"I invited Rahul Gandhi to address a public rally. But there are other things.... Leader is good, (the) family is very good, they want to improve the party. But local sentiment... they can’t help it," Reddy said.
It's no more about special status and all about sops. Still, in the first election in Andhra Pradesh since the state’s split, Chandrababu Naidu is battling hard to hold off Jagan in a contest where both have a lot at stake. The Indian Express travels through Andhra to find two parties closely tied, and a virtually absent Congress.
K A Paul is now in the news for reviving the Praja Shanthi Party (PSP) and threatening to contest from all 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh. Started in 2008, the party had not seen much action till now.
In 2014, the YSRCP’s Kothapalli Geetha had won the seat, but she later resigned and floated her own party. In the Assembly elections held simultaneously, of the seven segments falling under the Araku Lok Sabha constituency, the YSRCP had won six and the TDP Parvathipuram.
Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Bogi festival or Bhogi, the first day of the three-day Sankranti festival, is being celebrated in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from the early hours on Thursday. People returned to their respective native places to celebrate the festival with families. The harvesting festival is celebrated with much pomp in the coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh. Telangana Rashtra Samithi party leader Kalvakuntla Kavitha participated in the Bhogi fire celebration in the early hours at KBR Park in the city. She said that Bhogi is a three day festival and is celebrated by holding a campfire which signifies shedding ills in oneself.
Vizag, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the CII Partnership Summit 2016 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was also present at the 22nd edition of CII Partnership Summit, which was organised to showcase investment opportunities in ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’. Several MOUs are expected to be signed during the Summit.