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Andhra govt hits back at Chandrababu Naidu for questioning CM’s faith

YSRC says Naidu is creating communal hatred by pointing out that Jagan Reddy is a Christian and did not take prompt action after a temple was vandalised on December 28
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(File photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 05:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Days after meeting Amit Shah, Jagan Reddy meets PM Modi; seeks Centre’s help for 3 capitals

In a 40-minute meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, the chief minister is believed to have explained why the state government had to take the decision to form three capitals for Andhra Pradesh and how it would help the state achieve all round development.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was accompanied by YSRC parliamentary party leader V Vijay Sai Reddy and another MP P Mithun Reddy on his visit to Delhi to meet PM Modi.(ANI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was accompanied by YSRC parliamentary party leader V Vijay Sai Reddy and another MP P Mithun Reddy on his visit to Delhi to meet PM Modi.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hydearbad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

YSRC urges SC to take cognisance of allegations against HC judges in Amaravati land scam

Describing it as unethical on the part of judges, the YSRC MP said the Supreme Court should have taken suo motu cognizance of the issue and ordered an investigation into it.
The YSR Congress party in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday questioned the silence of the Supreme Court over the allegations against certain judges of the Andhra high court .(HT PHOTO.)
The YSR Congress party in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday questioned the silence of the Supreme Court over the allegations against certain judges of the Andhra high court .(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

To sustain political aims, both YSRC and BJP display separate roles at Centre, state

The recent burning of a 62-year old chariot at the famous Vaishnavaite temple at Antarvedi in East Godavari district was a flashpoint in the BJP’s agitation against the state government and the YSRC government went all out to crush their agitation by arresting hundreds of BJP workers and putting scores of BJP leaders under house arrest.
For the last few days, the BJP leaders have been turning aggressive against the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government over a series of alleged attacks on temples.(ANI PHOTO.)
For the last few days, the BJP leaders have been turning aggressive against the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government over a series of alleged attacks on temples.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

After setback in high court, YSRC enters into virtual conflict with judiciary in Andhra

YSRC general secretary and parliamentary party leader V Vijay Sai Reddy questioned the legitimacy of the high court order stalling the probe into the alleged land scam in Amaravati and gagging the media from reporting the contents of the FIR registered by the ACB.
The YSR Congress party has entered into a virtual confrontation with the state judiciary following a series of judgments against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government in the recent past.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)
The YSR Congress party has entered into a virtual confrontation with the state judiciary following a series of judgments against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government in the recent past.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

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

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.
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.)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

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

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.
Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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YSRC appeals to Lok Sabha speaker, seeks to disqualify rebel party MP

A memorandum was submitted by a delegation of YSRC MPs to Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla in New Delhi this afternoon. The memorandum was signed by YSRC MP from Rajahmundry Margani Bharat on behalf of president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The MPs told the Speaker that Raghurama Krishnam Raju, representing Narasapuram parliamentary constituency in West Godavari district, had violated the party discipline by openly commenting against the party president and opposing the policy decisions of the Andhra government.(HT PHOTO.)
The MPs told the Speaker that Raghurama Krishnam Raju, representing Narasapuram parliamentary constituency in West Godavari district, had violated the party discipline by openly commenting against the party president and opposing the policy decisions of the Andhra government.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

YSRC bags all 4 Rajya Sabha seats from Andhra; TDP nominee loses 6 party votes

The four YSRC candidates – Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy, Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, Mopidevi Venkata Ramana and Parimal Nathwani were declared elected as they polled the number of votes required for their election.
Legislators stand in queue to cast their vote for the Rajya Sabha polls amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)
Legislators stand in queue to cast their vote for the Rajya Sabha polls amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

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

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.
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.)
Updated on May 09, 2020 08:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

No end to TDP woes, third Andhra MLA quits, pledges loyalty to Jagan

Balaram told reporters that he was extending support to the YSRC after consulting his followers and people of his constituency.
Chandrababu Naidu’s party has seen a series of defections from the party in the past few days(File Photo)
Chandrababu Naidu’s party has seen a series of defections from the party in the past few days(File Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Reliance Group’s Parimal Nathwani among YSRC’s four Rajya Sabha nominees

Apart from Nathwani, the YSRC announced the names of deputy chief minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, minister Mopidevi Venkataramana and prominent industrialist-turned-politician Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy of Ramky Group of Industries.
Parimal D Nathwani was representing Jharkhand for the last two terms with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party.(TWITTER.)
Parimal D Nathwani was representing Jharkhand for the last two terms with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party.(TWITTER.)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra local body polls announced, to test Jagan’s popularity on ground

The state election commissioner said with the announcement of schedule, the model code of conduct had come into force with immediate effect
The announcement of civic polls in Andhra has put the focus back on Jagan government’s 10-months-long rule.(PTI Photo)
The announcement of civic polls in Andhra has put the focus back on Jagan government’s 10-months-long rule.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

BJP rules out possibility of YSRC joining National Democratic Alliance

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, visited the national capital again on Friday evening to meet Union home minister Amit Shah and Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday to lobby for clearance to his three capitals plan.
YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI PHOTO.)
YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra Pradesh assembly adopts resolution, abolishes state legislative council

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.
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.)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Chandrababu Naidu says Jagan’s threat to abolish upper house a ruse for horse-trading

When the two bills pertaining to the shifting of the capital came before the legislative council, two TDP MLCs stayed away from the house and two others supported the YSRC during the voting on the motion against the bill moved by the TDP.
TDP National President N Chandrababu Naidu says Jagan’s party is luring his party’s MLCs with a threat to abolish the upper house in the State.(ANI Photo/File/Representative)
TDP National President N Chandrababu Naidu says Jagan’s party is luring his party’s MLCs with a threat to abolish the upper house in the State.(ANI Photo/File/Representative)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra seeks to do away with legislative council

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.
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)
Published on Jan 24, 2020 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

CBI court rejects Jagan Reddy’s plea for postponement of hearing on ED cases

The court, however, gave an exemption to the Andhra Pradesh chief minister, from personal appearance for this week’s hearing in connection with the disproportionate assets case and quid pro quo cases filed against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Last week, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy filed three petitions in the court seeking postponement of the hearing on ED cases till the trial into the CBI charge sheets is completed.(ANI PHOTO.)
Last week, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy filed three petitions in the court seeking postponement of the hearing on ED cases till the trial into the CBI charge sheets is completed.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 18, 2020 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Jana Sena, BJP tie up in Andhra, vow to emerge as alternative to YSRCP, TDP

Pawan Kalyan, who met BJP national working president J P Nadda in New Delhi on Monday, held talks with the BJP leaders from Andhra at a hotel in Vijayawada to work out a joint political strategy in the state.
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan met BJP working president JP Nadda at his residence in New Delhi recently.(ANI PHOTO.)
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan met BJP working president JP Nadda at his residence in New Delhi recently.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 08:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra HC advocates to go on strike against shifting of high court to Kurnool

The Andhra Pradesh high court advocates’ association issued a notice to this effect to high court chief justice J K Maheshwari on Saturday.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also made a statement in the assembly suggesting more or less similar structure for state capitals.(ANI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also made a statement in the assembly suggesting more or less similar structure for state capitals.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 22, 2019 01:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

‘Will make cops lick my boots once TDP comes to power’: former MP Diwakar Reddy

The former MP’s comments evoked strong reactions from the Anantapur district police officers’ association on Thursday. The association threatened to file a defamation case against Reddy and prosecute him, if he did not tender an unconditional apology.
Former Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy made these comments while speaking at a meeting of the TDP at Anantapur in the presence of party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.(TWITTER.)
Former Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy made these comments while speaking at a meeting of the TDP at Anantapur in the presence of party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.(TWITTER.)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Row in Andhra Pradesh as out-of-job workers commit suicide

While the police are yet to confirm the reason for the suicides, some including the opposition parties have blamed an ongoing slump in the construction sector in the state due to severe shortage of sand.
Gurram Nagaraju, 35, from Vundavalli village and Adapa Ravi, 30, from Ponnur town, allegedly killed themselves on Saturday morning. (Representative Photo)(File Photo)
Gurram Nagaraju, 35, from Vundavalli village and Adapa Ravi, 30, from Ponnur town, allegedly killed themselves on Saturday morning. (Representative Photo)(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 05:52 AM IST
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2 more Andhra workers commit suicide for want of work; Opposition blames it on sand crisis

So far, six construction workers have killed themselves in the last one month in Guntur district. Opposition parties in the state have said the YSR Congress government is responsible for the suicides of the labourers.
So far, six construction workers have killed themselves in the last one month in Guntur district.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
So far, six construction workers have killed themselves in the last one month in Guntur district.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 07:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra govt deals fresh blow to Navayuga, cancels allotment of land for Krishnapatnam SEZ

Earlier, the YSRC government had terminated the contract with Navayuga for the Polavaram irrigation project as well as a hydro-power project. It also cancelled the agreement with Navayuga on the development of the Machilipatnam port and withdrew the land allotment.
The order was issued by the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (APIIC) of the state government on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)
The order was issued by the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (APIIC) of the state government on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 06:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

In Andhra, village secretariats to turn game changer for Jagan’s government

Around 1.26 lakh village secretaries would be taking charge of these village secretariats that would bring all government services to the doorsteps of people. In semi-urban areas and municipalities, they would be known as Ward Secretariats.
YSRC president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday handed over appointment letters to the newly-appointed village secretaries.(PTI PHOTO.)
YSRC president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday handed over appointment letters to the newly-appointed village secretaries.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

‘Kodela was driven to death’: Blame game continues as Jagan orders state funeral for ex-Speaker

Kodela’s suspected suicide triggered a blame game between the opposition TDP and ruling YSRC with the TDP president and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asking for a CBI probe into the situation leading to his death. He accused the Jagan government of “harassing” Kodela.
Kin of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao cry over his body in Hyderabad(ANI Photo)
Kin of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao cry over his body in Hyderabad(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 04:07 PM IST
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Senior TDP leader quits, will join BJP soon, defections continue to jolt Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh

C Adinarayana Reddy’s resignation comes at a time when the TDP president is going all out to boost the sagging morale of the party cadre through an aggressive campaign against the ruling YSRC. Despite his efforts, one leader after another has deserted the party in the last three months.
Former TDP minister C Adinarayana Reddy resigned from the party on Thursday after meeting the BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi(Twitter Photo)
Former TDP minister C Adinarayana Reddy resigned from the party on Thursday after meeting the BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi(Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 06:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Naidu calls for Chalo Palandu rally on Sept 11, TDP sets up rehabilitation centre for ‘victims of YSRCP violence’

In a first of its kind attempt, Naidu established a “rehabilitation centre” at the party headquarters in Guntur district last week for the victims of the alleged attacks by YSRCP activists across the state, particularly in the Palnadu region.
Naidu said the party would arrange special buses for the victims of the alleged YSRC violence to go back to their native places.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Naidu said the party would arrange special buses for the victims of the alleged YSRC violence to go back to their native places.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 01:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

‘Tailor-made report’: TDP denies tender norms violated in Polavaram project

A senior official in the state irrigation department familiar with the development said an eight-member committee headed by retired chief engineer Abdul Basheer submitted a 40-page report to the state government on July 23, pointing out gross violation of tender norms under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts in Polavaram.
The committee recommended that the government recover the additional payments made to the contractors under Revenue Recovery Act and also suggested that the government could go for fresh tendering of the project works, instead of continuing with the old contractors. (HT Photo)
The committee recommended that the government recover the additional payments made to the contractors under Revenue Recovery Act and also suggested that the government could go for fresh tendering of the project works, instead of continuing with the old contractors. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Amravati Project: TDP, YSRC trade barbs as World Bank pulls out

The ruling YSR Congress Party and Telugu Desam Party are indulging in a blame game for the World Bank backing out of the Amaravati project.
YSR Congress leaders claimed the World Bank had rejected the loan because of irregularities in the project.(PTI)
YSR Congress leaders claimed the World Bank had rejected the loan because of irregularities in the project.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amaravati | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu
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