Uncertainty on Telangana creation persists అక్టోబర్ 25, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Congress, corruption, Economy, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, JAC, KCR, politics, regionalism, Sonia, students, Telangana.
Tags: elections 2014, Telangana Congress
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Uncertainty on Telangana creation persists
PTI, October 24,2012
HYDERABAD: Uncertainty over creation of a new Telangana state persists as the Congress high command and the Centre continued discussions on the issue.
“The process of negotiations is continuing and no decision will be possible till a consensus is arrived at (on the demand for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh),” is reportedly the refrain of Congress leaders.
A group of ministers from Telangana region who held “talks” with the Congress top brass in New Delhi last week were given to understand that the party would take its time before announcing anything concrete on the statehood issue.
“We may have to wait till the end of Parliament’s Budget session next year,” one of the ministers, who was part of the group, said on his return here.
Given its preoccupation with too many other issues, including the forthcoming elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the Congress leadership was not in a position to focus its attention on Telangana, he pointed out. (మరింత…)
KCR draws a blank in Delhi, feels betrayed సెప్టెంబర్ 16, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhra, BJP, Congress, drama, elections, GHMC, Hyderabad, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, KTR, Manjira, Mulki, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan.
Tags: 2014 elections, Delhi darshan, hope and despair, keshava, Keshava Rao, KK, Lok Sabha, rama rao, signals, Sonia's gift, Swami Goud, Telangana March
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KCR draws a blank in Delhi, feels betrayed
Express News Service – HYDERABAD, 16th September 2012
The Telangana Joint Action Committee has decided to force the Telangana Congress MPs to participate in the Telangana March in Hyderabad on September 30.
TJAC leaders are learnt to have received credible information that TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been camping in Delhi for several days, has failed to get a positive assurance on creation of Telangana state.
Moreover, the negative signals they had received in Hyderabad in the past were confirmed during his current stay in Delhi, says a close aide to the TRS chief.
Party sources say the TRS chief is now convinced that the Centre is back to its delaying tactics and has betrayed him.
He will be returning shortly to Hyderabad and convening a party Politburo meeting to chalk out future course of action.
“If the Centre announces Telangana state, there will be joy. If not, there will be war,” declared KT Rama Rao, TRS legislator and KCR’s son. (మరింత…)
TRS to merge with Congress for separate Telangana? ఆగస్ట్ 31, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, compromise, Congress, elections, Harish, JAC, KCR, KTR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Polavaram, politics, Rayalaseema, Sonia, YSR.
Tags: aakarsh, UPA
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Will a separate Telangana facilitate merger of TRS and Congress?
A Srinivasa Rao, Mail Today, Hyderabad August 31, 2102
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi, which is spearheading the movement for carving out separate Telangana state by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, is willing to be merged with the Congress party if there is a positive announcement from the Centre on the Telangana state formation.
According to TRS sources, party president K Chandrasekhara Rao has sent fresh feelers to the Congress bosses in New Delhi to this effect. He told them that he did not mind merging the TRS with the Congress if the Centre commenced the process for Telangana state formation. He insisted that the UPA government must announce a specific time-frame for carving out a new state. (మరింత…)
Its predictions going wrong, TRS decides to revive stir ఆగస్ట్ 28, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhrapreneurship, compromise, Congress, drama, elections, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, KCR, KTR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Parliament, politics, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, suicide, Telangana, TRS, Warangal.
Tags: 2014 elections, Congress Promise, December 9 Chidambaram declaration, Rayalaseema, Seemandhra, September 15, signals, Srikrishna Committee, TJAC, TRC, UPA
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Its predictions going wrong, TRS decides to revive stir
Express News Service, Hyderabad, 28 August 2012
The TRS leadership, which has been claiming that it has received signals of a favourable decision on the separate Telangana issue from the Centre and an announcement will be made in just a couple of months, has now come to the opinion that the Congress led UPA government at the Centre might defer a decision till the 2014 general election.
Though Telangana leaders of the Congress are time and again saying that their high command will take a final call on the issue soon, the TRS leadership has come to think otherwise.
After closely watching the developments in Delhi, the pink party leadership has formed an opinion that the UPA government is not in a position to deliver on its promise.
According to the TRS leadership, if the Centre wants to make any announcement on Telangana, it will do so only just before the 2014 elections. (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…)
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…)
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 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 BJP Kakinada promise, byelections, bypolls, caste, Kishan Reddy, Mahbubnagar, old tricks, Parkal, Parkal byelection, sentiment, slogans, Surekha, TJAC, Venkaiah Naidu, YSRC
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TRS Taking Parakal Bypoll As Do-Or-Die Battle
PTI, Hyderabad, June 7, 2012
The Telangana Rashtra Samiti is fighting the by-election for Parakal Assembly constituency as if it will become extinct if it does not win the seat.
The BJP is giving the TRS a run for its money in Parakal after having made the latter bite the dust in the by-election in Mahbubnagar in March this year.
The BJP is confident that the Mahbubnagar result will be repeated in Parakal but the TRS is bent on preventing it as a defeat will threaten its existence as the sole torch-bearer of the statehood movement.
Observers feel that the BJP has gained a lot of ground in Parakal over the last few days causing a significant dent in TRS’ prospects. (మరింత…)
Separate Telangana possible only with BJP: Javadekar జూన్ 3, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhra, BJP, Congress, elections, Identity, JAC, KCR, Mahabubnagar, politics, regionalism, Sonia, TDF, Telangana, TRS, Warangal, Y S Jagan.
Tags: 1998, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Kakinada resoultion, Konda Surekha, one vote two states, Parkal, Prakash Javadekar, saffron Telangana
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Separate Telangana possible only with BJP: Javadekar
PTI, Jun 03, 2012
Hyderabad: Seeking to boost the BJP’s chances in the bye-election to Parkal Assembly seat in Telangana region, party MP and official spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said separate Telangana was possible only with the BJP.
Javadekar, who campaigned in support of the saffron party’s nominee at Parkal in Warangal district, said separate statehood is neither possible with a sub-regional party like TRS, which has only two MPs nor with Congress. (మరింత…)