Andhra Pradesh News on January 16, 2014
January 16, 2014 - Hyderabad
- 'We will express views against Bill whenever names called for', says YSRCP MLAs
YSRCP apparently decided to soften their stand on the debate in the House on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 have decided to participate in the discussion in the name of 'expressing views'.
A party meeting that was chaired by the party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday in Hyderabad decided to express their views against the Bill whenever their names were called and leave the Assembly immediately. Party sources said that they would express the serious effects of the bifurcation of the division and opposed the Bill and leave the House after concluding the speech, said. Party MLA Karunakar Reddy speaking to media said that they would not participate in the debate but would express their view on the Bill and they would not share the House with the Congress and TDP as they betrayed the Seemandhra people.
- 'We don't feel threatened by the AAP', says BJP State president Kishan Reddy
Speaking to press on Thursday in Hyderabad after the release of party's 2014 diary, BJP State president G Kishan Reddy said 'we don't feel threatened by the APP'. He said that the people wanted a stable government and an able leadership. He said that the party's national executive meeting being held at New Delhi on Friday and the National Council on January 18 and 19 would give a direction to all the State units to the upcoming elections and goals to reach. Scholarship scheme diluted:
Kishan Reddy charged the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy government of diluting the scholarship scheme by linking to Aadhaar. He said that the government had stipulated that all engineering colleges would have to buy the machines form only two companies though they were selling them at a higher price.
- Lok Satta Party suggests amendments in Prevention of Corruption Act
Lok Satta Party national president Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan along with nine leaders suggested some amendments in Prevention of Corruption Act. They told the Parliamentary Committee in New Delhi that the law should provide for the time-bound justice and day-to-day trials. They wanted the definition of corruption to be widened for including gross perversion of the Indian Constitution, abuse of authority to favour or harm others, obstruction of justice and squandering public resources even when no personal gain was involved. Jayaprakash Narayana opposed deletion of section providing immunity to the bribe giver in the Prevention of Corruption Act.
- Parliament sessions from February 5 to 21
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamalanath said on Thursday that the Parliament sessions would be held from February 5 and ends on 21. Vote on budget will be likely on February 17, he said.
- Auto drivers in twin cities to on strike from midnight of Friday
Demanding increase of minimum fare of Rs.16 to Rs.25, auto rickshaws unions in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad will go on strike from the midnight of Friday. They said that the fares have to be revised following increase of diesel and petrol prices. They demanded increase of fare per kilometre Rs 9 to Rs.13. They said that 16 unions are participating in the strike.
- 'Will attend AICC meet and raise protest', says Sabbam Hari
Anakapalli MP Sabbam Hari termed the messages not to attend the AICC meet is unfortunate said that he will attend the meet in Delhi and raise the protest there itself. Presuming that they would introduce a Samaikhya resolution were not invited, he said and added that as per rules all the members have to be given passes invariably.
- 'Cases withdrawn against devotees', says TTD Chairman
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Chairman Kanumuri Bapi Raju said on Thursday that the cases booked against the devotees have been withdrawn. It may be recalled here that political leaders from BJP and TDP along with devotes raised hue and cry over the issue forced the TTD to withdraw the cases. It may be recalled that these leader have filed a petition in the State Human Rights Commission that directed the Principal Secretary, Endowments to submit a report by January 30.
Following the talks Endowments Minister C Ramachandraiah had with the Executive Officer, the later said that the cases have been withdrawn.
- 'Denying of passes will be decided there itself', says Lagadapati Rajagopal
Speaking to media on Thursday, Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal termed the denying of passes for the AICC meet is unfortunate. He said that it will be decided at Delhi before the Delhi heads, he said. He said that they moved the no-confidence motion against the UPA government but not on Congress party, he said. He said that he would attend the meet as a party member. It may be recalled here that the AICC has denied passes for the AICC meet to those six Seemandhra MPs who moved no-confidence motion against the UPA government.
- Saifabad police registers case against singer Kesiraju Srinivas
A case has been registered in Saifabad police station against Kesiraju Srinivas popularly known as Gazal Srinivas on charges of dishonouring our National Anthem at a meeting of the APNGOs. The case has been registered following directions from a local court. It may be recalled here, that the APNGOs who conducted a meeting at LB Stadium recently in which Srinivas was invited though not a government employee and where he alleged to have dishonoured the National Anthem.
- TDP likely to nominate Nandamuri Balakrishna for Raja Sabha
In the changed political scenario, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) plans to nominate Nandamuri Balakrishna as member of Rajya Sabha in the forthcoming elections scheduled to be held on February 17 according to sources. It may be recalled that Nandamuri Hari Krishna (brother of Balakrishna resigned for the sake of united Andhra cause). With the 81 MLAs, TDP can win two seats in the State and he may be accommodated for one said sources.
- AICC declines passes to six Seemandhra MPs
All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Thursday declined passes to six Seemandhra MPs who moved no-confidence motion against the UPA government. The MPs are Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Harsha Kumar, Sai Pratap, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and Sabbam Hari to the AICC session on January 17.
- State Government files petition in Supreme Court on Krishna Water Tribunal Award
The State Government on Thursday filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court on the verdict of Brijesh Kumar Tribunal Award on Krishna Water Disputes. In its petition the government appealed that the Tribunal has not taken into account of the 65 per cent of available water into consideration, among others it said. The government appealed to give directions to the Tribunal to reconsider the verdict again.
- TTD feels the heat of common devotees.
BJP submits memorandum
BJP leaders on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the Chief Vigilance Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) urging him to withdraw the cases booked against the devotees. CVO Rajasekhar Babu said that the cases have been slapped in accordance with the TTD Act, he said.
The Two Town police registered cases under Section 314 that charges sit-in dharna that causes obstruction to the employees from discharging duties, protests and other charges obstructing to vehicular traffic. The police are on the job of identifying the persons through the CCTV footage, video of the TTD Vigilance and photos.
BJP state president G Kishan Reddy criticising the TTD board for it's attitude in extending red carpet welcome to VIPs and VVIPs. He said that it is not correct on the part of TTD to slap cases on the ordinary devotes. He demanded an apology from the Board to devotes.
Tollywood actor Shivaji responds:
Cine actor Shivaji who raised his voice for the just cause of the Palem bus victim families now came to the rescue of the common devotes.Participating at the protests raised by devottes who staged protests at Himayatnagar TTD Kalayanamandapam on Thursday demanding to scrap the cases booked against the ordinary devotees. He charged the TTD for their failure to come to the rescue of common devotes. He said that the TTD is extending red carpet welcome to the VIPs and VVIPs.
8,824 passes issued
Sources said that the TTD has issued 8,824 passes and 982 passes were issued in the name of the Chairman, 10 board members have been given 1450 passes.144 passes were issued to the CMO office and 200 passes to the CM's constituency.
ABVP and VHP activists stage protests
Akhila Bharat Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists on Thursday morning staged protests at Vanasthalipuram chowrastra demanding to remove the Chairman and Executive Officer from their posts. They staged silent protests wearing black badges in protest against the cases booked on ordinary devotees.
TDP leader sensational allegations:
TDP senior leader Gali Muddu Krishnam Naidu on Thursday alleged that the TTD has permitted 20 followers of Davood Ibrahim on 9, 10, 11 of January under L-I quota. He said that the officials have allotted six suites for four days. He alleged that the TTD has sold the tickets in black. He demanded that VIP darshan should be extended only to the President, Prime Minister, Governor, Opposition party leader and High Court justices. He demanded an enquiry into the entire episode.
SHRC directs Principal Secretary, Endowments to submit a report
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Thursday filed a petition in the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) slapping cases on ordinary devotees. The SHRC directed the Principal Secretary, Endowments to enquire into matter with an official not related to TTD and submit its report by January 30.
- Cine actress Anjali Devi's body kept at residence for last glimpse of visitors
Cine actress Anjali Devi's body was brought to her residence at Adair. It may be recalled here that she had her last breath on this January 12 at Vijaya Hospital after brief illness. The final rites will be performed on Thursday at 4pm at the funeral grounds in Besant Nagar and the body is kept at the residence for the visitor to have last glimpse. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha may likely to pay a visit to her. It may be recalled here that the body was shifted from Vijaya hospital to Poroor-Sri Ramachandra hospital for donating body organs.
Last rites will be held at Shasank Nagar burial ground, says family members Family members of Anajali Devi said that the final rites will be performed at Shasank Nagar burial grounds.
Tamil Nadu Governor pays homage
Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Thursday paid homage to the departed actor at her residence.
- Ganta Srinivasa Rao has reiterated that the Seemandhra legislators will ensure the defeat of the AP Reorganization Bill 2013 in the Assembly. He warned of severe consequences if any decision against Seemandhra is taken by the government.