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  • Andhra Pradesh MLC Elections begins from March 17, Election Commission releases schedule


     The Election Commission on Tuesday announced the schedule of biennial elections to the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Legislative Councils. The commission informed that it will hold elections in 9 constituencies of Andhra Pradesh including one legislative council in Telangana. The term of 9 legislative councillors will come to an end on March 29 and May 1 respectively.

    The commission also announced that Model code of conduct has applied in the constituencies with Immediate effect.
    Andhra Pradesh
    Name of the Constituencies Name of Retiring Members Date of Retirement
    Anantapur Local Authorities’ Mettu Govinda Reddy 29.03.2017
    Kadapa Local Authorities’ Narayana Reddy Chadipiralla 29.03.2017
    Nellore Local Authorities’ Narayana Reddy Vakati 01.05.2017
    West Godavari Local Authorities’ Angara Ramamohan 01.05.2017
    Meka Seshubabu 01.05.2017
    East Godavari Local Authorities’ Boddu Bhaskara Ramarao 01.05.2017
    Srikakulam Local Authorities’ Peerukatla Viswa Prasada Rao 01.05.2017
    Chitoor Local Authorities’ Sri. B. Naresh Kumar Reddy 01.05.2017
    Kurnool Local Authorities’ Sri Silpa Chakrapanireddy 01.05.2017 


    Telangana

    Name of the Constituency Name of Retiring Member Date of Retirement
    Hyderabad Local Authorities’ Syed Aminul Hasan Jafri
    01.05.2017

    The Commission has decided to hold Biennial Elections to the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Legislative Councils from Local Authorities Constituencies to fill up the above mentioned
    10 vacancies so arisen, in accordance with the following programme: –

    Sl. No. Subject of Program Days and Dates
    1. Issue of Notifications : 21th February, 2017 (Tuesday)
    2. Last date of making nominations : 28th February, 2017 (Tuesday)
    3. Scrutiny of nominations : 1st March, 2017 (Wednesday)
    4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures : 3rd March,  2017 (Friday)
    5. Date of poll : 17th March, 2017 (Friday)
    6. Hours of poll : 8.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M
    7. Counting of Votes : 20th March, 2017 (Monday)
    8. Date before which election shall be completed : 24th March, 2017 (Friday)

    With the code of conduct in place, AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s plan of conducting bhoomi puja for the new capital on June 6 has become doubtful. The announcement of the polls has kickstarted camp politics in the Telugu Desam as well as the Opposition YSR Congress. It is being presumed that TD will bag nine of the 12 seats due to majority in the local bodies while the YSRC will get the rest.

     The Election Commission on Tuesday announced the schedule of biennial elections to the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Legislative Councils. The commission informed that it will hold elections in 9 constituencies of Andhra Pradesh including one legislative council in Telangana. The term of 9 legislative councillors will come to an end on March 29 and May…

  • A section of Kapu leaders from Konaseema held a parallel meeting at Rajahmundry ?

    Vijayawada: The Kapu Nadu movement, spearheaded by former minister Mudragada Padmanabham for BC status for the community with the involvement of Kapus, Balijas, Telagas and Ontari Kapus, appears to be a divided house ahead of his marathon Padayatra scheduled on Wednesday from Ravulapalem to Antarvedi for a distance of 116km.

    A section of Kapu leaders from Konaseema region reportedly held a parallel meeting at Rajahmundry on Sunday adopted three resolutions such as a request to the government to expedite the release of the KL Manjunadhan Commission’s report on BC quota for Kapus, sanction of more funds for the Kapu Corporation and establishment of Kapu hostels. 

    The meeting was held under the aegis of the AP Kapu Sakshema Samithi under the aegis of Nalla Vishnu, member of the Kapu JAC speared by Padmanabham. According to sources, it was decided to hold another round of meeting in Guntur shortly. 

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    The parallel activity is said to be a sequel to consultations held by film director and former minister Dasari Narayana Rao with  the Kapu leaders in Rajahmundry some two months ago.  The developments appear to be an indication to the rising aspirations in a section of Kapu leaders to build the movement with an independent identity without political shades.  

    The impression that the Kapu movement has lost its independent status as Padmanabham unwittingly began playing into the hands of the YSRC after the Tuni’s Kapu Gharjana has gained momentum in a section of Kapus, triggering parallel activity. 

    Nalla Vishnu, talking to this correspondent urged not to view their  efforts as a parallel activity intending to differ with Mudragada’s leadership. “We got high respect for Padmanabham. If we belittle him, it amounts to belittling Kapus as a whole. Whatever we are doing is only supplementing his efforts to accomplish the mission”, Vishnu said. 

    In the same breath, he maintained that the Kapu Sankshema Samithi  was in existence with an organisational structure all over the State much before Padmanabham launched the quota movement. In a related development, a section of Balijas in Rayalaseema region broke away from the fold of Mudragada Padmanabham and floated an outfit Balija United Front (BUF) in December last. 

    The front leaders are going round the Balija-populated areas in Rayalaseema and Nellore districts to build an organizational structure with the involvement of local leaders.  OV Ramana, convener of the BUF said social justice will continue to elude Balijas as long as they sail with Kapus, a predominant caste in the coastal districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur districts. 

    The dwindling share of Balijas in distribution of political power appears to be growing discontent in the community. The community comprises 14-17 per cent in the four Rayalaseema districts, besides Nellore and parts of Prakasam districts after the State division. But the number of seats in Parliament and the Assembly represented by Balijas fell to 2 from eight over a period of three decades. 

    There are only two MLAs –Tirupati and Chittoor—from the community in the whole Rayalaseema region, said a retired professor of SV University from the community on condition of anonymity. Driving his point home, he said Rajampet Lok Sabha seat, once held by stalwarts from the community such as Ratnasabhapathi and Palakondrayudu slipped into the control of the dominant Reddies now. 

    Daggubati Purandhareswari, a leader from the Kamma community was imported from the coastal Andhra region by the BJP to contest as an MP candidate from Rajampet. How long we can bear this injustice, Ramana asked.Read More…

    Vijayawada: The Kapu Nadu movement, spearheaded by former minister Mudragada Padmanabham for BC status for the community with the involvement of Kapus, Balijas, Telagas and Ontari Kapus, appears to be a divided house ahead of his marathon Padayatra scheduled on Wednesday from Ravulapalem to Antarvedi for a distance of 116km. A section of Kapu leaders…

  • Rajahmundry: Forest officials shunted out for opposing illegal activities

    Rajahmundry: Forest officials are facing a tough task to conserve and protect Kolleru wildlife sanctuary. The villagers with the active support from politicians are involved in illegal activities like digging up fish tanks to raise fish, laying roads and even attempt to set up a colony by taking up construction of pucca houses in Godavari and Krishna districts.
    As the state government fails to initiate any measures to conserve and protect the sanctuary, fish mafia encourages the local villagers to dig up fish tanks spread over in thousands of acres of land and raise the fish to earn lot of money.
    Any upright officer who opposes such illegal activity will not be allowed to function in the area and if his or her resistance for such activities becomes unbearable, he or she will be shunted out to other place.
    There are several instances where officials were shunted out at the behest of politicians based on a complaint from the villagers with the support from fish mafia.
    Recently, assistant conservator of forests looking after Kaikalur range Vinod Kumar was shifted to Yelamanchali in Visakhapatnam.
    The reason for this transfer was that he was not allowing illegal activities in his range limits. As there is hue and cry when villagers start digging up fish tanks to raise fish, the smart villagers started raising a specific variety of fish which weighed about 250 gms in the breached tanks in shallow waters.
    As the villagers use chemical feed to raise them to become fully grown up fish in four to five months, water bodies are getting polluted. When the forest official objected to such practice, even a case under the provisions of SC and SC Atrocities (Prevention) Act was booked against him.
    Similarly, Krishna collector Ahmad Babu wanted to lay a road in the sanctuary limits at Sagara Sangam where Krishna river water joins the sea when arrangements were underway for Krishna Pushkaralu earlier.
    The forest official objected to it quoting rule position. Later, an environmentalist filed a PIL in Hyderabad High Court which issued a stay order and the proposed road works were stopped.
    ACF Vinod Kumar said, “My job is to protect the sanctuary area which falls under my jurisdiction and if any illegal activity is either proposed or being done, it is my duty to oppose it. I did just that.”
    Another range officer Sunil Kumar was shunted out as he opposed illegal activities and is now posted at Coringa sanctuary.
    Former Eluru DFO V. Subhadra Devi was shifted to TS as she invited the wrath of politicians for not allowing levelling the land for construction of pucca houses in 20 acres at Pydichinthapadu village of Eluru rural mandal earlier.
    However, the officials claim that they were transferred to other places as their term was completed and deny any political influence.
    A section of forest officers say that they are in a dilemma whether to comply with the orders from senior officers or follow the directions of local politicians.
    However, they allege that they are not getting good support from their senior officers when they stand by rules.
    Environmentalist T. Patanjali Sastry said, “The state government lacks any interest to conserve and protect Kolleru sanctuary and this is resulting in persecution of honest officers if they do not allow illegal activities.”
     
    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/pets-and-environment/010916/rajahmundry-forest-officials-shunted-out-for-opposing-illegal-activities.html

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    Rajahmundry: Forest officials are facing a tough task to conserve and protect Kolleru wildlife sanctuary. The villagers with the active support from politicians are involved in illegal activities like digging up fish tanks to raise fish, laying roads and even attempt to set up a colony by taking up construction of pucca houses in Godavari…

  • ‘Call money’ racket: 19 held in East Godavari, Rs 23 Lakh seized

    Out of the Rs 23,20,500 seized from the arrested persons, Rs 18 lakh was handed over to the Income Tax department as the accused could not show any valid documents of the money in their possession, he said.
    Nineteen people have been arrested in connection with the ‘call money’ racket and over Rs 23 lakh cash seized from them, police said on Friday.
    The 19 people were arrested from different areas of the district last evening during raids and searches conducted on unlicensed businessmen who were collecting high interest from the borrowers, Rajahmundry (Urban) Superintendent of Police S Harikrishna said.
    During the raids, police also seized Rs 23,20,500 cash, 447 signed blank promissory notes, 80 signed blank cheques, 60 blanked signed white papers, a General Power of Attorney and 26 other miscellaneous documents, the SP said.
    ‘Call money’ refers to a mode of private lending where loan is made available instantly at borrower’s doorstep but at exorbitant rates of interest, and the lender can demand repayment anytime over a call.
    “The station housing officer and DSP of Rajahmundry Urban district limits conducted surprise raids and searches on call money businessmen and unlicensed businessmen who are collecting high interest from borrowers,” he said.
    A total of 18 cases have been registered against the 19 accused who were produced in a local court today which remanded them in 14-day police custody.
    The arrested persons include two rowdy-sheeters.
    Besides, two more cases of alleged harassment by ‘call money’ operators were also registered on a complaint lodged by some people and an inquiry was on in them, Harikrishna said.
    Out of the Rs 23,20,500 seized from the arrested persons, Rs 18 lakh was handed over to the Income Tax department as the accused could not show any valid documents of the money in their possession, he said.
    The SP said the victims of ‘call money’ rackets should inform police about such operators and assured them that their identity will be kept secret while police will initiate action against the culprits.
    Notably, the ‘call money’ racket issue rocked the Andhra Pradesh Assembly yesterday leading to its adjournment and suspension of two YSR Congress MLAs for two days even as police picked up promoters of two private finance companies in Visakhapatnam in connection with the scam.
    The state government has decided to order a judicial probe into the illegal private lending and alleged sexual exploitation of women borrowers in some cases.
    So far, over 80 call money operators have been arrested across the state, of whom 27 had links allegedly with YSR Congress, six with TDP and three with CPI, according to Information Minister Palle Raghunadha Reddy.
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    Out of the Rs 23,20,500 seized from the arrested persons, Rs 18 lakh was handed over to the Income Tax department as the accused could not show any valid documents of the money in their possession, he said. Nineteen people have been arrested in connection with the ‘call money’ racket and over Rs 23 lakh…

  • CM Chandrababu Naidu Tour in West Godavari Today

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  • Chabdrababu Focus On Tourism Developments In East Godavari : TV5 News

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