The new order of YS Jaganmohan Reddy is bound to put a lot of pressure on district collectors and joint collectors in Andhra Pradesh but will be welcomed by the people at large. At a time when getting a hospital bed is a herculean task even for the well connected, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister … Continue reading 30 minutes to get a hospital bed in Andhra Pradesh or else. Jagan orders
The return to Andhra Pradesh after being forced to stay in Hyderabad for more than two months because of the lockdown, is not proving to be good news for Chandrababu Naidu. News of at least two Telugu Desam MLAs preparing to jump ship ahead of the party's annual Mahanadu is doing the rounds. Already three … Continue reading Ahead of annual TDP Mahanadu, defections could jolt Chandrababu Naidu
In between the crisis management of the Corona virus pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has reportedly sent an ordinance to Governor BB Harichandan. This amends the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act 1994 and thereby changes the tenure, eligibility and method of appointment of the State Election Commissioner (SEC). But this is not routine legalese. The … Continue reading In the midst of Covid19 crisis, Jagan govt set to remove Andhra SEC
Even as India and its political leadership is focused on battling the Corona virus, the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not reach out to Telugu Desam chief Chandrababu Naidu has not gone unnoticed in Andhra Pradesh political circles. This when two days back, Modi called up just about every prominent opposition leader in … Continue reading PM Modi does not dial Chandrababu Naidu on Corona
It is with a sense of deja vu that one is witnessing the political developments unfolding in Madhya Pradesh. Because if it confirms anything, it is that the Congress does not learn from past mistakes. When the Congress won a cliffhanger of an election in Madhya Pradesh in 2018, it was evident that the jostling … Continue reading Jagan to Jyotiraditya – No lessons learnt
The YSR Congress party usually does not nominate any person who is not a member to the Rajya Sabha. Which is why the decision to send Parimal Nathwani to the Upper House is significant. Though for the record, Jaganmohan Reddy is believed to have made it clear that Nathwani will be seen as a YSRCP … Continue reading Jagan to send Reliance honcho to Rajya Sabha. Why is it significant?
In the first seven months of Jaganmohan Reddy's tenure as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, if there is one running theme, it is to reverse just about every decision taken by his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu. In fact, the government is referred to in jest as a Reverse Government. But in what may be a first, … Continue reading Will Jagan make Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, history?
On paper, a party with no MLA (BJP) and a party with one MLA (Jana Sena) should not worry a ruling party with a brute majority of 151 out of 175 legislators. But politics does not quite follow the Math we learnt in school. Which is perhaps why YSRCP leaders are going overboard, falling over … Continue reading What Pawan signing up with the BJP will mean to Andhra Pradesh politics
On 30 December, Vijayasai Reddy of the YSR Congress wrote to the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, Law minister and Director of the CBI, urging them not to appoint a Telugu officer as Joint Director of the CBI in Hyderabad. Alleging that Telugu officers invariably come under the influence of ``strong local connections, both political … Continue reading Home ministry will address the CBI Joint Director issue, says Vijayasai Reddy
Even if Amaravati was not a disaster for environmental reasons, the plan to kill a fertile multi-crop land to construct a concrete jungle was criminal. But Chandrababu Naidu was convinced his decision to locate the capital for Andhra Pradesh in Amaravati made perfect sense. On Tuesday, the YSRCP government tore into the manner in which … Continue reading Amaravati a real estate plot, alleges YSRCP
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
A lot has changed since the summer of 2019 when general elections were held. At that time, two chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal came down to Andhra Pradesh to campaign for Chandrababu Naidu, to help him to defeat Jaganmohan Reddy. The Telugu Desam chief was engaged in a bitter and tough electoral battle … Continue reading Riding on Jagan’s win, Prashant Kishor’s political client list soars
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
On the opening day of the winter session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly, Chandrababu Naidu took the floor outside the House first. The Telugu Desam protested wearing onion garlands and scales with jewellery on one side, to show the skyrocketing prices of onions. But inside the House, chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy decided to tell Naidu … Continue reading The battle of the onions in Andhra Pradesh