CEO says 6 nominations for Rajya Sabha polls from AP & TS valid

Hyderabad (INN): All six candidates, who filed their nomination papers for Rajya Sabha seats from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, are all set to get elected unopposed.

According to Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal, all six nominations, for four seats in AP and two seats in Telangana, were found to be valid during scrutiny held on Wednesday.

However, he said that the results would be declared only on June 3 at 3 PM, after the end of deadline for withdrawal of nomination.

Therefore, TRS candidates Dharmapuri Srinivas and Capt. Lakshmikantha Rao from Telangana and TDP candidates Y.S. Chowdhary and T.G. Venkatesh of TDP, BJP candidate and Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and YSRCP candidate V. Vijaya Sai Reddy are all set to get elected to Rajya Sabha unanimously.

Grand celebration of TS Formation Day in New Delhi

Hyderabad (INN): The second anniversary of Telangana Formation Day was celebrated in a grand manner in the national capital on Thursday.

Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Special Representative of Telangana Venugopal Chary and other leaders participated in the celebrations held at Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi.

The Deputy CM hosted the national flag and all participants paid rich tributes to the martyrs. Floral tributes were also paid to the Telangana Talli statue and portrait of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

A photo exhibition, highlighting the achievements of two-year-old TRS Government, was also organised at Telangana Bhavan.

Speaking to media persons later, Mahmood Ali said that the TRS Government has proved all apprehensions wrong with regard to formation of Telangana State.

Compared to three other small States formed during BJP rule, Telangana has emerged as the fastest growing State in the country.

TRS MPs B. Vinod Kumar, Jithender Reddy, Rajya Sabha MP R. Anand Bhaskar and other leaders participated in the celebrations.

TRS seeks MIM support for D. Srinivas and Capt. Lakshmikantha Rao in RS Elections

Hyderabad (INN): Finance Minister Eatala Rajender and Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy visited Darulsalaam, the MIM Headquartes, here on Monday.

The ministers were accorded warm reception by MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi and other party leaders. Eatala and Nayani formally requested the MIM chief to support the candidature of Dharmapuri Srinivas and Capt. Lakshmikantha Rao, the TRS candidates, in the Rajya Sabha elections.

Accepting their request, Asaduddin Owaisi assured his party’s support to the TRS and also promised that MIM leaders would be present at the time of filing of nomination papers.

TRS leader D Srinivas to file nomination for RS Elections

Hyderabad (INN): Senior TRS leader Dharmapuri Srinivas will file his nomination papers for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections on May 31.

According to sources, Srinivas, who has been named as TRS candidate, will file the nomination on May 31 at 11 AM in the presence of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar and other senior party leaders.

Meanwhile, Srinivas, on Saturday, resigned from the post of Advisor to Government of Telangana (Inter-State Relations). He has sent his resignation letter to the Chief Minister in view of his candidature for the Rajya Sabha elections.

AIMIM accuses Telangana Govt of Neglecting Old City

Hyderabad (INN): The MIM legislators on Thursday pulled up the Telangana Government for its alleged failures to provide relief to the people with rainfall and heavy winds that lashed the city on May 20.

The MIM MLAs, who came to attend the meeting to review preparations for ensuing Ramzan month, accused the government of totally neglecting the Old City. Bahadurpura MLA Mohammed Maozam khan alleged that the people of Old City were yet to get required relief even after five days. He said the supply of drinking water, electricity and drainage system were not restored in many parts of the Old City. He asked what the authorities would do if a similar situation arises during the Ramzan month.

Yakutpura MLA Mumtaz Khan said that the people of Old City were forced to face unofficial power shut down for almost eight hours every day. He said no ex-gratia was paid to the family of a boy who was killed in the tragedy.

Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy entered into an argument with the MIM MLAs on the issue and accused them of leveling baseless allegations. Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali said that the heavy wind that struck the city was unprecedented and the government could not be expected to prevent winds or rainfall.

GHMC Commissioner Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy informed that 7.4 CM of rainfall was recorded in just 11 minutes and the wind speed was nearly 100 KMPH. He said such winds were usually witnessed during cyclones in coastal areas. He said that different agencies were working round the clock to restore the basic amenities for all citizens.

However, the MIM legislators were not convinced with the government’s reply and accused it of deliberately neglecting the Old City. They also condemned the absence of many senior officials in the meeting.

As the arguments between the ruling party and MIM leaders turned heated, the Home Minister ordered that all the media personnel be sent out of the meeting.

TRS MLC Mohammed Saleem, BJP MLA Kishan Reddy and MLC Chintala Ramchander Reddy and senior officials of various departments were also present in the meeting.

TS Congress leaders to discuss strategy against TRS in Telangana

Hyderabad (INN): The Telangana State Congress Legislature Party will meet on May 28 to discuss the strategy to be adopted against the TRS Government in the State.

The CLP meeting will be attended by Leaders of Opposition K. Jana Reddy (Assembly) and Mohammed Ali Shabbir (Council), TPCC President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Working President Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Congress MPs and all legislators.

CLP to meet on May 28 to discuss future strategy.

Modi government failed, says Telangana Congress

Hyderabad, May 26 (INN): Taking a dig at the two years NDA led union government senior Congress leaders on Thursday alleged that Modi Government was failed in almost all fronts.

Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that Modi government failed in all the major areas of public welfare. He said that farming sector, industries, and education were most hit during these two years of NDA rule in the country.

He said that farm production across the country was down by nearly 4% in the past two years. Union Government has no clarity on the developmental agenda in any sector. It has deceived the people of nation by its false promises, he said.

AICC spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Prof Rajiv Gouda on this occasion alleged that NDA rule in the country in the past two years was full of failures. He said that Modi government had proved itself a Kisam Virodhi government by not giving the farmers what was promised and by resorting to snatch away their lands in the name of Land Bill.

“Almost all the sectors including Agriculture, Foreign policy, employment creation, containing corruption, maintaining peace and tranquility and others,” he said.

Modi government had promised to enhance 50 per cent MSP but released 0.4 per cent so far, he alleged. He said that drought, lower agriculture productivity, decreased number of days of NREGS and suicides rattling the country but the Modi government behaved indifferently.

He said that Modi promised to provide two crore jobs per annum but created only 1.64 lakh jobs thus clearly deceiving the youth of the country. He said that unemployment across the country still looms large.

The foreign policy of the NDA government is also a complete failure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been visiting several countries but failed to make a mark with a wise foreign policy, he alleged.

Modi government’s foreign policy can be defined by four words viz., inconsistent, illogical, inept and incompetent, he said.

Coming down heavily upon Modi, AICC spokesperson Rajiv Gouda said that this government failed to contain corruption and rather facilitated the brazen corruption in many sectors.

Dy CM Mehmood Ali reviews Ramzan arrangements in Telangana

Hyderabad, May 26 (INN): Deputy Chief Mohammed Mahmood Ali on Thursday directed the officials to make elaborate arrangements for the holy month of Ramzan which is likely to begin on June 6.

Speaking to media person after the meeting, held at the State Secretariat, the Deputy CM informed that Rs. 50 lakh would be given for each district for Ramzan arrangements which includes repair of mosques and other arrangements.

He said all District Collectors have been asked to convene meetings at their levels to finalise the arrangements. He said that the power utilities have been asked to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the month of Ramzan.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has been asked to supply adequate water to mosque in view of high consumption during Ramzan.

The Deputy CM said additional precautions would be taken in view of recent heavy rains.

BJP Criticizes TRS over Ramazan

Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that the TRS Government was not serious on making best arrangements for the holy month of Ramzan.

Speaking to media persons after participating in the review meeting held at the State Secretariat on Thursday, BJP MLA G. Kishan Reddy said if the TRS Government was serious on making better arrangements for Ramzan, then Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao himself should have chaired the meeting. He also condemned the absence of several key officials in the crucial meeting.

Another BJP MLA Chintala Ramchander Reddy condemned State Government for not accepting his demand for payment of Rs. 10,000 to each Imam who recited Holy Quran during the month of holy Ramzan.

He said that the State Government pays Rs. 10,000 to each pujari who performs special pooja on auspicious occasions. Therefore, the government should extend the same benefit to all Imams across the State.