TDP having edge in 2014 polls ఏప్రిల్ 11, 2014Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, BJP, Congress, Hyderabad, Muslim, Polavaram, Settler, TDP, Telangana, Telugu, TRS.
Tags: 2014 elections, NDA, UPA
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TDP-BJP has the edge, but all Telugu parties will need Delhi after polls
R Jagannathan, Firstpost, April 7, 2014
Will Andhra Pradesh play a crucial role in the next Lok Sabha, as it did in 2004 and 2009? In 2004, the Congress victory in undivided Andhra brought it to power in Delhi. In 2009, when it repeated this feat, it consolidated its power. Andhra Pradesh contributed the largest chunk to the Congress.
This time, the Congress has had to divide the state in order to win at least a few seats in Telangana, but the game is now wide open, thanks to the BJP-Telugu Desam tieup. (మరింత…)
Tags: AP Reorganisation Bill, joint capital
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Telangana Bill: MIM asks for 31 changes
Deccan Chronicle, 11 January 2014
Hyderabad: The MIM has opposed making Hyderabad the common capital for 10 years, and handing over law and order duties to the Governor, among its 31 amendments to the T Bill.
The MIM wants Hyderabad to be interim capital for less than two years, and the area to be the 17-sq km Khairatabad mandal.
The MIM wanted the Old City tagged as backward and providing it a Rs 5,000-crore package. It wanted Urdu as the first official language along with Telugu in Telangana and second official language in AP. It wanted airports at Warangal, Nizamabad and Khammam. (మరింత…)
Rayala Telangana: Rank Political Opportunism డిసెంబర్ 5, 2013Posted 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.
Tags: Antony Committee on Seemandhra, elections 2014, GoM, Telangana
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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.
MIM looks to expand beyond Hyderabad నవంబర్ 15, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan 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…)
Interfaith harmony in the medieval Deccan ఏప్రిల్ 29, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Articles, Culture, Deccan, Godavari, Hindu, Identity, Muslim, Poetry & Songs, regionalism, Telugu, Urdu, Velama.
Tags: Alauddin Khilji, Allama Prabhu, Annadeva Choda, Bahmani, communalism, Deccani Muslims, Devaraya I, Feroz Shah Bahmani, Hindu Muslim, interfaith, Islamic faith, Kondavidu, medieval Deccan, Sajjad Shahid, Turushka, Vijaynagar, Yadava
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Interfaith harmony common in the medieval Deccan
Sajjad Shahid | Apr 29, 2012, The Times of India
I saw fragrance fleeing, when the bee came/ What a wonder! / I saw intellect fleeing, when the heart came / I saw the temple fleeing, when God came. (Allama Prabhu, 12th century mystic poet of the Deccan)
In contrast to north India, where the first incursions by those professing the Islamic faith had been of a violent nature, the initial encounters between original inhabitants of the Deccan and Muslim settlers had been in the field of trade and commerce. This crucial difference was instrumental in promoting amicable relations between the two communities, providing an atmosphere conducive for interfaith dialogue leading to a better understanding of the other.
In consequence there evolved a distinct culture, tangible in its varied manifestations, which was enthusiastically patronized and nurtured by the Deccan monarchs leading to a distinct identity for the region. Unfortunately, due to its vilification by bigots over the recent past this glorious legacy which was sustained over centuries has come under a grave threat of complete obliteration as evident from the increased polarization between different sections of society. (మరింత…)
Tags: 11th foundation day, Gram Panchayat, Gulf returnees, National status for Pranahita- Chevella, Parkal byelection, peaceful struggle, Telangana reconstruction, thanda, TRS merger, Vikarabad
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Telangana Rashtra Samiti will merge with no party: K Chandrasekhar Rao
TNN | Apr 28, 2012
HYDERABAD: Hinting at another round of intensified struggle in June this year, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that he would keep taking the pro-Telangana activism a notch higher until the Centre acceded to the legitimate and democratic demand for a separate state, even if it meant carrying on with the political struggle for another 11 years.
Speaking at the 11th party foundation day celebrations, near Vikarabad on Friday, KCR demanded that the Centre honour the promise it has made to the people of the region. “If the Centre has any respect towards democracy, it should immediately announce the formation of Telangana state. We demand that the Prime Minister immediately introduce a bill in support of a separate Telangana,” he said.
Asking media to desist from making baseless reports of TRS’s merger with Congress, Rao said his party had become strong enough for other political parties in the region to merge with TRS. “We are not in a position to merge our party. We have grown to Himalayan heights. People have made the party so strong that other parties are finding it tough to retain their identity. The party will exist even after the formation of Telangana state,” he said.
The TRS chief called upon people to continue their struggle in a peaceful manner. “We have to achieve Telangana in a peaceful and democratic way. No one can stop us. We will continue our fight until we achieve our goal. People must realise that reconstructing a new vibrant Telangana state is as important as achieving it. Our aim must be to strive for a Telangana full of smiles,” he observed. (మరింత…)
Remembering the history of Hyderabad – Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah ఏప్రిల్ 5, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in CharMinar, Culture, Deccan, heritage, Hindu, Hyderabad, Identity, Muslim, Telangana, Telangana People.
Tags: 1463 Telangana, founder of Hyderabad, Golconda, Hyderabad history, miniature India, Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, Musi, secular, Subedar of Telangana
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Remembering a great dynasty
Aparna Menon, The Hindu, April 2, 2012
It is the 400th death anniversary of Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad
This year marks the 400th death anniversary of the founder of Hyderabad, Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah. So, who was he? The fifth ruler in the Quli Qutb Shah dynasty, he founded the new city towards the south of the Musi river in 1591.
He chose the river to eliminate water shortage and linked it to the hub Golkonda with a stone bridge over the river. This ruler with foresight was as enterprising as the other rulers in the Qutb Shahi dynasty started by Sultan Quli Qutb ul Mulk.
“From 1518 to 1687, over a span of 171 years, seven Qutb Shahi kings ruled over the kingdom. Sultan Quli came to India from Iran and entered the military service of the Bahamani king. For having quelled trouble in the Telangana region in 1463 he was made the Subedar of Telangana in 1495, and the title ‘Qutb ul Mulk” was conferred upon him,” says Mr MA Qaiyum, former Deputy Director of Archaeology and Museums of Andhra Pradesh.
Not only did Sultan Quli establish the empire he also built beautiful mosques, palaces and gardens. The establishment of the water channel system from Talab-e-durg (Durgam Cheruvu) to Golconda, was a remarkable achievement. (మరింత…)
Tags: Kamareddy, Kollapur, Kovur, Nagarkurnool, Station Ghanpur, Syed Ibrahim
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Poll results show Telangana cannot be wished away
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 Hyderabad:
The writing on the wall has become clearer for the ruling Congress and principal opposition Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh: they are facing a serious survival threat and the demand for a separate Telangana state cannot be wished away.
Results of the by-elections to seven Assembly seats saw Congress and TDP, which refused to acknowledge the Telangana factor, drawing a blank on Wednesday and clearly establishing that fortunes of these two major parties are on the wane, a warning signal ahead of another round of by-polls to 18 Assembly constituencies in the next few months.
Also, the resounding success of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti at the cost of the Congress and the TDP reaffirms the importance of the Telangana movement.
Last but not the least, victory of YSR Congress candidate N Prasanna Kumar Reddy in Kovur in Coastal Andhra region could be an indicator of things to come.
The YSRC is emerging a force to reckon with in the state politics, an ominous sign for both the Congress and the TDP.
That the “Telangana sentiment” won in the six segments in the region need not be re-emphasised.
The TRS (four), the BJP (one) and even the lone Independent candidate won on the Telangana plank.
It was a morale-boosting victory for the BJP in the single seat it contested in Mahbubnagar where it beat the TRS by a margin of 1897 votes, leaving the Congress and the TDP in third and fourth positions. (మరింత…)
Tags: byelections, Ibrahim, Kamareddy, Kollapur, Kovur, Nagam, Nagarkurnool, Station Ghanpur
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మార్చి 2012 ఎన్నికల్లో మల్లొకసారి జై తెలంగాణ!
బై ఎలెక్షన్ల ఫలితాలు అనుకొన్నట్టే ఒచ్చినయ్. రాజీనామా చేశినొల్లకు, తెలంగాణ అన్నోల్లకు, తెలంగాణ జెండెత్తుకొన్నోల్లకు మల్లొకసారి వోటు!
Station Ghanapur TRS
అదిలాబాదు, కామారెడ్డి, కొల్లాపూర్, స్టేషన్ ఘనపూర్, నాగర్ కర్నూల్ అటు కోవూరుల పాతోల్లకే వోటు. పార్టీలు కొత్తవి
కొల్లాపూరు, స్టేషన్ ఘనపూర్, కామారెడ్డి, అదిలాబాదులతో పాటు నాగర్ కర్నూలుల నాగం విజయం జై తెలంగాణకు వోటు
2009ల కాంగ్రేసుకున్న కొల్లాపూరు, స్టేషన్ ఘనపూర్, తెలుగు దేశంకున్న కామారెడ్డి, అదిలాబాదులు ఇపుడు టీ.ఆర్.ఎస్ కు బదిలీ
ఒక్కదగ్గర కొత్తగా బీజేపీ ప్రవేశం. టీ.ఆర్.ఎస్ ను ఓడించి మహబూబునగర్ బీజేపి గెలిశింది. ఎవ్వరితో పొత్తు లేకుండ ఒంటరిగా పోరుయాత్ర చేశి విజయం సాధించింది.
Challenges before TRS Muslim candidate in Mahabubnagar మార్చి 16, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan 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…)