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TRS wants Chief Minister’s Post, lets stop abusing each other – KCR ఏప్రిల్ 5, 2014

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Congress, drama, elections, Mulki, Polavaram, SC, Settler, Telangana, TRS, YSR.
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Telengana Rashtriya Samiti is aiming for chief minister’s post: KCR
DC Correspondent, April 05, 2014

Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who released the party election manifesto for 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha polls on Friday, asserted that the party was eyeing the chief minister’s chair.

The TRS also announced the first list of the party’s Assembly candidates and ruled out alliances and asserted that the party will go it alone in the 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Referring to Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Ponnala Lakshmaiah’s maiah’s remark that the TRS had ignored an alliance with the Congress for the CM’s post, Mr Chandrasekhar Rao surprised everyone by saying that the party indeed was aiming for the chief minister’s post. (మరింత…)

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Ordinance for Seemandhra into the dustbin? మార్చి 8, 2014

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Bhadrachalam, BJP, Congress, corruption, drama, Godavari, Khammam, Koya, Polavaram, politics, ST, TDP, TRS.
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Pranab wary, ordinance for Seemandhra as good as dead?

Aloke Tikku & Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, March 08, 2014

The anti-corruption ordinances backed by Rahul Gandhi may not be the only ones to be spiked by the government. The ordinance on a special package for Seemandhra — which was approved by cabinet, unlike the graft laws — seems headed the same way.

The government appears to have developed cold feet on the proposed law that seeks to tweak Telangana’s boundary ever since an emissary to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday returned with the clear message that President Pranab Mukherjee wasn’t going to play ball.

A senior government functionary confirmed to HT that the cabinet-approved ordinance was as good as dead, but was quick to add that it may already have served its political objective. (మరింత…)

BJP & other parties not to pass Telangana Bill in ‘haste’ ఫిబ్రవరి 3, 2014

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, BJP, Congress, corruption, drama, Settler, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan, YSR.
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No smooth passage for Telangana Bill
Our Bureau, Business Line, New Delhi, February 3, 2014

Why pass key Bills at the 11th hour, ask Opposition parties

Ahead of the start of the last session of the 15th Lok Sabha, the fate of Telangana and 40 other Bills is hanging fire as the Opposition seems to be in no mood to cooperate with the Government.

After an all-party meeting convened by the Government, it looked like a majority of the parties, even those who are supporting the Government, are not ready for discussions on crucial Bills. Other than the Vote on Account, it seemed unlikely that the Government will be able to evolve a consensus, either on Telangana or the anti-corruption legislations which have been cited as “top priority”. In all likelihood, the session is thus expected to transact very little business other than the Vote on Account. (మరింత…)

Assembly adjourned, Telangana stalemate continues డిసెంబర్ 19, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, Congress, drama, Economy, G.O 610, Godavari, Hyderabad, Identity, Koya, MIM, Polavaram, politics, Settler, ST, TDP, TRS.
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Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation – AP House adjourned as Telangana stalemate continues
PTI, December 19, 2013

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was on Thursday abruptly adjourned till January 3 without even initiating the crucial debate on draft A.P. Re-organisation Bill 2013 that provides for the creation of a new state of Telangana.

With no end in sight to the stalemate that the House was pushed into in the last four days, Speaker Nadendla Manohar adjourned the Assembly on Thursday afternoon, much to the chagrin of Telangana members who insisted on a debate on the draft Bill.

The Speaker announced a fresh schedule for the Assembly session that will be held from January 3-23 in two phases – from January 3-10 and January 16-23 – and a circular to this effect was issued to the members.

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The draft Bill, referred to the state Legislature by the President of India under Article 3 of the Constitution for expressing its views, has to be returned to the Centre by January 23, 2014 as per the time given by the President. (మరింత…)

Fall of Samaikyandhra Kavuri – Greeted with Eggs in Godavari డిసెంబర్ 19, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Bhadrachalam, Congress, corruption, drama, Godavari, Identity, Koya, Polavaram, politics, ST, Telangana, Y S Jagan.
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Convoy Attacked, Kavuri Calls U-agitators Stupid

Express News Service, 18 December 2013, Eluru

Till the other day he had been a staunch integrationist and hero in the eyes of those agitating in Seemandhra region opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. But, Today, he seems to have become a ‘zero’ in their eyes when he let loose his ‘tongue’ in a fit of rage.

The downfall of Union minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao from being a hero to a zero in the eyes of those fighting for Samaikyandra was scripted at Chintalapudi town in West Godavari district on Tuesday.

He flew off the handle when Samaikyandra protagonists led by YSRCP leaders hurled eggs on his convoy, and called the agitators ‘stupid’ and ‘useless’. (మరింత…)

Drama against T Bill ends, Assembly conducts its business peacefully డిసెంబర్ 18, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in BJP, Congress, drama, politics, Rayalaseema, TDP, Telangana, Y S Jagan.
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Telangana Bill gets a BAC up

Deccan Chronicle, 17 December 2013

Hyderabad: The Business Advisory Committee of the state Assembly was able to conduct its business peacefully and without too many heated arguments on Tuesday thanks to the direct support of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who attended the meeting, and the indirect support of Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu, who did not attend the meeting.

The BAC, which sets the schedule to be followed in the Assembly, decided to complete the discussion on the Telangana Bill in three phases. In the first phase, the discussions will be held from December 18 to 20. The second phase will start from January 3, 2014, and the third phase will start from January 16 and be completed by January 23, the deadline given by President Pranab Mukherjee.

The BAC meeting was held under the chairmanship of Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar. In the BAC meeting, Kiran Kumar Reddy and finance minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy proposed that the Assembly be adjourned after the discussion on the Telangana draft Bill starts on Wednesday, and reassemble on January 2 to take up discussion on the Bill.

However, Deputy CM Damodar Raja Narasimha and legislative affairs minister D. Sridhar Babu opposed this proposal and demanded that the Assembly session be extended till December 20 to discuss the Bill. (మరింత…)

Rayala Telangana: Rank Political Opportunism డిసెంబర్ 5, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, Congress, corruption, drama, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Muslim, Polavaram, Rayalaseema, Reddy, regionalism, Settler, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan.
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Opinion

Dangerous opportunism
The Hindu, December 4, 2013

Telangana is now close to statehood on the strength of an untiring, intense mass struggle that had its basis in the assertion of historical political identities. To allow electoral calculations to decide the contours of the new state is to undermine the legitimacy of the aspirations that fuelled the original demand for statehood. Nothing but sheer political opportunism explains the new proposal to enlarge the proposed state by adding two districts of the Rayalaseema region, Kurnool and Anantapur, to create what in popular parlance has come to be known as Rayala-Telangana. This idea that has sprung out of cynical political calculations is ill-conceived, militating as it does against considered rationale for state formation. The proposal for Telangana in its original form includes only ten districts of Andhra Pradesh. That there is no popular underpinning for this concept either from the Telangana movement or the two districts shows that it is a politically-driven calculation. To think such a forced political union could solve some of the difficulties in sharing water resources post-bifurcation is naïve. If anything, the merger would add to the existing difficulties arising out of the bifurcation.
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Safeguards for Settlers in Telangana: Andhra (Antony) Committee నవంబర్ 17, 2013

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Antony panel seeks safeguards for Seemandhra people in Telangana, ruffles leaders
CR Sukumar, ET Bureau, 16 November 2013

HYDERABAD: The Antony committee, formed by the Congress to assuage fears of party members on the state’s bifurcation, has recommended that safeguards be implemented to protect property owned by Seemandhra citizens in Telangana.

This has ruffled Telangana leaders, who said such a move would go against the rights of the democratically elected government that would come to power once the state is formed. “It is a legitimate constitutional right of any democratically elected government to review the decisions of the previous governments and take corrective actions,” said Sravan Dasoju, who is on the politburo of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, which spearheaded the movement to create a separate state. (మరింత…)

Will support Telangana Bill only for our political gains – BJP నవంబర్ 17, 2013

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BJP may not support Telangana bill
B V Shiva Shankar, TNN, 16 November 2013, Times of India

Hyderabad: The Congress’s ‘we-mean-business’ attitude on the Telangana front is all set to be punctured by the BJP, whose leaders predicted on Friday the Telangana bill will not come up in Parliament during the winter session.

Even if the bill is tabled, there is no guarantee the BJP will support it since the Congress’s intention is to only reap political gains, leaders of the opposition party claimed.

Congress leaders, including home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, have said the Telangana bill will be tabled during the winter session of Parliament starting on December 5.

“As per my information, the Congress-led UPA government won’t table the Telangana bill,” BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told TOI over the phone from Delhi. “Even if the bill is tabled, it’d be for political reasons and not for the benefit of the people of Telangana. So, why should we say we’d support the bill at this stage? Let them come clear on the issues the Seemandhra people are raising and come out with the draft bill. We’ll react after that.” (మరింత…)

Dear Jagan, Naidu, who are your protests fooling? Akshaya Mishra అక్టోబర్ 14, 2013

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Telangana: Dear Jagan, Naidu, who are your protests fooling?
Akshaya Mishra, First Post, Oct 10, 2013

It appears everyone is missing the point. The protests in Andhra Pradesh are not about Telangana, but about the occupation of political space in Seemandhra. Telangana is done and dusted. All the political players who are now leading the protests know they have been party to the central government’s decision to bifurcate the state.

The deliberation on the creation of the new state has been a long-drawn process and neither the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) nor the YSR Congress nor the BJP can claim to be ignorant of what was cooking all these years. The Congress’ case is different. We shall come to that later.

The protests reek of political hypocrisy and opportunism of the highest order. All these parties were carefully silent or diplomatic in their words when the supporters of Telangana were hitting the streets with regular frequency, shutting down the city of Hyderabad, offices, colleges and schools. Actually, most of them, barring the CPM, had supported the idea of the new state.

If their feelings for united Andhra Pradesh were so intense, why didn’t they come out in the open then? Why didn’t they oppose the central government when it was going ahead with the consultation process? Didn’t they realise the implication of the bifurcation? Either they were not being hypocrites then or they are being hypocrites now. (మరింత…)