The IIPE is being set up at Visakhapatnam at a cost of Rs 650 crore as part of a package promised by the Centre to Andhra Pradesh after Telangana was carved out of it.
Everything still remains unsettled over a month after Andhra Pradesh and Telangana came apart as two states.
Andhra Pradesh first came under President’s rule way back in January 1973 following the “Jai Andhra” agitation for a separate state.
The bill to create the country’s 29th state, by splitting Andhra Pradesh, was passed by Parliament in the just-concluded Winter session.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Bill now awaits the President’s assent, after having been passed in Parliament.
The Governor is said to have called Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu and informed him of Reddy’s resignation.
Deo, one of the few ministers from the Seemandhra region who had not offered to resign over the division, said this was not really a people’s movement, but was engineered.
The BJP also alleged the switching off of live telecast of house proceedings was ‘a surreptitious move to prevent the people from seeing the undemocratic spectacle’.
The BJP, also criticised the Lok Sabha secretariat deploring that there is no video available for the public records in future.
Trinamool Congress MPs on Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee to protest against the manner in which the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014 was passed in the Lok Sabha, “violating all parliamentary rules and procedures.” The party requested the President not to allow the Bill to come to the Rajya sabha. “The Bill was not included […]
The MP later apologised for his conduct, prompting Deputy Chairman P J Kurien to drop his plans to take action against him.
Congress and BJP colluded, says Kiran as he quits party and government.
The selection of Reddy for the post of Chief Minister was surprising even to Congress insiders in 2010 as he had not known to be a mass leader.
Bill to carve out Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh was passed by Lok Sabha amid strong protest.
YSR Congress, which is stiffly opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, is seeking Left support for stalling creation of Telangana.