TDP show of strength in Telangana- public meeting on 27 April ఏప్రిల్ 18, 2013Posted by bharath in elections, TDP, Telangana.
Tags: April 27, Chandrababu Naidu, padayatra
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TDP plans show of strength in Hyderabad
Postnoon, April 17, 2013
Naidu to hold massive meeting to send a message to TRS, YSRC and Congress.
The main opposition Telugu Desam Party president Nara Chandrababu Naidu, who had decided to conclude his padayatra with a grand meeting on April 27, is planning to hold another massive public meeting in Hyderabad.
The idea of holding the meeting is being mooted by Telugu Desam Party leaders from Telangana region.
The main objective behind mooting the idea of organising the huge meeting in Hyderabad is to show the strength of Telugu Desam Party in Telangana region.
The idea assumes importance in the wake of TRS’s strategy to encourage defections of leaders from the Telugu Desam Party to its fold.
According to senior TDP leaders from the region, TRS’s move is likely to have a huge impact on the party cadres in Telangana region and force them to leave the TDP to join TRS. (more…)
KCR appeals Kesava Rao & others to join TRS : Script for 2014 polls ఏప్రిల్ 15, 2013Posted by bharath in Congress, elections, politics, TDP, TRS.
Tags: 2014 elections
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KCR meets Kesava on Telangana
Deccan Chronicle, 14 April, 2013
Hyderabad: Renewing his onslaught against the Congress and TD, Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao on Sunday appealed to the MPs and MLAs of the twin political parties to join the TRS before the latter’s foundation day on April 27.
Sources say the TRS chief’s appeal isn’t a hollow political move aimed at scaring the Congress and TD. “Rao means business this time around”, a TRS source said. “In fact, he is also in touch with five each MLAs of the Congress and TD respectively and they might soon join the TRS”, he added. (more…)
TDP is not against separate State, says Naidu డిసెంబర్ 22, 2012Posted by bharath in Congress, Identity, politics, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan.
Tags: alliance politics, Chandrababu Naidu
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Clear the air on Telangana, Naidu tells Congress
Staff Reporter, The Hindu, December 21, 2012
Murugupalli, Karimnagar district
TDP is not against separate State, he reiterates
Undeterred by the protests from the Telangana protagonists, including the TRS and BJP activists, TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu has reiterated that the TDP was not against separate Telangana State, and added that it was for the Congress party to take a decision on the issue.
“If I go one side (Telangana), it will create problem for the TDP in other regions (Seemandhra). I want to protect the party on two sides for the future generation and protect the State from the Congress landlords and feudalism”, he pointed out. He also alleged that the Congress party was planning to weaken the TDP on the issue.
Reacting to a query raised by a government teacher during an interactive session at a huge public meeting organised in Murugupalli village of Gangadhara mandal as part of his “Vasthunna Meekosam” padayatra, which entered sixth day in Karimnagar district on Thursday, the TDP president said that “the Congress party, which is in power should take a decision on separate Telangana statehood issue by convening an all-party meeting”. He said that he would not hurt the sentiments of Telangana people, amid cheers from the gathering. (more…)
New Craft of Looting the Nation – Criminal Dams డిసెంబర్ 3, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhrapreneurship, Congress, Polavaram, TDP, TRS.
Tags: conspiracy of silence, corrupt dam, irrigation scam, Jala Yagnam, politician-bureaucrat-contractor nexus
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Only criminal probe can unravel scam in irrigation projects
Nauzer K Bharucha, TNN Nov 30, 2012
Mumbai: For the past ten years, a politician-bureaucrat-contractor nexus has had a free run of multi-crore irrigation projects in the state. Rules were blatantly flouted, project estimates illegally revised and permissions brazenly granted without adequate precautions and mandatory clearances.
Government sources said that only a criminal investigation could unravel the extent of the scam, described as the largest in Maharashtra’s history. “The white paper on irrigation projects submitted to the state cabinet on Thursday is merely a data collection exercise. If there is an independent judicial inquiry, the Democratic Front government will collapse, considering the involvement of powerful politicians and officials,” said a source. (more…)
Polavaram dam tender- forged documents of Transstroy డిసెంబర్ 3, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhrapreneurship, Congress, corruption, Polavaram, TDP, TRS.
Tags: corrupt dam, scam in irrigation
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Polavaram dam in one more controversy
Polavaram project construction budget grows manifold – Tv9
Transstroy is now the contractor to build disputed Polavaram Dam అక్టోబర్ 18, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, biodiversity, Congress, corruption, ecology, Godavari, Khammam, Koya, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: Chhattisgarh, CL Rajam, cost escalation, culturicide, CWC, displacement, duplicate ayacut, East Godavari, Gammon India, High Court, illegal dam, Madhucon Projects, Odisha, re-process, SEW, Soma Enterprise, submergence, Transstroy, water wars, West Godavari
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Transstroy to implement Polavaram project
Special Correspondent, The Hindu, Hyderabad, October 18,2012
The consortium of Transstroy-JSC EC UES has finally been selected as the contractor to build the three main components of the Rs. 16,100-crore Polavaram project — rock-fill-cum-earthen dam, spillway and penstocks for 960-MW powerhouse planned as part of the project.
The selection has been made by the State Level Standing Committee (SLSC) headed by C. Muralidhar, engineer-in-chief, Irrigation, and reportedly approved by the High Level Committee which has Chief Secretary (Minnie Mathews) as its chairperson. The SLSC has other engineers-in-chief, the director, Finance, and the chief engineer, Central Designs Organisation, as members. Subject to final approval of the selection by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Transstroy consortium will be awarded the contract for the works. Transstroy-JSC EC UES quoted a price of Rs. 4,054 crore which was 14 per cent less than the IBM (internal bench mark) value fixed by the government at Rs. 4,717 crore. (more…)
Demolish disputed Babli project, we will pay the costs: Sudarshan Reddy, AP Irrigation Minister అక్టోబర్ 18, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhra, biodiversity, conflict resolution, Congress, ecology, Economy, Godavari, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence.
Tags: Amarnath K Menon, Babli, criminal dams, Maharashtra, water wars
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Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra lock horns over Babli project on Godavari waters
Amarnath K Menon, India Today, Hyderabad, October 17, 2012
Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, both Congress ruled states, are locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of the Godavari waters and the impounding of the water at the Babli project in Maharashtra. The all party demand in Andhra Pradesh is for the demolition of the Babli project even as the Supreme Court has on Tuesday deferred further hearing on the dispute until November 8.
The execution of the Babli project and the drawing water from its reservoir as well as 11 projects upstream in Maharashtra in violation of the orders of the Central Water Commission would adversely affect the flow of the Godavari waters to irrigate farms in Telangana and turn the region into an arid zone.
“The Maharashtra administration and local farmers are not allowing us even to visit the project,” said the Andhra Pradesh major irrigation minister A. Sudarshan Reddy. Though the Maharashtra claim is that it is only tapping 60 thousand million cubic feet (TMC ft) of water the contention of Andhra Pradesh is that its computation is that the upper riparian state is already drawing 65.35 TMC ft. (more…)
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. (more…)
Tags: 1956, backwardness of Rayalaseema, Bhuman, Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy, capital city, Chandrababu Naidu, Coastal Andhra, Dilip Kumar, factionists, Kadapa, padayatra, Ramana Reddy, RJAC, September, TJAC
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Seema leaders seek new state
August 27, 2012 Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad
Leaders from Rayalaseema on Sunday demanded a separate state in the event of a Telangana state being formed stating that they could not remain with Coastal Andhra. In a meeting held in a private function hall in Khairatabad, organised by former TD legislator Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy, the leaders decided to form a Rayalaseema Joint Action Committee on the lines of the TJAC for Telangana. It was also decided to form JACs for all professional sections of the society to fight against injustice to the region as well as for separate statehood.
Mr Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy announced that he would undertake a 40-day padayatra covering all the villages in the four districts of Rayalaseema soon. He also demanded TD chief N. Chandrababu Naidu mention the backwardness of the Rayalaseema region in the proposed letter on the Telangana statehood issue in the first week of September. (more…)
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. (more…)