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Telangana Bill – TRS suggests joint capital for 3 years జనవరి 13, 2014

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Telangana Congress, TRS MLAs Suggest Amendments to Telangana Bill
Express News Service- Hyderabad 11 January 2014

With the deadline for written submissions on AP Reorganisation Bill-2013 ending at 1 pm on Friday, several MLAs from Telangana on Thursday handed over to speaker N Manohar their written pleas for amendments to the bill. While Congress MLAs suggested nine amendments, TRS members suggested ten. Following are the key amendments suggested by them:

COMMON CAPITAL: Parliament should make provision for keeping Hyderabad as common capital for a temporary period. TRS wants it not to exceed three years and Congress leaders want it not more than 10 years.

LAW & ORDER IN HYD: Clause 8 may be modified so that the governor shall be guided by the advice of the council of ministers of the state of Telangana. (మరింత…)

TRS chief targets YSRC and BJP in Parkal bypoll జూన్ 10, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhrapreneurship, BJP, corruption, JAC, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, TDF, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Vishakapatnam, Y S Jagan, YSR.
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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…)

Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana జూన్ 9, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Harish, Identity, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, struggle, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, universities, violence, Y S Jagan, YSR.
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Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana
Ravi Reddy, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, June 9, 2012

Public meetings of KCR in Parkal and Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop

The successful foray by YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma into Telangana on Friday has turned to be a game changer in the by-elections to the Parkal Assembly.

The large crowds she drew at Geesukonda, a mandal headquarters, in the afternoon and in Parkal in the night have made the main contenders for the seat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the BJP sit up and take note.

The public meetings proposed to be addressed on Saturday by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Parkal and by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop.

During their day-long campaign Ms. Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila held forth on how they were being targeted by the ruling party while Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu got away after the CBI filed similar charges against them.

Ms. Sharmila avoided any reference to Telangana but Ms. Vijayamma was goaded by the crowd to express her views. She recalled late YSR’s statement that Telangana will come when it has to, but the region has to be developed on all fronts in the meantime. At Parkal road show, she elaborated further stating that when YSR was the CLP leader, 41 Congress MLAs led by G.Chinna Reddy had met the AICC president Sonia Gandhi demanding a decision on Telangana. She also said that during the YSR Congress plenary, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said it was the Centre, which had to take a decision. “If the Centre decides, it will not take more than a minute to announce separate Telangana,” she said. (మరింత…)

YSRC faces no trouble to campaign in Parkal bypolls జూన్ 8, 2012

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Jagan mother Vijaya Lakshmi faces no trouble in Telangana region

Agencies: Warangal , Jun 08 2012

YSR Congress leader Y S Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth passage in Telangana region during her campaign for the June 12 by-polls, unlike other top leaders from non-Telangana regions who have faced anger of supporters of the separate statehood.

Vijaya Lakshmi and her daughter Sharmila recently campaigned in Parkal Assembly segment in Warangal district, the hotbed of statehood agitation, for the YSR Congress’s Konda Surekha.

Top leaders including TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and even YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had faced strong protests, often violent, from Telangana supporters.

Jagan had to abort his plan to undertake `odarpu yatra’ in Warangal district two years ago following violent clashes between his supporters and pro-Telangana supporters at Mahabubabad railway station.

But Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth going mainly because TRS and Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) decided not to oppose her campaign. TRS, however, asked why Jagan held a placard in support of united Andhra Pradesh in Parliament couple of years ago, while JAC wanted Vijaya Lakshmi to spell out her party’s stand on the separate statehood demand. (మరింత…)

BJP hype, nervous TRS, struggling YSRC in Parkal bypolls జూన్ 7, 2012

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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…)

TJAC’s difficult choice between ideology & electoral politics జూన్ 4, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Congress, elections, Identity, JAC, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, politics, regionalism, Settler, students, Telangana, TRS, Warangal, Y S Jagan, YSR.
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End of dilemma for Telangana JAC?

Rama Melkote, The Hans India, 4 June 2012

The decision of the TJAC to support the TRS candidate in Parkal Assembly constituency augurs well both for the TRS and the TJAC. Yet, it is rather strange that the TJAC needed a survey by academicians and students of Osmania University for “finding the pulse the Parkal public”.

The co-convener of the TJAC said that some 600-odd voters in different polling booths were posed questions after which the final survey report was prepared, assessing the strength of the two pro-Telangana parties, the TRS and the BJP.

The Chairman of TJAC said that this decision was not taken to please any one party. “Not backing either of the two pro-Telangana parties might lead to splitting of votes, eventually benefitting the Seemandhra parties….Therefore, the TJAC is left with no option but to change its neutral stand.”

This is a lesson learnt, somewhat belatedly, from the experience of Mahboobnagar election where the TJAC’s stand has led to the defeat of the one and only minority candidate.

The question is: Should the TJAC give primacy to electoral calculations at the cost of ideological issues? While one can understand the compulsions of a complex grouping of different individuals and parties of divergent political persuasions, whatever stand it takes cannot be at the cost of people’s vision of the future Telangana State. (మరింత…)

Why current Telangana agitation led to suicides? Universities to probe ఏప్రిల్ 6, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, agitation, BJP, compromise, Congress, elections, Identity, JAC, Kakatiya, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, politics, regionalism, students, suicide, TRS, universities, violence, Warangal, youth, YSR.
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Telangana suicides set to become hot subject of research
TNN | Apr 6, 2012

HYDERABAD: The suicides for the ’cause’ of separate Telangana state is set to become a subject of research with several scholars opting for the topic in universities in the region. In addition to starting an anti-suicide drive on the campuses, the four universities in the Telangana region – Osmania, Kakatiya, Palamuru, and Telangana – have decided to do research on the cause of the deaths.

Telangana University has decided to go a step further and set up a centre for studying suicides and other social issues spawned by the separate statehood issue. The universities have, in fact, taken a leaf out of the research work conducted on suicides earlier in the countries like the US, where suicides were witnessed among different immigrant population, especially the Afro-American communities.

Universities other than Osmania are even planning to earmark Rs 5-6 lakh in their budget next year for research on the subject. The topic has been chosen since several research scholars have shown keen interest in the Telangana agitation and suicides. (మరింత…)

March 2012 by-elections reveal importance of separate Telangana & resurgence of BJP మార్చి 21, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Adilabad, agitation, BCs, BJP, Congress, elections, Identity, JAC, KCR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Muslim, NRIs, Palamur, politics, Reddy, regionalism, SC, Settler, ST, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan, YSR.
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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…)

Mahabubnagar assembly becomes priority for TRS, T JAC, BJP & Jamaat – e – Islami Hind మార్చి 11, 2012

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T-JAC not supporting BJP in Mahabubnagar: KCR

HYDERABAD, March 11, 2012 Special Correspondent, The Hindu

Says the party candidate will win hands down; seeks Jamaat-e-Islami Hind support for TRS candidate

TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao has denied reports that Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) extended support to BJP in the by-election to Mahabubnagar Assembly seat.

Addressing a joint press conference along with Jamaat-e-Islami Hind leaders at their office in old city here on Saturday, Mr. Rao recalled that the JAC had decided not to support any party but throw its weight behind the winning candidate.

He visited the office to seek the support of the organisation for Syed Ibrahim, TRS candidate in Mahabubnagar.

The TRS president claimed that the entry of BJP in the contest at Mahabubnagar would help the TRS but did not elaborate.


Facing a volley of questions over the failure of TRS and JAC to prevent the entry of BJP in the contest though it was also a constituent of JAC, Mr. Rao took pains to explain that he had made sincere efforts to avert the situation. The TRS had pointed out that there was no change in its candidate from the 2009 elections. But, the BJP did not consider the request. (మరింత…)

Life of a shepherd defines Sukka Sunder’s Art డిసెంబర్ 1, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Art, Identity, landuse, livelihoods, Mahabubnagar, Palamur, Telangana, Yadav.
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ART Friday Review, The Hindu, December 2, 2011

Tales from the village

Sukka Sunder defines his latest collection as a representation of a shepherd’s life. Vishnupriya Bhandaram

Sukka Sunder and his wife, Karuna Sukka’s joint exhibition of paintings and etchings is on display at the Shrishti Art Gallery.

Sunder’s work is defined mostly by animal forms. He says, “My creations and imagery draw a dialogue between me and my surroundings” Sunder grew up in Mehboobnagar, and had many Yadav neighbours and their routine of taming sheep for a livelihood created an impression on him. “The paintings revolve around the daily life of a shepherd and his family” he adds.

Sunder’s works are mostly acrylics on canvas. With bright colours, Sunder takes in a sheep as the primary subject and through that he weaves an excellent tale of a humble village life.

The colours are bright and the subject is simple, yet deep. His piece titled— ‘Returning home’ is poetic. The canvas encapsulates the concept of ‘home’, as the form of a sheep on the gongadi and has village houses in it, marks the importance of the animal and its connection with home. His paintings mark the philosophy of animal husbandry and the folk culture of the Yadavs and how the animal forms a big a part of their celebrations. (మరింత…)