Andhra Pradesh News on February 9, 2014
February 9, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Student unions gave bandh call on Tuesday demanding Telangana formation without restrictions.
A meeting of the students unions of Telangana on Sunday have given a bandh call in the region on February 11 demanding formation of Telangana State without any restrictions. Speaking after the meeting, they said formation of Telangana state with all sorts of restrictions on Hyderabad meant making it an unofficial Union Territory. They pointed out that keeping Hyderabad as common capital for ten years would only facilitate the Seemandhra capitalists legalize the land grabbed by them. They demanded withdrawal of provisions to merge the Polavaram project submergence areas with Seemandhra and to hand over law and order of Hyderabad to the Governor. They alleged that the all the political parties in Seemandhra are conspiring against the aspirations of Telangana.
- AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 reaches President of India for clearance
AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 (Telangana Bill) reached the President of India from the office of the Prime Minister. In all likely, it will be getting the approval of the President on Monday and it will be placed in Rajya Sabha on February 11 instead of February as was earlier planned by the top brass of Congress party.PTI sources said that the bill will be placed in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
- Three Congress MLAs join YSRCP
In a well-attended meeting in Srikakulam on Sunday, three Congress MLAs have joined YSRCP in presence of party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who is here to participate in Samaikhya Sankaravam meeting.
Former Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, Visakhapatnam North MLA Tynala Vijaya Kumar, Palasa MLA Jagannaikulu along with some Corporators joined the party. Jagan Mohan Reddy welcome them by offering party kanduva. Former Chief Minster NT Rama Rao's wife smt. Lakshmi Parvathi joined YSRCP.
Addressing the gathering, Jagan Mohan Reddy charged that she dared to divide the State to make her son as Prime Minister in an obvious reference to Sonia Gandh.
Jagan Reddy announced that he would bring back the golden rule of YSR after four months. He assured that he would sign four signatures immediately after becoming the Chief Minister of the State that the first one is on Amma Vodi, the second one is on old age pensions, the third one creating a fund with Rs.3,000 for MSP of the farmers the fourth one will be scrapping of DWCRA loan completely. He said that these four signatures will keep the party in power for thirty years. On the second day he said that scrapping orders in Tekkali and Ichapuram power plants.
He attacked the TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu and questioned who colluded with Congress, Are you not the one you guarded the Congress government at the time of no-confidence motion by issuing a whip?
He said that he traveled more than 24,000 km during the Odarpu yatra and stepped into more than 800 houses and physically saw the hardships the people are facing at a very closer look.
- Telangana Jagruti welcomes Centre move on Telangana
Telangana Jagruti President Kavitha on Sunday welcomed the steps taken by the Centre to place the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in Parliament.
She said that there are so many items that are against the interests of the people of Telangana. She suggested that expenditure sharing have to be taken on the basis of liabilities and not on the basis of population. She said that they are against of reservations in education and jobs for a period of ten years and demanded pension be paid on the basis of X nativity. She suggested a separate High Court for Seemandhra region.
- 'Congress plans to get the Bill passed by suspending the Seemandhra MPs', says CM Ramesh
TDP MP Ramesh on Sunday speaking to media at NTR Bhavan said that Congress is planning to get the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 passed by suspending the Rajya Sabha members. He appealed the Congress members who did not come to the well to come together with them and said that they would defeat the Bill in Rajya Sabha. He appealed the Union Minister to attend the Parliament and raise their voice for Samaikyandhra. '
- Samaikya Run for keeping the State united
'Samaikhya Run' is being conducted in all the 13 districts of Seemandhra demanding the State united. The run is being organized in Tirupati, Vijayawada, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Eluru, Masulipatnam, Guntur, Ongole and Nellore. Large number of people in all walks of the life is participating in the run.
Participating in the Samaikhya Run in Vijayawada, APNGOs Association president P Ashok Babu threatened that those leaders who not supporting the unity cause will not have any political future. He said that all the Central Government offices will be closed tomorrow as part of the agitation. He threatened even to disrupt power supply if necessary.
- First step in Samikhayndhra Movement beings from today', says APNGOs Association president Ashok Babu
Speaking to media on Sunday, APNGOs Association president and Samikhayndhra Parirakshana committee convener P Ashok Babu said that the first step in taking forward the movement begins from today.
Ashok Babu said that cinema theatres and Petrol bunks will observe bandh on February 11 and 'Chalo Delhi' programme will be organized on February 15 and protest programmes will be organized on February 17 and 18. He suggested the Union Ministers at least now that their Centre had not responded to their amendments suggested. He wanted the Seemandhra MPs to see that the Bill is not introduced in the Parliament.
- Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi unveils legend Actor SV Ranga Rao statue.
Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi on Sunday unveiled the statue of Tollywood actor SV Ranga Rao on the banks of Godavari.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that he did not have the opportunity to act with him and it is a pride for us to have him in State. He said that his name is the definition for his real acting, said Chiranjeevi. He said that he had special affection on Godavari district as he acted in majority of the films in these districts.
- TDP chief Naidu unveils NT Rama Rao and Chengal Rao statues
Telugu Desam Party president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday unveiled the State of Dr.NT Rama Rao besides Chengal Rao Naidu statue in Seshapuram mandal in Chittoor district.
Speaking on the occasion, he called the party workers to drive away the Congress and YSRCP in the next elections. He assured that nine hour power supply will be issued to farm sector, waiver of crops loans to farmers and DWACR women groups. Naidu expressed anguish that the Congress is going ahead with the division of the State for votes and seats.
- AP Doctors' Association decides to boycott medical services
AP Doctors' Association has decided to boycott medical service in all the Government hospital from Monday as part of their agitation to keep the State united. However, emergency services were exempted from the agitation.
- 'I will continue in Congress', said Kavuri Sambasiva Rao
Congress MP Kavuri Sambasiva Rao said in Tanuku that the Centre is going ahead with the division of the State without taking into account of the State Assembly into confidence. Speaking to press in Tanuku who was here to participate in a private function said that the Centre decision is the most unfortunate. If his resignation could stall the process, he would not hesitate to step down from the post, he said.
- EAMCET notification will be on February 10
Jawaharlal Lal Nehru Technology University (JNTU) will be conducting the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) . Notification will be issued on February 10 and test will be conducted on May 17 and results will be announced on June, 2. The EAMCET (engineering stream) will be conducted from 10am to 2pm while (medical stream) will be conducted from 2.30 to 5.30pm. For the first time application are invited for the test through online and application will be available from February 12 to March 30 said EAMCET Convenor Ramana Rao.
- Support to AP State Reorganization Bill only after a study', says BJP senior leader Venkaiah Naidu
BJP senior leader and Rajya Sabha member M Venkaiah Naidu said that the support for the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 would be considered only after a thorough study to it. He said a clarity will come with a couple of days. Venkaiah Naidu said that they had suggested that justice should be done to the people of the two regions and it all appeared that the Centre have not taken them into consideration. He said that congress senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Digvijay Singh had met him and sought suggestions and given them accordingly. Jairam Ramesh too sought some suggestions but all it appears were not figured in the bill, he opined.
- Former Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao resigns membership of Congress party
Former Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao on Sunday faxed his resignation from the primary membership of the party to AICC president Sonia Gandhi by fax. In his letter, he said that once, he felt as an honour but now are going to divide the State for selfish political needs, he alleged.
- Jagan questions why did Kiran not resigned at that time?
YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing huge gathering assembled at Gajuwaka and Chodavaram on Saturday charged the Centre going ahead with the division of the State in an undemocratic and unilateral way.
Speaking at Gajuwaka, Jagan charged that the Centre is dividing the State for the sake of votes and seats. Rejecting the decision of the Congress led UPA government on Friday, He challenged the Centre to see how they would divide the State if they wing 30 MP seats.
Questions Kiran Reddy:
Jagan Reddy questioning the Chief Minster Kiran Kumar Reddy why he did not resign from the Chief Minster's post on July 30 last year when a decision was announced by Sonia Gandhi. He said had he resigned at that time, the situation could have been avoided. He said that Kiran is not crossing the drawn line by Sonia Gandhi. He expressed anguish that entire Seemandhra will turn into desert for want of water and have to fight for water, he said.
- Chiranjeevi lays foundation stone for Eco-Tourism Park
Union Minister for Tourism, K Chiranjeevi on Sunday laid foundation stone for the Eco-tourism Park at Kadiam. Internationalists attempted to block the convoy of the Minster at Kambala Cheruvu in East Godavari but were removed by the police.
- 'Seemandhra MPs can stall the division process', says Sabbam Hari
Anakapalli MP Sabbam Hari said that the coming two weeks are critical for them and expressed confidence that they could stall the division process. The agitation would be intensified with the active support of other parties joining hands with them, said Hari.
Centre is going ahead with the process in the most undemocratic way. He alleged that it is prepared to do anything for the creation of Telangana State which is the most unfortunate. Sabbam Hari said that the people of Seemandhra stood by Congress party at times of crisis.
No confidence motion:
Sabbam Hari said that they have 70 MPs support for the no-trust move and will be handed over to the Speaker on Tuesday.