Andhra Pradesh police concerned about Visakhapatnam as capital

Even as the Andhra Pradesh government looks set to move its executive capital to Visakhapatnam, the state police have raised a red flag. That's because Visakhapatnam district is part of the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) zone where the Maoists are quite active. If the capital is moved to Vizag, it will mean the presence of a … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh police concerned about Visakhapatnam as capital

Amaravati farmers upset with Vizag capital decision

Farmers in the Amaravati capital region who gave their lands as part of an elaborate land pooling arrangement to the Andhra Pradesh government are upset with the decision of the Jaganmohan Reddy government to move the administrative capital to Visakhapatnam. With speculation that the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) could be scrapped and … Continue reading Amaravati farmers upset with Vizag capital decision

Owaisi asks friend Jagan to withdraw support to CAA

Asaduddin Owaisi has never hid his admiration for late chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. That translated to a friendship with Jaganmohan Reddy as well, helped also by the fact that both are alumni of the Hyderabad Public School in Begumpet in Hyderabad though the Hyderabad MP is a few years senior to Jagan. But now … Continue reading Owaisi asks friend Jagan to withdraw support to CAA

Divide in Mega family over Andhra’s three capitals

At a time when his younger brother Pawan Kalyan has criticised Jaganmohan Reddy's proposal to establish the administrative capital in Visakhapatnam, Legislative capital in Amaravati and Judicial capital in Kurnool, Chiranjeevi has taken a diametrically opposite position. The former Union minister has supported the proposal saying decentralisation is important for development. The two-page statement will … Continue reading Divide in Mega family over Andhra’s three capitals

Technically, Vizag will be Andhra Pradesh’s new capital

So it is apparent Jaganmohan Reddy did not want GN Rao, the head of the committee that looked into whether Amaravati should continue as a capital, to steal the thunder. Which is why the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in the dying minutes of the winter session of the Assembly, lit up the House with … Continue reading Technically, Vizag will be Andhra Pradesh’s new capital

Jagan’s three capital proposal divides BJP down the middle

Jaganmohan Reddy's proposal to have three capitals for Andhra Pradesh has divided opinion in the BJP into two. While state president Kanna Lakshmi Narayana has slammed the idea to divide administration and the legislature, Rajya Sabha MP and spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao who hails from Andhra Pradesh, has welcomed the move.  While the BJP chief … Continue reading Jagan’s three capital proposal divides BJP down the middle

Was Botsa Satyanarayana misleading the Andhra lawmakers?

Just last week, during the winter session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly, Municipal Administration minister Botsa Satyanarayana in a written reply said there was no proposal to shift the state capital out of Amaravati. A day later, he watered down his own official response by saying the expert committee will take the call. Four days … Continue reading Was Botsa Satyanarayana misleading the Andhra lawmakers?

Big News : Andhra Pradesh may have three capital cities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U8GQf61MBA Andhra Pradesh could have three capital cities if Jaganmohan Reddy has his way. In the Assembly, Jagan dropped hints that the state could have an executive capital (Visakhapatnam), a legislative capital (Amaravati) and a judicial capital (Kurnool). This, the YSRCP perhaps reckons, will make people of all three regions in the state happy and … Continue reading Big News : Andhra Pradesh may have three capital cities

Delhi government evinces interest in Disha Act

Chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy's praise of his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao for the Hyderabad encounter and blaming National Human Rights Commission for its decision to probe it, was rather controversial. But the move to pass the Disha Act has got the Andhra Pradesh assembly much praise. While actors like Raashi Khanna have praised it, … Continue reading Delhi government evinces interest in Disha Act

Officer close to Chandrababu Naidu gets the Jagan axe

During Chandrababu Naidu's regime, Jasti Krishna Kishore as the CEO of the AP Economic Development Board was the key man to contact if any industrialist wanted to invest in Andhra Pradesh. Six months after the change in guard, the 1990 batch IRS officer finds himself suspended and facing a CID probe into an alleged case … Continue reading Officer close to Chandrababu Naidu gets the Jagan axe

Jagan’s novel and entertaining way to teach English

If there is one project most close to the heart of Jaganmohan Reddy and by extension, the Andhra Pradesh government, it is its objective to convert classes 1 to 6 in all government schools in the state from Telugu medium to English medium from the next academic year. And it needs a 360 degree framework, … Continue reading Jagan’s novel and entertaining way to teach English

Amaravati stays as Capital of Andhra Pradesh

Botsa Satyanarayana, the minister for Municipal Administration, whose statements on the future of Amaravati created doubts over whether the yet-to-be-developed city will be the capital of Andhra Pradesh, has cleared the air. In a written reply to the Legislative Council, Satyanarayana has said there is no proposal to shift the state capital.  Since Jaganmohan Reddy … Continue reading Amaravati stays as Capital of Andhra Pradesh

BJP demand to set up CBI court in Vijayawada to target Jagan?

13 December was yet another Friday that YS Jaganmohan Reddy did not attend the CBI court in Hyderabad. The chief minister had reason to skip it as the Andhra Pradesh assembly was in session and in the second half of the day, he was the chief guest at an Andhra University event in Visakhapatnam.  Though … Continue reading BJP demand to set up CBI court in Vijayawada to target Jagan?

As lawmakers defy party line, Naidu and Pawan helpless

It is a coincidence that two lawmakers - one an MP and the other an MLA - decided to follow their conscience and heart rather than the party line on contentious issues. The MP is Kesineni Srinivas alias Nani of the Telugu Desam and the MLA is Rapaka Varaprasada Rao, the lone legislator of the … Continue reading As lawmakers defy party line, Naidu and Pawan helpless