Election Commission gives clean chit to YSR

Hyderabad, April 22: The Election Commission has given clean chit to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy for his remarks on separate state of Telanagana.
The poll panel found nothing objectionable in the chief minister’s speech at Nandyal in Kurnool district, state’s chief electoral officer I.V. Subba Rao told reporters here Tuesday.

The four-party Grand Alliance led by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had complained to the Election Commission that the chief minister was trying to create animosities among people by inciting one region against the other.

World’s biggest democracy heads to the polls

Hyderabad, April 16: First came the sound of film music, muffled by the ridge of the hill. Then a convoy appeared around a bend in the road. At once, thousands of people erupted in a frenzy – waving banners, screaming, shouting, rushing towards the vehicles in a crush.
Heading the cavalcade, at the front of an open-topped bus, stood a man in a white shirt, raising his hand and smiling. Chiranjeevi had come to town.

Now, five DSPs get marching orders from EC

Hyderabad, April 13: The Election Commission on Sunday shunted out five DSPs in the state for dereliction of duty. Those given the marching orders were G Malla Reddy of Tadipatri, N Sai Nath of Kadiri, T Janardhan of Nagarkurnool, T S Krishnamurthy of Adoni and V R N Tagore of Guntur rural.

Mohanty cracks the whip

Hyderabad, April 05: Placed on the hot seat barely few days before polling by the Election Commission, DGP A K Mohanty has begun cracking the whip.

He has recommended the transfer of East Godavari SP Y Nagi Reddy to the Election Commission for not fulfilling the poll-related responsibilities. Sources said the axe is likely to fall on at least two other SPs and some DSPs.

Chiranjeevi to contest from Tirupati

Hyderabad, March 27: Actor-politician Chiranjeevi would be contesting from Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati assembly seat, his Praja Rajya Party (PRP) announced Friday while declaring the first list of candidates for the state assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Unlike other parties, which declared their lists either in Delhi or Hyderabad, he chose Jaggampet in coastal Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district to announce the candidates for 100 assembly and nine Lok Sabha seats.

Congress’ vague Telangana stand leaves it isolated

Hyderabad, March 25: With the realignment of political forces in Telangana making statehood to the region a dominant issue in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, the Congress is under pressure to bring some clarity on its stand.

TDP, TRS reach seat sharing agreement in Andhra

The leaders of the two parties reached the agreement in the evening. However, a formal announcement is likely to be made Wednesday.

TRS leaders claimed that the TDP has agreed to leave 48 assembly and nine Lok Sabha seats for the party, which is spearheading the movement for separate statehood to the Telangana region.

On a day of dramatic developments, the TRS had set a deadline for the TDP to accept its demands and had even threatened to walk out of the alliance, which also has the two communist parties as the other constituents.

Court orders Andhra ACB to file case against CM

Hyderabad, February 28: The Anti-Corruption Bureau here has been ordered to register a case against Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, irrigation minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah and nine others for alleged misappropriation of public funds.
In a case related to the controversial Yellampalli irrigation project, a special court of the Bureau directed the ACB Director General on Friday to conduct a detailed investigation into the allegations and submit a report to it by March 26.

Sebi team reaches hyderabad to enquire Raju

Hyderabad, February 04: A team of officials from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) reached the Chanchalguda Central Jail here Wednesday to begin questioning Satyam Computer Services founder B. Ramalinga Raju and his brother B. Rama Raju over the Rs.70-billion accounting fraud.
Hyderabad, February 04: A team of officials from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) reached the Chanchalguda Central Jail here Wednesday to begin questioning Satyam Computer Services founder B. Ramalinga Raju and his brother B. Rama Raju over the Rs.70-billion accounting fraud.

I will contest on Samajwadi Party ticket

Mumbai, January 17: Ending speculation and ignoring objections from his family members, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt announced that he would contest the next parliamentary elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket.

He also said that he was the eldest member of the Dutt family and so there was no need to discuss his political plans with anybody.

If there were legal hurdles to his political plans, then the next step would be decided accordingly, he said.