Seemandhra

  • BJP saves alliance with TDP, to contest in 4 LS seats 18-04-2014 10:40 PM

    Hyderabad: Saving themselves from a last minute embarrassment, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party on Friday ironed out differences ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Seemandhra, after a 4 hour meeting at Chandrababu Naidu's residence in Hyderabad. The BJP will be contesting in 13 Assembly...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Seemandhra migrants to decide outcome in Malkajgiri 18-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Hyderabad: A union minister, a former top cop, a bureaucrat-turned-politician and an educationist are locked in a multi-cornered contest in Malkajgiri, one of India's biggest Lok Sabha constituencies with nearly three million voters. Located on the periphery of Hyderabad, this constituency is attracting all the attention for its unique characteristics...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TDP joins NDA, BJP to contest on 8 seats in Telangana, 5 in Seemandhra 06-04-2014 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: Following weeks of deliberations, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party have finalised their pre-poll alliance in Andhra Pradesh. The BJP will contest on eight seats in Telangana and five seats in Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats and Seemandhra has 25....
  • Another blow to Congress in Andhra; KS Rao likely to join BJP 03-04-2014 12:09 PM

    Hyderabad: Union Textiles Minister and Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is likely to quit the Congress and join the BJP, say sources. Rao, was amongst the political leaders who had quite vocally opposed Congress's decision to carve out Telangana from Andhra. Rao's resignation from the party is...
  • Andhra poll tracker: TDP to get 13-19 seats, YSRCP 9-15, Congress 4-8 01-04-2014 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: It is a desperate battle for survival in Andhra Pradesh for all major political parties. After the division, there are four major political forces. While the Congress and the TRS are the strongest in Telangana, in divided Andhra Pradesh, it is an all out war between YS Jagan...
  • TDP promises waiver of loans to farmers, self-help groups 31-03-2014 11:27 PM

    Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Monday promised waiver of loans to farmers and women's self-help groups in both Seemandhra and Telangana if it comes to power. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who released his party manifesto for both the regions, said that TDP would ensure supply of free...
  • Stalemate between BJP, TDP over seat sharing in Andhra Pradesh 31-03-2014 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: With stalemate continuing between BJP and TDP over seat sharing in Andhra Pradesh, the state units of BJP in Telangana and Seemandhra on Monday sought the central leadership's intervention to take a final decision on the prolonged crisis. Both the state units appear to be preparing to go...
  • Andhra Pradesh pollscape: It's a desperate fight for political survival 31-03-2014 11:47 AM

    Hyderabad: "Congress hatao, desh bachao (Remove Congress, save the country)" - No, this isn't Narendra Modi at one of his ubiquitous political rallies. This is Tollywood cine actor Pawan Kalyan threatening to wipe out Congress party from Andhra Pradesh. Popularly known as the "power star", he also bears the tag...
  • Congress to select LS nominees for Telangana, Seemandhra this week 30-03-2014 02:06 PM

    Congress is expected to finalise its list of Lok Sabha candidates for Telangana and Seemandhra regions of Andhra Pradesh this week, which collectively contributed 33 seats in the last elections. Indicating this, Union Minister Vayalar Ravi, who heads the AP screening committee said that leaders from both the States would...
  • BJP may go alone in Andhra, no consensus with TDP on seat sharing 30-03-2014 12:24 PM

    BJP may go alone in Andhra Pradesh as sources say that there is no consensus with TDP on seat sharing. A pre-poll alliance is also unlikely to materialize. BJP sources have indicated that the party is ready to go alone if a favourable seat sharing formula is not worked out....
  • People of Seemandhra want Modi to become PM: BJP 25-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Andhra Pradesh BJP on Tuesday said that decentralised development of Seemandhra region is only possible if the party comes to power at the Centre. "People want BJP to come to power at the Centre and Narendra Modi to become the Prime Minister to provide transparent, corruption-free and stable government. After...
  • AP: Desperate Congress unveils new scheme to woo battle-shy leaders 25-03-2014 11:50 AM

    Hyderabad: The Congress is looking for candidates in the divided state of Andhra Pradesh. After the bifurcation of the state and the resignation of chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy from the party in protest against it, the Congress party looks like a deserted house. Most of the sitting Congress...
  • Arun Jaitley hits out at Rahul Gandhi, says he is cut off from reality 17-03-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Launching an attack on Congress Vice Presdent Rahul Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said that the former's claims of opinion polls being jokes shows that he is cut off from reality. "Faced with odds, Rahul Gandhi has decided to talk up the morale...
  • Telangana: TRS may go solo in polls, a loss-loss situation for Congress 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Will he? Won't he? Everyone is asking these two questions in Telangana these days. The Telangana Rashra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhara Rao seems to have changed his mind after the creation of Telangana state by Parliament. He is not saying anything on the possible tie up with the...
  • Former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy floats a new party 06-03-2014 06:47 PM

    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...
  • How one AP election will elect governments in Seemandhra, Telangana 05-03-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: The divided state of Andhra Pradesh is going to polls (both state Assembly and Lok Sabha) as one state, for the last time. Since the Central Government has fixed June 2 as the appointed date for the state of Telangana, officially the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh will...
  • Will Andhra prove to be the waterloo of Congress in 2014? 04-03-2014 11:54 PM

    With the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana, it seems that the Congress will find it difficult to garner votes in Seemandhra in the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress which was pinning its hopes on the TRS has also ruled out any merger with the former. ...
  • Govt decides to split AP, create Telangana on June 2 04-03-2014 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday decided to designate June 2 as the bifurcation date for Andhra Pradesh and the creation of Telangana. Andhra Pradesh will be divided into Seemandhra and Telangana having 13 and 10 districts respectively. On March 1, President Pranab Mukerjee had signed the Telangana Bill...
  • Panel for Seemandhra capital this week: Jairam Ramesh 04-03-2014 05:32 PM

    Guntur: The Central government will appoint an experts' committee this week to identify the capital for the residual state of Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday. The committee will submit its report in six months, he said. The panel will study various alternatives and pick up a...
  • President rule in Andhra a sad commentary on Congress functioning: Venkaiah Naidu 04-03-2014 03:49 PM

    The imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh is a sad commentary on the functioning of Congress, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu alleged in Hyderabad on Tuesday. "It is a sad commentary on the functioning of the Congress party. That's why I called it 'Tughlak (Mohammad Bin) rule'. They...
  • LS polls: TRS rules out merger with Congress 03-03-2014 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: In the run up to the elections, when the Congress is looking for allies and negotiating with various parties, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi has ruled out merger with the former. The move can be a big blow to the Congress as the party will not able to win...
  • TRS may take a final call on merger or alliance with Congress today 03-03-2014 08:56 AM

    Hyderabad: Amid suspense whether TRS would merge with Congress or forge an alliance, a crucial meeting of the regional party would be held on Monday to take a call on the issue. The joint meeting of TRS politburo, MLAs and state executive would be held at the party office to...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances 03-03-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's move to pass the five anti-corruption bills through the ordinance route has hit a roadblock. The Union Cabinet on Sunday did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances being pushed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reservations. The President made...
  • Cabinet grants special status to Seemandhra for 5 years 02-03-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared five-year special category status for Seemandhra. This comes days after Congress President Sonia Gandhi had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant special category status to Seemandhra. Sonia is seen by many as the person who pushed for Andhra Pradesh Reorgnaisation Bill...