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Hectic lobbying on for Rajya Sabha seats

Chief Minister to leave for Delhi on March 11

Hyderabad, March 8, 2008

As the last date for filing nominations for six Rajya Sabha seats from the State, hectic lobbying is on in the Congress and TDP camps. R Chandrasekhara Reddy, NP Durga, Laljan Basha and A Sudarshan of TDP and N Yellaiah and T Subbirami Reddy of Congress will demit office on April 9. In view of the strength in Assembly, the main Opposition TDP will be able to win only one seat while Congress might go for five.

With five seats up for grabs, Congress leaders are busy pushing their candidature. Both Subbirami Reddy and N Yellaiah are trying for renomination while Chief Minister, Dr.YS Rajasekhara Reddy who remaineded unsuccessful in his two previous attempts to push his close aide KVP Ramachandra Rao to the Upper House is believed to be determined this time.

PCC in charge president GS Rao, former Chief Minister, Nadendla Bhaskara Rao, former Union Ministers P Upendra and P Shivasankar are also in the race. There is no possibility of State Government's representative in Delhi Mallu Ravi getting a ticket for Rajya Sabha according to party sources.

Andhra Pradesh on March 8, 2008

Rajahmundry MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar tenders public apology
Heavy police deployed to avoid any untoward incident

High Court grants time for Government to report on ACB cases
Takes a writ petition in regard to information sought under RTI Act

Lok Sabha Speaker office denies KCR remarks on separate Telangana
Responds to remarks made by KCR

Farm laborers insurance scheme from April 1
Insurance policy enrollments to begin from March 10

Hectic lobbying on for Rajya Sabha seats
Chief Minister to leave for Delhi on March 11

March 8 in History

Events and happenings on 8 March in History

8 March 2001
Highlights: Women took out a rally in Anantapur

8 March 2002
Highlights: Congress demands resolution on Dalit reservations in private sector - Government says no

8 March 2003
Highlights: CM inaugurates DWACRA Exhibition on Womens Day

8 March 2004
Highlights: Chandrababu Naidu promises to fight for women's quota

8 March 2005
Highlights: Gift to women on the eve of International Women's Day

8 March 2006
Highlights: Two major projects for Andhra Pradesh

8 March 2007
Highlights: Record Income Tax Collection in the State

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