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Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government plans to sell prime land in Vizag to raise revenue. (ANI Photo)(HT_PRINT)

Tirupati LS bypoll: Ruling YSR Congress in high stakes battle with BJP, TDP

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Tirupati
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Buoyant after the landslide victories in the recent elections to the local bodies, the ruling YSRC is confident of victory in Tirupati and is eyeing a big margin.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy(PTI)
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy(PTI)

YSRC sweeps 34 of 75 seats in Andhra civic body polls, TDP yet to make a mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 12:45 PM IST
The YSRC’s victory on 34 seats includes Pulivendula, chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s home constituency, Punganuru, Piduguralla, and Macherla municipalities where the candidates had already won 'unopposed'.
File photo: Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
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.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state general secretary S Vishnu Vardhan Reddy(Twitter)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state general secretary S Vishnu Vardhan Reddy(Twitter)

'TDP-sponsored': BJP on hurling of footwear at party leader during TV debate

Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:04 PM IST
The debate on the state cabinet's decision to extend government guarantee for raising Rs3,000 crore from banks for taking up Amaravati projects was aired on Telugu news channel ABN Andhrajyothi.
A YSRCP leader said the victory in the first phase of panchayat polls was due to the welfare schemes run by CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy(PTI)
A YSRCP leader said the victory in the first phase of panchayat polls was due to the welfare schemes run by CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy(PTI)

YSRC-backed candidates bag most Andhra gram panchayats in 1st phase, TDP upset

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:09 AM IST
  • State election commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar said 81.78% of the electorate exercised their franchise till the closing hours of polling at 3.30 pm.
Telugu Desam Party state unit president Kinjarapu Atchan Naidu.(Twitter/@katchannaidu)
Telugu Desam Party state unit president Kinjarapu Atchan Naidu.(Twitter/@katchannaidu)

TDP Andhra president arrested for allegedly threatening YSRC leader

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 05:14 PM IST
  • The court remanded the TDP leader to 14-day judicial custody. He was later moved to Srikakulam district jail.
TDP leaders and activists assembled at the incident spot and raised slogans against the YSR Congress party government in the state for perpetrating the murder of political rivals.(Representational)
TDP leaders and activists assembled at the incident spot and raised slogans against the YSR Congress party government in the state for perpetrating the murder of political rivals.(Representational)

Political row erupts over TDP leader’s murder

Hindustan Times, Andhra Pradesh | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:58 AM IST
According to police, Ankulu’s body was found late Sunday night at an under-construction site in Dachepalli town with multiple stab wounds and a slit throat. Ankulu is the second TDP leader to be murdered in a week.
Voters show their Voter ID slips as they stand in a queue to vote for the GHMC election, in Hyderabad on Thursday.(ANI File Photo)
Voters show their Voter ID slips as they stand in a queue to vote for the GHMC election, in Hyderabad on Thursday.(ANI File Photo)

TDP will be wiped out of Andhra just like in Telangana, says state minister

Krishna | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:23 AM IST
“YSRCP will win 90 per cent of panchayats and municipalities, otherwise I will resign and quit politics. Atchannaidu is accused in the ESI scam. TDP is a fake party. Can anybody from that party come forward to take up my challenge?” Andhra Pradesh civil supplies minister Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao said.
(Getty Images/Vetta)
(Getty Images/Vetta)

Andhra to release 55 women convicts on life term, TDP says they’re YSRCP supporters

PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Officials said there are 145 such women convicts in the state. Of them, 55 who have completed terms of five years are eligible for release.
The YSCP said as per the Supreme Court directions, the SEC should consult the government before holding the all-party meeting.
The YSCP said as per the Supreme Court directions, the SEC should consult the government before holding the all-party meeting.

In Andhra, Jagan Reddy vs top poll officer over local body elections

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:32 PM IST
The ruling YSRCP boycotted the all-party meeting called by the SEC, alleging that the top poll officer had held the meeting in a bid to hurry through local body elections.
The Andhra DGP said if the TDP chief had any grounds he could write to the police department in a sealed cover and help the police in discharging their lawful duties in maintaining and enforcing the rule of law. (Photo @ncbn)
The Andhra DGP said if the TDP chief had any grounds he could write to the police department in a sealed cover and help the police in discharging their lawful duties in maintaining and enforcing the rule of law. (Photo @ncbn)

Fact-check, don’t leak letters in media: Andhra top cop to Chandrababu Naidu

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 05:24 PM IST
The DGP said investigations had proved that the allegations levelled by Chandrababu Naidu against YSRCP were far from the truth.
Newly elected Members of Rajya Sabha maintain social distance during the oath ceremony at the Parliament House in New Delhi on July 22, 2020. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Newly elected Members of Rajya Sabha maintain social distance during the oath ceremony at the Parliament House in New Delhi on July 22, 2020. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Monsoon session: Congress, TDP, BJD MPs give zero hour notices in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:41 AM IST
While Congress has given notice on ‘refusal of bank to give loans,’ TDP’s notice is over ‘atrocities against Dalits.’ BJD, meanwhile, has demanded renaming of Paradip Port after former Odisha CM Biju Patnaik.
Vasupalli Saket and Vasupalli Surya, the two sons of MLA Vasupalli Ganesh joined the YSRC in the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday.(HT PHOTO.)
Vasupalli Saket and Vasupalli Surya, the two sons of MLA Vasupalli Ganesh joined the YSRC in the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday.(HT PHOTO.)

In setback for TDP, another Andhra lawmaker shifts loyalties to YSR Congress party

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 06:36 PM IST
The TDP legislator representing Visakhapatnam (South) assembly constituency met YSRC president and chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at the latter’s camp office in Tadepalli in Amaravati in the afternoon and extended his support to the ruling party.
Chandrababu Naidu brought to the notice of PM Modi that even private individuals were using cutting edge technology and equipment to unlawfully tap the phones. (Photo @ncbn)
Chandrababu Naidu brought to the notice of PM Modi that even private individuals were using cutting edge technology and equipment to unlawfully tap the phones. (Photo @ncbn)

Chandrababu Naidu accuses Jagan Reddy of tapping phones; petitions PM Modi

HindustanTimes, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 01:05 PM IST
In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former chief minister alleged that the YSR Congress government in the state had been indulging in tapping phones of the opposition leaders, advocates, journalists and social activists.
Naidu deplored that the Chief Minister had not held a single press conference till now to raise awareness on coronavirus prevention.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Naidu deplored that the Chief Minister had not held a single press conference till now to raise awareness on coronavirus prevention.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)

Andhra CM’s policies causing ‘all-round destruction’ in state: Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 07:34 AM IST
Naidu appealed to the people to think carefully whether they would like to have ‘true development’ brought by the previous Telugu Desam Party government or ‘true destruction’ being caused by the present YSRCP government.
Somu Veerraju being felicitated for being named the BJP’s Andhra Pradesh unit chief. (Photo @somuveerraju)
Somu Veerraju being felicitated for being named the BJP’s Andhra Pradesh unit chief. (Photo @somuveerraju)

BJP bets big on Somu Veerraju to resurrect party in Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Unlike his predecessor Kanna Lakshminarayana, who defected to the BJP after enjoying several positions in the Congress party till 2014, Somu Veerraju is a hardcore loyalist of the party with strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh background.
The farmer and his daughters were seen ploughing the land in a video clip. Sood promised them a pair of ox but later said the family deserved a tractor.(ANI)
The farmer and his daughters were seen ploughing the land in a video clip. Sood promised them a pair of ox but later said the family deserved a tractor.(ANI)

After Sonu Sood helps Andhra farmer, Chandrababu Naidu says ‘will take care of his daughters’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Tomato farmer Nageswara Rao’s plight came to limelight after a video clip of him ploughing the land with his two daughters went viral on social media.
Local YSR Congress Party and TDP leaders also called on the affected tribals. (HT photo)
Local YSR Congress Party and TDP leaders also called on the affected tribals. (HT photo)

75 tribals in Andhra village fall sick after eating stale meat, 8 critical

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 04:03 PM IST
While the eight seriously ill tribals are undergoing treatment at the government area hospital at Paderu, the others were treated at primary health centre at G Madugula block headquarters.
Prabhakar Reddy, who represented Tadipatri assembly constituency in Anantapur district till last year, is the younger brother of another senior TDP leader and former member of parliament (MP), JC Diwakar Reddy.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Prabhakar Reddy, who represented Tadipatri assembly constituency in Anantapur district till last year, is the younger brother of another senior TDP leader and former member of parliament (MP), JC Diwakar Reddy.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Former TDP MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy, son arrested in transport scam

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 11:34 AM IST
The arrest of the father and son, who have been shifted to Anantapur to be produced before a court, comes a day after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) authorities arrested former minister and TDP lawmaker Kinjarapu Atchen Naidu in connection with the 2016 multi-crore Employees State Insurance (ESI) scam, when N Chandrababu Naidu was the AP chief minister.
The TDP leader, once a close associate of Akhila’s father and former MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy, said Akhila has been targeting him ever since her father died in 2018. (File photo of AV Subba Reddy @AVSubbaReddy9)
The TDP leader, once a close associate of Akhila’s father and former MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy, said Akhila has been targeting him ever since her father died in 2018. (File photo of AV Subba Reddy @AVSubbaReddy9)

TDP leader alleges party member hired assassins to kill him

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 09:03 PM IST
TDP leader AV Subba Reddy said the Kapada police have informed him that party colleague Akhila Priya and her husband Bhargav Ram conspired to kill him.
Stating that the TDP had to go through a very tough time in the last one year, Chandrababu Naidu said the party was able to fight back all the setbacks with the self-confidence of the party cadre. (HT Photo)
Stating that the TDP had to go through a very tough time in the last one year, Chandrababu Naidu said the party was able to fight back all the setbacks with the self-confidence of the party cadre. (HT Photo)

Chandrababu Naidu’s Mahanadu conclave attended by 25,000, address via Zoom

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Held once every two years to elect the party president and other committees, the Mahanadu also deliberates upon various issues ranging from national to state affairs.
Chandrababu Naidu being greeted by his supporters as he returns to Amaravati. (HT Photo)
Chandrababu Naidu being greeted by his supporters as he returns to Amaravati. (HT Photo)

Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati after 60 days, to host mega TDP meet via Zoom

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Entering the home state after a gap of more than two months, Chandrababu Naidu was given a rousing reception at the check-post and at different locations all along the highway.
Expressing doubts over the content of the gas leaked from the plant, N Chandrababu Naidu pointed out that though the company claimed that the gas that had leaked was Styrene, there were also reports of other toxic gases being in it.(PTI PHOTO.)
Expressing doubts over the content of the gas leaked from the plant, N Chandrababu Naidu pointed out that though the company claimed that the gas that had leaked was Styrene, there were also reports of other toxic gases being in it.(PTI PHOTO.)

TDP slams YSRC on Vizag gas leak, accuses govt of being lenient with LG Polymers

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 08:05 PM IST
The TDP has accused the Jagan Mohan Reddy government of adopting a soft approach towards the company, with the YSRC digging out past records to prove that it was the previous TDP government led by N Chandrababu Naidu which had allocated extra land to the company to expand its capacity.
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu wrote a letter to P K Mishra, principal secretary in the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking permission to go to Visakhapatnam in a special flight to “monitor” the post-disaster activities(HT Photo)
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu wrote a letter to P K Mishra, principal secretary in the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking permission to go to Visakhapatnam in a special flight to “monitor” the post-disaster activities(HT Photo)

Chandrababu Naidu demands action against Vizag chemical plant

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 10:35 PM IST
In a letter written to Union minister for commerce and industry Piyush Goyal, TDP president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu wanted that the polymers plant be closed down immediately and a thorough inquiry be ordered into the gas leakage.
Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s family has been declaring their assets every year for the last nine years.(ANI File Photo)
Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s family has been declaring their assets every year for the last nine years.(ANI File Photo)

Ex-Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu declares family’s assets, 5-year-old grandson richer than him by Rs 15 crore

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 08:56 PM IST
As per the declaration, the net worth of Naidu’s assets was Rs 3.87 crore by March 31, 2019. His grandson Nara Devansh possesses assets whose net worth is Rs 19.42 crore.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s plan for multiple capital cities has been checkmated by the AP Legislative Council.(ANI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s plan for multiple capital cities has been checkmated by the AP Legislative Council.(ANI Photo)

AP legislative council chairman seeks legislature secretary’s suspension for ‘defiance’

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 11:27 PM IST
The two bills -- AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020 and the AP Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Bill – were passed in the state assembly, but hit the roadblock in the Upper House as the TDP majority legislative council referred them to the select committee after intense debate on January 22.
The YSRC has announced that as far as the government is concerned, the legislative council stands abolished.(ANI PHOTO.)
The YSRC has announced that as far as the government is concerned, the legislative council stands abolished.(ANI PHOTO.)

Panels to study 3 capital bills caught in row in Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 10:23 PM IST
An official familiar with the development said legislature secretary P Balakrishnamacharyulu returned the file of the council chairman stating that the orders seeking to constitute the select committees could not be complied with as they were not in tune with the laid down procedures.
Both Andhra Pradesh government, as well as Kia Motors’ India management have denied the Reuters report.(Reuters File Photo)
Both Andhra Pradesh government, as well as Kia Motors’ India management have denied the Reuters report.(Reuters File Photo)

YSRCP, TDP in war of words over report of Kia moving from Andhra to Tamil Nadu

UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 08:31 AM IST
News agency Reuters reported on Wednesday that Kia was in preliminary negotiations with the Tamil Nadu government for moving its $1.1 billion manufacturing plant from Anantapur.
The YSRCP enjoys an overwhelming majority of 151 in the lower House. TDP has 28 members in the 58-member Council and the YSRC just nine.(PTI PHOTO.)
The YSRCP enjoys an overwhelming majority of 151 in the lower House. TDP has 28 members in the 58-member Council and the YSRC just nine.(PTI PHOTO.)

Andhra Pradesh assembly adopts resolution, abolishes state legislative council

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The resolution would now be sent to the Union home ministry, which will have to introduce a bill in Parliament for the Council’s abolition. The exercise may take a year, officials said.
Farmers block roads in Amaravati on January 4, 2020. The Andhra Pradesh high court on Thursday directed the state government against relocating government offices from Amaravati to the proposed administrative capital, Visakhapatnam.(HT File)
Farmers block roads in Amaravati on January 4, 2020. The Andhra Pradesh high court on Thursday directed the state government against relocating government offices from Amaravati to the proposed administrative capital, Visakhapatnam.(HT File)

Andhra seeks to do away with legislative council

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Jagan Mohan Reddy said the assembly, which would be meeting again on Monday, will thoroughly discuss the continuance of the council and take a call after the upper House blocked two crucial bills aimed at creating three capitals for the state and referred them to a select committee on Wednesday for further scrutiny.
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