parliament on February 10.
Sources close to Kiran Reddy said that he indicated of his intention to step down during an interaction with Seemandhra senior leaders. A senior leader said that the Bill may be introduced to the Rajya Sabha on February 11 or 12 and in the Lok Sabha on February 17.
- APCET results announced
Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APCET) chairman N Satyanarayana and Prof.Rajaeswara Reddy releasing the results said that the test was conducted on November 24, last year and 6.3 per cent candidates got eligibility. The test that was conducted in 27 subjects for which 1,26,898 candidates have applied and 98,565 candidates have taken up the examination. 6267 candidates have been qualified in the test, he said.
- CPI Narayana is all praise for Kiran Reddy
CPI State secretary Narayana said that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is a person with values and express that he will continue in politics. Speaking to media on Sunday, he said the due to inefficient functioning of Congress party, the present situation has arisen. He said that those jailed dacoits are ruling on the roads, he said.
- 'Reject the Bill in Parliament', appeals APNGOs president Ashok Babu
APNGOs Association president P Ashok Babu urged the MPs and Union Ministers to block AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in Parliament. If they fail to block the bill, they will remain as deceivers in the History.
- AP State Budget on February 10
Andhra Pradesh State Budget will be placed in the State Assembly on February 10. Minister for finance Anam Ramanarayana Reddy said that they will present the vote on Account budget and the Assembly sessions will lasts for four days. Earlier on the day, State Cabinet will approve the budget at a meeting, he said.
- YSRCP decides to stage dharna at Jantar Mantar
YSRCP has decided to stage a Maha dharna at Jantar Mantar on February 17 in protest against the Centre going ahead in division of the State of Andhra Pradesh. The Central Governing Council member Umareddy Venkateswarulu announced this while speaking to media on Sunday. He said more than 7,000 people will participate in the dharna.
Party activists will reach Delhi in two special trains, one from Tirupati and the other from Rajahmundry. As many as 1800 party activists will travel in each train. He appealed the people to participate in it and added they will fight till the end to keep the State united.
- BJP will not take a back turn on Telangana', says BJP state chief
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State president G Kishan Reddy said that the party will not take a U turn on formation of Telangana State. He said that votes and seats are not important but formation of Telangana is more important. He reminded of the statement of AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh that formation is not possible without the support of BJP. On alliances with Telugu Desam Party (TDP), he said the no discussion was taken at any stage in the party.
- Justice NV Ramana appointed as Justice of Supreme Court.
Delhi High court current Chief Justice NV Ramana has been appointed as Justice of Supreme Court. It may be recalled here that the Supreme Court collegium had recommended the names of Delhi High Court Chief Justice NV Ramana and Madras High Court Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agarwal be appointed as judges of the Supreme Court. Justice Ramana, 56, will have a tenure of about nine years. He was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village, Krishna district and enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983.He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2000 and became the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in September last.'li>
- YSRCP flays Congress for rushing Telangana Bill as if it is a national emergency
YSRCP on Friday charged the Congress led UPA government for rushing through the AP State Reorganization Bill as if it is a matter of national emergency. YSRCP leader Shoba Nagi Reddy said that the division process that the Congress handles tantamount to influencing President of India. She said that the YSRCP had been a votary of Samaikyandhra from the beginning and its leader Jagan Mohan Reddy met the leaders of various political party leaders at national level. She faulted the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and said his offer to quit the Chief Minister's post was sham. She said that there is no use in resigning at this time as all the damage was done and helped the Centre to move the Bill.
- Tynala Vijaya Kumar joins to YSRCP
Visakhapatnam North MLA Tynala Vijaya Kumar on Saturday resigned the Congress party as the party failed to reach up to the expectations of Seemandhra people. It may be recalled here that he announced of his joining to YSRCP.
- Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is reportedly waiting for President's move on Telangana Bill before reacting further. The Chief Minister is ready to tender his resignation if the T Bill is sent to Parliament. Meanwhile, Digvijay Singh has ruled out a disciplinary action against Kiran Kumar Reddy.