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File photo: Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Naidu on damage control after TDP's poor show in gram panchayat polls in Kuppam

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:52 PM IST
  • Kuppam gram panchayat is represented by former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Ex-AP CM alleges phone tapping; urges PM to order inquiry

Amaravati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that the Centre order an inquiry by a competent body to check the illegal acts.

Dalit man beaten with belt, head tonsured, moustache cut in police custody; 2 cops suspended

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 08:17 PM IST
The victim told the reporters that he and three others had stopped the movement of sand trucks passing through the lane of his residence because of a death in the area.
Chandrababu Naidu demanded that the Visakhapatnam plant be closed down immediately.(Ruben Banerjee/HT Photo)
Chandrababu Naidu demanded that the Visakhapatnam plant be closed down immediately.(Ruben Banerjee/HT Photo)

Vizag gas leak: Opposition expresses grief, demands probe

Hindustan Times, | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 06:15 AM IST
In a letter to commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal, TDP president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu demanded that the plant be closed down immediately and a thorough inquiry ordered into the gas leakage.
Farmers of Amaravati, the capital region of Andhra Pradesh, forced a complete shutdown of the area on Saturday in protest against the proposed shifting of administrative capital to Visakhapatnam and the alleged high-handed behaviour of the police against women protesters on Friday.(Sourced Photo)
Farmers of Amaravati, the capital region of Andhra Pradesh, forced a complete shutdown of the area on Saturday in protest against the proposed shifting of administrative capital to Visakhapatnam and the alleged high-handed behaviour of the police against women protesters on Friday.(Sourced Photo)

Amaravati farmersleft in a lurch after govt proposes capital shift

Hindustan Times, Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 03:24 AM IST
The site is on land owned by Tatikonda Koteshwara Rao, 45, a resident of Uddandarayunipalem village, who gave it up in a land-pooling exercise so that then chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu could create the dream capital he wanted to build for Andhra Pradesh.
TDP National President N Chandrababu Naidu(ANI file photo)
TDP National President N Chandrababu Naidu(ANI file photo)

‘Mad decision’: Chandrababu Naidu roasts Andhra CM over big capital shake up

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 07:23 PM IST
The decision has shattered the dream of not only thousands of farmers, who hoped to see a turnaround in their fortunes but also that of the Telugu Desam Party’s president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who visualised Amaravati as a world-class capital city.
A computer-generated representative photo of Andhra Pradesh’s “world class” capital Amaravati. (AP government)
A computer-generated representative photo of Andhra Pradesh’s “world class” capital Amaravati. (AP government)

Doubts surface over Amaravati as capital

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 02:17 AM IST
The start-up area, which was to be developed on 1,691 acres of land, was aimed at kickstarting economic growth in the proposed new capital city.The Singapore consortium was supposed to build multistoried structures to sell commercial space to information technology and other companies.
YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday said more than Rs 30 crore was spent during the previous Telugu Desam Party regime towards former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s residence.(PTI Photo)
YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday said more than Rs 30 crore was spent during the previous Telugu Desam Party regime towards former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s residence.(PTI Photo)

Andhra govt counters Naidu’s charges on expenses on Jagan, says more spent by TDP leader

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 09:54 AM IST
The disclosure of the government orders comes two days after TDP leader Naidu criticised the state government for splurging Rs 15.65 crore on chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s the camp office in Guntur district’s Tadepalli in the last four months during what he said was a financial crisis in the state.
Vallabhaneni Vamsi on Sunday resigned from the primary membership of the party and also his assembly membership.(Vallabhaneni Vamsi /Twitter)
Vallabhaneni Vamsi on Sunday resigned from the primary membership of the party and also his assembly membership.(Vallabhaneni Vamsi /Twitter)

Andhra TDP MLA quits party, assembly membership and politics

Hyderabad, Hindustan Times | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2019 11:12 PM IST
In a letter written to the TDP president, Vamsi, who represents Gannavaram assembly constituency near Vijayawada in Krishna district, also announced that he would stay away from active politics.
A notice to this effect was pasted on the compound wall of Naidu’s residence by the authorities of AP Capital Region Development Authority on Saturday. (Photo @ncbn)
A notice to this effect was pasted on the compound wall of Naidu’s residence by the authorities of AP Capital Region Development Authority on Saturday. (Photo @ncbn)

Andhra govt serves fresh eviction notice to Naidu, gives him 7 days to vacate house

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 05:29 PM IST
The notice, dated September 19, issued in the name of Lingamaneni Ramesh, the landlord of the former chief minister’s residence, said the owner should remove the construction within seven days from the receipt of the notice.
TDP workers gather at the residence of former CM of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu, as Police are not allowing them for 'Chalo Atmakur’ rally, in Amaravati on Wednesday.(ANI)
TDP workers gather at the residence of former CM of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu, as Police are not allowing them for 'Chalo Atmakur’ rally, in Amaravati on Wednesday.(ANI)

‘Chandrababu Naidu was creating tensions’: Andhra Pradesh DGP on ex-CM’s preventive detention

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu was on Wednesday morning put under preventive detention at a time when he along with his party workers were set to take out ‘Chalo Atmakur’ rally. Following the house arrest, he sat on a hunger strike in protest.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government on Saturday called for fresh tenders for the completion of the remaining work on the Polavaram project.(ANI)
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government on Saturday called for fresh tenders for the completion of the remaining work on the Polavaram project.(ANI)

Engineering company moves Andhra HC after govt scraps Polavaram contract

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Navayuga claimed it did not violate any norm and that the sudden pre-closure of tenders without showing any valid reason would not only cause huge financial loss to the company, but also damage its reputation across the country.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ,Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ,Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI Photo)

Jagan ousts Andhra’s Polavaram project contractor hired by rival Naidu govt

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 08:51 PM IST
The committee, which submitted a 43-page report to the government on July 23, pointed out gross violations of tender norms under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts inked for Polavaram project.
It was in 1989 when Indian politics saw a decisive shift. At the centre, the era of Congress hegemony ended - not to be replaced by another large national formation but a constellation of forces, where parties with strong regional roots played a key role.The 2014 election overturned this thesis - with the BJP winning a majority on its own. But it felt like a one-off event. Indian politics would return to the old normal, predicted most observers. But the 2019 election saw Narendra Modi return with a bigger majority.(AP)
It was in 1989 when Indian politics saw a decisive shift. At the centre, the era of Congress hegemony ended - not to be replaced by another large national formation but a constellation of forces, where parties with strong regional roots played a key role.The 2014 election overturned this thesis - with the BJP winning a majority on its own. But it felt like a one-off event. Indian politics would return to the old normal, predicted most observers. But the 2019 election saw Narendra Modi return with a bigger majority.(AP)

The crisis in India’s regional parties

Hindustan Times | By Chanakya
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 06:43 PM IST
The post 1989 normal is broken. The rise of the BJP system - much like the Congress system of the early decades after Independence - has thrown regional parties off-gear.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ignored the suggestion of Central renewable energy secretary Anand Kumar that reviewing power purchase agreements signed with solar and wind power producers would harm investors confidence in the state.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ignored the suggestion of Central renewable energy secretary Anand Kumar that reviewing power purchase agreements signed with solar and wind power producers would harm investors confidence in the state.(PTI)

Jagan launches graft probe into 30 pacts signed under TDP govt

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Jagan Reddy said his government has identified 30 agreements signed with various companies by the previous government involving massive corruption.
Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday announced that he would neither engineer nor encourage defection of any lawmaker from the opposition into his party.(Pic:Style Photo service.)
Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday announced that he would neither engineer nor encourage defection of any lawmaker from the opposition into his party.(Pic:Style Photo service.)

On defections, Jagan Reddy says won’t repeat Chandrababu Naidu’s ‘mistake’

Amaravati | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 10:13 PM IST
The chief minister recalled how Naidu had allegedly purchased 23 MLAs and three MPs of YSRCP like cattle. “He even gave cabinet berths to four of the MLAs defected from our party, thereby giving a complete go bye to democratic spirit.
Nani posted a message on his Facebook page saying that he was not suitable to handle the responsibilities of such a “big post.”(Facebook/ Kesineni Srinivas)
Nani posted a message on his Facebook page saying that he was not suitable to handle the responsibilities of such a “big post.”(Facebook/ Kesineni Srinivas)

TDP lawmaker rejects Naidu’s offer for ‘big post’, sets off buzz about next move

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 11:49 PM IST
There is buzz in Vijayawada that Vijayawada Kesineni Srinivas alias Nani could cross over to the BJP. Last month, the MP travelled to Nagpur to meet Union minister Nitin Gadkari to seek “his blessings”.
YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy is greeted by his supporters as he arrives for his swearing-in ceremony on May 30, 2019.(PTI)
YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy is greeted by his supporters as he arrives for his swearing-in ceremony on May 30, 2019.(PTI)

Jagan Reddy takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM, enhances old-age pensions

Hindustan Times, Amravati | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu skipped the swearing-in but sent a delegation of party leaders to the ceremony.
Paying glowing tributes to NTR, Naidu pointed out that 39.2 per cent of people had voted for the TDP in the recent general elections.(ANI)
Paying glowing tributes to NTR, Naidu pointed out that 39.2 per cent of people had voted for the TDP in the recent general elections.(ANI)

TDP will play role of constructive opposition: Chandrababu Naidu

Amravati | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 05:39 PM IST
In his first public appearance after his party faced a humiliating defeat in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state, Naidu said the TDP will watch the performance of the new government for some time.
The Lok Sabha results in the state are even worse — the TDP is expected to win a maximum of three seats of the 25, leaving the remaining 22 to the YSRC.(HT Photo)
The Lok Sabha results in the state are even worse — the TDP is expected to win a maximum of three seats of the 25, leaving the remaining 22 to the YSRC.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: N Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP staring at worst defeat in Andhra assembly

Hindustan Times, Amaravati | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:53 AM IST
The debacle has come at a time when Naidu was hoping to play kingmaker at the Centre by stitching up an anti-BJP alliance in the event of a fractured mandate at the national level.
According to trends shown on Election Commission’s website, the YSRCP is winning around 150 out of 175 assembly seats in the state, an increase of a whopping 83 seats compared to what it secured in 2014.(HT Photo)
According to trends shown on Election Commission’s website, the YSRCP is winning around 150 out of 175 assembly seats in the state, an increase of a whopping 83 seats compared to what it secured in 2014.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Jagan Mohan Reddy grabs Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 07:52 AM IST
For YSRCP, the victory has not come so easily. He had to put in tremendous hard work and display a lot of patience and perseverance to achieve the goal in his decade-long political journey.
Opposition leaders after meeting the Election Commission on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Opposition leaders after meeting the Election Commission on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

22 Oppn parties give EC 2 ideas on EVM worries, say it’s a ‘no-brainer’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The top opposition leaders had earlier in the day to discuss the possibility of a non-NDA alliance staking claim to government formation.
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)

21 Oppn parties to meet poll panel in Delhi today to demand ‘EVM tracking’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 09:38 AM IST
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, Naidu, Yechury, Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ahmed Patel along with representatives of other parties were expected to be part of the meeting before the results come out on May 23.
The move is aimed at improving the chances of an Opposition coalition being invited to form the next government by the President in case a hung Parliament emerges from the seven-phase election.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
The move is aimed at improving the chances of an Opposition coalition being invited to form the next government by the President in case a hung Parliament emerges from the seven-phase election.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Opposition plans coalition list to stake claim in event of hung verdict

By Saubhadra Chatterji and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:52 AM IST
Opposition leaders said Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had taken the initiative to submit such a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind.
The opposition leaders discussed the strategy to be adopted after the results are declared on May 23.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The opposition leaders discussed the strategy to be adopted after the results are declared on May 23.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Oppn plans coalition list to stake claim in event of hung verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 03:03 AM IST
The decision to conduct re-polling was taken on the basis of a report submitted by the returning officer to chief electoral officer Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, following complaints from both the YSR Congress party and the Telugu Desam Party.(HT PHOTO)
The decision to conduct re-polling was taken on the basis of a report submitted by the returning officer to chief electoral officer Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, following complaints from both the YSR Congress party and the Telugu Desam Party.(HT PHOTO)

In Andhra, EC orders re-polling in two more polling stations in Chittoor

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 04:49 PM IST
Chittoor district collector and returning officer P S Pradyumna told reporters that re-polling would be held in two more polling stations: Kuppam Baduru and Kaluru villages of Ramachandrapuram block falling under Chandragiri assembly constituency on Sunday.
The EC directions came following a letter from the chief minister on Wednesday requesting that the model code of conduct be relaxed in the state to enable him to take stock of the relief and rehabilitation measures in the areas likely to be hit by the cyclone.(AP PHOTO)
The EC directions came following a letter from the chief minister on Wednesday requesting that the model code of conduct be relaxed in the state to enable him to take stock of the relief and rehabilitation measures in the areas likely to be hit by the cyclone.(AP PHOTO)

Poll code relaxed in 4 districts of Andhra, EC allows Naidu to hold meetings

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 06:15 PM IST
In a communication to the state government, the EC said the restrictions imposed under the model code of conduct would be lifted with regard to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam, “in order to facilitate speedy rescue, relief and restoration activities.”
Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday visited the EC office in New Delhi to complain the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polling in the state on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday visited the EC office in New Delhi to complain the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polling in the state on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)

‘Revert to ballots’: Chandrababu Naidu to EC two days after Andhra polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday visited the EC office in New Delhi to complain the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polling in the state on Thursday.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu after casting vote along with his family in Amravati on Thursday.(ANI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu after casting vote along with his family in Amravati on Thursday.(ANI)

Andhra CM Naidu slams EC, says 30 per cent EVMs not working

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that about 30 per cent EVMs are not functioning in the state, which is voting for all assembly and Lok Sabha seats on Thursday.
YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy after casting his vote in Pulivendual constituency in Andhra Pradesh, which is voting in assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously on Thursday.(HT Photo)
YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy after casting his vote in Pulivendual constituency in Andhra Pradesh, which is voting in assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously on Thursday.(HT Photo)

‘People looking for a change’: Jagan Mohan after casting vote in Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 09:34 AM IST
YSR Congress chier Jagan Mohan led an aggressive campaign against TDP government of N Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh.
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