Andhra Pradesh News on January 4, 2014
January 4, 2014 - Hyderabad
- YSRCP petitions to Speaker on division of the State
YSRCP on Saturday submitted an 11 page petition to the Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar detailing the negative effects that it will shadow on the State. The petition was handed over by YS Vijayamma along with its 22 MLAs. They urged him to It may be noted here that YSRCP is the first party to petition to the Speaker on the bifurcation issue.
- Manda Krishna Madiga launches a new political party 'Mahajana Socialist Party'
MRPS leader Manda Krishna Madiga on Saturday launched 'Mahajana Socialist Party'. It may be recalled here that he had announced earlier of launching the party to voice their wants in the Assembly. They could not get justice with the existing parties though they have been fighting for it for sufficiently long time, he said.
- Labour Minister Danam urges 500 litres of free drinking water
On lines of what Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did in Delhi, the Minster for Labour Danam Nagender urged the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to consider the proposal of free 500 litres of water to the residents in the twin cities. He said that a proposal had been given to him to supply from March this year. He wanted the Chief Minister to direct the proposal to Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Works and Sewerage Board to explore it as it would incur an expenditure of Rs.50 crore annually. Danam and Mukesh Goud had discussions with the Municipal Administration Minister Maheendar Reddy on this issue, he said.
- Chief Minister gives a new twist to views on the Bill
Giving a new twist to the Assembly views on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013, the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar said that it means voting on the bill by the members. Speaking to media, he said that the debate will take place from Monday in the Assembly. He said that members have to participate in the debate and only then the President will take into cognizance and added no division took place in the country without a resolution in the Assembly, he added.
- General elections will be in united Andhra Pradesh', says Ashok Babu
APNGOs association president P Ashok Babu said that the next general elections will be held in united Andhra Pradesh. He said while he visited the 'Sankalp deeksha' and extended solidarity to the MPs. He appreciated them and added that history will always remember these MPs who initiated 'no trust motion' on the UPA government, said Ashok Babu.
- Police arrested red sandler smuggler Balaraju
Tirupati police on Saturday arrested international red sander smuggler Balaraju in Tirupati. Urban SP Rajasekhar speaking media said that he is involved and also prime accused in 19 cases and had links with the international smuggler Sahul and a redcorner notice has been issued. He said that have appealed the Interpol officials to nab Sahul.
- Sridhar Babu denies his resignation for political gains
Denying that he submitted his resignation for political gains but as a part of the on-going struggle between 'self-respect' and 'arrogance' said that he is firm on it, said D Sridhar Babu. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, he said that it is upto the Chief Minister to take a call on his resignation. He said there was clear design in the Chief Minister's decision to strip of the portfolio ahead of the debate on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 and added such tactics will not help him in stopping the formation of Telangana State. Meanwhile, Chief Minister confirmed of having received the resignation and yet to take a call on it.
- Youth Congress general secretary suspended
AP Youth Congress general secretary Asif Hussain Sohail has been suspended from his post on disciplinary grounds. AP Youth Congress president Ch.Vamsichand Reddy said that as per the directions of India YC Secretary Shihabudeen action was taken against the Youth Congress general secretary as he was purposefully evading responsibilities and took a casual approach toward the organizational activities.
- Two DSPs were given postings
Two Deputy Superintendents of Police waiting for posting after the recent transfers have been given postings on Saturday. Karimulla Sharief was posted as DSP of district police training Centre at Anantapur and K Lavanya Lakshmi will be officer on special duty at Special Branch in Hyderabad.
- Delegation of women's wing of TDP meets DG ACB
A delegation of women's wing of TDP led by its State President Sobha Hymavathi and former Minister Padala Aruna met the Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) AK Khan seeking an inquiry into the sanction of loan to the tune of Rs.28 crore to Haritha Fertilizers. They alleged that the AP State Finance Corporation (APSFC) sanction loan without following Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines nor obtaining guarantee from company directors.
- Transport Minister rules out of jobs to Palem victims' kin
Minister for Transport Botcha Satyanarayana said that it would not be possible for the Government to provide jobs to the kin of those killed in Palem Volvo bus accident. He said that the decision on the issue lies in the hands of the Chief Minister. He said that the government has already paid ex-gratia of Rs.1 lakh to each of the families of the 45 victims. Responding on the agitation for justice, he said that they wanted Rs.25 lakh and more and that it would be taken care by the insurance companies and as far action against the bus owner, the Transport and Police departments were doing their jobs.