Notwithstanding the high court directions and agitation by farmers of Amaravati, the YSR Congress party government headed by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is making preparations quietly for shifting the administrative capital of Andhra Pradesh from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam.
If a legislator from any political party defies the party whip or party orders, he will be immediately sacked from the party.
There is a proverb in Telugu: “Ninda munigina vaaniki chali enduku” (Why would one feel cold, when he is already neck-deep in waters?). This aptly suits for power star and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan.
In any democratically-elected government in any state, it is the ruling party which takes the policy decisions, but the implementing authorities are bureaucrats who always call the shots in the government.
The YSR Congress party government’s decision to go in for land pooling in Visakhapatnam for providing house sites for the weaker sections housing scheme is running into controversy.
The absence of as many as 18 MLAs belonging to ruling YSR Congress party during the voting on crucial resolution introduced in the Andhra Pradesh assembly on abolition of state legislative council on Monday evening is learnt to have angered chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
A woman reporter of a popular Telugu television channel reporter working in the national capital of Delhi has suddenly lost her job, according to a report doing rounds in the media circles.
If Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has his way, there are soon going to be serious curbs on social media, which he feels, has been spreading hatred among the people and also running a negative campaign against the government.
Even as the YSR Congress party government in Andhra Pradesh is getting ready to adopt a resolution in the state assembly on Monday to do away with the state legislative council on the ground that it has become a hurdle for the implementation of government decisions.
Andhra Pradesh, which had virtually given Karnataka and Maharashtra a run for their money in the past with regard to Information Technology sector, seems to be lagging far behind now, especially after the bifurcation of the combined state.
At a time when Telangana Rashtra Samithi working president and Information Technology minister K T Rama Rao was rubbing his shoulders with top industrialists and business honchos of the world at the four-day World Economic Forum meeting that concluded at Davos on Friday, sadly there was none to bother about Andhra Pradesh.
Has the YSRC government led by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy faltered in introducing the bill on three capitals in the name of decentralisation in the state assembly?
Wondering why Pawan Kalyan has been making hue and cry over the shifting of capital city from Amaravathi? Here is the answer.
It is now more or less certain. YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has decided to abolish the state legislative council that has become an irritant for his government to pass the crucial bills.
At a time when the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, Andhra Pradesh unit, including their president Kanna Lakshminarayana have been opposing the shifting of administrative capital of the state from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam, party’s national official spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member G V L Narasimha Rao has been speaking in a different tone.