Andhra Pradesh News on May 20, 2017

CPI supports Municipal Workers strike on May 22

Amaravati:: The CPI has expressed its full support to the Municipal Workers who will be on strike on May 22 demanding withdrawal of GO no.279. CPI State secretary P.Madhu announced of the party support in a statement today. He alleged that the government is making attempts to turn the health sector into business sector. He also demanded withdrawal of GO No.279 and demanded payment of salaries in line with GO No.151 to municipal sanitation workers and engineering workers immediately.

Cordon and search conducted in Vizianagaram

Resident of YSR Nagar in the town were taken aback when a team of over 100 police constables led by three DSPs, five inspectors, 12 Sub Inspectors besides special police personnel cordoned the colony and launched house to house search for five hours from 5am to 10am in the town today. They have seized 41 two wheelers which have no valid documents. Police sources said that they conducted following information about some people moving suspiciously in the area.

Jagan might have met the PM as part of coalition politics’, says Vundavalli

Rajamahendravaram:: Former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar today observed that YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy might have met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the coalition politics. He said the reaction of TDP leaders including Chief Minister was ridiculous. Speaking to media, he recalled that the YSRCP president after being released on bail in 2013, had said that the country needed people like Modi and when Modi elected, Jagan openly supported him. Vundavalli demanded the government to release a White Paper on what it had achieved in the last three yeas in accordance with the AP Reorganization Act.

Muslims should discuss triple talaq, reform’, says Venkaiah Naidu

Vijayawada:: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting M.Venkaiah Naidu said here today that the Muslim community should discuss the ‘draconian practice’ of triple talaq and reform lest the government be forced to bring a law banning it. He said that it is a question of justice for women irrespective of communities to which they belong, he said. Muslim society should think about triple talaq qhich was uncivilized and asserted that efforts to curb as intervening in the religious and personal affairs of Muslims.

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