THE 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
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
THE 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
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
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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
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”.
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
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. 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
SOUNDING 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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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.
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
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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
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
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 “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
Hyderabad: Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the Telugu Desam Party supremo, on Wednesday said that the decision on Balakrishna’s challenging in the polls will be taken after discussing with him on the very matter.
Further, Naidu said that it would be decided accordingly from where Balayya would contest in the looming elections. The second list of Seemandhra TDP leaders will be released tomorrow, added Naidu.
It is worth mentioning here that Telugu Desam Party has released the first list of candidates from Seemandhra region on Wednesday.
Hyderabad: Practically a few hours are left for nominations for April 30 elections in Telangana to close but alliance partners Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP are still ironing out their differences over certain seats each plans to contest, sources said tonight.
BJP is yet to announce its candidates for 47 assembly and eight Lok Sabha seats it would contest while TDP has not yet announced its nominees for 45 assembly and eight Lok Sabha seats.
TDP had announced its first list of 27 assembly and three parliamentary candidates yesterday.
TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu and BJP Telangana unit president G Kishan Reddy are Read more
Hyderabad: M Venkaiah Naidu, the Bharaitya Janata Party leader, on Wednesday, said that Narendra Modi’s victory was not intended for NDA’s victory rather it was desired for the nation’s interests. He said the people of the nation wish to get rid of Congress decree.Naidu was poised over the matter that Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party will cooperate with each other in the matter of prevailing alliance between the two parties. He foresaw the victory of both Telugu Desam Party and Bharatiya Janata Party in the looming general elections. He fired on Congress party and said that UPA government had Read more
Hyderabad: On Wednesday, few unidentified people have attacked R. Krishnaiah who reached L.B. Nagar to file nomination for L.B. Nagar assembly constituency.
This incident occurred near Gaddi Annaram municipal office. In this untoward incident, the vehicle belonging to R. Krishnaiah was damaged fully. He was attacked by an adversary to restrain him from filing the nomination for the looming elections.
The L.B. Nagar police meddled in between to resolve the matter. In this incident, he was injured mildly. When Krishnaiah was attacked, both TDP rebel candidate and TRS candidates were present at the spot of incident. So, it is not yet known Read more
A BJP worker threatens to commit suicide in protest against TDP-BJP alliance in city on Monday
Hyderabad The electoral alliance between Telugu Desam Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, after a gap of over a decade, has triggered a storm of rebellion in both the parties. Resignations, street protests, attacks on party offices and even self-immolation attempts hit both the camps as ticket aspirants and their supporters, who stand to lose because of the seat sharing agreement, hit the streets and staged protests. The reports of angry party activists staging protests poured from all over the State, creating a new headache for both Read more
The World’s most biggest democratic nation’s elections to elect 543 members have started today in the north-east states. In the first phase, Assam and Tripura will go for voting in six constituencies and the Election Commission has ensured all the arrangements were made.
Polling will be held in nine phases over the coming 36 days and the results will be declared on May 16. Around 81.4 crore voters are eligible to vote this time.
BJP is trying hard to get back in power after being defeated for two consecutive times and have banked more on its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Congress is facing Read more
After much dilly-dallying, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu finally agreed for a pre-poll pact with the BJP.
Talks of alliance between the two parties had been a hot topic of discussion in the AP political circles for quite some time. It finally happened on Sunday. The saffron party is naturally thrilled with the way things have progressed as the TDP deal would add strength to the NDA.
However, not everyone in both parties is happy with the developments. In a major blow to the Telugu Desam, TDP MLA from Medak, Mynampalli Hanumanth Rao quit his party membership much to the disappointment of party members.
Hanumanth Read more
Union Textile Minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is likely to quit the post and Congress party today. Kavuri who is upset with the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh held discussions with his supporters and decided to quit the Congress party in which he has been there for around four decades. Appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been confirmed for Kavuri today at 10:30 AM and is likely to submit his resignation.
Digvijay Singh upset
With news of Kavuri quitting Congress waving in the capital city, Andhra Pradesh incharge Digvijay Singh expressed his concern. Reacting to the reports, Digvijay said, “Kavuri and his family members Read more
The Congress is in trouble in Andhra Pradesh and is likely to win just four to eight of the total of 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, according to a new survey released on Tuesday.
A “desperate battle for survival” is expected in Andhra Pradesh for all major parties, the CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker said.
Estimates for the entire undivided state give the TDP 29 per cent of the votes and the YSR Congress 21 per cent.
A theatre group performs for CPI(M) during the election campaign in Kozhikode, Kerala
Among the other parties, the TDP has a slight lead over YSR Congress Read more