Andhra Pradesh News on March 20, 2014
March 20, 2014 - Hyderabad
- AP High Court refuses to stay poll process
Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday refused to grant stay order to stop the election process in the State.
A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothi Sen Gupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar was dealing with a writ petition filed by TY Das, MLA of Pamarru, Krishna district who contended that elections should be held in Telangana and the residuary State of Andhra Pradesh. The court refused to stall the elections and rejected the prayer of the petitioner.
- APCC bus yatra to begin from Srikakulam
The newly formed APCC for Seemandhra will launch its week long bus yatra from Srikakulam on Friday with the aim of boosting the sagging morale of the party cadre following bifurcation of the State. The exercise is aimed at rebuilding the party's image that has taken a beating for its role in the bifurcation.
- YSRCP chief slams Chandrababu Naidu
RAMACHANDRAPURAM (E.Godavari): YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy addressed a mammoth gather here along with the party central committee member Pilli Subhaschandra Bose. Jagan said that 'I am young and energetic while the other man in his sixties and is making false promises to people. I will continue in politics for next 30 years. So for whom do you cast your vote? he asked.
- High Court dismisses IAS officer petition
HYDERABAD: A division bench of Andhra Pradesh High Court comprising Justice KC Bhanu and Justice Anis dismissed a case filed by IAS officer Sabyasachi Ghosh, secretary to Industries and Commerce Department. He challenged the transfer from one subject to another.
- Former DGP Dinesh Reddy to join BJP
Former Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy will join Bharatiya Janata Party. He already had talked with BJP senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya who according to sources will convey Dinesh Reddy's intention to the party high command.
- Lok Satta are releases election manifesto
Lok Satta Party on Thursday released the election manifesto. The manifesto consists of 12 items concentrating on education, health and basic amenities. He said that pressure is on him to contest from Malkajgiri constituency and Lok Satta will contest in limited seats, he said.
- Pawan Kalyan to meet Modi on Friday
Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan will be meeting BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday. Sources said that he will also be meeting the Election Commission officials.
- TPCC president confident of winning 100 seats and 15 MP seats
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Ponnala Lakshmiah expressed confidence of winning 100 MLAs and 15 MP seats in Telangana State. He said that they have not received any alliance offers from TRS and the door are open for any moves if comes.
Ponnala said that TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao is making provocative statements in respect of employee's options and on Polavaram submerged mandals. He wanted KCR to think of before making any statements.
- Keeping party is more important than floating it', says Jayasudha
Responding on floating of a political party by cine actor Pawan Kalyan, Congress MLA Jayasudha said that keeping a party alive is more difficult than floating a political party. She said the statements made in emotion have to watched for its realization, she said. She asked the people to vote for a party that would do work for the people, she said. She expressed her desire to contest for MP seat and everything will be decided by the party high command, said Jayasudha.
- Balaraju appointed as Congress vice-president
Pasupuleti Bala Raju and P. Venkata Rao has been appointed as AICC vice presidents according to sources.
- Panchayat EO in ACB net
Kaikalur(Vijayawada): Kaikalur Panchayat EO Bhavani Prasad was caught by ACB while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.8,000 from a complainant for approval of house plan.
- IT raids on Amarender Reddy
Sources said that Income Tax officials conduct raids on former Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy's close relative Amarender Reddy.
- APSCHE Chairman Venugopal Reddy conducts enquiry
Following the directions of the Governor, Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education Chairman Venugopal Reddy on Thursday commenced inquiry into the Medical PG paper leak. He is accepting complaints from the students from 2pm to 6pm and said will continue tomorrow if they need., said Venugopal Reddy.
- Chiranjeevi fans to boycott Congress bus yatra
VISAKHATNAM: Megastar Chiranjeevi fans on Thursday announced that they are boycotting the Congress Bus Yatra proposed by Union Minister Chiranjeevi. Fans association president Raghavarao said that Chiranjeevi who floated Praja Rajyam Party and later merged with Congress deceived the people. He said that if the Pawn party is for questioning it is okay but floating it for political purposes will be a question, he said. i
- Congress MLA Veerasiva Reddy to join TDP
KADAPA: Congress MLA Veerasiva Reddy announced on Thursday that he will be joining in TDP.
- Doctors demand for CBI inquiry into PG entrance paper leakage
VIJAYAWADA: Doctors numbering nearly 100 in Siddhartha Medical College on Thursday staged a black badge protest demanding an enquiry by the CBI in the alleged malpractices in medical PG entrance. The enquiry committee appointed by Governor is on the job, the doctors plan to meet the committee and submit memorandum to them at 2pm.
- Fire department has finally able to control the fire that gutted thousands of hectares of forest in Seshahalam, eight kilometers away from Srisailam. Forest department and Fire department worked together to prevent the first from spreading further. The fire spread rapidly last night forcing pilgrims going on foot to the Tirumala temple for some time.