KE Condemns Jagan’s Statement, Says His Hands Are Clean

AP Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishnamurthy clarified that he is in no way connected with the murder of YSRCP Pathikonda constituency in charge cherukulapadu Narayana Reddy.

Kurnool:  Responding to the murder of YSR Congress Party Pathikonda constituency in charge cherukulapadu Narayana Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh K E Krishnamurthy clarified that he is no way connected with the episode.  The murder of Narayana Reddy while he was returning from a wedding created sensation in the State. In this context, YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy met the Governor and complained about the incident.  Later, speaking to media, he alleged that Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishnamurthy was behind the murder.

Reacting to these allegations, Deputy CM KE distanced himself from the whole incident and made some interesting comments about Narayana Reddy. He said that Narayana Reddy had many enemies and one of them might have done it.

He expressed regrets that the opposition is slinging mud at him deliberately.  Asserting that he would not encourage murder politics, he said that the truth will come out after the police investigation. He also said that he never misused his political power. He condemned the allegations against his son about illegal mining.  He said the case is pending in the High Court.

In this context, he attacked opposition leader YS Jagan. He alleged that Jagan is trying to politicise murder and get a mileage out of it.

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Naidu’s Loss Is Jagan’s Gain in Kurnool

Former minister Silpa Mohan Reddy’s exit is set to cause major loss to the ruling TDP in the Kurnool politics. On the other side, his entry into YSR Congress is all set to strengthen the hands of Opposition Leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in the days to come, particularly in the by-election to the Nandyal Assembly seat.

Nandyal: The politics of Andhra Pradesh, particularly the Kurnool district, are set for a major change with former minister Silpa Mohan Reddy changing the party. Mohan Reddy’s exist is set to have a greater adverse impact on the ruling Telugu Desam Party, while it is set to be an advantage to the Opposition YSR Congress headed by Jagan Mohan Reddy. Ahead of the by-elections to the Nandyala Assembly constituency, the polarization has all the potential to reverse the fortunes of the TDP in the district. Besides the strength of the respective political parties, the Silpa family has its own strength that would help in deciding on the victory in the elections.

Silpa Mohan Reddy, who has been a strong contender for the Nandyal Assembly seat following the death of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, finally gave a major jolt to the TDP. He had given a sort of warning to the TDP chief to give him the party ticket for the by-election failing which he would contest on the YSR Congress ticket. Living up to his warnings, he had quit the TDP and joined the YSR Congress indicating that the parties in Kurnool are at his mercy. Naidu, who tried to pacify the Silpa brothers failed to keep Mohan Reddy with him as he is also under equal pressure from the Bhuma family, who claim rights over the Nandyal seat.

Bhuma Nagi Reddy’s daughter and Minister for Tourism, Akhila Priya is mounting pressure on the Chief Minister to give the seat to her family as the tradition goes where the members of the deceased family are considered for the by-election in the case of the death of a sitting member. Locked between the two warring families of Silpa and Bhuma, the TDP chief had failed to take a decision leading to the exit of Mohan Reddy.

The entry of Mohan Reddy had turned out to be an added advantage to the YSR Congress which is now growing strong even after the defection of the Bhuma family. The party had already gained an upper hand with the entry of the Gangula family in the district and now the entry of Silpa family had kept the YSR Congress on the top of the TDP in terms of the strength. There is also a split in the Bhuma family with Brahmananda Reddy backing the YSR Congress and thus the developments have put the YSR Congress in advantage.

Having lost Mohan Reddy, the TDP chief is looking at MLC Silpa Chakrapani Reddy, who might switch over his loyalties in the days to come. Sources in the TDP say that Chakrapani Reddy was promised to be made the Chairman of the Legislative Council following the retirement of A Chakrapani on May 31. However, Chandrababu Naidu had given this post to Reddi Subrahmanyam giving a shock to the Silpa family. It is now to be seen how long Chakrapani would sail with the TDP in the fast changing political scenario.

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  1. June 22, 2017

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Diwakar Reddy Bats For Second Term For Naidu

TDP MP J C Diwakar Reddy wants a second term for CM Naidu in the next elections. He expressed fears over election of Jagan as CM and asserted that only Naidu can solve the post-bifurcation problems.

Ananthapur: Telugu Desam MP J C Diwakar Reddy, who is known for making sensational statements very frequently, was at it again on Friday when he addressed a meeting organized to mark the launching of the “Eruvaka,” the beginning of the agriculture season at Rayadurgam in Ananthapur district.

Diwakar Reddy said that the State was pushed into several problems including the revenue deficit after the bifurcation. The State had to resolve all the issues on priority to set the administration and development on the track, he said and added that it was possible only for Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. He claimed that Naidu was doing a great job balancing both welfare and development in the State during the last three years of the post-bifurcation period. He further claimed that it was possible only for Chandrababu Naidu to address all these issues and resolve the post-bifurcation crisis.

The controversial MP said that Chandrababu Naidu was developing the State with his commitment, dedication and clear vision. He asserted the need to give Chandrababu Naidu another term in the 2019 elections to continue the development and rescue the State from the present crisis.

Diwakar Reddy expressed fears over the future of the State if Chandrababu Naidu was defeated and Jagan Mohan Reddy was elected. He said that the State would get ruined if Jagan Mohan Reddy was elected as Chief Minister and cautioned the people not to back the YSR Congress chief in the next elections.

The MP said that the State has to build its own capital, complete the prestigious Polavaram Project and rescue the State from the revenue deficit, besides continuing the welfare programme and developmental activities. All this was possible only for Chandrababu Naidu, he asserted.

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Jagan Sees Constitutional Breakdown In AP, Complaints To Governor

YSR Congress leader Jagan had requested Governor to look into the Constitutional breakdown in Andhra Pradesh and recommend CBI probe into the killings of Opposition leaders.

Amaravati: YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday alleged that the State was witnessing the Constitutional breakdown with the government trying to physically eliminate the Opposition. Jagan Mohan Reddy met Governor E S L Narasimhan and submitted a memorandum giving the reasons for the Constitutional breakdown in the State and the situation warranting the imposition of the President Rule.

Jagan Mohan Reddy cited the Sunday’s daylight killing of his party leader from Kurnool, Ch Narayana Reddy by the rivals and requested the Governor to ask for CBI probe into the killings. He said that over 13 leaders of the YSR Congress were killed during the last three years of TDP rule in the State. He also cited the killing of 29 pilgrims during Godavari pushkarams and 26 labourers in Chittoor for which the TDP has to be held responsible.

On the contrary, he alleged that the TDP government was saving its own leaders who were involved in the physical assault of the officials. He said that TDP MP Kesineni Nani, MLA Bonda Uma had assaulted IAS officer Balasubrahmanyam’s gunman, while TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar had assaulted a woman Tahasildar. Another TDP MLA from Tanuku Radhakrishna had confined the police officials. However, in all these cases the government was protecting the TDP leaders victimizing the officials, he alleged.

He also recalled the statement of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during his first district Collectors meet in 2014 where Naidu had asked the Collectors to work with the TDP leaders and cadre. Taking all these factors into consideration and the brutal killing of the TDP leaders across the State, the YSR Congress president requested the Governor to seek CBI probe into the murders.

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Why Jagan Has Been An Early Bird Always?

YSR Congress chief Jagan has been an early bird in meeting PM Modi in extending voluntary support to NDA. Was it necessary?

Amaravati: YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has been an early bird in politics, particularly in dealing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Jagan Mohan Reddy visited Modi in May 2014 even before Modi assumed charge and extended unconditional support to NDA. Political observers thought Jagan volunteered to support To Modi. BJP had won the elections with absolute majority and It did not require even the NDA partners’ support either to form the government. But, Jagan offered his party’s support, which had just 9 MPs in Lok Sabha.

Three years later, Jagan Mohan Reddy visited Modi again on May 10 and extended support to NDA for its Presidential Election. This time the appointment which Jagan sought during his last visit to Delhi was granted on May 10th. Modi does not require Jagan’s support in the Presidential elections. It is almost clear now that the NDA’s candidate, whoever it may be, will win the Presidential elections hands down. But, Jagan Mohan Reddy had volunteered his party’s support and thus ignited big debate.

One wonders why Jagan Mohan Reddy tries to be an unsolicited friend of Modi right from the beginning. Though Jagan Mohan Reddy mention Special Status in his letter submitted to Modi he has put it as the last item. It was not a precondition for his support. The leader who had threatened to quit Lok Sabha on the issue is now changed and says that resignation is not an issue and it can wait for another six months. This shift in his political agenda gives scope for his critics to target him. This shift also distances him from the Minorities vote bank as the Christians and the Muslims are not comfortable with the Modi-Sangh Pariwar politics in the country.

The Left parties have already moved away from the YSR Congress now, particularly after Jagan Mohan Reddy’s  meeting the Prime Minister. It is to be seen if the Minorities too dump Jagan giving an edge to Chandrababu Naidu or look towards Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena.

The change in Jagan’s attitude may be a result of pragmatism in politics. He himself has explained that in politics diplomacy, tactics and fighting prowess. But offering support to NDA even before the NDA partner Shiv Sena did has given a handle to the TDP leaders.

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Jagan Justifies Protest In Assembly

Leader of Opposition Jagan Mohan Reddy justified the protest held by the YSR Congress MLAs in AP Assembly on Tuesday when the House met to pass the GST Bill.

Amaravati: YSR Congress president and Leader of Opposition Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had justified his party MLAs holding protest in the Assembly when the House met to pass the GST Bill. He said that the YSR Congress was not against passing the GST Bill. He said the YSR Congress had extended its support for the Bill even at the Business Advisory Committee meeting but insisted on discussion on the farmers’ plight. “The GST Bill could have been passed in just 15 minutes. There is nothing for the Assembly to do with that. It was just a formality. We wanted the government to agree to a discussion on farmers’ issues once the GST is passed. But, the government did not agree for the debate leading to the protest,” Jagan Mohan Reddy told media persons during a chit chat after the Assembly was adjourned sine die.

Jagan Mohan Reddy welcomed the State government’s initiatives of passing the GST Bill and another bill to provide Group I job to badminton player P V Sindhu. He said that the two bills were just a formality as the YSR Congress was not opposed to them. However, he said that his party had insisted on the government to agree for a discussion on the farmers’ issue as the farmers were struggling on the streets for remunerative prices.

“There is nothing wrong in the government having special concern for Sindhu. But it should have shown at least 50 per cent of that concern towards the farmers,” Jagan Mohan Reddy quipped. He said that the Central government had announced Rs 5,000 a quintal price for the chilli farmers. He felt that the State government too should have added another Rs 3,000 which would have benefited the farmers. He also blamed the government for being silent to the cries of the farmers across the State. The prices of agriculture produces have come down alarmingly, he said and regretted that the government had not acted on it and helped the farmers.

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Jagan’s Deeksha is to Prevent Building of New Capital

HYDERABAD: Alleging that YSRCP president Jaganmohan Reddy has become a roadblock for the development of the state, TDP chief and AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today called upon party activists to protest against the two-day deeksha of Jagan in the new capital city area.

The chief minister had held a videoconference with the ministers and legislators before leaving for Anantapur district to participate in “Janmabhoomi – Maa Vooru” program. He charged the YSRCP chief with resorting to deeksha to prevent building of new capital city for the state. He also accused Jagan of hatching a conspiracy and supporting TRS in the MLC elections that gave room for apprehensions. Naidu reported to have discussed the strategy for AP MLC elections and asked in-charge ministers to take the responsibility.

Naidu also made it clear that adequate water would be provided to Rayalseemaafter completion of the Pattiseema project in the next six to seven months.

Participating in “Janmabhoomi” program in Anantapur district, the chief minister interacted with Gotuluru village farmers. He said four check dams would be constructed across Chitravati River, and farmers would be provided with irrigation equipment with 90 percent subsidy. (NSS)

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