Work has begun on identifying where the executive capital zone in Visakhapatnam would be located. Biman Patel, Padma Shri and President of the CEPT University in Ahmedabad, that focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats, visited Vizag last week, to take a look at the locations identified by the Andhra Pradesh government. … Continue reading Where will the capital zone in Visakhapatnam be located?
Just what went wrong between Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy and former State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar? Filter Kaapi tells you the inside story of the fallout that has now become a constitutional stand-off, with the Andhra Pradesh High court revoking the government's order appointing a new SEC, replacing Ramesh Kumar. When … Continue reading The Inside Story of Jagan government’s spat with Ramesh Kumar
If the three legal blows the Andhra Pradesh High court inflicted on the state government were not bad enough, today's verdict overturning the ordinance that removed State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar is a personal embarrassment for Jaganmohan Reddy. The chief minister had personally taken on Ramesh Kumar, accusing him of caste bias and being … Continue reading Another legal snub for Jagan regime in Andhra Pradesh
The political bonhomie between K Chandrasekhar Rao and Jaganmohan Reddy that began much before the 2019 elections has had its first tiff. Telangana is upset that Andhra Pradesh has reportedly withdrawn more water than its allocated quota from the Srisailam project. It lodged a complaint with the Krishna River Management Board against its neighbour. The … Continue reading KCR-Jagan bonhomie enters choppy Krishna waters
Ever since the Amaravati Parirakshana Samiti claimed that the Andhra Pradesh government will shift the Executive capital of Andhra Pradesh to Visakhapatnam from Amaravati on 28 May, social media circles have been aflutter. The Samiti representative filed an interim application in the High court seeking an urgent hearing on the matter, while stating that the … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh CMO denies move to shift to Vizag in May
A day before the Prime Minister was to address the nation at 10 am on 14 April, Jaganmohan Reddy shot off a letter to Narendra Modi. In the letter, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh persisted with the point he made during the video conference with chief ministers. That just 81 mandals in Andhra Pradesh … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh may be able to relax lockdown after 20 April
Social Distancing is the phrase used most often by everyone, from the Prime Minister downwards. But is it really happening on the ground? Not in Andhra Pradesh, says B Chakradhar, Social activist and researcher who works closely with NREGA workers and champions their cause. He points out that on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 7 lakh … Continue reading 7 lakh MGNREGA workers continue work in Andhra Pradesh, says activist
This is unprecedented and is bound to embarrass the Jaganmohan Reddy government. A letter reportedly written by State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar to the Union Home Secretary is doing the rounds in which he has asked for security cover by Central forces. Ramesh Kumar, a retired IAS officer, has been under fire from the … Continue reading Andhra Election Commissioner takes on Jagan govt, seeks Central protection
A few weeks ago, Jaganmohan Reddy suggested to his officers to scout for a person who will help in generating ideas to increase the resource pool in Andhra Pradesh. That was because the Andhra Pradesh chief minister felt he had not met anyone since he came to power in May 2019 who looked at different options … Continue reading How SC Garg was appointed as Advisor to Jaganmohan Reddy
It will be curtains for Amaravati on 20 January. The cabinet meeting scheduled to be held before the special session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly will not only discuss the contents of the GN Rao and the Boston Consulting Group on the capital issue but also give final touches to the Bill that will repeal … Continue reading Amaravati as Andhra Pradesh main capital will become Past Tense
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
Pushpa Sreevani taking a group selfie with YS Jagan and other YSRCP women MLAs Andhra Pradesh Deputy chief minister P Pushpa Srivani clearly believes in exploring different avenues to express herself. After acting in a movie, now the Tribal welfare minister has decided to embrace Tiktok as well. The politician from north coastal Andhra Pradesh … Continue reading After a movie role, Andhra Pradesh Deputy CM now embraces TikTok
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
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?