The YSRC alleged that the ruling party lured the Kurnool MP with offers of money. The party had eight MPs in the Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh after the 2014 elections but the number has now fallen to six.
Apart from pension, transgenders would be given ration cards and houses, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said at a two-day conference of district collectors here tonight.
An attempt to rape and illegal confinement case was filed against former TDP MLA from Kovvur T V Rama Rao. This was withdrawn on September 1, 2016, through another government order (number 1036).
“Every election is a lesson. We have to analyse our mistakes and take corrective action. There should not be any over confidence. In future elections, I am not ready to take any chances,” Chandrababu Naidu said.
He said, “Systems should be made corruption free. What is the need of Rs 2000 note? Even Rs 500 note is also not needed. Rs 100, 200 notes are enough. All transactions should be made online.”
In Goa, BJP came out with flying colors as Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Panaji, while health minister Vishwajit Rane retained Valpoi seat.
The chief minister was speaking at his camp office in Amaravati with members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources, who were on a tour of the state.
Addressing a public meeting at Nandyala in Kurnool district late on Thursday night, Jagan accused Naidu of not fulfilling poll promises and said in his closing remarks that there would be nothing wrong if leaders like him were shot dead in public.
Last month, Mudragada had announced that he would take out the march to mount pressure on the AP government to fulfil its promise of including Kapus in the list of Backward Classes and offer reservations. The YSR Congress Party had announced support to the padayatra.
A delegation of MPs from the YSR Congress urged the Chief Election Commissioner to withdraw recognition to the Telugu Desam Party, asserting that the ruling party is using ‘illegal’ means to win the by-polls. They further accused him of ‘buying’ MLC seats in Telangana for Rs 50 lakh.
“While taking all the benefits if they still do not want to vote for us, ask them why. I wont hesitate to ignore the villages which don’t vote for us,’’ Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu told the local party leaders.
Ola will create 25,000 job opportunities in the state over a period of five years
The meeting between the two leaders will be helpful in improving the ties between the TDP and the BJP.
The Centre had, earlier in April, banned the use of red beacons for politicians, saying it promotes a VIP culture.
The court allowed Naidu’s plea seeking relief and dismissed the complaint filed by Ramakrishna Reddy on the ground that the latter had no locus standi to file such an application.