Power star and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan has finally realised that his party’s lone MLA Rapaka Vara Prasad is not going to sail with the party anymore and is moving towards YSR Congress party led by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
A few of the Amaravati farmers, nearly twenty, have met two ministers from Jaganmohan Reddy cabinet the other day in Amaravati.
The Kammas have special character, be it in politic or business. They are enterprising and have a vision ahead of others – for good or bad.
Known for its frequent U-turn on important issues, the Telugu Desam Party on Saturday took yet another U-turn on the implementation of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in the country.
YSR Congress party general secretary and parliamentary party leader V Vijay Sai Reddy has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and higher authorities of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appoint a non-Telugu officer as the joint director of CBI in Hyderabad.
After a long wait of over seven months, senior YSR Congress party leader and MLA Malladi Vishnu is going to be nominated as the chairman of Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation.
If the reports emerging from Jana Sena Party camp are to be believed, the party is likely to have an alliance with the Telugu Desam Party in the forthcoming local body elections in Andhra Pradesh.
The abusive language in Andhra Pradesh politics seems to be crossing all limits with leaders belonging to different political parties hurling choicest and vulgar abuses at one another, giving a damn for decency in public life.
Nearly four lakh employees of the Andhra Pradesh government, who are silently ruing the government’s decision to shift the administrative capital from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam, are likely to get larger benefits if they moved to the new capital.
The high power committee constituted by the State government had decided to meet once again on January 13.
The other day, we have mentioned that social media is a double-edged sword. It is a powerful medium to express one’s views on any issue and at the same time, it has also become a platform to circulate fake news by vested interests without even verifying its authenticity.
For the first time after taking over as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday made a personal appearance before a special court for Central Bureau of Investigation cases in Hyderabad in connection with the alleged quid pro quo cases.
Whatever Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu says and does, it will be a big story for a section of media which has been supporting him for decades. And Naidu knows how to get into the headlines. A day after enacting a big drama on the busy national highway in Vijayawada city for not being allowed by the police to flag off the bus yatra by Amaravati farmers, the TDP chief once again hit the streets with a begging bowl, collecting funds for the Save Amaravati Movement. He had even given a call to the people to take to streets to safeguard the “People’s Capital.” Apparently, the response to this “begging” drama was very good and Naidu is understood to have collected a few lakhs of rupees in a span of an hour. It is not exactly known whether there will be an account for such collections, but it served Naidu’s purpose – getting huge mileage in the pro-TDP media. It was a banner story in Andhra Jyothy on Friday while Eenadu carried it as small story on the front page due to paucity of space. Interestingly, both these pro-TDP dailies have been desperately trying to sell Amaravati as the best capital as it has all the necessary permanent infrastructure to run the administration. For the last couple of days, Eenadu has been dedicating huge space for publishing the existing buildings in Amaravati stating that if the administrative capital is shifted from here to Visakhapatnam, all these buildings constructed with hundreds of crores of rupees would become redundant. Starting from Friday, Andhra Jyothy, too, has begun publishing stories on the wastage of huge public money spent in the construction of several permanent buildings in Amaravati, if the capital is shifted from there. Sakshi carried a counter report quoting minister Botsa Satyanarayana, stating that these pro-TDP media lacked the spirit of working for people’s welfare and questioning Naidu as to why he had described the buildings in Amaravati as temporary constructions. The big story of the day, however, is the launch of Jagananna Amma Vodi scheme by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at Chittoor, where he described is a beginning to a new revolution in the field of education. Eenadu, too, carried it as a banner story quoting Jagan as giving an assurance to the school-going children that he would take care of their welfare like a maternal uncle. Andhra Jyothy, too, carried it as a big story albeit in the bottom half of the front page, stating that Jagan is planning to revamp the education system from the grassroots. Among the other stories that made it to the front page of the major dailies were: the chief minister’s direction to the irrigation department on completion of Rehabilitation and Resettlement of evacuees of Polavaram project by May, allotment of Krishna river water to Telangana and Andhra, personal appearance of Jagan Mohan Reddy in the CBI special court and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s call for simultaneous elections in the state.
The Andhra Pradesh is witnessing the ugliest war, everything for politics. The TDP, which had faced humiliating defeat in the 2019 general elections and is doing everything to dishonour the peoples’ mandate.
Senior Telugu Desam Party leader and former Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy does not mince words even when he has to criticise his own party leaders including party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.