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Taraka Ratna Election campaign in Hindupur

Taraka-Ratna-TDP-campaignCine actor Taraka Ratna while speaking at election campaign on behalf of Telugudesam party’s assembly candidate Balakrishna, said that the moment he was announced as Hindupur assembly candidate,his winning is almost certain.

He said that, he, along with party activists, will make Balakrishna to win with huge majority.



Pawan Kalyan never abides by his words T Subbarami Reddy

Hyderabad: Early on Monday, T. Subbarami Reddy, a senior Congress Party leader, has perilously passed comments on Power Star Pawan Kalyan. He addressed the media on Monday and said that Pawan Kalyan does not have any idea about the politics; and also, there was no stability in his thoughts.

Further, Referring to Pawan Kalyan, TSR said that he felt astounded when a person who was so far confined to his home has come out in the name of serving the nation, all of sudden. He asked Pawan Kalyan to self censure before he passes comments on Congress Party. Criticizing Congress Party while Read more

Sailajanath missed seat in both congress and TDP

sailajanath nominationSailajanath was a minister in the congress government. He was good in his position. But recently due to his over smartness, his political future turned undefined.

Sailajanath filed his nomination on behalf of congress 2 days ago. Stunningly he ditched congress and filed another nomination from TDP. An hour after Sailajanath’s nomination, the B-Form for TDP was given to Pamidi Yamini to file the nomination. This led the position of Sailajanath in confusion.

 Sailajanath who took active part in the release of APCC manifesto 2 days ago, and also filed nomination on behalf of Congress. But terms changed with his change from Read more

Pawan to campaign for BJP

Film Actor and President of Jana Sena Party Pawan Kalyan to Campaign for BJP Hyderabad: Film actor and president of Jana Sena party Pawan Kalyan on Saturday called on BJP senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya, the party candidate from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency. It is learnt that the duo discussed on the matter of Pawan Kalyan campaigning for Dattatreya in the Secunderabad constituency. It may be recalled that Pawan Kalyan had supported the candidature of Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate and has  agreed to campaign for the BJP-TDP alliance in the state. Pawan will also be campaigning along with Modi and Chandrababu in both the regions. In Telagnana Pawan and Naidu will share the dais Read more

Kiran opts out of race

Former CM to concentrate on JSP campaign To pursue case filed in SC against bifurcation

In a sudden development, former Chief Minister and founder-president of Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP) N Kiran Kumar Reddy announced that he was opting out of contesting the elections. At a road show here on Saturday, Kiran said that he had decided not to contest the elections this time so as to focus on the party’s campaign across the State and also concentrate on the case filed in the apex court against the division of the State. Kiran accompanied his brother Kishan Kumar Reddy alias Kishore Kumar Reddy (who Read more

TDP nominee locked in room assaulted

Telugu Desam Party Nominee Locked in Room, AssaultedMangalagiri (Guntur): Telugu Desam Party activists not only resorted to detention of a ticket holder for the Mangalagiri Assembly seat, but also assaulted him. Followers of constituency in-charge Pothineni Srinivasa Rao locked up the candidate, Ganji Chiranjeevi, who was given B-form, in a room and assaulted him. Police had to intervene and resort to lathi-charge to restore calm after the fracas. Rao did not like party chief N Chandrababu Naidu ’s decision, as Chiranjeevi had joined TDP recently, after he was assured the municipal chairman’s post. He was also nominated for the same.

Rao tried his best to stall allotment of the ticket Read more

Congress conceives Navyandhra Pradesh

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and election campaign committee chairman K. Chiranjeevi and other leaders at a programme held to release the Congress manifesto in Hyderabad on Friday. Photo: Mohammed YousufUnion Minister Jairam Ramesh and election campaign committee chairman K. Chiranjeevi and other leaders at a programme held to release the Congress manifesto in Hyderabad on Friday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf INFOGRAPHIC  Constituency watch: Andhra PradeshTOPICS Battleground 2014/ South India Andhra Pradesh
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politics state politics AP Cong. manifesto commits itself to improving economic prosperity and human development index of residuary State Reiterating its promise to implement the issues incorporated in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act in letter and spirit, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee released its election manifesto-2014 with a commitment to improve the economic prosperity and human development index of the Read more

Employees’ word final: Ponnala

India Andhra Pradesh The Congress will respect the opinion of employees on the issue of division of employees between Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh and the party does not have any other option, said the Telangana PCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday night, Mr. Lakshmaiah said that the employees would be allocated their regions based on “nativity” and “options” as they were enshrined in the T-Bill. Accusing the TRS chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao of making a noise on the issue only to gain political mileage after keeping silent when the Bill was passed in Parliament, he questioned Read more

Chandrababu to use 3-D technology today

April 19,2014, 11.10 AM  IST | THE HANS INDIA

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Hyderabad: The Tech-Savvy Chandrababu Naidu is all set ready for a new way of campaigning. As part of his planned hi-tech campaigning, he will be unveiling his 3-D campaigning on Saturdayevening. With this unique technique, Naidu will be able to address people scattered at 20 different places.

According to LVSRK Prasad, the Media Committee Chairman of Telugu Desam Party, the following places scattered in various districts of either region are set ready for the 3-D campaigning:

·         Asifabad of Adilabad district

·         Patancheru of Medak district

·         Bhongir of Nalgonda district

·         Banaganapalli of Kurnool district

·         Ponnuru of Guntur district 

Congress will score a hat-trick, says Rudraraju Padmaraju

Rudraraju-Padmaraju-condemnAndhra Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Rudraraju Padmaraju has predicted that women would teach TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao a lesson for his uncharitable remarks against AICC chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Speaking here on Thursday, Mr. Padmaraju said that Ms. Sonia Gandhi by her categorical statement at Karimnagar asserted that the credit for creating Telangana would go only to the Congress Party. Despite stiff resistance in Seemandhra to the division, she kept her word while Seemandhra was given special status and package.

Ganga Bhavani, spokesperson, said with the fear of defeat, BJP was targeting Ms. Gandhi. Telangana women would teach TRS leader K. T. Read more

Official declaration on TDP- BJP Alliance Today

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Hyderabad: TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party pulled out of the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Seemandhra, said sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Thursday.

Earlier this month, the BJP and the TDP had finalised their pre-poll alliance in Andhra Pradesh. According to the seat-sharing plan, the BJP would have fielded candidates in five Lok Sabha seats out of 25 in Seemandhra. As the Assembly elections are also taking place simultaneously, the Read more

BJP-TDP alliance in Andhra Pradesh not fair: Venkaiah Naidu

TDP-BJP-2M Venkaiah Naidu, the senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, on Thursday said that it was not fair to rethink on the matter of alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party.

He addressed the media at Bengaluru and said that the thriving of Modi was equally good to either party.  He said for a better Andhra Pradesh, it was a dire need that the two parties should come together to join hands. Reacting to the dissent of TDP leaders over the selection of candidates for looming elections, Venkaiah Naidu reacted as above.

From the other end, Chandrababu Naidu has reportedly Read more

Congress alone can develop T-State: Sonia

Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Karimnagar on Wednesday. PHOTO. THAKUR AJAYPAL SINGHTHE HINDUCongress Party president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Karimnagar on Wednesday. PHOTO. THAKUR AJAYPAL SINGH INFOGRAPHIC  Constituency watch: Andhra PradeshTOPICS India Andhra Pradesh
election national elections AICC president Sonia Gandhi tried to win the hearts of people of Telangana by vowing to stand by them in reconstruction of the 29th State of the country.

“The time of struggle is over and now the time has come to have a responsible government. The Congress alone can do it and it has the conviction to take every section along with it. On the other hand, the TRS holds out threats and Read more

Boats to ferry polling officials, material

A boatman ferrying passengers on the Godavari in Khammam District.THE HINDUA boatman ferrying passengers on the Godavari in Khammam District.TOPICS Telangana Andhra Pradesh Khammam
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politics election politics Booth has been allotted for Tummileru for the benefit of 300 voters Boats will be pressed into service to carry polling personnel and material to Tummileru, a riverside village in V R Puram mandal during the ensuing general elections slated for April 30.

A polling booth has been allotted for Tummileru to enable more than 300 voters of four island settlements inhabited by Konda Reddi Adivasis to exercise their franchise. Tummileru gram panchayat falls under the ST reserved Bhadrachalam Read more

‘All of Hyderabad’s revenue for Telangana’

AICC president Sonia Gandhi arriving at a public meeting after formation of Telangana at an election meeting at Ambedkar Stadium in Karimnagar on Wednesday. Photo: Thakur Ajaypal SinghTHE HINDUAICC president Sonia Gandhi arriving at a public meeting after formation of Telangana at an election meeting at Ambedkar Stadium in Karimnagar on Wednesday. Photo: Thakur Ajaypal SinghTOPICS India Andhra Pradesh
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parties and movements political parties economy, business and finance politics Congress president promises slew of development, welfare programmes for the new State. She said Hyderabad’s image would be safeguarded, while giving the necessary thrust for development of other areas in Telangana. AICC president Sonia Gandhi said revenue generated from Hyderabad would go to the new State of Telangana.

Addressing a Read more

Jagan wave will benefit cousin

  INFOGRAPHIC  Constituency watch: Andhra PradeshTOPICS Battleground 2014/ South India Andhra Pradesh
election national elections It was YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy all the way in 2012. He set a record with a massive victory of 5,45,672 votes — the third highest majority in the country — in the by-election, within months of launching his party from Kadapa parliamentary constituency. Now, Mr. Jagan Reddy is not in the Lok Sabha fray.

But he pitchforked his paternal uncle Y.S. Manohar Reddy’s son Yeduguri Sandinti Avinash Reddy, an engineering graduate, presently YSRC Kadapa district youth wing president, into the poll arena to see Read more

Kesineni Srinivas gets B form to Contest for Vijayawada Lok Sabha

Kesineni-srinivasKesineni Srinivas to Contest for Vijayawada Lok Sabha, Vijayawada TDP MP ticket to Kesineni Srinivas, Kesineni Srinivas gets TDP MP ticket

Hyderabad: Kesineni all Smiles with B Form. It was a virtual ‘Padmavyuh’ for travel Tycoon Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) to get the TDP ticket to contest for the high profile Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency. Having gone through a year-long laborious job of keeping the party vibrant in the constituency as prospective candidate for this hot seat, Kesineni had to fight a hair-splitting battle for more than 48 hours to get his seat confirmed by the party leadership. He had waged a tough Read more

One-sided fight for Congress MP in Nalgonda

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politics election politics Lack of a strong base for TRS across seven Assembly constituencies for the Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat and a weakened TDP due to its unclear stand on bifurcation are likely to make the task of sitting Congress MP Gutha Sukhendar Reddy easy.


The presence of strong Congress leaders in the constituency further makes Mr. Gutha’s job easy because they take care of the cadre on their own. Without any party’s support, Mr. Gutha had won the seat by a huge margin of 1.52 lakh votes in the 2009 elections by defeating grand Read more

Pawan Kalyan gets ready for another gigantic meeting

Ever since Pawan Kalyan has launched his new political party Jana Sena, he has been in news relentlessly. However, after his Visakhapatnam meeting held on March 27, he kept himself away from the media and went on a strategic hush. Now, all is set ready for Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s another gigantic meeting similar to the one he cleaved at Hitex in Hyderabad with a chanting jingle “Not for power…But to question”.


Pawan Kalyan, Gets Ready, Meeting, Pawan's Jana Sena Next Meeting


So far the venue for his much awaited third meeting has not been revealed. But, surely the meeting will be aimed to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party, according to Read more

Actress Ramya sweats it out to reclaim Mandya seat

Ambareesh, seen as the architect behind Ramya’s victory in the August by-elections last year, was absent during most part of her election campaign. RAMYA-MEDIUM Sandwiched between two factions, the 31-year-old actress is struggling to do the balancing act and win over the voters in this feudal agricultural belt. (PTI)

Battling factionalism within the party, Congress candidate and multi-lingual cine actress Ramya is fending for herself to reclaim the Mandya Lok Sabha seat which she won only eight months ago in bypolls.


Sandwiched between two factions owing loyalty to former Chief Minister S M Krishna and Housing Minister Ambareesh,an actor-turned politician, the 31-year-old actress Read more

TRS will be part of third alternative: KCR

SOUNDING POLL BUGLE: TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao launching party's election campaign in Karimnagar on Sunday night. Photo: Thakur Ajaypal SinghSOUNDING POLL BUGLE: TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao launching party’s election campaign in Karimnagar on Sunday night. Photo: Thakur Ajaypal Singh INFOGRAPHIC  Constituency watch: Andhra PradeshTOPICS Battleground 2014/ South India Andhra Pradesh
election national elections Launches party’s election campaign in KarimnagarTelangana Rashtra Samithi president K. Chandrasekhar Rao urged people to give mandate to his party to enable it to join the third alternative comprising a confederation of regional parties committed to secularism.


Sounding the bugle for the general elections, the TRS chief told a well-attended public meeting here on Sunday that the TRS is a 100 per cent secular party that would never join Read more

TDP list: agonising wait for ex-Cong. Ministers

politics election parties and movements politics ‘Party firm on giving ticket to winning horses’It’s an agonising wait for former Ministers Erasu Pratap Reddy, T.G. Venkatesh and Ganta Srinivasa Rao who switched loyalties from the Congress to the Telugu Desam Party recently.


The three former Ministers are reportedly waiting with bated breath for the third list of the Telugu Desam Party in the hope that their names would figure in the new list.


Though they were reportedly assured TDP tickets at the time of their joining the party, their anxiety levels are reportedly on the rise what with TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu announcing Read more

Congress fields 6 unknown faces for Seemandhra LS seats

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politics election politics Seniors reluctant to enter the electoral fray in the regionFollowing the reluctance of seniors to enter the electoral fray, the Congress was forced to field six little known faces for the Parliamentary constituencies in Seemandhra, the list of which was released in Delhi on Sunday night. They were among the 20 candidates who would test their luck for LS seats. The Central election committee of Congress also announced names of 139 candidates for the Assembly seats in the region.


That the Congress is desperate became clear when it announced the candidature of 10 persons who had Read more

Kishan warns of action against rebels

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politics election politics Telangana BJP president G. Kishan Reddy on Sunday warned that action would be taken if rebel candidates continued to remain in fray against the official nominees in the elections.


At a press conference here, he said the BJP would take firm action if they failed to retire from the contest. In at least three or four Assembly constituencies, BJP rebels have filed their nominations and remained in fray even as the last date for withdrawals ended on Saturday.


He said BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is expected to address public meetings in Telangana in the third Read more

TDP cadres object allocation of Itchapuram seat to BJP

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politics state politics Kinjarapu family is facing the ire of TDP cadre in Srikakulam district Several Telugu Desam Party leaders are up in arms against Kinjarapu family alleging that they were responsible for the allocation of Itchapuram seat to the BJP, which was initially offered Narasannapeta seat.


Itchapuram TDP in-charge Bendalam Ashok, who strived hard to strengthen the party, has strongly expressed his displeasure over the “strategies” of Kinjarapu family, which has upper hand over the TDP politics in the district.


His father Bendalam Ashok has also unhappy with the party high command over Read more

Lok Satta names candidates

JP urges people to elect people with integrity

Hyderabad: Lok Satta Party national president Dr Jayaprakash Narayan on Saturday appealed to people of the two new States – Telangana and Andhra Pradesh – to vote only for those candidates who have integrity and competence and will safeguard their future.

Addressing media after releasing a list of candidates who will be contesting elections to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, JP warned that the two new States would face a bleak future if they vote for parties which are promising all types of sops including loan waivers unmindful of fiscal constraints. The united Andhra Pradesh had Read more

Its advantage JSP mascot

Jai Samaikyandra Party (JSP) is determined to show its strength from the East Godavari district from where it has launched its party.  

The district is known for its political motivation as well as for its diversity as in a strange amalgamation, it comprises of delta, upland, sub-plan and agency areas besides being known for an overwhelming caste equations. 

Harsha Kumar Eyes Hat-Trick: It’s Advantage JSP Mascot

As far as the political equations are concerned, the district was divided between the Congress and the TDP in the past. Since its formation, YSR Congress Party has emerged as a powerful alternative, thanks to the support it has garnered from the Dalit and Read more

Water supply for twin capitals a Herculean task

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politics government human interest Krishna phase-III, Godavari projects likely to be completed by 2015, could hold the key. Even as there are worries about the civic infra gaps in the twin cities, a refreshing assurance is coming from the Water Board to meet the ever growing demand for potable water. For a capital which is going to be shared by two States in a couple of months from now, supplying adequate potable water to the citizens is a huge challenge.

Over the years there has been perpetual mismatch Read more

Punish Women also in rape cases: SP leader

Punish Women also in rape cases: SP leader

Samajwadi Party’s Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi made a bizarre statement saying women should also be punished in the rape cases. Azmi made this statement when a media personnel questioned him about SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comments on rape.

“Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the women should also be punished though it is a forced rape,” added the SP leader. And commenting on SP supremo’s statements yesterday, Azmi was diplomatic and said “on what context did Mulayam made those remarks should be taken into account.”

Meanwhile, the BJP Maharashtra Read more

Congress complains of EVM manipulation ahead of LS polls in Goa

Goa Congress Chief in a complaint to EC said the party symbol on EVM has been printed in a lighter ink, compared to the other symbols. Goa Congress alleged that party's symbol was Goa Congress alleged that party’s symbol was “intentionally” printed in lighter ink on the EVMs by local election officials.

Hours ahead of polling for two Lok Sabha seats in Goa, the state Congress Friday alleged that party’s symbol was “intentionally” printed in lighter ink on the EVMs by local election officials.

Goa Congress Chief John Fernandes in a complaint to Election Commission said the party symbol on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) has been printed in Read more

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