TRS scraped through in Parkal జూన్ 16, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhra, bandh, BJP, cinema, Congress, corruption, elections, Harish, Identity, JAC, Jai Andhra, Kakatiya, KCR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Orugallu, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, SEZ, Sonia, suicide, TDF, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence, Warangal, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: caste, electoral politics, Geesukonda, Konda Surekha, lull, Mahbubabad, Moluguri Bikshapati, odarpu yatra, Parkal by-election, Sakala Janula Samme, Samaikya Andhra, Sangem, sentiment, Sharmila, Telangana vaadam, TJAC, Vijayamma, Vijaychander
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Parkal result a wake up call for Telangana Rashtra Samithi
Arun Kumar Govindraj, TNN, June 16, 2012
HYDERABAD: The close finish in Parkal between K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress has thrown up serious questions about the strength of the ongoing separate Telangana movement with the TRS itself admitting that it needs to regroup and introspect.
TRS ought to be worried by the slender majority of 1,562 votes by which its candidate Moluguri Bikshapati won as Parkal lies in the heart of Telangana statehood movement — Warangal. TRS earlier had boasted that it would win by a majority of 35,000-40,000 votes. But evidently, the voter was equally divided between the pro-Telangana protagonist and a party which espouses the united Andhra cause.
In fact, the fight turned out to be a bit like a T-20 cricket match with leads swinging back and forth between the TRS and YSR CP. Bhikhapati, who was leading comfortably with 5,999-vote lead till the 12th round, slipped to a slender majority of 283 votes in the 17th round. At one point, YSR CP’s Konda Surekha led by 16 votes. The TRS candidate gained in the last 19th round and snatched victory. But where did the TRS calculations go wrong? The Friday’s result is not only a wake up call for the party but raises questions on the effectiveness of the movement. (మరింత…)
Tight finish between TRS and YSRC in Parkal జూన్ 14, 2012Posted by bharath in BJP, Congress, corruption, elections, Harish, Identity, JAC, Jai Andhra, KCR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Orugallu, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, TDF, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Warangal, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: Atmakur, Bikshapati, Geesukonda, Konda Surekha, Parkal, Parkal byelection, Sangem, sentiment, Sharmila, Shayampet, Sushma Swaraj, Telangana vaadam, TJAC, Vijayamma
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It’s neck and neck for YSR Congress, TRS
TNN | Jun 13, 2012
PARKAL: The Konda couple are confident while the Telangana protagonists are no less optimistic of winning the seat with the massive turnout of the electorate in the bypolls on Tuesday. Nearly 84% of the total 1,87,222 voters in Parkal, Atmakur, Geesukonda and Sangem mandals of the Parkal constituency exercised their franchise.
While both TRS and YSR CP candidates are confident of winning the seat with a comfortable majority, analysts said it would be a tight finish between YSR CP’s Konda Surekha and TRS’ Moluguri Bikshapati. While Surekha is banking on her good work in the constituency, the TRS nominee is hoping that the strong Telangana sentiment would see him emerge victorious. In the 2009 elections, Surekha won against Bikshapati on Congress ticket. (మరింత…)
Tags: 1998 Kakinada promise, 2014 promise, Advani, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, NDA, Parkal byelection, Sushma, Telangana impasse
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Sushma reigns despite rain
June 10, 2012 | By DC Correspondent | Warangal
The much-anticipated showdown between TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj turned out to be a damp squib due to sudden showers that forced both the leaders to cut short their speeches at their respective public meetings in Warangal on Saturday.
Ms Swaraj attracted a large turnout despite the rain at BJP’s Telangana Poru Sabha at Hygreevachary Ground in Warangal city, while the TRS chief addressed a meeting at the Angadi centre.
The heavy downpour forced Ms Swaraj to wait in the car for an hour before she could finally make it to the dais at 8pm. The crowds waited patiently despite the rains and poor sound system.
Befitting the weather, she quoted appropriate lines from BJP patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poem, Andhera Chhatega, Suraj Nikalega, Kamal Khilega (Darkness will fade, the sun will rise and the lotus will bloom).
In her half-hour speech, she avoided TRS bashing but chose to target the Congress for the impasse on Telangana.
“Telangana is a fight for identity of language, culture and the arts. It is not antagonistic to any region,” she said, while appealing to the Parkal people to do a repeat of Mahbubnagar by-poll. (మరింత…)
TRS releases Advani’s anti Telangana letter జూన్ 10, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, compromise, Congress, drama, elections, Harish, JAC, Jai Andhra, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, TDP, TRS, Warangal, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: Advani, Ch Vidyasagar Rao, election promise, electoral strategy, Kakinada resolution, Mallepally Laxmaiah Committee, Parkal byelection, TJAC, TRS allies
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TRS releases advani’s 2002 anti-t letter
June 10,2012, By DC Correspondent, Warangal
With the Telangana Rashtra Samiti and the Bharatiya Janata Party pulling out all stops to corner the pro-Telangana vote in Parkal, both parties are doing their best to wrest the initiative on Telangana statehood.
Hours before leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj’s arrival to campaign for the BJP in Parkal, TRS leader Harish Rao on Saturday released a video clip of the BJP’s former minister Ch. Vidyasagar Rao and a letter written by former Union home minister L.K. Advani in 2002.
Releasing the video clip and the letter, Mr Harish Rao, the TRS’ strategy expert, alleged that the BJP was trying to reap the “Telangana crop harvest” that had been sown, watered and cared for by the TRS since 2001.
Mr Harish Rao distributed copies of Mr Advani’s letter, dated April 1, 2002 and addressed to the then BJP MP A. Narendra, saying that “regional disparities in economic development can be tackled through planning.” Mr Advani stated in his letter, “we do not propose the creation of a separate state of Telangana.” (మరింత…)
TRS chief targets YSRC and BJP in Parkal bypoll జూన్ 10, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhrapreneurship, BJP, corruption, JAC, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, TDF, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Vishakapatnam, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: Angadi, Chandrasekhar Rao, Jagan, jalayagnam, Konda Surekha, Parkal byelection, YSRC
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TRS chief targets YSRC, BJP in speech
June 10, 2012 By DC Correspondent, Warangal
Telangana Rashtra Sammiti chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao only got about 15 minutes time to attack YSR Congress and to some extent the BJP, when he was forced to cut short his address due to rains at the party’s public meeting site venue at Angadi centre in Parkal at around 8:30 pm
Telangana Rashtra Sammiti chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao only got about 15 minutes time to attack YSR Congress and to some extent the BJP, when he was forced to cut short his address due to rains at the party’s public meeting site venue at Angadi centre in Parkal at around 8:30 pm.
Both the rival Desam and Congress were spared of his usual barbs, thanks to the sudden down pour that forced the large gathering at the Angadi ground to stand up.
Hitting out at YSRC honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi’s comment during her Parkal campaign that Polavaram would have been completed if former chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy were alive, Mr Rao asked the YSRC nominee Konda Surekha to explain whether she is also in favour of Polavaram project. (మరింత…)
Tags: 1998 one vote two states, Advani, Kakinada resolution, Mallepally Laxmaiah Committee, Parkal byelection, Parkal promise, Sushma Swaraj, TJAC, Venkaiah Naidu
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Telangana state top priority for NDA: Shahnawaz
The party is totally committed for Telangana state
Press Trust of India / Hyderabad Jun 10, 2012
Reiterating BJP’s commitment towards smaller states, former Union Minister and party’s official spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain today assured that NDA’s first decision after coming to power at the Centre would be creation of separate Telangana state.
“The party is totally committed for Telangana state and first decision of the NDA, if voted to power, would be carving out of Telangana region as a separate state,” Shahnawaz told reporters here, before leaving for Parkal Assembly constituency in Warangal district to participate in elections campaign.
Alleging that some political parties have been playing with the sentiments of Telangana people, Shahnawaz said they (people) have now identified the parties who have been deceiving them in the name of separate state and they have full faith in BJP. (మరింత…)
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Jagan Mohan Reddy is worth Rs 16,97,335 crore: TDP
Sreenivas Janyala, The Indian Express, Hyderabad, June 09 2012
The CBI is likely to take cognisance of a file prepared by the ruling Congress government that reportedly puts assets of Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy far in excess of what has been reported.
The file was prepared after six ministers who also served in the YSR Cabinet came under CBI scrutiny for alleged role in alloting land and mining leases and granting favours to companies preferred by Jagan.
The file has found its way into offices of opposition parties, including the TDP, and the latter claims that the case made out by the CBI in its three charge-sheets so far against Jagan and his aides is just the tip of the iceberg.
According to the TDP, the YSR Congress chief owns 94,038 acres of land, valued at Rs 33,935 crore, and possesses mining leases for over 1,81,079 acres of land with a total turnover of Rs 16,63,400 crore.
Some claims in the file
Jagan is the actual owner of 822 acres of limestone mines allotted to Penna Cements. The reported turnover: Rs 3,600 crore.
Jagan owns 250 acres worth Rs 500 crore in the name of Tanla Solutions in Ranga Reddy district.
Owns 750 acres in Indu, Stargage, Brahmani SEZ worth Rs 1,500 crore; and 595 acres in Nadargul in Ranga Reddy district worth Rs 1,800 crore.
Owns 800 acres of limestone mines in Kurnool through Penna Cements worth Rs 3,000 crore.
About 329 acres of land allotted to OMC and Anantapur Mining Company owned by Gali Janardhana Reddy are owned by Jagan and the land is valued at Rs 10,000 crore.
Industrialist Indu Syam Prasad Reddy, an associate of Jagan, was allotted 8,844 acres to set up the Lepakshi Knowledge Hub at Anantapur and the land is valued at Rs 1,000 crore. (మరింత…)
Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana జూన్ 9, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Harish, Identity, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, struggle, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, universities, violence, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: AICC, Geesukonda, Hanamkonda, Konda Surekha, odarpu yatra, Parkal byelection, Road show, sentiment, Sharmila, Sushma Swaraj, sympathy, Vijayamma, YSRC
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Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana
Ravi Reddy, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, June 9, 2012
Public meetings of KCR in Parkal and Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop
The successful foray by YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma into Telangana on Friday has turned to be a game changer in the by-elections to the Parkal Assembly.
The large crowds she drew at Geesukonda, a mandal headquarters, in the afternoon and in Parkal in the night have made the main contenders for the seat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the BJP sit up and take note.
The public meetings proposed to be addressed on Saturday by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Parkal and by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop.
During their day-long campaign Ms. Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila held forth on how they were being targeted by the ruling party while Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu got away after the CBI filed similar charges against them.
Ms. Sharmila avoided any reference to Telangana but Ms. Vijayamma was goaded by the crowd to express her views. She recalled late YSR’s statement that Telangana will come when it has to, but the region has to be developed on all fronts in the meantime. At Parkal road show, she elaborated further stating that when YSR was the CLP leader, 41 Congress MLAs led by G.Chinna Reddy had met the AICC president Sonia Gandhi demanding a decision on Telangana. She also said that during the YSR Congress plenary, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said it was the Centre, which had to take a decision. “If the Centre decides, it will not take more than a minute to announce separate Telangana,” she said. (మరింత…)
YSRC faces no trouble to campaign in Parkal bypolls జూన్ 8, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhra, bandh, BJP, compromise, Congress, corruption, drama, elections, Harish, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, students, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence, Warangal, Y S Jagan, youth, YSR.
Tags: byelections, Jaganmohan Reddy, Kishan Reddy, loyalty, odarpu yatra, Parkal byelection, sentiment, Sharmila, sympathy, Telangana vaadam, TJAC, Vijaya Lakshmi
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Jagan mother Vijaya Lakshmi faces no trouble in Telangana region
Agencies: Warangal , Jun 08 2012
YSR Congress leader Y S Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth passage in Telangana region during her campaign for the June 12 by-polls, unlike other top leaders from non-Telangana regions who have faced anger of supporters of the separate statehood.
Vijaya Lakshmi and her daughter Sharmila recently campaigned in Parkal Assembly segment in Warangal district, the hotbed of statehood agitation, for the YSR Congress’s Konda Surekha.
Top leaders including TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and even YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had faced strong protests, often violent, from Telangana supporters.
Jagan had to abort his plan to undertake `odarpu yatra’ in Warangal district two years ago following violent clashes between his supporters and pro-Telangana supporters at Mahabubabad railway station.
But Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth going mainly because TRS and Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) decided not to oppose her campaign. TRS, however, asked why Jagan held a placard in support of united Andhra Pradesh in Parliament couple of years ago, while JAC wanted Vijaya Lakshmi to spell out her party’s stand on the separate statehood demand. (మరింత…)
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అతనొక శాస్త్రవేత్త కాదు. ఇంజనీరు అంతకన్నా కాదు. వచ్చీ రాని చదువు చదివిన ఓ పల్లెటూరి బిడ్డ మాత్రమే. కానీ, తల్లి కష్టాన్ని చూసి చలించి, ఆ పనిని సులువు చేసే యంత్రాన్ని కనిపెట్టిండు. తాను రూపొందించిన యంత్రం విజయవంతం కావడంతో దానికి తల్లి పేరే పెట్టుకుని రుణం తీర్చుకున్నడు ఆ గ్రామీణ శాస్త్రవేత్త, తెలంగాణ ముద్దుబిడ్డ మల్లేష్, అతడికి స్ఫూర్తినిచ్చిన తల్లి లక్ష్మిపై ‘బతుకమ్మ’ ప్రత్యేక కథనం.
~ రచ్చ శ్రీనివాస్, టీన్యూస్, ఆలేరు టౌన్
నల్లగొండ జిల్లా ఆలేరు మండలం శారాజిపేట గ్రామానికి చెందిన చింతకింది మల్లేష్ రెక్కాడితే గానీ డొక్కాడని నిరుపేద చేనేత కుటుంబంలో పుట్టిండు. ఏడేళ్ల నిరంతర శ్రమ ఫలితంగా ‘ఆసు పోసే యంత్రానికి’ రూపకల్పన చేసిండు. మొదట్లో పడరాని పాట్లు పడ్డడు. వినరాని మాటలు విన్నడు. కానీ, ఇవ్వాళ ఆ యంత్రం పనితీరు విజయవంతం కావడంతో అందరితో ‘శెభాష్’ అనిపించుకుంటున్నడు. తాను ఆవిష్కరించిన ఆ యంత్రానికి పేటెంట్ హక్కును కూడా సంపాదించుకున్నడు. అన్నిటికీ మించి, అమ్మ పడుతున్న కష్టాన్ని చూసి చలించిపోయి దాన్ని సులువు చేసే యంత్రాన్ని కనిపెట్టిన ఈ బిడ్డ ఆ యంత్రానికి ‘లక్ష్మి అసు యంత్రం’ అని తన తల్లి పేరే పెట్టుకున్నడు. అట్ల తల్లి రుణం తీర్చుకున్న ఈ బిడ్డ రాష్ట్రంలోనే కాదు, దేశంలోని నేతకారులందరికీ ముద్దుబిడ్డ అయ్యిండు. అయితే, ఆయన తన ఆవిష్కరణకు మూలం ‘కులవృత్తే’ అన్నడు. తామందరూ వదిలి పెట్టకుండా కొనసాగుతున్న కుల వృత్తే నన్ను ‘శాస్త్రవేత్త’ను చేసిందని అన్నడు. అష్టకష్టాలు పడైనా సరే, తమ వృత్తిని కొనసాగించుకోవాలన్న స్పృహే తనను ఇవ్వాళ నలుగురిలో గుర్తింపుకు కారణమైందని ఆయన సవినయంగా మనవి చేసిండు. అదీ ఈ నల్లగొండ బిడ్డ వినవూమత. ఇంతకీ మల్లేష్ కనిపెట్టిన ఆ యంత్రం ఏమిటి? అసలు ‘అసు’ పోయడం అంటే ఏంది? మొత్తంగా, ఎట్లా ఆయన ఆ సరికొత్త యంత్రాన్ని ఆవిష్కరించిండో చూద్దాం….
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రాష్ట్రంలో ఒక్క నల్లగొండ జిల్లాలోనే 40 వేల కుటుంబాల దాకా చేనేత వృత్తిపై ఆధారపడి బతుకుతున్నయి. ఎంత కష్టపడినా వాళ్ల పేదరికం పోతలేదు. ఎన్ని రకాల బట్టలు నేసినా వారి కష్టాలు తీరడం లేదు. చింతకింది మల్లేష్ కుటుంబం కూడా అటువంటిదే. తనది ఆలేరు మండలం శారాజిపేట అనే చిన్న గ్రామం. 7వ తరగతి దాకా చదువుకున్నడు. రెక్కాడితే గానీ డొక్కాడని పరిస్థితిలో మల్లేష్ తండ్రి తన ఇద్దరు కొడుకుల్ని చదువు మాన్పించి మగ్గం నేయమన్నడు. మగ్గం నేయడం అంటే అనుకున్నంత ఈజీ కాదు. మొదట చీర నేయాలంటే ముందు ‘ఆసు’ పోయాలి. ‘ఆసు పోయడం’ అంటే పట్టుదారాన్ని కొయ్యకు చుట్డడం. ఒక కొయ్య నుంచి 40 కొయ్యలకు 9 వేల సార్లు అలా చెయ్యి తిప్పాలి. (మరింత…)