Andhra Pradesh News on January 7, 2014
January 7, 2014 - Hyderabad
- 'TRS is not willing for the formation of Telangana', says Jayaprakash Narayan
Speaking at the media point on Tuesday, Lok Satta Party national president Dr Jayaprakash Narayan said that the government is ignoring the Assembly resulting to downgrading the Politics. He said that the Governments are now dictating terms to the Assembly resulting in hollowness. He expressed his anguish that the ruling government members themselves are obstructing the proceedings of the House. He said that TRS is not willing the formation of Telangana state with the fear that the Congress will take away all the seats. Jayaprakash said that somehow or other they wanted that Telangana state be not formed, he said.
- 'Debate will be only when it comes in completeness, says Yanamala Ramakrishnudu
TDP senior leader and MLC Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 is not complete as is being accepted by Congress party leaders themselves. He said that a debate will take place only when it comes in its full form. He questioned how a debate will take place on incomplete bill? Ramakrishnudu demanded that the draft bill be returned.
Minister Ramachandraiah admits
Minister for Endowments C Ramachandraiah admitted that the draft bill is not complete. He said that it lacked important information like formation of Capital etc., He wanted a discussion on the bill as it is only a Draft bill and not Bill in full form said Ramachandraiah. He opined that a discussion should be done and return it to the Centre, he said.
- 'Rejecting the Bill is nothing but accepting it', opines Seemandhra members
Congress leaders from Seemandhra met at the residence of Minister Erasu Pratap Reddy and decided to express the members' views whether it is for or against the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013. The meeting was attended by Rajahmundry MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Gade Venkata Reddy, Minister Vatti Vasant Kumar and Veerasiva Reddy among others. The meeting gained importance at a time when the Speaker asked the members to express amendments if any to the Bill. The members opined that by rejecting the bill, the Seemandhra people are at loss. They expressed by discussing the bill by clause by clause may lead to voting on the Bill, they opined. It is up to the President and the Parliament to decide whether the amendments so made have to be accepted or not, they felt.
- 'Voting on AP State Reorganisation Bill 2013 is not accepted', says TJAC Chairman Kodandaram
Speaking at the 'Sampoorna Telangana Deeksha' in Hyderabad on Tuesday, Telangana JAC Chairman Prof.Kodandaram said that the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 will go to Delhi by January 23 as stipulated by the President of India. He asked if the State Assembly is not prepared to have a debate on it, be returned to the President. He said that they are not ready to accept voting on the Bill and demanded for speedy formation of Telangana State.
- Palem Volvo bus victims' families stages dharna, arrested
The kin of the Palem Volvo bus victims on Tuesday arrested when they attempted to lay seize the Assembly. It may be recalled that they were agitating demanding justice to them including enhancing of ex-gratia to Rs.25, immediate action on the owner of the bus JC Prabhakar, compensate appointment are some among others. They met the Transport Minister Botch Satyanarayana on Monday demanding the same demands. They sought an appointment with the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and when it turned down, they staged a dharna that prompted to the police to take them into custody.
- Visalandhra Mahasabha demands a resolution first before debate
Visalandhra Mahasabha has demanded that a resolution opposing the State should be adopted in the Assembly before discussing the draft Bill. The Mahasabha's president N Chakravarthi said that after the resolution was adopted, a comprehensive clause wise discussion could be taken up and the objections on every issue be recorded. He appealed the parties favouring united State to formulate a common stand cooperate in enabling a discussion in the Assembly.
- Government concedes wage hike of Home Guards
The State Government has conceded the long pending demand of the Home Guards to increase their daily wages from Rs.200 to Rs.300. Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy cleared the file on Tuesday. The decision would benefit 22,000 home guards in the State and orders are expected to be issued on Wednesday.
- '90 per cent of cinema halls in the control of four families', says V Lakshmana Reddy
Jana Chaitanya Vedika's State president V Lakshman Reddy said on Tuesday that the suicide of film actor Uday Kiran reflects the dynastic tendencies being practices in Telugu film industry. In a statement, he said that unless the mafia in Telugu cinema was curbed, many more would have to meet similar fare in the future and said that 90 per cent of the cinema halls in the State are under the control of those four families, he said.