Maverick evangelist and Praja Shanti Party president K A Paul might have flopped miserably in the recent assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, but he continue to brag about the tremendous clout he wields across the globe.
After analysing the TDP's prospects in Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls with party's MLA and MP candidates on April 22 in Amaravathi, TDP chief and AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu reportedly came to a conclusion.
Senior IAS officer L V Subrahmanyam, who has been appointed as the chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh government by the Election Commission during the interim period till the election process is completed, is said to be asserting his position.
Ever since the polling for elections to the assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh was completed on April 11, almost all the surveys predicted that the YSR Congress party will wrest power from the Telugu Desam Party after May 23, when the results are announced.
Soon after the Election Commission of India announces schedule for any elections in the state, the model code of conduct comes into force.
Ever since the elections to Andhra Pradesh assembly were held on April 11, there have been reports from all parts of the state indicating that YSR Congress party is most likely to come to power.
Though the Election Commission has banned the conduct of exit polls in the states which went to polling in the first phase of general elections held on April 11, several agencies have been declaring the results in the social media, if not directly in the mainstream media.
The comments made by Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, just 48 hours before closure of campaign for assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, extending support to YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy came as a surprise to political observers.
Chairman of Andhra Jyothy daily and ABN-Andhra Jyothy television channel Vemuri Radhakrishna, who has been blatantly supporting the Telugu Desam Party in the ongoing general elections in Andhra Pradesh and attacking YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, is all set to get into deep trouble.
It is true that Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had announced that he would definitely give a 'return gift' to Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu
Though its five years since Andhra Pradesh has been bifurcated and AP capital shifted to Amaravathi, the Andhra political leaders still continue to use Telangana capital Hyderabad as the hub for their ill-gotten wealth, black money and cash hoarding.
SS Rajamouli, at a press meet in Hyderabad on Thursday, made some major announcements pertaining to his upcoming film RRR.
The announcement of schedule for the Lok Sabha and some state assemblies by the Election Commission of India on Sunday had been on cards, but what is shocking is the time given for the elections in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Protests seeking special category status to Andhra Pradesh will greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he lands in this port city on Friday to address a public rally.
The report that Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to do away with appointment of public relations officers for the minister in his cabinet has triggered a wide debate in the media circles in the state.