Andhra Pradesh News on May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Case registered against sitting MLA's son
KADAPA: Jammalamadugu ASP Venkatappaiah Naidu and an IPS officer of Karnataka, Rajesh Kumar sustained bruises while four constables were injured when YSRCP activists and people of Devagudi allegedly attacked them on the polling day. The place happens to be the native of YSRCP sitting MLA c Adinarayana Reddy. They damaged the glass panes of police vehicles after the ASP went into the polling station and tried to force persons inside to go out. The villagers alleged that the ASP dragged the son of the sitting MLA along with some polling agents. Police registered a case against Sudhir Reddy and others in connection with the assault.
- Police follow Gandi Babji
VISAKHAPATNAM: A police team followed YSRCP contesting candidate for Pendurty Gandi Babji all through the day on Wednesday. This came following a complaint lodged by residents of a colony alleging that Babji had threatened them with dire consequences if they did not cast their votes in his favour.
- Stones pelted at Rayapati Sambasiva Rao's car
GUNTUR: TDP candidate for Narasaraopet Lok Sabha seat Rayapati Sambasiva Rao had a bitter experience on the polling day when a mob pelted stones on his car at Basikapuram village in Narasaraopet mandal. The incident of stone pelting happened when he was heading towards a polling booth. However, Sambasiva Rao was not injured in the attack.
- Shoba Nagireddy may create a history
KURNOOL: Heavy turnout of voters was recorded in Allagadda Assembly segment in Kurnool district with 78.31 per cent. A peculiar situation arises with the death of YSRCP candidate Shoba Nagireddy with the EC refused to countermand the election on the ground that YSRCP was a registered party and not a recognised party. The election of Shoba Nagireddy would create a history if she wins the election posthumously.
- APCC president creates a buzz
ANATHAPUR: AICC president N Raghuveera Reddy attracted the people and media by riding a traditionally decked up bullock cart along with his wife and children. Raghuveera who is contesting as the Congress candidate from Penukonda Assembly constituency, he passed through the streets of the village to the polling centre and cast his vote along with his family. The Teachers Eligibility Test that was conducted on March 16 will be announced on Thursday. It may be recalled that nearly 4 lakh 50 thousand candidates have appeared for the test.
- Lagadapati meets Vasanta Krishna Prasad
Lagadapati Rajagopal and Sujana Chowdary met Vasanta Krishna Prasad who is lodged in Nandigama sub-jail on Wednesday. Lagadapati said that the arrest of Krishna Prasad is a part of the conspiracy of YSRCP. He said that the winning chances for TDP are more in the on-going elections.
- Collector suspends three VROs
KHAMMAM: Khammam District Collector has suspended three VROs in Palwancha town on charges of negligence of election duties.
- Maoists strike at polling station
VISAKHAPATNAM: Maoists on Wednesday attacked a polling station at Palakajeedi in Koyyur mandal of Visakhapatnam district. They reportedly snatched away two EVMs and attacked the polling officer. They destroyed a police jeep. This act came in the back drop of the boycott call given by them.
- Narendra Modi enquires about polling pattern with Naidu
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday telephone to TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu and enquired about the polling pattern in the State according to TDP sources. It may be recalled the BJP had an electoral understanding with the TDP in the State.
- 'We will make a clean sweep', says YSRCP chief Jagan Reddy
Speaking to media after casting his vote, YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the party will make a clean sweep in the elections that is undergoing peacefully in the State.'I am going to make a clean sweep', said Jagan Mohan Reddy. YSRCP honorary president YS Vijayamma, leader Sharmila, Bharati wife of Jagan exercised their franchise. Sharmila after casting their vote dismissed that TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu posing a big threat. Sharmila said 'Options for post poll alliance are open; we will support whoever gives our state a better deal'.
- 51 per cent polling recorded at 1pm
Sources said that over 51 per cent of polling was recorded till 1pm barring minor incidents of violence. By and large the polling pattern was peaceful. A senior police official said two police officers - Appal Naidu and Rajesh Kumar-came under attack and their vehicles were also damaged after a mob pelted them with stones when they tried to regulate at a polling booth in Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district. 'Stern measures will be taken against all those responsible for the incident. There will be firm action,' said police.
- 33 per cent polling reported at 11am in Seemandhra
HYDERBAD: State Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that 33 per cent polling was reported in all the 13 districts in Seemandhra. Srikakulam 33, Viziangaram 34, Visakhapatnam 28, East Godavari 28, West Godavari 35, Prakasam 34, Nellore 33, Kadapa 32, Kurnool 41, Anantapur- 32Chitoor -33, Krishna - 13Guntur -12 per cent reported at 11am. He condemned the attack on media at Narasaraopet mandal. He hoped that 85per cent to 90 per cent may be recorded by evening, said Bhanwar Lal.
- Chandrababu Naidu condemns attack on SP and ASP
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu condemned the attack of YSRCP cadre on ASP Rajesh and other constables. He demanded immediate arrest of those involved.
The Inspector General of Police Naveen Chandra condemned the attack on ASP Appala Naidu and SP Rajesh at Devagudi in Jammalamadugu mandal in Kadapa district. He said that a case has been registered.
- Paritala Sriram house arrested
ANATHAPURAM: Raptadu TDP candidate Paritala Sriram was house arrested by the police on Wednesday as a precautionary measure.
- YSRCP will support any one who gives good deal to State
YSRCP leader YS Sharmila speaking to media on Wednesday said that the party said that 'Options for post poll alliance are open, we will support whoever gives our State a better deal', she said.Sharmila said that it has opened all its options for forging an alliance with any party that gives a good deal to the State people. She dismissed of the much talk of 'Modi wave that sweeping the country' and said ' I personally do not think there is a Modi wave in the country'.
- 15% polling recorded at 9am
State Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal speaking to media on Wednesday said that 15 per cent polling was recorded in all the 13 districts where polling is going on. He said that technical problems have been placed to set right. Highest recorded at Chittoor with 21 per cent, said Bhanwar Lal. Chittoor -21, Guntur – 12, Prakasam – 14, Nellore 11- Kadapa – 17, Kurnool – 15, Anantapur – 16,Krishna – 13, West Godavari – 19, Srikakulam 14 per cent recorded at 9am.
- Polling begins in Seemandhra
The Elections for the Assembly and Parliament Constituencies in Seemandhra began at 7 AM this morning. People are seen coming pretty early in the morning and standing in lines at the polling stations.