Andhra Pradesh News on January 26, 2014
January 26, 2014 - Hyderabad
- APSRTC staff calls off strike
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) staff has called off their strike late on Sunday night following an agreement with the State Government on interim relief (IR). The State Government has agreed to pay 27 per cent IR and it will be implemented from February 1.
- 'Chief Minister should resign', says Deputy Chief Minister
Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarsimha on Sunday in Sangareddy demanded the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to resign and fight for the united Andhra Pradesh. Speaking at a meeting of the party workers at the DCC officer, he said that the extension sought to discuss the draft Bill was a part of conspiracy to prevent the formation of Telangana State. He said that the Bill was sent to the House to elicit the opinions and views of the members and nothing more. He said that 'a Chief Minister should be a leader to the entire state and not to one region, but he is acting otherwise', said Damodar Rajanarsimha.
- Vigilance and Enforcement officials seizes 400 bags of PDS rice
In Guntur, Vigilance and Enforcement officials on Sunday seized 400 bags of rice meant for Public Distribution System (PDS) which were being transported illegally. The vigilance team intercepted a lorry at Rajupalem in Reddugudem mandals and confiscated the material along with the vehicle they took two persons into custody.
- Former Collector to enter politics
Former Collector of Prakasam district K Devanand announced in Ongole on Sunday of his entry into politics. Speaking to press, he said that was aspiring to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections from Bapatla reserved constituency which had Assembly segments form both Prakasam and Guntur districts.
- Congress announces seven member list for Rajya Sabha
The Congress high command on Sunday announced the list of seven members for Rajya Sabha. They Viplove Thakur from HP, Murli Deora and Hussain Dalwai from Maharashtra, Haji Abdul Salam from Manipur and Wansuk Syiem from Meghalaya, Motial Vora and Rajib Biswal.
- Botcha issues show cause notice to two PCC secretaries
Speaking to media at Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said that rumours of independent candidates for Rajya Sabha elections with a view to attack Congress in the guise of integrationists. He said that all Congress leaders from Seemandhra are integrationists. He ruled out of party MLAs voting to other party candidates in the elections. He said that show-cause notices have been served to PCC Secretaries Narendra Yadav and Krishna Reddy for indecent behaviour, he said.
- 'There would be solution's, if any violations are there', says AICC general secretary
Speaking to media after the Minister for Panchayat Raj Jana Reddy met the AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh said that Speaker Nadendla Manohar will take a decision on the rejection of the Bill in Business Advisory Committee meeting. He said that there is nothing new in the speech of the Chief Minister. If any violations are there, there will be solutions. On selection of candidates for the Rajya Sabha, he said that it will be taken in accordance with the Party decision. Jana Reddy faulted with the Seemandhra leaders and added that the Bill was sent only for views and not a resolution.
- PIL petition filed in High court urges a direction on the draft Bill
A Public Interest Litigation petition was filed by Common Man Forum in the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking a direction that the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 as unconstitutional. The petitioner said that there is no provision of draft bill in the constitution and the bill that was referred to the State cannot be treated as Bill. He said that to elicit the opinion of the members of the Assembly, the draft bill should have the reasons, goals and clarity on financial matters and since it does not have all these, wanted a direction that it is unconstitutional. He reminded that the Home Secretary on January 6 has stated that these provisions were not included since it is a draft Bill, the petition said. He wanted a direction to the government not to place it in the Parliament. He made the Central Government Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, State Chief Secretary as respondents.
- ABP News–Nielsen Survey predicts 210 seats to BJP
APB News-Nielsen Survey predicted that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would bag 210 seats in the next ensuing Lok Sabha elections. It predicted that the Congress has to confine to 81 seats. Aam Aadmi Party would get 11 seats. The survey said that NDA will form the Government at Centre with over all 226 seats.
- TRS fields K Keshav Rao for Rajya Sabha
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao announced the candidature of K. Keshava Rao as the official party candidate. Keshava Rao will file his nomination on January 28. In the back drop of Congress fielding three candidates, TRS announced the name of Keshava Rao with the plan that Keshava Rao who earlier worked with the Congress can expect him to be a good liaison between these two parties. The expected the support of Telangana Congress MLAs who are irked with the statement of Kiran Kumar Reddy will support the party candidature.
- 'Chief Minister cannot stop formation of Telangana', says Shabbir Ali
Chief Minister cannot stop formation of Telangana said former Minister and MLC Shabbir Ali. The statement of the Chief Minister is only to gain political mileage and to create confused atmosphere but interestingly the people are not put to confusion, he said. The division will take its own course in a smooth way he expressed confidence. He opined that the Speaker will allow the reject motion given by Kiran Kumar Reddy. Shabbir Ali remanded that the Speaker had not taken into congnigence of the rule 77 and 78 under which the notices were given and added that it will be applicable to the State Bill but not the one referred to by the President.
- TDP offers Cell phones to DWACRA women groups if voted to power
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu speaking to DWACRA women groups of Warangal district at NTR Bhavan said that the subsidized gas cylinders would be given to them irrespective of having Aadhaar Card. He said that they would be given Cell phones free of cost. TTDP MLAs Yerrabilli Dayakara Rao and Revanth Reddy were present.
- Chief Minister tastes the heat of Telangana protagonists
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy faced the wrath of the Congress activity at the Republic Day function at Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday. Own party cadre raised slogans 'Chief Minister go Back' while the PCC president Botch Satyanarayana was speaking. The action came following Kiran Kumar Reddy sent a notice to the Speaker to move a resolution to reject the Telangana Bill in the Assembly.
- Chief Minister extends Republic Day greetings
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy extending his greetings to the people on the eve of Republic Day wanted all the people be happy and wanted the rededicate themselves for the wellbeing of the people of the State and the Country.