Lulu group boycotts Andhra Pradesh but BJP welcomes Jagan’s decision

The UAE-based conglomerate Lulu group has not taken kindly to the manner in which it was ejected from Andhra Pradesh. The YSRCP government cancelled 13.83 acres of  land allotted to the group in Visakhapatnam on 30 October. This was given to the Lulu group by the Chandrababu Naidu government to develop an international convention centre … Continue reading Lulu group boycotts Andhra Pradesh but BJP welcomes Jagan’s decision

Jagan finally tackles the opposition Sand-storm in Andhra Pradesh

The opposition has managed to create a sandstorm in Andhra Pradesh over the shortage of sand for the construction sector. The YSRCP government which junked its predecessor's free sand policy, could not implement its sand-for-a-fee policy from 5 September because heavy floods in the Krishna and Godavari meant sand could not be mined. That created … Continue reading Jagan finally tackles the opposition Sand-storm in Andhra Pradesh

Vamsi succeeds in his mission, gets suspended from TDP

It is a given that when leaders quit a party, they do their new political home a favour by publicly attacking their former bosses. That is the standard template being followed by Gannavaram MLA Vamsi Vallabhneni who articulated his disappointment with politics, even saying he wanted to quit the field altogether.  This week, he started off … Continue reading Vamsi succeeds in his mission, gets suspended from TDP

Jagan govt opposes national status to Telangana’s Kaleshwaram project

All does not seem to be well between YS Jaganmohan Reddy and K Chandrasekhar Rao. Five months after the Andhra Pradesh chief minister attended the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on river Godavari in Telangana, his state has told the Supreme court to direct the Centre not to grant it the status of … Continue reading Jagan govt opposes national status to Telangana’s Kaleshwaram project

Jagan’s emphasis on school infrastructure and English medium is praiseworthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wt7h9SC2HI It helps that National Education Day (birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad) and Children's Day (birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru) fall within three days of each other. The Andhra Pradesh government has spent this time in particular, focusing on school education.  One of the big decisions taken by Jaganmohan Reddy has been to upgrade … Continue reading Jagan’s emphasis on school infrastructure and English medium is praiseworthy

Chandrababu Naidu’s Deeksha on sand shortage is also to reconstruct TDP

On Thursday, Chandrababu Naidu will sit on a 12-hour-long deeksha in Vijayawada to protest against the sand shortage in Andhra Pradesh. Why this is important is because the issue pertains not just to the construction industry, it also has implications for the construction of the opposition space in the state. And to reconstruct the structure … Continue reading Chandrababu Naidu’s Deeksha on sand shortage is also to reconstruct TDP

Revealed : The reason Singapore Consortium did not start work in Amaravati

The decision of the Singapore Consortium and the Andhra Pradesh government to call off the proposal to develop the core capital area has upset Chandrababu Naidu. But those familiar with the project details have told Filter Kaapi that no work was undertaken by the Singapore companies. And the reason for this was reportedly political. ``They … Continue reading Revealed : The reason Singapore Consortium did not start work in Amaravati

We will empty your TDP house soon, BJP leader warns Chandrababu Naidu

After a lull, the BJP is back to eyeing the Telugu Desam. Party MLC Somu Veerraju today taunted Chandrababu Naidu, telling the former chief minister not to worry too much about his 23 MLAs.  ``A lot of sitting MLAs as well as ex-MLAs are trying to join the BJP since the party is growing from … Continue reading We will empty your TDP house soon, BJP leader warns Chandrababu Naidu

Pawan Kalyan hits back at Jagan’s taunt on his three marriages

It is a noisy political neighbourhood in Andhra Pradesh. A day after YS Jaganmohan Reddy taunted Pawan Kalyan about his three marriages, the Jana Sena chief hit back, asking the chief minister what was wrong if he had three marriages. ``He keeps saying three marriages, three marriages. Who is stopping you? You also marry three … Continue reading Pawan Kalyan hits back at Jagan’s taunt on his three marriages

`Prominent person in Andhra Pradesh paid Rs 150 crore in cash’

``Evidence of cash payment of more than Rs 150 crore to a prominent person in Andhra Pradesh has been unearthed.''  Who could that prominent person be? That is the question doing the rounds ever since the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) put out a press release giving details of the Income Tax department busting … Continue reading `Prominent person in Andhra Pradesh paid Rs 150 crore in cash’

Has the Amaravati capital project been abandoned by the Jagan regime?

If you needed to know if Amaravati is happening or not, you could not have got a louder hint than this. Through an order dated 11 November, the Andhra Pradesh government has closed the Amaravati Capital City Start-Up Area project. This was to be developed by the Singapore Consortium which comprised Ascendas Singbridge Pte Ltd … Continue reading Has the Amaravati capital project been abandoned by the Jagan regime?

Discussions on Amaravati over today, fate of Andhra’s capital to be decided soon

12 November is the last date for people to submit their suggestions on Amaravati to the expert committee headed by former IAS officer  GN Rao. The committee was set up to work out the roadmap for the capital city of Andhra Pradesh as well as relook at the urban planning and possible relocation. As part … Continue reading Discussions on Amaravati over today, fate of Andhra’s capital to be decided soon

English Medium controversy : Jagan refers to Pawan Kalyan’s three marriages

Ever since the YSR Congress government in Andhra Pradesh decided to introduce English medium in government schools, opposition parties have been raising a stink, terming it discrimination against the mother tongue, that is the Telugu language. Pawan Kalyan went to the extent of asking Jaganmohan Reddy of learning from K Chandrasekhar Rao. On Monday, Jagan used … Continue reading English Medium controversy : Jagan refers to Pawan Kalyan’s three marriages

Of media order, Press Day and the Andhra govt

Did a miffed Andhra Pradesh government cancel the National Press Day event that was proposed to be held in Vijayawada on 16 November because the Press Council of India took suo moto note of the Government order that advocated defamation cases to be slapped on media houses for wrong reportage? No. On the contrary, the … Continue reading Of media order, Press Day and the Andhra govt