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TRS to merge with Congress for separate Telangana? ఆగస్ట్ 31, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, compromise, Congress, elections, Harish, JAC, KCR, KTR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Polavaram, politics, Rayalaseema, Sonia, YSR.
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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…)

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Chindu Bhagavatam comes of age ఆగస్ట్ 30, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Art, Culture, Deccan, heritage, Identity, SC, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు).
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Chindu Bhagavatam comes of age
Gudipoodi Srihari, The Hindu August 30, 2012

Recently, a Chindu Bhagavatam performance brought to the fore a hitherto little-known art form that is widely performed in Telangana. The art form has evolved over time from being restricted to a small sub-sect within a community to being performed all over the region and utilised by the State government.

History goes that within the ‘Madiga’ community, a sect considered itself ‘Pedda Madiga’ (Big madiga) and another sect that was living on begging, performing yakshaganas, as ‘Chinna Madigas’, (Small madiga). These Chindu Bhagavatas were not permitted to perform beyond their own community. A lot has changed since then. The late Chindu Yellamma, a respected icon from Nizamabad, was invited to perform with her troupe at Ravindra Bharati by the erstwhile Dance Academy headed by the late Nataraja Ramakrishna. The academy had also published a small booklet on this art and the Chindu Bhagavatas at that time.

The word ‘Chindu’ in Telugu means ‘jump’. As their presentation is interspersed with leaps and jumps, it gained the name of Chindu Bhagavatam. Most of the stories narrated are from ‘Bhagavatam’. Gaddam Sammayya, a leader of these troupes, claims that though the Chindu Bhagavatas were seen as a lowly section of society, they trace their origin to Jamba Mahamuni, and believe their clan is the most ancient sect. “Hence most of our dramas open with ‘Jamba Puranam’ with the opening pallavi that goes ‘Ekkuvani Mari Palukabokumura, Ekkuvevvaru Mari Telisi Palukumura’ (don’t speak of being high, speak knowing who is higher) ,” he says. (మరింత…)

Separate Rayalaseema is a must, if Telangana state is formed- Byreddy, RJAC ఆగస్ట్ 28, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Congress, Economy, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, JAC, Kurnool, politics, Rayalaseema, Reddy, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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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. (మరింత…)

Telangana will be a reality before 2014: KTR ఆగస్ట్ 28, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in BJP, Congress, corruption, elections, JAC, Mulki, Polavaram, politics, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Sircilla, Y S Jagan.
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IBN Andhra Pradesh 27 August 2012

Telangana will be a reality before 2014: TRS

Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti leader and Sircilla legislator KT Rama Rao has expressed hope that Telangana will become a reality before the 2014 general election.

“I do not want to approach elections with Telangana as the agenda,” he told a gathering of public prosecutors here on Sunday.

He said it was unfortunate that a raw deal was being meted out to the Telangana region in all aspects (మరింత…)

Its predictions going wrong, TRS decides to revive stir ఆగస్ట్ 28, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhrapreneurship, compromise, Congress, drama, elections, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, KCR, KTR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Parliament, politics, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, suicide, Telangana, TRS, Warangal.
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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, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan 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.
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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…)

It is now clear Congress doesn’t want to give Telangana: Harish Rao ఆగస్ట్ 18, 2012

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Congress has been exposed: TRS
Hyderabad, August 18, 2012 Deccan Chronicle

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Friday alleged that discussions on Telangana in the Rajya Sabha exposed the anti-T stance of the UPA government and the Congress.

“When such an important and burning issue came up for discussion, the absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde give credence to this,” said TRS leader T. Harish Rao. The PM was absent when the BJP-backed private members bill on Telangana came up for discussion.

“The Congress will be buried in Telangana. If it was committed to Telangana, the party would have said it in the Rajya Sabha. It is now clear the Congress doesn’t want to give Telangana,” he said. (మరింత…)

Govt fields a junior minister for Telangana debate in Rajya Sabha ఆగస్ట్ 18, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, Congress, elections, Hyderabad, KCR, Mulki, politics, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS, YSR.
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Government fields junior minister for Telangana debate
Hyderabad, August 18, 2012 IBN Live

The Union government signalled a lack of urgency on the Telangana issue by fielding a junior minister to reply to a Rajya Sabha debate on a private member’s bill on separate statehood for the region.
The bill, tabled by the BJP’s Prakash Javdekar, was defeated by a voice vote, and served only to pinpoint the various parties’ stance on smaller states.

Most notably, the Samajwadi Party, an important prop of the UPA at the Centre, strongly opposed smaller states, because it would limite the bargaining power of the larger entity from which they would be carved.

After several parties spoke on the issue, minister of state for home Jitendra Singh stood up to deliver a proforma reply that has been stated by numerous other functionaries of the government previously.
A suitable decision will be taken on Telangana issue after consultations with all political parties, he said. (మరింత…)

TDP in favour of separate Telangana? ఆగస్ట్ 17, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, compromise, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, Jai Andhra, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Settler, TDP.
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TDP in favour of a separate Telangana state?
Inkeshaf Ahmed August 16, 2012 Postnoon

After a recent meeting, the TDP is now preparing to take a stand in favour of a separate state

After suffering political loses due to its vacillation on the T-State issue, the TDP is ready to yield a separate Telangana. The issue was seriously discussed at the recent politburo of the party. Though the Telangana legislators and other local leaders of the party had been unofficially batting for a T-state, the party had been riding two horses so far.

“Yes, we are inching towards announcing a positive stand on Telangana. During the politburo meeting, our party president gave a positive sign towards supporting the decade-old agitation for Telangana. There was opposition from Andhra and Rayalaseema leaders but Naidu was firm on his decision and did not pay heed to their concerns,” party senior leader and former minister from Telangana S Devaiah told Postnoon. (మరింత…)