MIM looks to expand beyond Hyderabad నవంబర్ 15, 2012Posted by bharath in elections, MIM, Mulki, Muslim.
Tags: 2014 elections, Asaduddin Owaisi, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Rayalaseema, Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi
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MIM looks to expand beyond Hyderabad
The Asian Age, Nov 14, 2012, Hyderabad, IANS
After snapping ties with the Congress both in New Delhi and in Andhra Pradesh, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is now looking to grow beyond its traditional stronghold in Hyderabad.
With 18 months left for the elections (if the Congress government survives any no-confidence motion), the MIM is gearing up to widen its base in Telangana and Rayalaseema regions having sizeable Muslim population.
Political analysts say as Congress is facing a huge task of winning the third straight election in the absence of a charismatic leader like Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the MIM decided to leave the sinking ship.
Though MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi knows to play cards close to his chest, the Muslim political party may find a new ally in fledgling YSR Congress party, headed by son of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy who had close relations with MIM. (మరింత…)
TRC – Sonia repeats mother-in-law Indira’s joke & TRS planning a long term strategy for separate state ఆగస్ట్ 20, 2012Posted by bharath in 1969, agitation, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, Congress, corruption, drama, elections, GHMC, Harish, Hyderabad, JAC, Karimnagar, KCR, Mahabubnagar, MIM, Mulki, Polavaram, politics, Rahul, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Warangal, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: 2014 elections, contractors, Egypt tour, election mantra, history, Indira Gandhi on Telangana, jalayagnam, Jayashankar, Kodandaram, Lagadapati, long term strategy, real estate, signals to KCR, Srikrishna Committee, sympathy, Telangana Regional Council, Telangana vaadam, TRC
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Massive agitation in sight as congress plans autonomous regional council for Telangana
A Srinivasa Rao, Mail Today, Hyderabad, August 19, 2012
The Congress high command is mulling over the proposal of constituting an autonomous Telangana Regional Council a solution to the contentious Telangana issue in Andhra Pradesh. Having realized that the indecisiveness in taking a decision on the Telangana demand has cost the party heavily in the state, the Congress leadership is understood to be working on the proposal for autonomous regional council for Telangana, on the lines of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, which has recently transformed into Gorkhaland Territorial Administration with considerable autonomy for the local tribes.
An empowered Telangana regional council is part of the sixth option recommended by the Justice BN Srikrishna Committee in December 2010 as the best way forward on the Telangana issue. According to the committee, the regional council would be equipped with adequate funds, functions and functionaries. It would be headed by a legislator with cabinet rank and would provide a legislative consultative mechanism for subjects like planning and economic development, water and irrigation, education, skill development and vocational education, local administration and public health. (మరింత…)
TJAC gives Congress ultimatum till April 24 – Kodandaram ఏప్రిల్ 5, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, BJP, Congress, CPI, CPI-M, elections, Identity, JAC, MIM, politics, regionalism, Sonia, suicide, TDP, TRS, YSR.
Tags: 2004 elections, 2009 elections, Chidambaram, consensus, Jaipal Reddy, Jana Reddy, MLA, MP, TJAC, YSRC
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Telangana: JAC gives Cong ultimatum till Apr 24
Agencies: Hyderabad, Apr 04 2012
The Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (JAC) today threatened to intensify the separate statehood agitation once again if the ruling Congress fails to make its stand clear on the issue before the Parliament resumes for the second part of the Budget session on April 24.
Congress should clear its stand on Telangana issue as it had promised to deliver the separate state in the 2004 and 2009 elections, JAC convener M Kodandaram told reporters here.
The MPs and MLAs of Congress should put pressure on their party leadership towards accepting the separate statehood demand, the JAC convenor said in the background of the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s statement last month that four political parties in Andhra Pradesh — Congress, TDP, MIM and YSR Congress –were yet to make up their mind about their stand on Telangana. (మరింత…)
Vote for Congress for development: CM Kiran Kumar reddy మార్చి 16, 2012Posted by bharath in Adilabad, Congress, corruption, elections, Gond, Identity, JAC, KCR, livelihoods, MIM, Mulki, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, ST, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: Chevella, jalayagnam, Pranahita, SRSP
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Vote for Congress for development: CM
Express News Service, 15 March 2012
ADILABAD/ NIZAMABAD: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has called upon the people in Adilabad to vote for the Congress if they wanted to have development in their constituency. He was addressing a public meeting in Adilabad, as part of campaigning for party candidate C Ramachandra Reddy who is contesting the bypolls.
Launching a tirade against the TDP president, he said that farmers, BPL families and minorities suffered a lot due to ‘misgoverance’ by Chandrababu Naidu.
He listed out various development programmes taken up under the Congress like the `1-a-kg, interest free loans to women groups, loans to farmers, pensions to the poor, physically handicapped and others. Under the NREGS, an amount of Rs 9.70 crore was released and works worth Rs 1.14 crore were provided to people in the district during the last five years, the chief minister said. Kiran Reddy promised to give 50 per cent reservation to women in the upcoming local body polls. (మరింత…)
Challenges before TRS Muslim candidate in Mahabubnagar మార్చి 16, 2012Posted by bharath in BCs, BJP, Congress, elections, Hindu, Identity, JAC, KCR, Mahabubnagar, MIM, Muslim, politics, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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Muslim candidate’s victory in Mahaboobnagar is not digestible for a political party
Mahaboobnagar, March 13 Siasat News
Sangh Parivar is trying its best to get Mahaboobnagar Assembly seat.
At the same time a family based political party of the City is trying to disintegrate the unity of the Muslims voters of Mahaboobnagar. This political party does not want any other Muslim candidate to enter A.P. Assembly from Telangana region and raise his voice for the Muslims. It sent an MLA to muster support for another candidate and to divide the Muslims of Mahaboobnagar. (మరింత…)
Minority and BC votes, T JAC key factors in Mahabubnagar మార్చి 16, 2012Posted by bharath in BCs, BJP, Congress, elections, JAC, KCR, livelihoods, Mahabubnagar, MIM, Mulki, Muslim, politics, Reddy, regionalism, TDP, Telangana.
Tags: by-election, Mahabubnagar Assembly, P Chandrasekhar, S Prakash, Syed Ibrahim, TJAC, Y Srinivas Reddy
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Minority and BC votes, T-JAC key factors
S. Venugopal, The Hindu, Mahabubnagar, March 11, 2012
The presence of 42,000 Muslim voters and the role that the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) will play will be the crucial factors in deciding the fate of candidates in the by-elections to Mahabubnagar Assembly constituency.
The elections will see a four-cornered contest between S. Prakash (Congress), P. Chandrasekhar (TDP), Syed Ibrahim (TRS) and Y. Srinivas Reddy (BJP) although there are nine other candidates in the fray.
The results may throw up a tight finish as all the four main parties have pulled out all stops to woo the 1.86 lakh voters in this predominantly urban constituency, which has the highest literacy rate in the district. This is the second by-election in Mahabubnagar constituency, after 1980 when Congress (I) MLA K. Ram Reddy passed away.
In the 2009 elections, N. Rajeswar Reddy, who contested as an Independent, defeated his nearest TRS rival Syed Ibrahim by a margin of 5,137 votes. He was in the Praja Rajyam and was hopeful of securing ticket, but contested as an Independent on being denied the nomination.
Politics of smaller states in India – Kunal Majumder ఫిబ్రవరి 24, 2012Posted by bharath in BJP, Congress, Culture, Economy, GHMC, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Muslim, Nizam, politics, regionalism, Settler, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: Bundelkhand, Paschhimanchal, Poorvanchal, Srikrishna Committee, Uttarakhand, Vidarbha
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Support for and opposition to the creation of new states in India is often politically motivated
The politics of smaller states in India
In the last reorganization of states in 2000, three new states were created – Jharkhand from Bihar, Uttarakhand from UP and Chhattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh. But did that solve any problems? Kunal Majumder
Two months before state elections were due in India’s largest province Uttar Pradesh (UP), Chief Minister Mayawati surprised her opponents with the announcement that she wanted to divide the state into four parts – a Poorvanchal in eastern UP, Paschhimanchal in the west, Bundelkhand in the south and Awadh in central UP.
With the elections approaching and allegations of corruption against her mounting, Mayawati’s critics say she had only tried to divert people’s attention. But that did not work. In a country where there are already more than a dozen movements for separate states, she failed to start another four.
Many of the demands for new states in India are based on ethnicity. The most recent of them was the demand for Telangana in Andhra Pradesh. For months the state saw bloodless agitations. The capital Hyderabad was brought to a standstill. Home minister P Chidambaram had initially accepted the proposal, but backed out later. The government set up a committee that came up with seven options. The new point of contention was, who will get Hyderabad? The capital of the Nizam’s princely state, the city has seen a lot of development in the last few years and generates a large revenue for the state government. It falls in Telengana region but also has an identity of its own. Home to Urdu-speaking Muslims, the elite and representatives of Hyderabad simply refuse to become part of the economically backward Telangana. They demanded a separate union territory status. (మరింత…)
Is this the final war for Telangana? Tehelka అక్టోబర్ 14, 2011Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhra, bandh, elections, G.O 610, Hyderabad, JAC, MIM, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Settler, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: APSRTC, Singareni, SJS
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Is this the final war for Telangana?
Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy K, Tehelka 13 October 2011
Despite growing resentment among city dwellers over continued disruption of life, supporters of a separate state seem reluctant to budge
On 13 October, the indefinite Sakala Janula Samme or people’s strike entered its 30th day. The strike called by Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (T-JAC), a forum of political parties, students’ organisations, state government employees’ organisations and other JACs has paralysed the governance and economy in the Telangana region, that has for long been the hotbed of protests demanding statehood for itself. And it has not just been Telangana that has borne the brunt of shutdowns but the main city of Hyderabad too, especially the IT-based new economy.
The Samme, which started on 13 September, has garnered preemptive support from lectures, revenue employees and other major departments of state government, miners of Singareni coal mines and a few other state government undertakings. This has ensured the immediate shutdown of colleges, universities, bus services of Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), law courts including Andhra Pradesh High Court, revenue and government services. The joining of government teachers and private school managements within three days of the start of the strike also led to the closure of schools in the region (మరింత…)
Hyderabad and Telangana inseparable: Asaduddin Owaisi అక్టోబర్ 13, 2011Posted by bharath in 1969, Articles, BJP, Congress, Culture, Deccan, Greater Rayalaseema, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Muslim, Nizam, Osmania, politics, regionalism, Settler, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: 1948, Asaf Jahi, DDP, IT, ITES, Nawabi, Police action, Quli Qutub Shah, tehzeeb
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Hyderabad and hinterland
Indian Express, Oct 12 2011
Founded by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth Qutub Shahi king, in 1591, Hyderabad has evolved into a bustling city over the last four-odd centuries.
Today, Hyderabad is the fifth-largest city in India, after the four metropolises. In the last five decades, it has witnessed enormous growth not only in terms of area and population but also economic activity and socio-educational profile.
In its hoary past, Hyderabad was known as the city of gardens, a city of minarets (Charminar), a city of pearls and bangles, a city of nawabi culture and grace. Though Hyderabad has made rapid strides in the emerging fields of information technology, business process outsourcing, pharmaceuticals and medical care in recent times, it retains much of its basic core characteristics, its cosmopolitan culture, social ethos, traditions and tolerance. (మరింత…)
Chisti and Misinformation: Subhash Chandra అక్టోబర్ 12, 2011Posted by bharath in 1969, Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Articles, corruption, CPI, CPI-M, Culture, Deccan, English, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Nizam, politics, regionalism, Review, struggle, Telangana.
Tags: 1946-1951, 1952 elections, 1969 Telangana Movement, Armed Struggle, Arutla Kamaladevi, Arutla Ramachandra Reddy, Communist, Hyderabad State, Maqdoom Mohiuddin, P. Sundarayya, Raj Bahadur Gour, Seema Chisti, SKC, Telangana Peoples Armed Struggle, Yechuri
Land of Much Disinformation
Masquerading as Journalism
Dear journalist Ms. Seema Chisti,
Greetings from the State of Telangana!
I have addressed you as a journalist since you identified yourself as one in one of your public tweets. Specifically though, I am writing this letter to you with reference to your October 7, 2011 online article titled “Land of many discontents” published by Indian Express. I have also read many of your posts on Telangana as well as on various other issues and subjects. (http://www.indianexpress.com/columnist/seemachishti)
I am not a journalist (exclusively) myself but, I do have high regard for true journalism and true journalists of unquestionable integrity. I hope, you subscribe to such values, too.
After reading your column “Land of many discontents” though I have serious concerns. Just to be sure, I then read your other articles on Telangana and my suspicions were confirmed. Perhaps, it is unfair on my part to expect such high standards from you. Still, considering the facts that you have worked at BBC and Indian Express as a senior journalist, I expect you to at least check your facts for accuracy even if your opinions are biased. Alas, you have seriously disappointed me and, I am sure, many other serious readers of news and opinions both in India and abroad. What shocks me is that even senior journalists like you and many others like Vijay Simha @ Tehelka, and even Rajdeep Sardesai of Editors Guild take your professional responsibility rather lightly and commit grave errors both in substance and accuracy. I just wonder what the reasons could be. Is it because you consider yourself above the fray or too important to concern yourself with the mundane task of verifying facts and the veracity of your statements, or just plain carelessness and recklessness? After all, you have represented the Editor’s Guild along with Sardesai to the EC regarding how badly prevalent is Paid Journalism in Indian Press. Why then do you perpetuate the same things (paid-journalism) you complain to EC?
I am going to treat every word and every sentence in your article with utmost care and seriousness to show how far removed your writing is from facts, truth, and objectivity. I shall also provide you references to verify the facts. (మరింత…)