KIRAN KUMAR REDDY

  • Andhra Congress chief slams former CM Kiran Reddy for party defeat June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing former Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for Congress' rout in elections in Andhra Pradesh, APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy on Monday alleged Reddy had an hidden agenda leading to the defeat of the party in the state. "Antiincumbency and price rise were among the reasons for Congress'...
  • AP division due to tacit pact between TRS, YSRCP: Kiran Reddy May 3, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): Jai Samaikhyandhra Party (JSP) President N Kiran Kumar Reddy has accused TRS and YSRCP of entering into a "tacit" understanding to approve division of Andhra Pradesh. Addressing various road shows in East Godavari district last night, Reddy said, "A secret agreement between TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao and his...
  • Centre recommends dissolution of AP Assembly, extension of President's rule April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Government on Friday recommended dissolution of Andhra Pradesh assembly and extension of the President's rule there beyond April 30, circumventing the need for convening a special session of Parliament to ratify central rule in the state. The Union Cabinet at its meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy opts out from May 7 elections April 19, 2014

    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 opted...
  • Kiran Reddy aide quits his new party, joins TDP April 4, 2014

    Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy-led Jai Samaikyaandhra Party (JSP) on Friday received a jolt when its vice-president joined the TDP. Pithani Satyanarayana was one of the two former Cabinet colleagues of Kiran who played a key role in the formation of JSP on the united Andhra Pradesh...
  • Kiran Reddy hits out at TRS, Congress during road show March 22, 2014

    Jai Samaikhyandhra Party President N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday conducted his maiden road show in Krishna district, where he hit out at TRS and Congress over division of Andhra Pradesh. The former Congress Chief Minister, a staunch supporter of united Andhra Pradesh, began his two-day road show from Jaggaihpet town...
  • New parties emerge in Seemandhra, Telangana after AP bifurcation March 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has led to the creation of several regional parties. Amid the rising summer heat, it's raining political parties in Andhra Pradesh. Former AP chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has finally stepped out of the Congress and launched...
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy unveils 'footwear' as his new party's symbol March 16, 2014

    Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday unveiled 'footwear' as the election symbol of his newly launched Jai Samaikyandhra Party. Moving swiftly after the launch of his party on the 'unified Andhra Pradesh' plank last week, Reddy made the announcement at a function in Visakhapatnam. "JSP has...
  • Customised home-on-wheels for political leaders March 16, 2014

    Come election time, leaders of various political parties turn to this industrial city for remodelling their SUVs into comfortable caravans to undertake whirlwind campaigns. Koyas and Sons, the city-based car interior designers, is the preferred destination for turning vehilces into mini "mobile-homes" featuring all the comfort needed for the gruelling electioneering. Even...
  • Won't ally with anyone responsible for AP's division: Ex-CM Kiran Reddy March 11, 2014

    Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy launched his party on Monday. Jai Samaikyandhra Party will work for a united Andhra Pradesh, Reddy declared. ...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy names his party 'Jai Samaikyandhra Party' March 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has named his new party 'Jai Samaikyandhra Party'. Reddy who had quit Congress following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh had floated his party last week. Kiran who was known as a staunch Congress loyalist had openly rebelled against party's decision to...
  • A Billion Votes: Will the politics of protest help or hurt the AAP? March 6, 2014

    While the 14 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers arrested overnight for protests in the national capital were granted bail by the Patiala House Court on Thursday, party leaders Ashutosh and Shazia Ilmi were taken for interrogation at the Parliament Street police station. The two leaders have been served a notice...
  • Former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy floats a new party March 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a setback for the Congress, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday floated his own party. "To safeguard the pride of Telugu people, and to reflect their sentiments, we are floating a new party," Reddy said while announcing the new outfit. The announcement comes...
  • In a last-ditch effort, Kiran Kumar Reddy moves SC against AP bifurcation March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, in perhaps a last-ditch effort, has moved the Supreme Court against the bifurcation of the state. The matter will come up for hearing on Friday. Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned as CM in February shortly after the Centre decided to push through...
  • Telangana and Seemandhra: The battle for power and its players March 1, 2014

    "All the world's a stage and all men and women are mere players." When William Shakespeare wrote that cult poem, little did he know, centuries later, it'd be best suited to describe the political happenings in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Indian politics has never been low on drama and...
  • N Kiran Kumar Reddy likely to drop plans to float new party February 28, 2014

    Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, who will be listed in history as the last Chief Minister of an "undivided" Andhra Pradesh, is likely to drop his plans to float a new political party. "Since there has been no official word about the possible launch of the new party, there will not be...
  • Andhra Pradesh assembly election to be held with Lok Sabha polls February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: As India gets ready for its 29the state, the Election Commission on Thursday announced that Andhra Pradesh will elect a new Assembly with the Lok Sabha elections. The Lok Sabha elections are likely to take place in the April-May. Parliament has passed the Telangana Bill (Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill,...
  • Congress leadership split on naming interim CM for AP: Sources February 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Congress is split on the issue of naming a interim Chief Minister for Andhra Pradesh as it awaits bifurcation. Sources in the Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said that the party top brass was not in favour of it despite pressure from the local leadership. The Congress is...
  • AP unlikely to get new CM, to be under President's rule: Cong sources February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After the resignation of Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, the state is unlikely to get the successor as Lok Sabha elections are nearing, said Congress sources on Monday. The state is likely to be under the President's Rule. Reddy had resigned last week...
  • Seemandhra MPs urge Kiran Reddy to float new party February 23, 2014

    Seemandhra MPs, expelled from Congress, and other party leaders on Sunday urged Andhra Pradesh caretaker Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to launch a new political outfit. "We fought (in Parliament) and Chief Minister in the Assembly. Our fight should not go waste. We told him to start a new party....
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy mulls new party with expelled Congress MPs February 23, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh caretaker Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday held talks with six MPs expelled from the Congress and state ministers loyal to him to chalk out his future course of action. Kiran Reddy, who last week resigned as chief minister and from the Congress to protest the bifurcation...
  • Andhra Pradesh stares at President's Rule, government formation unlikely February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Though after many twists and turns, India is getting ready for its 29th state, Telangana but Andhra Pradesh is headed towards President's Rule. According to sources, the Ministry of Home Affairs has got the Governor's report which states that government formation by any political party is not possible...
  • UPA to push Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha today as time runs out February 20, 2014

    Hyderabad/New Delhi: Time is running out for the UPA to realise its Telangana dream. With just a day to go for this Parliament session to end, the government will try and push through the Telangana Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The upper house saw ugly scenes over...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: TN's decision to release Rajiv killers shocks Congress February 19, 2014

    It is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's masterstroke. Jayalalithaa has now put the ball in the Centre's court by ordering the release of all 7 Rajiv Gandhi killers from jail. She has given just three days' time to the Centre to ratify the decision. The Centre is shocked by...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Mamata in PM race with Anna's endorsement? February 19, 2014

    The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that a nonUPA, nonNDA federal front will form the government next. Earlier in the day, she met with anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare who said that there was no other leader like Mamata Banerjee. Mamata too said Anna will select her party's...
  • Sonia asks PM to grant special status to Seemandhra after Telangana February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant special category status to Seemandhra after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, according to sources. She has demanded special status for the period of 5 years of the new state where massive protests have been going on...
  • Kiran Reddy had to quit: Home Minister February 19, 2014

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde reacted to Kiram Kumar Reddy resigning as the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, MLA and a member of the Congress party saying that he had no other option but to quit. ...
  • Passage of Telangana Bill undemocratic, disgraceful: Kiran Kumar Reddy February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, who quit as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in protest over Telangana described the passage of the Telangana Bill as undemocratic and disgraceful. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai in an interview an hour after he formally resigned as the CM, a visibly sad...
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy quits as Andhra Pradesh CM, MLA, Congress member February 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: After fighting a vain battle opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, state Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday announced his resignation. His move came after the contentious Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2013 to create Telangana was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday amidst vociferous protests. Defending his decision,...