Andhra Pradesh

  • AP tops the list of expenditure sensitive states this election season 21-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh currently tops the list of expenditure sensitive states in the poll season across the country. Reviewing election preparation of the state, CEC VS Sampath expressed concern as 46 per cent of the total Rs 232 crore seized in the whole country belongs to AP alone. About Rs...
  • Chandrababu Naidu would come back as Andhra CM: TDP leader 19-04-2014 05:39 PM

    Rajahmundry (AP): Former Andhra Pradesh minister and TDP candidate from Kakinada Lok Sabha constituency Thota Narasimham on Saturday said that the alliance with the BJP would bring TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu back as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Narasimham also expressed confidence that his own developmental record will...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy opts out from May 7 elections 19-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and President of Jai Samaikyaandhra Party, Kiran Kumar Reddy, has opted out of the contest in the May seven elections in the state. Though Kiran was expected to file his nomination from his home turf Piler Assembly constituency in Chittoor district on Saturday, he...
  • LS polls: Congress promises free TVs, laptops in Seemandhra 18-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Hyderabad: The Congress has promised free television sets along with dish connection for poor and free laptops for students of government colleges, in its manifesto for Seemandhra released on Friday. The Congress, which is facing a testing time in Seemandhra in view of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, promised freebies for...
  • BJP to contest 4 LS seats in Andhra in alliance with TDP 18-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Hyderabad: Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. Emerging from a long meeting with TDP leaders, Javadekar told reporters, "There is...
  • Chandrababu Naidu's last bid to power hits roadblock 18-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Hyderabad: The 63-year-old Nara Chandrababu Naidu is a worried man. The man who ruled undivided Andhra Pradesh for 9 years and wielded enormous clout at the national level is now battling infighting and trying to save his party. Naidu has been out of power for the past 10 years. He...
  • BJP makes last ditch efforts to save alliance with TDP in Andhra 18-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Hyderabad: Half way through the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now finding itself alone in the crucial state of Andhra Pradesh, where polling will be held on April 30 and May 7. The recently forged TDP-BJP alliance in the Seemandhra region is under severe strain over choice...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets worth Rs 343 crore, but no vehicle 17-04-2014 09:15 PM

    Kadapa: YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets of more than Rs 343 crore but does not own a vehicle. Jagan on Thursday filed his nomination for Pulivendula Assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. According to his affidavit filed along with the nomination, Jagan owns movable assets...
  • BJP, TDP try to salvage their broken alliance in Andhra 17-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telugu Desam Party have started negotiations to keep the alliance intact in Andhra Pradesh. BJP in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Prakash Javadekar is holding talks with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. According to sources, the BJP is hopeful of finding an early solution. The TDP...
  • Vijayamma files nomination from Visakhapatnam 17-04-2014 05:07 PM

    Visakhapatnam: YS Vijayamma, the YSRCP honorary president and the widow of the late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Dr YS Rajashekhara Reddy filed her nomination from Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. Accompanied by her daughter and YSRCP's firebrand speaker YS Sharmila, she filed nomination papers at the...
  • NTR family feud spoils BJP-TDP alliance in Andhra Pradesh 17-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Hyderabad: The TDP - BJP alliance in Andhra Pradesh is on the rocks. The family feud of Telugu cinema legend and former chief minister N T Ramarao is the main reason for the near collapse of the alliance. Their family drama is once again being played out in Andhra Pradesh....
  • TDP pulls out of alliance with BJP in Seemandhra: Sources 16-04-2014 11:41 PM

    New Delhi: Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party pulled out of the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Seemandhra, said sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Thursday. Earlier this month, the BJP and the TDP had finalised their...
  • Sonia Gandhi's first poll rally in Telangana today 16-04-2014 12:02 AM

    Hyderabad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally at Karimnagar in Telangana on Wednesday, her first public meeting in the region after the passage of Statehood Bill in February. The rally is likely to take place in the evening, Congress sources said. The meeting is crucial for Congress...
  • Only Narendra Modi can develop India: Chandrababu Naidu 15-04-2014 11:07 PM

    Rajahmundry (AP): Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu today said only BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi could bring about overall development in the country. "Modi would bring all-round development...He will develop the country as one of the greatest countries in world," Naidu said during a roadshow at Kethavaram in...
  • BJP-TDP coordinating well for AP polls, says Javadekar 14-04-2014 06:37 PM

    Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the TDP and BJP, which have formed an alliance for elections, are working in tandem and a mechanism has been built for coordination in all the constituencies. BJP would release its Seemandhra candidates by Tuesday night, Javadekar told reporters in Hyderabad....
  • Eight industrialists in LS poll fray in Andhra Pradesh 14-04-2014 04:14 PM

    Eight leading industrialists and businessmen are in poll fray from different parties for the Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh. Four of them belong to the YSR Congress, which released the list of its candidates for the simultaneous polls to Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha in the undivided AP. A...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Jagan to contest from Pulivendula Assembly seat 14-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy would contest from Pulivendula seat in native Kadapa district during the Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh. Jagan who has been MP from Kadapa, is fighting the Assembly polls for the first time. Pulivendula is a stronghold of the YSR family and it was...
  • AAP releases new list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections 14-04-2014 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party who is trying to make space for itself in the national arena has released a list of candidates for its four seats in Andhra Pradesh and one in Uttar Pradesh. It has fielded Jagat Ram Sonkar in UP's Bahraich (SC) seat. Sonkar has BJP's...
  • LS polls: YSR Congress promises 'golden era' in Seemandhra, Telangana 13-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Hyderabad: Promising to bring back the 'golden era' of late YSR Reddy in Seemandhra and Telangana, the YSR Congress on Sunday released its separate election manifestos for the two states. The party promised that if voted to power, it would launch a new scheme called "Aamma Badi' under which Rs...
  • Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu to re-contest from Kuppam Assembly seat 09-04-2014 04:37 PM

    TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu would seek re-election from his Kuppam seat of Chittoor district in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. Naidu's name figures in the first list of TDP candidates for 7 Lok Sabha and 47 Assembly segments in Seemandhra. Simultaneous elections to 175 Assembly and 25 Lok...
  • BJP announces candidates for LS, Assembly polls in Andhra 09-04-2014 01:11 PM

    The BJP on Wednesday announced its list of candidates for the Lok Sabha and assembly polls in Telangana region that includes former Union Ministers Bandaru Dattatreya, Ch Vidyasagar Rao among others. Dattatreya would be contesting from Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat, which he has held twice earlier, while Vidyasagar Rao has...
  • Telangana: Master gambler KCR contests in both Assembly and LS polls 09-04-2014 12:39 PM

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhararao is gambling once again. Popularly known as KCR, who has attained a cult figure status after his long, spirited fight for Telangana state yielded desired result is now sailing on two boats at the same time. KCR is contesting in the...
  • TDP, BJP still ironing out differences over seat adjustments 08-04-2014 11:45 PM

    Hyderabad: Practically six working hours are left for nominations for April 30 elections in Telangana to close but alliance partners Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP are still ironing out their differences over certain seats each plans to contest, sources said on Tuesday. BJP is yet to announce its candidates...
  • LS polls: TDP, BJP still thrashing out seat-sharing issues 08-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Alliance partners Telugu Desam Party and BJP continued to grapple with the contentious issue of seat sharing till Tuesday. BJP is yet to announce its candidates for 47 Assembly and 8 Lok Sabha seats it will be contesting while TDP has to announce its nominees for 45 Assembly and 8...
  • Congress fields 111 candidates in Telangana for Assembly polls 07-04-2014 07:33 PM

    New Delhi: After much delay, the Congress on Monday released its list of candidates for Assembly elections in Telangana. The party has fielded candidates in 111 of the 119 constituencies. Congress which carved out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh eyeing the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections suffered a huge setback when...
  • AAP not to put up candidates for assembly polls 07-04-2014 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: With AAP fielding over 425 candidates across the country for the Lok Sabha elections, the party will not be in a position to contest the assembly polls in four states due to lack of resources. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh (Telangana and Seemandhra), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will go to...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • TDP, BJP workers protest over pre-poll alliance in Andhra 06-04-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: After weeks of deliberations, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party have finalised their pre-poll alliance. The TDP is likely to cede 8 Lok Sabha seats to the BJP in Telangana and 5-6 seats in Seemandhra. Both the parties are, however, facing internal resistance. TDP workers are...
  • TDP, BJP reach a broad understanding over seat-sharing 06-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Hyderabad: Ending days of acrimony, Telugu Desam Party and Bharatiya Janata Party were on Saturday night understood to have reached a broad agreement over an electoral alliance in Andhra Pradesh. However, an official announcement in this regard is yet to be made as BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar is still...
  • Andhra Pradesh: TRS announces second list of candidates for LS, Assembly polls 05-04-2014 05:44 PM

    The Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Saturday announced its second list with seven candidates for Lok Sabha and four for Assembly even as other parties are yet to conclude their seat-sharing arrangements. Already four days have elapsed since notification for the April 30 elections to 119 Assembly and 17 Lok Sabha...