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New parties testing electoral waters in Tamil Nadu

Apart from new regional parties hoping to make their political mark, several individuals are also making their debut in the poll fray. This...

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Madhu Yaskhi fires on KCR

Hyderabad: Madhu Yashki Goud, the sitting Congress Party member of Lok Sabha from Nizamabad co...

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One-sided fight for Congress MP in Nalgonda

Suravaram Sudhakar ReddyTOPICS Telangana election national elections political candidates politics election politics Lack of a strong base ...

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BJP must disclose whose money it is using for campaign blitz: Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma alleged that about Rs 10,000 crore was being spent on Narendra Modi's campaign. Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand ...

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Obama appoints Indian-American to key administration post

Sabharwal has been nominated as the US Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund, the White House said. Sabharwal received ...

Pawan Kalyan’s indirect attack on Jagan

pawan-and-jaganHyderabad: Superstar-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan is leaving no opportunity to hit out at his arch rivals (Congress, YSR Congress).

A news channel questioned Pawan of supporting Business tycoon PVP (Potluri Vara Prasad) for Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency as he was the first among the accused in Jagan’s Disproportionate Assets case and grilled by CBI. Sharply reacting to it, Pawan Kalyan set the record straight. “CBI has given clean chit to PVP. What’s wrong in PVP contesting elections when even people who are out of jail are contesting the polls,” questions Pawan. Pawan admitted that PVP is one of his good friends.

One could easily Read more

Mahesh Babu’s sister to campaign for TDP

galla-jayadev-and-padmavathGuntur: Superstar Mahesh Babu himself was expected at the poll-battle in Guntur, as his baava Galla Jayadev is contesting as MP on Telugudesam ticket in that segment. Surprisingly, Mahesh’s sister Padmavathi (wife of Jayadev) has taken the onus of promoting her husband at very ground level.

Coming up with ‘Golden Guntur’, Galla Jayadev is leaving no stone unturned to attract youths and first time voters in Guntur segment towards Telugudesam party. Locals say that Jayadev’s unique development plans he has about the city are enough to get him votes minted on the D-day. And coming to election campaign, Mahesh Babu is quite Read more

Mahesh’s Uncle in YSRCP and Brother-in-law in TDP

mahesh-relativesHyderabad: G. Adiseshagiri Rao, noted film producer and brother of veteran actor G. Krishna, joined the YSR Congress Party. He was welcomed into the party by its president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. Mr. Rao is the paternal uncle of actor Mahesh Babu.

Superstar Mahesh Babu brother-in-law Galla Jayadev is contesting as MP on Telugudesam ticket in Guntur segment. Galla Jayadev is husband of Mahesh’s sister Padmavathi.

Mahesh shares a good rapport with the Industrialist Galla Jayadev. Son of former minister Galla Aruna Kumari, Galla Jayadev Galla Jayadev indirectly said that Mahesh will support him, but will not campaign for him.

Mahesh has never considered getting Read more

Purnadheshwari fails to get BJP MP Ticket

Purandeswari-joins-BJPPurnadheshwari visakhapatnam BJP MP Ticket, Purnadheshwari BJP MP Ticket, Daggubati Purnadheshwari visakhapatnam BJP MP Ticket

What was feared by her, has finally happened. Former Union minister D. Purnadheshwari who has joined BJP recently, has failed to get a ticket to contest for Lok Sabha.

Though she was keen to contest from Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada or Ongole, her name was missing in the BJP list of candidates  announced for Seemandhra.

BJP Seemandhra unit president Kambhampati Haribabu is the candidate for Visakhaptnam.

There were unconfirmed reports that TDP chief Chandra Babu Naidu has put a condition to the BJP during alliance talks, that the saffron party shall Read more

Grand welcome to Chiranjeevi in Karnataka

chiranjeevi1Chiranjeevi Election campaigning in Karnataka, Congress Election campaigning in Karnataka by Chiranjeevi

Hyderabad: Chiranjeevi’s role in the bifurcation saga may have cost him his fans in Seemandhra, but he still has many admirers in neighboring Karnataka.

Chiranjeevi, when attended a rally organised in Chickballapur, he received a grand welcome.  The response must have acted as a balm for him, as he was deserted by his own fans in Seemandhra some weeks back, during Congress’s ‘Bus Yatra’

In that tour, many chairs at the venues remained vacant. The yatra was dominated by police personnel and a few fans were seen. However, people from Chikkaballapur did Read more

Koneru Prasad files nomination for Vijayawada LS seat from YSRCP

koneru-prasadHyderabad: YSR Congress Party leaders are filing their nominations as the party announced its list of candidates for both Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Seemandhra region.

Koneru Rajendra Prasad filed his nomination papers from Vijayawada parliamentary constituency.

Former minister P.Viswaroop filed his nomination papers from Amalapuram parliamentary constituency in East Godavari district.

R.V.S.K.K.Ranga Rao (Baby Nayana) filed his nomination papers from Vizianagaram parliamentary constituency.

Other leaders who field their nomination papers are Jangalapalli Srinivasulu (Chittoor-Assembly), Dharmana Krishnadas (Narasannapet-Assembly) and Tellam Balaraju (Polavaram –Assembly).


V Hanumantha Rao plays ‘local candidate’card to win Amberpet seat

V-H-Satirical-SpeechHyderabad: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha Member V Hanumantha Rao on Monday triggered a debate of candidates being “local” and “non-local”.

Speaking to media persons here, VHR, who is contesting as Congress candidate from Amberpet Assembly seat, said that when people from outside the constituency came and won the seat, then why can’t local people win the seat. “As I was already given Rajya Sabha ticket for four times and it would be difficult to get it next time, the Congress High Command asked me to contest MLA elections this time.” It may be mentioned that VHR strongly opposed the candidature Read more

Kavitha Comments On Pawan Kalyan

1319193395_kavithaTRS leader Kavitha while talking to media said that there is no use with Pawan Kalyan’s campaign for BJP and she also criticizes Pawan that his campaigns will entertain people with out songs.

She also comments on film personalities who meet Narendra Modi and alleges that Seemandhra people are trying to command Telangana with Modi’s government in Central.

Madhu Yaskhi fires on KCR

wpid-1299751986Madhu-Yaskhi-3-jpg.jpgHyderabad: Madhu Yashki Goud, the sitting Congress Party member of Lok Sabha from Nizamabad constituency, on Tuesday, took on KCR for an alleged errand of the latter. He addressed the media on Tuesday at Hyderabad and said that nobody would keep there eyes shut if KCR wanted his own family to rule Telangana.

He wondered how would be rebuilding of Telangana possible with KCR who allotted tickets for only those who paid enormous sum, neglecting all those who took actual part in the Telangana agitation.

Madhu Yashki further said that Telangana was not KCR’s own farmhouse to decide whatever he wants.

From the other Read more

TDP Leading in Opinion Poll: NDTV Latest Survey

NDTV-surveyThe latest opinion poll by NDTV-Hansa Research, revealed on April 14, 2014, predict a clear TDP wave in residuary state of Andhra Pradesh. Beleaguered YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be limited to second place, going by the fresh survey. And as expected, BJP-lead NDA is going to form government at Centre with full majority thrashing incumbent Congress.

The survey predicts that TDP-BJP coalition will bag 15 Lok Sabha seats out of total 25 seats whereas YSR Congress is going to confine with 9 Lok Sabha seats. Interestingly, the survey says that incumbent Congress will get one Parliament seat. However, it seems far Read more

Pawan Kalyan to campaign in Malkajgiri for JP

pawan-kalyan-jpI will campaign for BJP candidates in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,” said Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan.

Speaking to a channel on Tuesday, he said, “ I will campaign for the victory of Lok Satta chief Jaya Prakash Narayan from Malkajgiri Parliamentary constituency in these elections. I am doing this as the leaders like JP must be in Parliament.”

He said that he was supporting Narendra Modi for the development of the country and clarified that his Jana Sena Party was part of NDA.

He clarified that he had no role in the ruckus in TDP over Vijayawada Parliamentary constituency.

I have not yet Read more

Full Pink Moon: Total lunar eclipse to occur on April 15


The eclipse will be visible in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the Pacific region, where it will last about 77 minutes.

Sky enthusiasts, get ready to witness another much-anticipated astronomical event coming up this month.

A total lunar eclipse, also called as ‘Full Pink Moon’ or ‘April’s Full Moon’ is expected to occur on April 15 at 3:42 a.m. GMT.

During this time, the Moon will be having a red shade as the sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere and turns a tinted red as seen during sunrise and sunset.

It is believed that the name of the lunar Read more

Mother gets no TDP Ticket but Daughter gets YSRCP Assembly Ticket

nannapaneni-and-daughterHyderabad: TDP senior Leader Nannapaneni Rajakumari  is presently in the TDP while her daughter Dr. Sudha and Son-in-law are active in YSRCP politics.

Though the Mother and daughter are in two different political parties they maintain a good relation, say sources. TDP Chief Chandrababu has denied Assembly and Lok sabha tickets to the Senior Leader Nannapaneni Rajakumari for the Elections 2014. Ys jagan, President of YSRCP has allotted Venukonda Assembly ticket in Guntur district to her daughter Dr. Sudha.

Nannapaneni Rajakumari

Nannapaneni Rajakumari entered politics when the actor N. T. Rama Rao started the Telugu Desam party in 1983.

Rajakumari was elected as MLA to Read more

T future in your hands KCR exhorts people

Urges voters to elect the TRS for rapid reconstruction of new StateSays he will ensure fluoride-free water in entire Nalgonda districtUp to Rs 7,000 crore will be allocated for the purposePromises all-round welfare of all sections of society 

Hyderabad: TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday gave a detailed explanation as to why people should not waver while exercising their franchise and how different and important this election was for the future of the new state of Telangana that would come into existence after June 2. Addressing a huge meeting in Nalgonda, Rao promised that his government would fulfill every single promise Read more

KCR s campaigning schedule

Hyderabad: Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will be on a tour to Nizamabad on Tuesday to campaign for frightening elections. He will be addressing the huge crowd over there. Subsequently, he will be addressing at various places as part of TRS party’s ongoing campaigning. The detailed schedule is as appended below:

TRS Chief KCR’s Campaigning Schedule

16 Apr 14 (Wednesday)        -       Wanaparthi in Mahabubnagar district

16 Apr 14 (Wednesday)        -       Mahabubnagar (late in the evening)

17 Apr 14 (Thursday)           –       Warangal

18 Apr 14 (Friday)             Read more

Too many aspirants in TDP Naidu under pressure

YSRCP has shown consistency. It did not make any last minute changes like the TDP. The main reason for the comfort enjoyed by the YSRCP is the fact that the party has no obligation to any other party since it had not entered into any tie-up. The signals from the CPM also were not responded to.  The TDP, on the other hand, had to concede 4 Lok Sabha and 15 Assembly seats in Seemandhra to BJP thus antagonising those TDP leaders who have been serving the party in those constituencies for years despite being out of power. Added to this, Naidu Read more

Vijayamma s entry changes Vizag poll scene

Visakhapatnam: The entry of YSRCP honorary president YS Vijayalakshmi, more popular as Vijayamma, as a candidate for the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat is bound to change the poll scene not only in Visakhapatnam district, but in the neighbourhood as well.

Her choice has not come as surprise since Visakhapatnam is the biggest city in Seemandhra next only to Hyderabad in the combined State. The names of Vijayamma as well as her daughter Sharmila were doing the rounds for quite some time. Sharmila has been asked to concentrate on the tough Telangana part to test the waters and she is so busy there Read more

Renuka sees re-alignment of pro-Cong forces after polls

Feeling somewhat embarrassed on many fronts, firebrand Congress MP Renuka Chowdary expressed strong hope that there will be realignment of pro-Congress forces both in the state as well as across the country. Brushing aside poll surveys which predicted a debacle for the Congress, she termed the so called Modi-mania as just a myth. In a free-wheeling chat with The Hans India here, Renuka defended differing voices within Congress against TRS and its supremo K Chandrasekhara Rao. Excerpts from the interview:

Renuka sees re-alignment of pro-Cong forces after polls

Contrary to your statements earlier, you are out from the election race this time. How do you feel?

Yes, it’s very very disappointing Read more

One-sided fight for Congress MP in Nalgonda

Suravaram Sudhakar ReddyTOPICS Telangana election national elections political candidates
politics election politics Lack of a strong base for TRS across seven Assembly constituencies for the Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat and a weakened TDP due to its unclear stand on bifurcation are likely to make the task of sitting Congress MP Gutha Sukhendar Reddy easy.


The presence of strong Congress leaders in the constituency further makes Mr. Gutha’s job easy because they take care of the cadre on their own. Without any party’s support, Mr. Gutha had won the seat by a huge margin of 1.52 lakh votes in the 2009 elections by defeating grand Read more

Pawan Kalyan meets Kishan Reddy to campaign for BJP

BJP state president Kishan Reddy met Tollywood powerstar and Jana Sena founder, Pawan Kalyan at the latter’s residence in Hyderabad on Monday. Speaking to reporters after his meeting, Kishan Reddy hinted at Pawan’s involvement in the party’s election campaign.


“Pawan Kalyan met our national president Rajnath Singh in Ahmedabad. If the existing problems plaguing the country have to be eradicated, the country needs a PM like Mod,” he said.


Pawan Kalyan Meets Kishan Reddy; To Campaign For BJP


The only talk that is being heard among voters is that Congress is the root cause for rampant corruption in India, he said, adding: “Pawan too echoed the same sentiments during his Jana Sena Read more

Pawan Kalyan gets ready for another gigantic meeting

Ever since Pawan Kalyan has launched his new political party Jana Sena, he has been in news relentlessly. However, after his Visakhapatnam meeting held on March 27, he kept himself away from the media and went on a strategic hush. Now, all is set ready for Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s another gigantic meeting similar to the one he cleaved at Hitex in Hyderabad with a chanting jingle “Not for power…But to question”.


Pawan Kalyan, Gets Ready, Meeting, Pawan's Jana Sena Next Meeting


So far the venue for his much awaited third meeting has not been revealed. But, surely the meeting will be aimed to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party, according to Read more

Guntur Dalits hold up district collector

Hyderabad: On Monday, on the eve of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s 123rd birth anniversary, the Guntur collector was about to pay homage to the statue of Ambedkar located near lodge centre in Guntur. Many officials including the collector of the district Suresh Kumar were ready to pay the tributes.


District Collector Suresh Kumar


By the time the collector reached the spot, already there were few political leaders and members of Dalit organisations present over there. As the place was over crowded, the collector ordered his staff to get a way for him. The fuming Dalit leaders surrounded the car of the collector to trouble him, proclaiming that Read more

Magunta to join TDP tomorrow

April 14,2014, 12.52 PM  IST | THE HANS INDIA

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Hyderabad: According to sources, Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy, the Congress Party MP from Ongole constituency, is all set ready to join Telugu Desam Party on Tuesday, in presence of the Telugu Desam Party President Chandrababu Naidu.

It is worth mentioning here that Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy has been a member of the 15th Lok Sabha. He represented the Ongole constituency of Andhra Pradesh and got elected to Lok Sabha on the party ticket of the Indian National Congress. He was previously elected for the 12th and 14th Lok Sabha from the same Read more

Ponnala says no to warehouse administration

Hyderabad: Ponnala Lakshmaiah, the Telangana PCC Chief participated in the birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, on Monday, at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad.


Later, he addressed the crowd and said that he was not an authoritarian like KCR. Further, he said that he was neither an aristocrat (dora) nor a landlord.


Ponnala said he himself has personally seen the warehouse administration (‘gadeela paalana’). He reacted very strong on KCR and said the latter was a swindler. Further, he said that he never wanted a atrocious life like the one enjoyed by KCR.

Sena slams Congress for targeting Modi on his marital status

Shiv Sena says grand old party’s bid to make it an issue of national campaign re-affirmed its bankruptcy. Modi said Congress would not be able to touch double figure in any of the state. Why should the Congress speak for Jasodhaben, when she has no complaints says Shiv Sena. (PTI)

Hitting out at the Congress for raking up the issue of Narendra Modi’s marriage, the Shiv Sena on Monday accused it of “poking nose” into the private life of the BJP PM nominee and said the grand old party’s bid to make it an issue of national campaign re-affirmed its bankruptcy.


“Modi’s marriage was just a formality. Swami Samarth Ramdas ran way from the midst of his wedding Read more

New parties testing electoral waters in Tamil Nadu

Apart from new regional parties hoping to make their political mark, several individuals are also making their debut in the poll fray. aap-medium This election is also the maiden entry of the Aam Aadmi party into the political landscape of the state. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu, the land of regional parties where the two Dravidian outfits have ruled the roost for long, is witnessing a few fledgling parties testing their electoral luck for the first time in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections, including AAP and IJK.


The coming election is the maiden contest for Indiya Jananayaka Katchi (IJK), and Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi Read more

In Beed, Modi factor dents Munde’s goodwill among Muslims

munde-medium BJP leader Gopinath Munde. (Express Archive)

Ishaan Bagh (25), a fruit vendor at Shahgad, minces no words when it comes to discussing the mood against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Muslim-dominated pockets in the Beed Lok Sabha constituency, where senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde is pitted against NCP’s Suresh Dhus, a minister in the Maharashtra government. Beed goes to polls on April 17.

“The battle here is not between BJP and NCP. The majority are unlikely to accept Modi as the prime minister of India,” he says.

Maulana Sayeed (45), a resident of Momimpura, echoes his views. “Let’s not discuss Read more

Security men at every step, Shinde keeps ‘safe distance’ from voters, debunks charges

Much to voters’ annoyance, he is moving around the constituency amid tight security, keeping the desperate crowd trying to shake his hands at a ‘safe distance’. shinde-medium A security personnel trying to keep voters away from Shinde during his campaign in Solapur. Express

He is probably the only candidate in Maharashtra who is keeping voters of his own constituency — from where he contested for three decandes and won — at arm’s length. Unlike his rivals or other candidates in the state, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde seems to be making heavy weather of his electioneering. Much to voters’ annoyance, he is Read more

Priyanka Gandhi denies report on fighting polls against Modi, says her focus remains Rae Bareli and Amethi

Priyanka, who is managing her brother Rahul Gandhi’s election campaign, also clarified that her family would back her if she decides to contest elections. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with people during her election campaign at Haripur in Amethi. (PTI) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with people in Amethi. (PTI)

Priyanka Gandhi on Monday trashed reports that she wanted to challenge Narendra Modi for the Lok Sabha seat from Varanasi and was stopped by the party high command, stating it is a “personal” decision not to contest and that her family would “wholeheartedly support” her if she ever wanted to.


Priyanka came out with a rare statement to journalists following reports this morning that she was keen to be Read more

Militants holed up in a house in Srinagar, cordon tightened

militant-attck-midium Police launched the operation yesterday following information about presence of militants in Ahmadnagar area. (PTI) Police has asked the militants to surrender but the ultras have refused the offer so far.

Two militants are holed up inside a residential house in the outskirts of the city as security forces tightened the cordon in Ahmadnagar locality, police said on Monday.

Police has asked the militants to surrender but the ultras have refused the offer so far.

The militants allowed the wife of the house owner, Abdul Majid Rangrez, to leave the building but have detained him inside, police said.

A senior police officer said the security forces Read more