Nandyal:: AP Minister for Industries Amarnath Reddy said that the State government would construct 13,000 pucca houses with the Central funds in Nandyal. There is no share of the State government in these constructions, he said. Speaking to press, he said that it is good on the part of the opposition to obstruct when development works are being taken. He said that anti-defection law will not be applicable to the defectors and he would submit his response in the court of the notices served on him., he said.
Kurnool:: Former Union Minister Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy said that the Telugu Desam Party is spending crores of rupees for the victory of TDP candidate in Nandyal. Speaking to press, he questioned the developmental works only when elections come? He said that the name of the Congress candidate for Nandyal will be announced soon.
Hyderabad:: YSRCP State secretary Challa Madhusudan Reddy met the Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal today and lodged a complaint on TDP for indulging in irregularities and corruption. He handed over a memorandum signed by Rajya Sabha Member Vijaya Sai Reddy to SEC. They said that the TDP has opened gates for irregularities and registering fake votes. He said that so far 16,800 fake votes have been registered right from January to till now, he said. He added only 12,000 votes have been registered only in the month of July, he said.
Tirumala:: In connection with the festival of Gokulastami, Asthanam will be observed on August 15 in the hill shrine and Utlotsavam on August 16 in Tirumala with religious ecstasy by TTD. On August 15, Ekanta Tirumanjanam to Ugra Srinivasa Murthy, Sridevi, Bhudevi, Sri Krishna Swamy will be performed at Bangaru Vakili followed by Dwadasa Aradhanam and Gokulastami Asthanam will be performed between 8pm and 10pm. On August 16, the processional deity of Sri Malayappa Swamy on Golden Tiruchi and Sri Krishna Swamy on another Tiruchi around the four mada streets takes place and Utlotsavam is performed. TTD has cancelled Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasradeepalankara Seva on this day.