Despite TRS’ Adamant Attitude, Oppn ‘Maintains’ Cool

Hyderabad: BJP floor leader in Telangana Assembly G Kishan Reddy today said the Opposition parties have extended cooperation for smooth conduct of Assembly session in spite of government’s “dictatorial and adamant” attitude.

Addressing the media at State BJP office at Nampally here on Tuesday, he alleged the ministers and TRS MLAs interrupted when Opposition members spoke or raised the issues. Stating that Budget has fictitious figures, Kishan Reddy alleged that Telangana State is being converted into a debt-ridden State which has surplus revenue on the name of Bangaru Telangana.

Whenever the Opposition raised any issue of irregularities in government schemes, the TRS was accusing them of creating hurdles in development, the BJP leader said. Kishan Reddy said that the TRS government was functioning on Centre’s funds, borrowing and revenue from sale of liquor. Why the government has given papers of CAG report after Assembly session, he asked and said the party would write letters to CAG, Governor and the President. 

COURTESY: NSS

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AP Senior BJP Leader Dies In Road Accident

A BJP leader in Chittor district died in a car accident on Sunday when he was travelling from Bengaluru to Tirupati.

Chittoor: AP State BJP Polit Bureau member and senior leader from Chittoor district Chengalraya died on the spot while his car met with an accident while returning from Bengaluru. The mishap occurred at Oogini village in Gangavaram mandal on Sunday.

Chengalraya, along with his son, on his way to Tirupathi from Bengaluru in Scorpio van was hit by KSRTC bus. Chengalraya died on the spot and his son Ravi Kumar, who was seriously injured was rushed to Palamaneru hospital. He was later moved to Vellore VMC. His condition is critical. The development is heart wrenching as Chengalraya went to Bengaluru to fix marriage for his son.

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BJP’s Big Brother Role In TS Unpalatable To TTDP

BJP is playing a big brother role in Telangana ignoring the alliance with the TDP. The TTDP leaders ask Naidu to sever ties with the saffron party for next polls.
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Amaravati: Having sounded the early polls bugle, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is caught in a tough position over the alliance with the BJP for the next elections. His party leaders from Telangana, who have met him in Amaravati on Tuesday, asked Naidu to sever ties with the BJP and allow the party to go it alone for the next elections. They complained against the big brother attitude of the BJP leaders in Telangana and wanted Naidu to take up the issue with the Central leadership of the party. They alleged that the BJP leaders in Telangana were ignoring the TDP and were giving indications of having no tie-up for the elections, treating the T TDP leaders as non-locals.

The TTDP leaders are planning to have their mini-mahanadu on May 24 and have invited Naidu to be the chief guest. The TTDP leaders have also briefed him about their activities in Telangana, particularly both inside and outside the Assembly as an Opposition party. When the leaders took to his notice the issue of their MLAs suspension from the TS Assembly and requested him to condemn it, Naidu is said to have kept mum. The TDP leaders have requested Naidu, as national president of the party, to speak about the policies of the TRS government in TS for which also Naidu reserved his comments.

When the TTDP leaders complained to him about the big brother attitude of the BJP in Telangana, Naidu is said to have told them that he would speak about it with the party senior leaders including Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and ensure that the relations between the two alliance partners are not strained.

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Delimitation Is Not An Issue Bothering Netas

Even if the EC refuses to increase the number Assembly seats through Delimitation, the entry of Jana Sena will open 175 options (seats) for the aspirants. If BJP too is going alone, there would be an added 175 options.

Amaravati: The Central government and the State Election Commission have clarified that there is no proposal to increase the number of Assembly seats in the two Telugu States for the next round of elections. Though the ruling parties in the two Telugu States are claiming that they would get the Assembly seats increased as per the AP Reorganisation Act, the chances of increasing the number of seats are very less or rather appear to be nil as it require Constitutional amendment.

There were such negative statements and indications from the Central government on several occasions for the increase of the number of Assembly seats. The State Election Commission had categorically said that there was no proposal for delimitation of the Assembly seats in the State. State Election Commissioner Bhanwarlal in a reply to tribal leader Suryanayak, had said that the EC had no delimitation proposal and this had ruled out the possibility of having more Assembly seats.

However, the leaders are not worried about the increase in the number of seats for the 2019 elections. The decision of the Jana Sena to contest the next elections had opened 175 seats for the aspirants. Though Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan indicated that he would not entertain turncoats, he would be forced to accommodate several leaders like Bonda Umamaheswara Rao and Ganta Srinivasa Rao, who are now with the ruling TDP. There are several such leaders who are expected to vacate their seats in the TDP thus opening chances for the new leaders in the ruling party.

The mood of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the State to go alone in the next elections had given scope for the opening of another 175 seats for the aspirants. The BJP, if going alone in the next elections, would certainly take some leaders from the TDP. There are a handful of leaders in the ruling TDP who are not happy with the style of Chandrababu Naidu and the increasing domination and intervention of his son Lokesh both in the government and the party. The senior leaders are looking st alternatives to desert the future leader of the party, Lokesh and the option before them is the BJP.

The Jana Sena and the BJP are set to take greater number of candidates from the ruling TDP, though they would be eating into the Opposition vote bank. With an eye on these two parties, the leaders have started exploring the opportunities to be in the battle with a party ticket, even if the delimitation is not done as promised in the AP Reorganisation Act 2014.

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Muslim Reservations: 5 BJP MLAs Suspended From T Assembly

When BJP MLAs created ruckus in Telangana Assembly opposing the Bill which proposes reservations to Muslims, the Speaker suspended them.

Hyderabad: Telangana Assembly witnessed an uproar over the Reservation bill which provides 12% quota for economically and socially backward Muslims.

BJP MLAs were suspended from the Assembly after they created ruckus opposing the reservation bill. Though Speaker Madhusudana Chary requested repeatedly, BJP MLAs came into the well of the House and continued the protests which lead to the suspension of 5 sitting BJP MLAs from the assembly.

Telangana Government called for a special Assembly session today to convene 12 percent reservations to the Muslims in educational and Government jobs.

Bill got positive nod from the state cabinet yesterday but it should be approved by the Centre too. KCR urged Modi government to take up the issue. KCR said that their Government made the reservation bill in accordance with the TN model of 69% quota for ST’s ,SC’ s and OBCs including Muslim and Christian minorities. The proposed reservations to various categories should be incorporated in the 9th schedule of the Constitution so that the courts cannot question the issue.

BJP gave a call for CHALO ASSEMBLY on Monday against the bill which it says is unconstitutional.

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Is BJP Preparing To Go With YCP In 2019 Elections?

Amit Shah, the BJP president was not keen to meet AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the latter’s recent visit to Delhi. But PM Narendra Modi has spent 15 minutes with YSRCP MP Vijay Sai Reddy. What is going on?

Amravati: The statement of the senior BJP leader Muralidhara Rao that the BJP would go alone in Andhra Pradesh in 2019 elections is now seen as a clear indication of the party to sever ties with the ruling TDP in the State and align with the YSR Congress. The BJP is not comfortable with Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP and the alliance between the two parties was forced by the intervention of senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu before the 2014 elections. Even Chandrababu Naidu on the first day of his bus yatra that started from Guntur district had declared that he would not align with the BJP that had fielded infamous Gujarath communal violence accused, Narendra Modi, as the prime ministerial candidate. But, in no time he had changed his political strategy and aligned with the BJP, only after the YSR Congress closed its door. The BJP senior leaders including Amit Shah at the national level and others from Andhra Pradesh have advised the BJP to have poll tie-up with the YSR Congress. However, Jagan Mohan Reddy is said to have rejected it fearing damage to his Christian vote bank and losing the Muslim sympathisers.

Now, after three years in power and alliance, the BJP leaders are not comfortable with Chandrababu Naidu. The TDP and Chandrababu Naidu were preventing the spread of the BJP in the State, they allege. Some of the leaders from the State believe that the BJP’s chances of expansion are sealed as long as the party is aligned with the TDP and the party can grow only if it distanced from the TDP. This is clearly understood by the party high command which is looking at the possibility of distancing from the TDP and aligning with the YSR Congress.

Sources in Delhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given 15 minutes interview to YSR Congress MP and strategist Vijay Sai Reddy in Delhi last week, while denying audience to Chandrababu Naidu during the recent NDA meeting. Shockingly, BJP chief Amit Shah too had denied interview for Chandrababu Naidu initially but had to accept it when Venkaiah Naidu himself took the AP CM to the BJP chief’s residence.

The meeting between Modi and Vijayasai Reddy is seen as a breakthrough for the 2019 alliance and new political combinations. While the minds of Modi and Shah are yet to be known outside, it is said that Jagan Mohan Reddy had given his nod for an alliance with the BJP for the next poll battle.

Meanwhile, it is said that some of the BJP leaders from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States are lobbying for alliance with Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan. Though Pawan Kalyan is speaking against BJP on Special Category Status issue and is seen soft towards the TDP, these leaders are trying to convince the film hero-turned-politician to withdraw ties with the TDP, if he wanted to expand his party in the State. Perhaps this is the reason why Pawan Kalyan had openly tweeted appreciating the YSR Congress MPs for their role in fighting for the special category status in the Parliament. This small favourable twist towards YSR Congress is seen as a positive development for a new and greater political alignment for the 2019 elections.

The YSR Congress is already said to have made up its mind to share the seats with the two Left parties in the next elections, a thing that Jagan Mohan Reddy did not accept in the last elections. The CPI and the CPI-M too are moving close towards the YSR Congress taking advantage of the special category status demand. If the YCP ultimately chooses to keep away from the BJP, the national party will have to settle for an alliance e with Pavan Kalyan. Given these indications, the 2019 will see an isolated TDP and the Opposition coaxed into one or two combinations making the battle absorbing.

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Special Status Demand Has The Potential To Decide The Status of TDP, BJP

While the beleaguered Congress is continuously pursuing the demand for the special category status to the State in the Parliament, the demand is slowly getting support from other parties. This time the parties even those from Telangana State backing the demand.

Amaravati: The Special Category Status demand for Andhra Pradesh has all the potential to decide the status of the ruling combine Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While the beleaguered Congress is continuously pursuing the demand for the special category status to the State in the Parliament, the demand is slowly getting support from other parties. This time the parties even those from Telangana State backing the demand.

The Opposition YSR Congress has backed the demand is mounting pressure on the Center to fulfill the promise made in the Parliament and even during the election campaign at Tirupati. The YSR Congress had already threatened to quit the Parliament if the demand is not accepted. The support extended by the Telangana Rastra Samithi MPs had put the ruling BJP in a major trouble. TRS MP K Kesava Rao had put the BJP in a fix by quoting a statement of RBI former governor and 14th Finance Commission chairman Y V Reddy who had denied to have recommended against special category status to any State. Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan too is in favour of the special category status and had been raising the demand and had even issued a warning to pull out of the NDA. The CPI and the CPI-M too have joined now both in the State level and at the Central level. CPI’s MP and senior leader D Raja too had insisted on the BJP fulfilling its election promise, besides honouring the promise of the government inside the Parliament.

The united voice of the Opposition parties and the exposure of the BJP shifting the blame on the 14th Finance Commission is clearly understood by the people, particularly the youth in Andhra Pradesh who have pinned their hopes on the status. They were told repeatedly by the TDP-BJP combine during the elections that the status would bring more industries and investment to the State that would create employment opportunities. Now, by dropping status and announcing package, the governments have closed the doors for industries and the employment opportunities. This realization is rallying the youth and people together in the State and voluntary gathering of the people at every meeting and every activity in support of special category status is an indication to show how serious people are towards the demand.

If the TDP-BJP combine fail to fulfill the promise and give the special category status to the State, they would, for sure, be shown their place in the 2019 elections. The general public and the youth are not ready to buy any argument of the TDP-BJP against special category status. “Package is a fund that would come from the Central government. But status is an opportunity, besides funds, that would attract investments and industries to the State. The package would not bring industries,” is all what the people in the State argue in support of the demand for the special package and neither the TDP nor the BJP have an answer for this. With the demand gaining momentum in Parliament, it has the potential to be the single point agenda of the voters for the 2019 elections that would certainly be against the ruling combine. If the ruling combine understands this strong sentiment of the people, it still has the chance to correct its stand and give special category status that was in existence in 11 States as on June 2, 2014, the day of bifurcation. It is now to be seen if the BJP-TDP stand by their promise or blamed and punished for cheating the voters.

 

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Bypoll Results: BJP Wins In Delhi, Himachal, Assam; Congress Retains Two Karnataka Seats

By-elections were held in 10 Assembly constituencies in eight states on Sunday. Two seats each are in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh and one each in West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi

New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won Assembly bypolls in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Assam on Thursday while it was leading in Rajasthan as results poured in for the nine seats where by-elections were held recently.

In Karnataka, the ruling Congress has won both the seats. Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP suffered a humiliating defeat in Delhi at the hands of its main rival, BJP.

By-elections were held in 10 Assembly constituencies in eight states on Sunday. Two seats each are in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh and one each in West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi.

The victory in the National Capital was sweet music for the BJP ahead of the municipal polls.

The BJP registered a victory in the Rajouri Garden assembly bypoll, handing a humiliating defeat to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, which finished a distant third.

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP retained the Bandhavgarh assembly seat after defeating rival Congress. BJP nominee Shivnarayan Singh defeated Congress’ candidate Savitri Singh from the seat in Umaria district.

The bypoll was necessitated as BJP MLA Gyan Singh got elected to the Lok Sabha in November last year from Shahdol in a by-election.

In Himachal Pradesh, BJP candidate Anil Dhiman won the Bhoranj (SC) assembly seat in Himachal Pradesh.

The seat fell vacant following the death of BJP stalwart and former minister Ishwar Dass Dhiman, who won the seat six times in a row since 1990 and now his son Dr Anil Dhiman has retained the seat.

The strength of the BJP has thus increased to 28 in the 68-member House.

The showing was good for the party in Assam also where its candidate Ranoj Pegu won the Dhemaji assembly by-election defeating his nearest the Congress rival Babul Sonowal.

The bypoll was necessitated following the election of BJP MLA Pradan Baruah as MP from Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat.

The BJP had won 60 of 126 assembly seats and formed the Government in partnership with its pre-poll alliance partners last year.

The Congress party retained its hold on Karnataka though there is a general perception that the Congress Government is unpopular and the BJP is about to win the next elections. But the Congress has proved that it is still in command by wining Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly seats.

The by-elections were necessitated in Gundulpet following the death of Cooperation Minister Mahadevaprasad and in Nanjangud, it was caused by the resignation of Srinivas Prasad as Congress MLA after he was dropped from the ministry. He crossed over to the BJP.

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Is BJP Planning To Go Alone In AP In 2019 Elections?

There were incidents when the BJP leaders from the State complained against the TDP in expanding its base through the enrolment of members in the villages
  • Clarity by May last as Shah is set to address party workers

Amaravati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is planning to go alone in the 2019 elections in Andhra Pradesh. A good number of senior leaders of the party, excluding Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, are in favour of severing ties with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh. The BJP leadership sees political vacuum in Andhra Pradesh and wants to fill the slot. The party chief Amit Shah had been telling the leaders to fill the vacuum by taking senior leaders from other parties and enrolling the members from the booth level. The national leadership of the party and a few leaders from the State feel that they were not able to make inroads into the State because of the alliance with the TDP and want to sever ties before they get ready for the 2019 polls.

The party wants to use the presence of senior leaders like Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and Daggubati Purandheswari from the dominant Kamma community and Kanna Lakshminarayana and Somu Veerraju from the Kapu community to rope in more number of leaders into the party. According to the leaders there is a huge gap between the ruling TDP and the Opposition YSR Congress in the State politics. Though Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is planning to contest the 2019 elections he would only be sharing the anti-government votes, while the vote of the ruling TDP would remain intact. The scope of the Congress regaining its lost ground appears bleak and it is here the BJP wants to make use of the opportunity.

There were incidents when the BJP leaders from the State complained against the TDP in expanding its base through the enrolment of members in the villages. In several places, the TDP leaders have blocked the BJP’s efforts to reach out to the people at the grassroots and enroll them as party workers. The BJP leaders are thus not happy with the alliance and are mounting pressure on the national leadership to break the alliance with the TDP.

It is perhaps on these lines the BJP senior leader Muralidhara Rao had hinted at going alone in the 2019 elections. Addressing the party workers of Rajampet Lok Sabha constituency Muralidhara Rao hinted at the party going alone in the next elections. The BJP had already decided to dump the TDP in the Telangana State where Chandrababu Naidu’s party has lost its ground. The BJP leaders in TS believe that the TDP would be an unwanted burden on the party for the next elections and had decided to drop it. If that happens in TS, the party having ties in Andhra Pradesh also appear bleak.

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BJP Youth Leader Offers Money For Beheading Bengal CM

Some leaders of the ruling BJP are making bizarre statements in order to attract headlines. It may be also a case of blurting out what they have been nursing in their hearts

Kolkata: Some leaders of the ruling BJP are making bizarre statements in order to attract headlines. It may be also a case of blurting out what they have been nursing in their hearts. The latest ugly statement came from a member of BJP’s youth wing in Bengal, Yogesh Varshney, who announced a ₹ 11 lakh reward for Chief Minister MamataBanerjee’s head.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, senior BJP leader, has disowned the statement saying that the State Government of Bengal can take appropriate action against the culprit.

Varshney is a member of Bharathiya Janata Yuva Morchawhich organised a rally at Birbhum in connection with Hanuman Jayanti. In the heat of the moment while criticising the Chief Minister, Varshney said he would pay ₹ 11 lakh to any one who would behead Mamata Banerjee.

There was an uproar in both the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday morning with opposition Members flaying the ruling party for indulging in goondaism. The ruling party distanced itself from the young leader who made stupid comments. The party is expected to take disciplinary action against Varshney.

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Kavitha Joins North South Debate, Says There Is Disparity

several Prime Ministers are from North, may be this is the reason South discrimination boomed large, she felt.

New Delhi: Heat on Tarun Vijay’s remark on Southern States has provoked TRS MP Kavitha into condemning it. . A day before Jana Sena Chief Pawan kalyan came down strongly on the racist remark of BJP MP Tarun Vijay stating that apology is not sufficient thus cooling down the matter.

Now Telangana CM’s daughter, kavitha reacted on the topic complaining that the South Indian Parliamentarians get little attention when compared to North Indian MP’s.

She further added that there are more representatives from North as it is more populated, several Prime Ministers are from North, may be this is the reason South discrimination boomed large, she felt.

Strengthening regional parties in the South can keep a check on this discrimination, MP Kavitha further said. She praised both CMs of Telugu States who are retaining the individual image of South. Leaders like Tarun are lowering their stature by making such racist comments, however it is better to leave the issue as he expressed regret, MP Kavitha said

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Venkaiah Naidu To Be VP, BJP Rejig In AP, TS Soon

BJP is keen on conquering the South. It is focusing on the two Telugu States. What to do with Venkaiah Naidu is the question before the leadership

Hyderabad: The BJP is fine tuning its strategy to conquer the South. In spite of the BJP strongman in Karnataka Yeddyurappa being caught distributing currency notes to voters, the party hopes to overcome the perceptional problems once Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his campaign. SM Krishna, a stalwart in Karnataka politics, who joined the BJP recently, will be an asset. Winning in Karnataka is not going to be a problem for the BJP.

In Tamil Nadu, the party pinned its hopes on Super Star Rajinikanth. But the star is blinking being indecisive. O Panneerselvam is another hope. Still, the Tamil politics is essentially Dravidian-centric where the BJP finds it difficult to gain a foothold. In Kerala also, it is going to be long haul for the saffron party.

It is in the two Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana that the BJP is planning to be aggressive. For the party to grow in the two States some tough measures are essential. The first and foremost would be the question of dealing with former party president and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. BJP President Amit Shaw is understood to be of the opinion that as long as Venkaiah Naidu is active in the party , he will be batting for another Naidu,

Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. Amit Shaw and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are acutely aware of the problem in order to solve which they might propose to make Venkaiah Vice President of the republic. Once he moves up, Venkaiah Naidu will be out of the way. Then, Amit Shaw can implement his plan to make Veer Raju the president of the AP unit of the party. Once the shadow of Venkaiah Naidu is out of the way, the party can grow leaps and bounds in AP and Telangana, said a senior BJP leader in Hyderabad.

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BJP National Chief’s Visit To Hyd Put Off

Fresh dates of Amit Shah’s visit would be announced after the party executive meeting scheduled to be held on April 15 and 16

Hyderabad: The proposed visit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah has been postponed, according to MLC N Ramachandra Rao.

Speaking to the media at State party office here on Thursday, Ramachandra Rao said the Hyderabad visit of Amit Shah has been postponed on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister asked Amit Shah to postpone his meeting as he has to coordinate with NDA allies in view of some important Bills likely to come up in Parliament, the MLC said.

Fresh dates of Amit Shah’s visit would be announced after the party executive meeting scheduled to be held on April 15 and 16, he said.

Replying to a query, Ramachandra Rao alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has violated the tradition by not offering “Pattu Vastralu” in Bhadrachalam temple.

KCR’s grandson Himanshu offered the robes on behalf of KCR. It was a blatant violation of protocol also, the BJP leader said, adding that the TRS government should function in a democratic manner and follow decades’ old tradition

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Is Midterm Inevitable In Telangana?

In fact, all is well with the party; it is only that KCR wants to outwit BJP and Congress. He wants the elections to be completed before both the parties take up campaign against his government and stabilise themselves.

Hyderabad: While the Telangana government is trying to project that all is well with its governance, rumours are doing rounds about mid-term polls in the State. While the ruling party TRS circles are discussing this issue in a hush hush manner, they are refusing to utter a single word openly.

In fact, all is well with the party; it is only that KCR wants to outwit BJP and Congress. He wants the elections to be completed before both the parties take up campaign against his government and stabilise themselves. Sources revealed that even KTR, the heir apparent is also in favour of midterm polls. The Chief Minister, who is already projecting his son as the next CM, doesn’t want to take any chances by waiting till 2019. Though not announcing his intentions directly, KCR instructed his ministers and MLAs’ to be in their constituencies by the end of the month and judge the public mood and response to their policies and schemes. He asked them to visit every village and campaign about government schemes, bring awareness and prevent any negative campaign by the opposition parties. It is also know that, he asked his son to participate in district level party and public meetings and campaign about the government schemes and policies a la BJP strategy. Exactly, this is the way BJP has planned to go about for the 2019 general elections. They already instructed ministers and MPs, leaders to go into public and campaign about their schemes.

It is a known fact there are other contenders like Harish Rao who had been working for the party since its formation. A section of party cadre believe that he is more eligible to be the CM as he is more connected with grass root level leaders and cadre too. Precisely this is the reason why KCR wanted his son to visit every district and get in touch with the leaders and cadre there, thus he can emerge as a strong contender for the CM post. To make KTR more popular among the public, it is known that he is given special powers to take spot decisions on representations received and make announcements during public meetings. Thereby, get projected and introduced as the future CM.

All these indicate that preparations are on for mid-term polls in the state and many ruling party leaders are anonymously admitting this. It is also being said that KCR wants become active in national politics for the welfare of the State. He feels that he can effectively communicate with the Centre as national president of TRS. Rumour mills say that he is eyeing to be a part of the third front.

A major reshuffle in the State Cabinet is also on the offing by the end of the month. It is said that many popular ministers would be removed from their posts and would be given the task of strengthening the party at grass root level. More young faces would be seen and this team with KTR as their leader would be in the next elections ring. Already, the party started membership drive.

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BJP Gears Up For 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

This campaign would be launched on April 6th, the foundation day of BJP and continue till the birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar on April 14th.

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New Delhi: BJP seems to have been inspired by the idiom early bird catches the worm; it has already started gearing up for 2019 general elections.  After huge wins in four states in the recently held Assembly elections, the executive body of Bharatiya Janata Party is strategising to get hold of the 120 Lok Sabha seats that they lost in 2014 elections.  The executive body plans to nominate the senior and popular leaders in the party in different regions to create awareness and campaign about the success of the schemes implemented by Modi as Prime Minister. This campaign would be launched on April 6th, the foundation day of BJP and continue till the birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar on April 14th.

Orders were issued to senior party leaders, ministers to visit these constituencies, and personally make the awareness campaign a success. The BJP which lost these constituencies in 2014 aspires to regain them by strengthening their foundations.

The party MPs would participate in the campaign in those Lok Sabha constituencies assigned to them. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not participating in this campaign. The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj too will not take part in the campaign due to health reasons.  Itinerary were drafted for  party president Amit Shah in Hyderabad, Rajnath Singh in Kolkata South, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani- Kolkata North and Amethi,   Arun Jaitley – Bangalore rural, Nithin Gadkari – Nizamabad, Uma Bharathi – Howrah, Law Minister Ravi Sankar Prasad – Hooghly  and others to  take  part in the campaign.

The leaders would focus chiefly on GST, National Commission for socially and Educationally Backward Classes, Bhim App (Bharat Interface for Money) that can be used by thumb impression and having many benefits.  The name of the app has been carefully chosen; it is intended to remind the name of Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s and make an impression on the dalits and down trodden.  BJP also intends to show off their endeavours for uplifting their status. Meetings are being organised under the name of Sakthi Kendra Sammelan in every parliamentary constituencies to strengthen the party cadre.

A parliament member would be present in each Sakthi Kendra.  The party cadre from ten booths in a constituency would represent. The MP’s should give awareness lectures, building local organisation to strengthen support, and interact with the local intellectuals in conferences.

Whatever the BJP’s strategy and endeavour be to win the elections, the question is where the other national parties are?  Building of a strong opposition is one of the democratic necessities.

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Kodandaram Rejects BJP’s Alleged Offer Of Governor’s job

TJAC Chairman Prof.Kodandaram politely rejected the offer given by BJP leaders

Hyderabad: TJAC Chairman Prof.Kodandaram politely rejected the offer given by BJP leaders for Telangana that the party Governor’s post. Governor E.L. Narasimhan’s term ends by May 3rd and his name is echoing for the post of Vice President at Delhi level, which has not yet confirmed. In the rejig the Union Government can find a State for Kodandaram. But the professor who comes from a far left background cannot imagine himself in a Raj Bhavan. BJP leader Kishan Reddy’s idea of making Kodandram is far- fetched.

Kodandaram, who is busy in aiming gun shots against TRS Government with continuous protests which start from April 10, did not show any interest towards the offer given by BJP.

TJAC Chairman has a good will in the hearts of Telangana people and the offer given by BJP leaders Laxman and Kishan Reddy is perfectly apt for his background and qualifications and his attitude towards people of T-state which people have seen during T-agitation.

Another important topic of discussion was to act unitedly in opposing the government’s move to shift dharna Chowk away from Indira Park to a far away place in the outskirts of the city. They had agreed to join hands in the struggle against the policies of TRS government.

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Inducting Defectors By Naidu In AP Cabinet Draw BJP’s Flak

Purandheswari addressed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah questioning the action of Naidu

Hyderabad: AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is at the receiving end for inducting defectors into his Cabinet while embarking on a reshuffle and expansion of his ministry on Sunday.

It may be mentioned here that four YSR Congress members who had defected to the Telugu Desam found place in the Chandrababu Ministry. The four are Adinarayana Reddy, Amarnath Reddy, Sujaya Krishna Rao and Bhuma Akhila Priya.

Soon after the induction of defectors into his Cabinet, Naidu received flak from the Congress, Left parties and the TRS. As a matter of fact, the TRS Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who had defected from TD to TRS to grab the ministerial post, lambasted AP Chief Minister for moving heaven and earth at all levels terming his induction as a minister as unethical, undemocratic and unconstitutional. He wondered how a person who objected to his induction in the TRS cabinet had himself accommodated those who had switched loyalty from YSRC to TD.

The latest to target Naidu in this regard is none other than his own sister-in-law Purandheswari. The former Congress Minister and now a BJP leader, Purandheswari addressed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah questioning the action of Naidu, whose TDP is an ally both at the Centre and in the State, in encouraging defections. She pointed out that the action of the AP Chief Minister in not only encouraging defections but also inducting them in his ministry would send wrong signals to the people about the BJP encouraging defections.

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Telangana BJP Provide Training For Its Activists

Hyderabad: Telangana BJP on Saturday organised a training programme for its workers on how to spread message of development of Modi government and also strengthening the State party.

The training programme was held at Rashtriya Vidya Kendra at Annojiguda of Ghatkesar mandal in Medchal district where Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, State BJP president Dr K Lakshman, former MLAs and Central leaders participated.

Addressing the workers on the third day of the training programme, Dattatreya lamented that the Congress and its government said that banks have been nationalised during its regime. But they did not open a single account for a poor family whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped poor to open their banks account with zero balance.

The welfare schemes of the BJP government provided social security to 19 crore families and provided toilets to four crore families. The Union minister also said loans were provided to 2.3 crore people through Mudra Bank and two crore gas connections were given to two crore women under Ujwala scheme.

Speaking on the occasion, BJP national official spokesperson Dr Vijaya Sonkar Shastri said it was possible for the BJP to provide value-based politics. It was unfortunate to divide the country in the name of caste and religion, he added.

RSS regional pracharak Ale Shyamji said patriotism, discipline and leadership quality would help the country to grow further. BJP national organisational assistant secretary Soudan Singh said the next dream of the BJP is southern India. There was a need to strengthen the party at booth level, he said. The party could win local elections by strengthening it at booth level. (NSS)

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BJP Seeks Inquiry Into Poaching

Hyderabad: BJP floor leader in Telangana Assembly G Kishan Reddy on Monday demanded that the government order a high-level probe into poaching of deer.

Talking at the Assembly media point, Kishan Reddy has pooh-poohed the arrest of three persons after he raised the issue in the House. The arrests were just an eye wash and they were produced in a court averting the attention of the media.

The deer were poached by four persons, including a ZP member belonging to the ruling party. He alleged that some influential leaders of the TRS were trying to save those who were involved in the illegal act and even they threatened forest officers, who tried to prevent them. The culprits were returning after hunting. But they lost the way in the forest and abandoned the carcasses, the BJP leader said.

Telangana TD working president  A Revanth Reddy alleged that son of a Deputy Chief Minister was involved in the poaching case that took place in Mahadevpur forest in Bhupalapalli district. He said the government has failed to take action against those involved in this illegal case.

COURTESY: NSS

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BJP Always Its Ideology, Says Lakshman

Siddhipet: Telangana State BJP president Dr K Lakshman on Sunday said his party is an ideology-based party and always follows its ideology.

Stating that BJP does not have lust to capture power, Lakshman alleged that his party workers were taken into custody when they wanted to express their protest peacefully against the unconstitutional act of the State government. The ruling party would meet the same fate like in Uttar Pradesh. BJP would strive for providing a democratic and Ramrajya governance.

The BJP chief warned that his party would launch agitation like Telangana movement against wrong policies of the TRS government. He also alleged that the TRS government was playing vote bank politics by raising issue of religion-based reservation.

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “Brahmastra” he said, “We have a Brahmastra which is more powerful than a nuclear weapon. (NSS)

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UP Poll Sweep Attracts Many Leaders Towards BJP: Lakshman

Hyderabad: State BJP president Dr K Lakshman on Saturday revealed that several leaders from other parties were in touch with his party after the Uttar Pradesh election results.

In an informal chat with mediapersons, he said his party would organise its foundation day celebrations from booth-level on April 6. He said BJP would conduct training classes on March 30. Opining that there was a political vacuum in Telangana, Lakshman alleged that benefits of Central schemes were not reaching the people wherever the BJP was not in power.

Making it clear that there won’t be any alliance with the TD and TRS in future and the party would contest the 2019 elections on its own, Lakshman said a decision would be finalised on selection of candidates. He also charged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with resorting to politics in the name of religion.

Responding to question, Lakshman said he hoped Swamy Paripoornananda would enter politics. There were no groups and differences in the State BJP. He claimed that BJP was the only party that was taking up programmes by appointing mandal and district committees.

Lakshman said his party would contest all elections, irrespective of win or loss. He said there was a need to increase the number of Assembly constituencies in both the Telugu States.  (NSS)

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