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24×7 quality power supply is top priority for AP power utilities

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Special Chief Secretary Energy K Vijayanand issued Strict instructions to AP Power Utilities to take all necessary measures to ensure 24 x7 quality power without any interruptions to all categories of consumers including 9- hours free power supply during agriculture which is the highest priority for the State Government.

During a meeting participated by MD GENCO and CMD APCPDCL, KVN Chakradhar Babu, CMD APEPDCL I Prudhvi Tej, CMD APSPDCL K Santosha Rao regarding power supply position on Friday, the Special Chief Secretary Energy said that under the directions of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and guidance from Energy Minister Gottipati Ravi Kumar, the power utilities shall take firm steps to attain the ultimate objective of providing 24X7 quality power without any interruptions and strive hard to provide better services to the electricity consumers.

The Special Chief Secretary reviewed power supply position and power interruptions to consumers and it was made clear to Superintending Engineers (Operations) of all Circles of DISCOMs and Chief Engineers to ensure that there shall not be any interruption due to poor maintenance of 33 KV lines and substations. “Low voltage issues are to be addressed immediately by adding capacitor banks in 33KV substations. Leaning poles are to be corrected and loose spans in 33 KV lines are to be tightened. Protection healthiness shall be ensured and patrolling of lines is to be carried out for remaining vegetation nearby line healthiness of insulations and earthing”, he said. Subsequently, the special chief secretary has reviewed Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) works and other issues.

The Special Chief Secretary asked DISCOMs to submit a daily report on the status of power interruptions and conduct a meeting on a weekly basis to review the same. He directed officials from linemen to Chief engineer to be alert in discharging their duties and any lethargy in resolving power interruptions and consumer issues will not be tolerated, he said.

The State Government considers 24×7 power supply as one of the most important objectives of its policy for reviving economic growth in the State. The Government is committed to bring about a transformative change in the power sector and ensure 24×7 power for all homes, industrial and commercial establishments and 9-hours free power to the farm sector” he said.

He said that strengthening the systems from ground level is essential to enable consumers to report any interruptions in power supply which would certainly help to further improve the power supply. “Supplying quality power to all consumers, making the state power entities financially strong and administratively more efficient are some of the key priorities of State Government, which is very much determined to effectively implement 24X7 power supply with highest quality and reliability to all the key sectors for accelerating the economic development of the state, special chief secretary said.

He directed DISCOMs to focus on power interruptions at feeder level that can be minimized by patrolling and maintaining its healthiness. “Each transformer and each electricity pole should be under the supervision of concerned field officers of DISCOMs. No village, no street in the State should suffer from disruption in power supply under any circumstances”, the special chief secretary said.

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Naidu orders road repair works in AP

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday directed the officials to take up road repair works across the state. He wanted the officials to complete the repair works at the earliest and give better roads for the people.

Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting on the roads in the state at Velagapudi secretariat on the day. Senior officials of the Roads and Buildings department, panchayat raj, rural development and revenue were present at the meeting.

The officials told the chief minister Rs 300 crore is required to restore all the roads in the state. They further told the chief minister that roads to the length of 7,087 kilometers are to be repaired on a war footing. Roads to the length of 4,151 kilometers have potholes and roads to the length of 2,936 kilometers are to be repaired on a war footing, the officials informed the chief minister.

The chief minister wanted the officials to take up repairs and complete the process in just three months. He wanted the officials to ensure that every road is clean and pothole-free. He told them to go on priority roads.

The chief minister said that the previous YSR Congress government did not care for the roads. The roads were left unattended, he said. He further added that people in the state have faced severe inconvenience due to the damaged roads. The travel of the people on the roads became very difficult, he said.

His government wants to give top priority to roads and ensure that people travel hassle free. He wanted the officials to provide roads in the rural areas, as urban roads are in better condition comparatively. He wanted them to take care of the rural roads, most of them are panchayat raj roads. He wanted the panchayat raj department to identify the damaged roads and ensure that they are relayed and repaired.

The chief minister said that bad roads were one of the reasons for the defeat of the YSR Congress government. People cutting across the party lines have blamed the government for not taking up repairs to the roads, he said. He wanted the officials to not get that feeling among the people. He wanted them to complete the road works at the earliest and report him back.

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Payyavula takes charge as finance minister

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TDP senior leader Payyavula Keshav took charge as minister for finance at the Velagapudi secretariat on Thursday. He was welcomed by the officials at the secretariat, who took him to his chamber. He signed the papers releasing Rs 250 crore to the local bodies. The money was from the tenth finance commission.

The release of funds was the promise made by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in his election campaign, the Minister said. He further added that the previous government did not release the grants to the local bodies. He said that the previous YSR Congress government had diverted all funds from various departments.

The finance minister also alleged that the previous government had increased taxes for revenue to the state. However, because of the high taxes, people are going to other states to purchase vehicles and petrol, he said. Even the APSRTC had purchased diesel from Karnataka and Telangana, the Minister said. This purchase had left with no tax revenue to the state, he added.

The minister further said that vehicles are also purchased in the neighboring state. A Fortuner vehicle gives at least Rs 16 lakh tax revenue to the state. With high taxes, people are not purchasing vehicles in Andhra Pradesh, he said.

The finance minister said that he would bring down the taxes and make the state livable. He said that the state’s financial position is in bad condition. The previous government had diverted funds from every department and destroyed the state’s economy, the minister said.

He said he had to look into the financial position of the state. He would also release white paper on the state’s financial position. The debts are alarming, the minister said and added that he would soon explain to the people about the previous YSR Congress government’s financial management.

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Five IPS officers involved in ration rice smuggling, says Minister

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Minister for Civil Supplies, Nadendla Manohar, on Thursday said that five IPS officers are involved in the smuggling of ration rice in the state. He held a review meeting on the price fixation with the retail traders in Vijayawada on the day.

The Minister said that the government would take action against everyone involved in the smuggling of the ration rice. A huge quantity of the ration rice was smuggled in the last five years. The beneficiaries were denied the ration, he alleged.

The Minister said that no one would be left unpunished. The government would soon order an inquiry into the scam. Those involved in the scam would be punished, the Minister said and added that the five IPS officers would also be brought to book.

The Minister said that the government is committed to give essential commodities to the people at cheaper prices. The rice and red gram would be supplied through the rythu bazars across the state, the minister said. He inaugurated a stall in the rythu bazar at APIIC colony in Vijayawada on the day.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and deputy chief minister K Pawan Kalyan have directed the officials to ensure that the essential commodities are supplied to the people at the lowest prices, the Minister said. He further added that both the chief minister and the deputy chief minister have directed the officials to ensure that the essential commodities are sold through the rythu bazars, the Minister said.

He further said that the government is in touch with the wholesale and retail traders in the state on controlling the prices. The government is in contact with the traders to bring down the prices. The retail traders are selling red gram at Rs 160 a kilo, the minister said.

The government is also planning to supply sugar and other millets through the rythu bazars in the days to come. A decision is taken to supply sugar and millets to the people through rythu bazars, the minister said.

Local MLA Gadde Rammohan and senior officials of the civil supplies department were present during the minister’s meeting.

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Naidu pledges to develop Andhra Pradesh

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Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu took a pledge to develop Andhra Pradesh in the next five years. He said that the investors have lost confidence in the state because of the misrule of the previous YSR Congress government. He said he had to build the confidence of the investors and invite them to the state.

He posted on social media seeking the support of the people in developing the state and building confidence in the investors. The investors have run away from the state in the last five years, he said. He further added that we have to build the confidence that Andhra Pradesh is a safe place for investments. The long coastal line is suitable for investments, he said.

The state is to be developed as number 1 in the country, Chandrababu Naidu said and sought the cooperation of the people in the development as well as inviting the investors to the state.

Earlier in the day, Chandrababu Naidu started his one-day north Andhra tour. He inspected the Polavaram left canal at Darlapudi in Anakapalli district. He said that the Uttarandhra Sujala Sravanthi has to be completed to make the district prosperous. He sought the cooperation of the people in completing the north Andhra projects.

He said that the state was completely ruined by the YSR Congress in the last five years. The former chief minister was a destroyer and he started his governance with destruction. The destruction continued for five years, he said. The state is landed in the debt trap and there is no money in the exchequer, he said.

Later, he visited Bhogapuram airport and held a review meeting on the progress of the works. He said that the Bhogapuram airport would help in the overall development of north Andhra region. The airport would come into commercial operations by 2026, the chief minister said. The airport would have better road connectivity, he said.

He said that north Andhra stood as a rock for the NDA government in the recent general elections to the Assembly. He would repay the debt by developing the region. He said that the airport would be completed by June 2026. It would run with 48 lakh passengers per year and would be the central point for the development of the region, he said.

He appealed to the Union Minister for Civil Aviation K Ram Mohan Naidu to ensure that works in the Bhogapuram are completed as per schedule.

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“Can the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act be implemented at a rapid pace?

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On Thursday, Congress questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ‘lackadaisical pace’ of implementing the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014. In 2024, the BJP formed its government at the centre with support from the TDP. To support Andhra Pradesh’s economic and financial growth, Modi could implement an oil refinery and petrochemical complex in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore, as committed by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the thirteenth schedule of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014.

Congress Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Jairam Ramesh criticized Modi over this issue and urged him to implement the thirteenth schedule. The oil refinery and petrochemical plant were supposed to be completed within the last ten years. Ramesh suggested that since the Prime Minister has lost his majority and ego, he can now work on implementing the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 at a rapid pace. Ramesh also claimed that this was one of the reasons for Chandrababu Naidu parting ways with the BJP in the 2018 elections.

Sitting in opposition with 99 seats, Congress is reminding Modi of the duties that need to be fulfilled, which were promised during the previous Congress government.

-Sanyogita

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Rapid Response Revolution: Minister Ravi Kumar’s Swift Solution Stuns Citizens

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The Honourable Gottipati Ravi Kumar, Minister for Energy in Andhra Pradesh, has once again demonstrated his unwavering commitment to public service by resolving a farmer’s longstanding issue within a mere three hours.

A farmer by the name of Abbayya, hailing from Nagasani Village in Khajipet Mandal, Kadapa District, had been compelled to employ the rather dangerous method of supporting power cables with wooden sticks whilst tending to his agricultural pursuits.

Despite numerous plea to government officials and political representatives, the matter had remained unresolved. Recently, a video depicting Abbayya’s dangerous farming technique gained significant traction on social media platforms, ultimately coming to the attention of Minister Ravi Kumar. The minister promptly instructed the relevant authorities to address the situation post-haste. Within the remarkably brief span of three hours, officials had erected a suitable pillar and secured the electrical cables appropriately.

In light of the perceived negligence of the incumbent YSRCP administration, this swift and effective action by a member of the TDP cabinet has garnered considerable public acclaim. Indeed, the ministers serving under the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu are showing their skills by quickly and effectively addressing people’s needs.

-Sanyogita

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TTD Annaprasada Service to Elevate Culinary Excellence and Hygiene Standards

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Following Chief Minister Chandraba Naidu’s initiation of a comprehensive sanitisation campaign in Andhra Pradesh, commencing with the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), state vigilance and specialised teams have embarked upon a meticulous inquiry into various TTD departments. Concurrently, the remaining TTD teams are diligently addressing their operational inefficiencies. Officials have been primarily scrutinising the irregularities within the Srivani Trust, particularly concerning donations and VIP darshan arrangements.

The government has now inaugurated an enhancement initiative. As an important part of this plan, the Annaprasada service, which feeds millions of devotees, will be greatly improved. The service is poised to undergo substantial enhancements in flavour, quality, and hygiene standards. On Tuesday, South Indian chefs and culinary experts convened with TTD officials at the Gokulam Rest House to deliberate on these advancements.

The Group of experts also conducted an inspection of the Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasadam Complex (MTVAC). These culinary maestros have proposed the implementation of gap analysis, standardised operating procedures (SOPs), and a sustainable waste management system. They advocated for more frequent environmental cleansing and recommended further modernisation through advanced equipment mechanisms. The specialists also suggested the appointment of a dedicated food analyst for regular quality assessments.

TTD Executive Officer Y Syamala Rao and Joint Executive Officer V Veerabrahmam have received these expert recommendations with great enthusiasm and appreciation.

-Sanyogita

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Naidu’s Initiative to Refine the Volunteer System

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The State Level Bankers Committee had finalized the annual loan plan at Rs 5.4 lakh crore for 2024-25. The committee met at the Velagapudi secretariat on Tuesday under the chairmanship of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The committee discussed the loan plan for the year.

The committee planned Rs 3.75 lakh crore for the priority sector and Rs 1.65 lakh crore for the other sectors. Agriculture sector would get Rs 2.64 lakh crore for the year. This loan is 14 per cent more than the previous year’s loan plan.

Earlier, speaking at the bankers meeting, the chief minister asked the bankers to support the government’s welfare schemes. He said that the government had taken up welfare programmes on a large scale. The government started implementing the welfare programmes right from the day one of coming to power, he said.

Welfare programmes were the main plank of this government, Chandrababu Naidu said and wanted the bankers to support the government’s welfare programmes. The government is committed to continue the welfare programmes, he said. The welfare programmes were part of the election manifesto of the government, he said.

He wanted the bankers to give subsidies to the beneficiaries. The government was extending several loans to the people. Farmers, the self-help group women, the youth, artisan and others are given loans from the government, he said. He wanted the bankers to extend these subsidies and help the beneficiaries.

Chandrababu Naidu wanted the bankers to be part of the government. He said that banks would play an important role in taking the government’s welfare programmes to the doorstep of the people. The government is identifying the real beneficiaries and wants the bankers to help them by releasing subsidies and loans.

Minister for Finance Payyavula Keshav and Minister for Agriculture K Atchennaidu and senior officials were present at the meeting.

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Amaravati to have outer ring road at Rs 25k cr

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Andhra Pradesh capital, Amaravati, would have an outer ring road at an estimated cost of Rs 25,000 crore. The Central government had in principle accepted the proposal forwarded by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Union Minister for highways and surface transport, Nitin Gadkari, had given green signal for the outer ring road. The outer ring road covers 189 kilometers.

The outer ring road plan was earlier cleared by the Central government, where the Centre had asked the state to acquire land. However, the Jagan Mohan Reddy government kept this project in cold storage. Now, Chandrababu Naidu revived the project and got initial clearance. The project was initially estimated to cost Rs 27,000 crore in 2018. It is now estimated to cost Rs 25,000 crore.

The Union Minister had also cleared the proposal for the Hyderabad-Amaravati green field express way. This would be a six-lane road from Hyderabad to Amaravati, covering over 200 kilometers. The present highway covers 270 kilometers. The road would have service roads on both sides. This would reduce the travel time from Hyderabad to Vijayawada by one hour. This road was part of the AP Reorganisation Act 2014, which was completely ignored by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government.

The present government had also secured clearance for the green field express way from Ananthapur to Amaravati. The express way was changed by Jagan Mohan Reddy government from Bengaluru to Vijayawada passing through Pulivendula. The road would be connected to the Chennai-Kolkata national highway at Muppavaram of Bapatla district.

Now, the present government has proposed a new road from Muppavaram to Amaravati, which covers 90 kilometers. The centre had accepted this proposal too giving better connectivity to Amaravati for the people coming from Rayalaseema region. They don’t have to travel by the existing Chennai-Kolkata national highway.

The central government had also cleared the proposal of the bypass road for Vijayawada on the eastern side connecting Peda Avutapalli with China Kakani near Mangalagiri. The city has two bypass roads from Gollapudi to Avutapalli and Gollapudi to Chinakakani. The bridge across River Krishna is nearing completion. It might take at least six to 12 months for the two roads to come into operation. If the eastern bypass is also completed, the city would be free from vehicular traffic from the national highways.

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YSR Congress govt did not paint Assembly building, says Speaker

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Andhra Pradesh assembly speaker Chintakayala Ayyannapathrudu on Friday said that the previous YSR Congress government did not paint even the Assembly building once in five years. He said that the government did not even care for the maintenance of the building.

Speaking to the media persons at the Assembly on the day, Ayyannapathrudu said that he had asked the government to complete the MLA, MLC and ministers’ residential quarters in Amaravati. These buildings would be completed on a war footing, he said.

Amaravati would be one of the top cities in the country and would be a global destination, the speaker said. He further added that the buildings would also look as iconic and would be special for the visitors to see. He said that he had inspected the MLAs residential quarters and interacted with the officials. He told them to complete the quarters at the earliest.

He said that the MLA and MLCs residential quarters would require an investment of Rs 380 crore. They would take at least nine months to be completed, the speaker said. He expressed confidence that the officials would complete the buildings as per schedule.

The construction work was too fast between 2014 and 2019, he said and regretted that the YSR Congress government did not lay even a brick between 2019 and 2024. He said that people have taught a fitting lesson to the YSR Congress for neglecting Amaravati.

Ayyannapathrudu said that Amaravati had been the sentiment of the people of Andhra Pradesh. The Telugu-speaking people across the world loved Amaravati and have invested in Amaravati. They suffered financially and psychologically during the YSR Congress regime as the government did not make any move to construct the capital city.

He said that people have invested more and the farmers have given their lands to the government. The farmers of Amaravati have also fought with the government for development of Amaravati for the past five years. Their dreams have come true with the victory of the TDP-led NDA government in the state, the speaker said.

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NDA government to introduce free sand policy, says Minister

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Andhra Pradesh Minister for Mines Kollu Ravindra said that the government had decided to give sand free of cost to the people shortly. The government was working on modalities for the free sand policy, the minister said.

He said that they would ensure that sand is available even in the rainy season. There would not be any scarcity of sand to anyone in the state, the Minister said. He said that the government would take serious action if anyone tried to black market sand. The sand distribution would be closely monitored by the officials, the Minister said.

The Minister further said that the TDP government had introduced free sand policy during 2014 and 2019. The same free sand policy would be introduced once again, he said. He further added that 40 sectors are depending on the sand. The sand supply would increase the construction activity in the state, he said. He further added that the construction activity would bring GST to the state, besides giving work to the construction workers.

He came down heavily on the previous YSR Congress government for ruining the sand supply system. He alleged that the YSR Congress leaders have misused the sand and sold it to the people at a higher price. The construction activity had come to a standstill, he said. The construction workers starved for five years, he said.

The Minister further alleged that the YSR Congress government brought JP Infra for the sand supply only to loot the sand. The YSR Congress leaders have looted the sand reaches across the state, while people suffered, he said. He further alleged that the present government was looking into the irregularities of the previous YSR Congress government in sand supply.

The present government would order an inquiry into the irregularities and excesses by the YSR Congress leaders during the last five years. The guilty would be punished, the Minister said.

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Special category status is converted into special package, says Union Minister

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Senior BJP leader and Union Minister of State for Steel and Heavy Industries, Bhupathiraju Srinivasa Varma, on Wednesday, said that the Central government had changed the special category status into a special package. He said that the finance commission had recommended withdrawal of special category status and suggested a special package to the states.

The Minister interacted with the media persons after planting a sapling on the campus of industries department in Delhi. He said that prime minister Narendra Modi had asked the people to plant a sapling in the name of their mother. He planted a sapling accordingly.

Later, he said that the Central government had given a clear statement on the special category status in the past. Several Union Ministers have already clarified on the special category status, he said. When his attention was drawn to the Bihar Assembly passing a resolution seeking special category status to the state.

The Minister said that the special category status is not given just because a state government or state Assembly passes a resolution. If that happens, every state assembly will pass a resolution and send it to the Central government for implementation. He said that it was a policy of the central government whether to grant special category status or not.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to take a decision on granting special category status to any state.

The Union Minister said that Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu would hold a meeting with the MPs of the NDA parties in Delhi. Chandrababu Naidu would address the MPs belonging to the BJP, TDP and Jana Sena, Srinivasa Varma said. The chief minister is likely to give a call to the MPs on how to fight with the Central government and get funds to the state. He is also likely to direct the MPs to get more schemes to the state in the next five years.

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Show the difference in governance, Naidu tells officials

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Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday told the officials to show the difference in governance from the previous YSR Congress to the present NDA. He held a review meeting with the officials on roads, sand and essential commodities at the Velagapudi secretariat.

He said that people across the state have several problems due to the faulty policies of the previous government. The sand is not available and the roads are not in good condition, he said. He wanted the officials to address the two issues on a war footing and ensure that sand supply is streamlined and the roads are laid at the earliest.

The officials explained the sand policy of the TDP government between 2014 and 2019, and the YSR Congress government between 2019 and 2024. They explained the free sand policy of the TDP government which was introduced in 2016 and the subsequent YSR Congress government’s policy. They also explained the consequences of the two governments’ policies.

The officials also explained the difficulties or rather crisis that the construction activity in the state faced during the YSR Congress government as the sand was not available. They told the chief minister that sand reaches were given to the private agencies and individuals during the YSR Congress government. The CC cameras, GPS system and online system were not properly maintained during the YSR Congress government, the officials said.

The chief minister also told the officials to start road works across the state. He said that the previous government had completely neglected the roads. He wanted the officials to identify the roads that require patchwork and others require relaying of the roads. He also wanted them to prepare a list of roads and the length to be repaired or re-laid.

Though there is a financial problem in the state, he wanted the officials to start the road works as people are facing several difficulties in using the roads.

On essential commodities, the chief minister wanted the officials to keep the prices under control. The prices of rice, tomato, and onions are under control.

Ministers K Atchennaidu, Nadendla Manohar, B C Janardhana Reddy, Kollu Ravindra and others were present at the review meeting.

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Missing girl traced in Jammu, says Pawan Kalyan

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Andhra Pradesh deputy chief minister and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan said that a missing girl from the state was traced in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to media persons at Kakinada collectorate after a review meeting, the deputy chief minister said that the police were able to find the girl in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pawan Kalyan said that a mother had complained to him recently about her daughter’s missing. He had reported the matter to the police. The police started searching for the missing girl and found her in Jammu and Kashmir, he said. He further said that the police were trying to contact the Jammu and Kashmir police and bring the girl back to Andhra Pradesh.

He said that the government could do anything if there is a strong will. He said that the previous government did not care for the missing girls. The police did not look into the complaints of the missing girls during the YSR Congress rule, he said.

Pawan Kalyan, during the last election, said that over 30,000 girls and women went missing in Andhra Pradesh in the last five years. He said that the YSR Congress government did not do anything to find these girls. He further alleged that the volunteers were giving the information of the girls to the anti-social elements, who were trapping these girls.

Now, he was able to solve one complaint about the missing girls. The girl would be restored to the parents shortly. He said he could do this with the help of the state police. The same police are working now, he said.

He asked the parents to be cautious about their children, particularly the girl children. This government is committed to provide absolute security for the girls. Any girl missing would be taken up with utmost priority, he said.

He further said that he would speak to the senior police officials on establishing a special cell to handle the girls missing cases in the state.

Pawan Kalyan said that he would soon visit Uppada village. He said he was receiving complaints about the sea shore damage to the village. He said he would ask the senior officials to study the damage and take steps to prevent further damage.

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Can YS Jagan Really Fight for “Special Status” for AP?

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YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) came into power in 2019, riding a wave of promises and expectations. Before the 2019 elections, YSRCP MPs resigned from Parliament in a bold move to demand “Special Status” for Andhra Pradesh. Jagan appealed to the people of Andhra Pradesh, urging them to give him a significant number of MP seats to strengthen his bargaining power with the central government. Despite winning 22 out of 25 MP seats, Jagan did not pursue the fight for special status during his five-year rule. However, after the disastrous result in the recent elections, where YSRCP secured only 4 out of 25 MP seats, Jagan is once again focusing on the special status issue. But Can YS Jagan Really Fight for “Special Status” for AP?

Understanding Special Status: Meaning and Benefits

Special Status is a category granted by the central government to certain states in India, offering them preferential treatment in various aspects. States with Special Status receive financial aid from the central government to support their development and economic stability. These benefits include a higher share of central assistance for centrally sponsored schemes, significant tax breaks for industries, and concessions in various sectors to boost infrastructure and investment.

During the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the state of Special Status for a period of five years. This assurance was meant to help Andhra Pradesh cope with the economic challenges posed by the bifurcation, which saw the new state of Telangana taking a major chunk of resources, including Hyderabad, a significant revenue generator.

The Current Political Climate and YSRCP’s Strategy

The current political scenario offers a new opportunity for the YSRCP. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not securing 272 MPs on its own and relying on coalition partners, regional demands are gaining traction. Leaders from Bihar have already started demanding Special Status for their state. YSRCP sees this as an opportune moment to raise the issue again and potentially embarrass the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and its leader, Chandrababu Naidu. As the opposition, YSRCP has every right to advocate for the people of Andhra Pradesh and challenge the ruling TDP-Jana Sena Party (JSP)-BJP coalition government on this matter.

The Real Question: Jagan’s Commitment and Courage

The pressing question is whether YS Jagan will genuinely fight for Special Status or if his efforts will be mere political posturing. Given the numerous corruption cases against him, there is skepticism about his willingness to confront the Modi government head-on. There are concerns that Jagan might limit his fight to a political tussle with Chandrababu Naidu, focusing more on undermining the TDP rather than achieving Special Status for Andhra Pradesh. This approach would be seen as a self-serving motive rather than a sincere attempt to fulfill his promise to the people.

In conclusion, while YS Jagan’s renewed focus on Special Status might bring the issue back into the political spotlight, it remains to be seen if his efforts will be driven by genuine concern for Andhra Pradesh or by a desire to leverage political gains. The people of Andhra Pradesh will be watching closely, hoping that their leader will rise above personal and political challenges to secure the promised benefits for their state.

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Naidu holds review on Amaravati

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Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday held a review on Amaravati project. Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Ponguri Narayana, and senior officials of the department were present. The officials of the AP Capital Region Development Authority were also present at the review meeting.

Chandrababu Naidu is likely to release white paper on Amaravati. He had already released a white paper on the Polavaram project. Amaravati would be the second white paper by this government. The white paper is likely to come some time this week.

Chandrababu Naidu had already visited the project site after taking over the reins. He visited the ministers, MLAs, MLCs and all India service officers residential complexes in Amaravati. He also visited the permanent secretariat and assembly buildings site and the high court complex.

The works were stopped by the previous YSR Congress government in 2019. In January 2020, the YSR Congress government proposed three capitals, executive capital in Visakhapatnam, Judicial capital in Kurnool and legislative capital in Amaravati. Since then, the YSR Congress government did not invest anything in Amaravati.

The farmers of Amaravati have held protests against the three capitals and neglect of Amaravati. They opposed the three capitals and held protests for five years. They gave up the protest only after the 2024 general election, after the TDP-led NDA government was formed in the state.

After taking charge as the chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu promised the farmers of Amaravati that he would complete the project this time. He is all set to complete the major buildings in Amaravati and even go for inauguration before going for the 2029 general election.

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Pawan begins three day tour of Pitapuram Assembly constituency

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Deputy chief minister and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan started his three-day tour of Pitapuram Assembly constituency on Monday. Addressing a small gathering at Gollapolu village after distributing monthly pensions for the aged, widows and disabled, Pawan Kalyan thanked the people of Pitapuram for electing him as their MLA. He said he would develop Pitapuram as a model constituency in the country.

He said he took some time to come back to Pitapuram after the results. He thought he should study the subjects of his portfolios first and get the basic knowledge of the departments. He wanted to speak less and do more in the days to come, he said.

He found fault with the previous government for spending a whopping Rs 600 crore to build palaces on Rushikonda in Visakhapatnam. He said that the amount would have been of great use to develop some villages in the state. He said that the previous government had wasted money ignoring provision of basic infrastructure like roads in the villages.

He said he had come to politics to develop the villages and do justice to the people and not to make money. He was making good money in the films, he said. He was not able to take money from the government for attending Assembly sessions or holding some review meetings, he said. He is not interested in taking money from the government for the work that he is doing.

He said he would not give scope for anyone to point out him as corrupt. I won’t indulge in corruption and I would encourage corruption, he said. He said that there was no money in the Panchayat Raj department. He is yet to know how much debt there is in the department, he said. He is collecting data on the income and debts of each department that he holds.

He said the NDA government in the state led by TDP would carry both welfare and development together. He favoured pollution-free industries in the state. He also said that the government would give highest priority for the skill development programmes for the youth. The youth in the state would be prepared to take up any job in the state, he said.

He said that this NDA government would be answerable to the people and do justice. No injustice would be done to anyone in the state, he said.

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Pawan worships Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy

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Deputy chief minister and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan on Saturday worshiped Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy in Jagtial district of Telangana. Party leaders and the cadre received him all along the road from Hyderabad to the temple.

Pawan Kalyan started his electioneering at this temple after performing special pooja to his Varahi vehicle last year. Later, he performed a special pooja at the Kanaka Durga temple in Vijayawada. As he won the election with a thumping majority, he came back to the Kondagattu temple and offered special prayers.

The temple priests received the deputy chief minister with temple honours. They performed a special pooja for Pawan Kalyan. He also performed special pooja to the deities of Sri Venkateswara Swamy and Sri Lakshmi Ammavaru in the temple.

In Hyderabad, when he went to Kondagattu temple, the Jana Sena activists gathered in large numbers at his house. They performed special poojas to his vehicle before he left Hyderabad. The Jana Sena activists also gathered in large numbers at Thurkapalli, Sameerpet, Siddhipet, Karimnagar and Gangadhara along the route.

Party senior leaders, B Mahendar Reddy, Nemuri Shankar Gowd, Mummareddy Premalingam, Radharam Rajalingam, Y Nagesh and others were present along with Pawan Kalyan in the tour.

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Actor Suman confident of Naidu developing AP

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Film actor Suman said that chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu would develop Andhra Pradesh in the next five years. Speaking to the media at Tirumala on Saturday, Suman said that Chandrababu Naidu has the vision to develop the state.

He said that Amaravati would be developed totally as a capital of the state in the next five years. He said that Chandrababu Naidu has plans to develop Amaravati. It was neglected in the last five years, he said. He felt that Amaravati should have been completed in the last five years by the YSR Congress government. The neglect of Amaravati by Jagan Mohan Reddy had cost him dearly, he said.

Chandrababu Naidu was now going according to his plans to develop Amaravati. Amaravati would be made a global destination in the next five years, he said. He further asserted that more national and international companies would start functioning from Amaravti in the next five years.

The chief minister would also create employment opportunities in the state. The youth in the state faced several problems as there were no jobs for them. The previous government had completely ignored the importance of job creation, he said.

Actor Suman also congratulated deputy chief minister and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan on his election to the state Assembly. He said that Chandrababu Naidu had given better portfolios to Pawan Kalyan. The Panchayat Raj and Rural Development were his subjects of interest, he said. He asserted that Pawan Kalyan would prove his mettle as deputy chief minister in the government.

He said that the Telugu film industry was having several problems in Andhra Pradesh. He asserted that the present government would resolve them. He maintained that the leaders of the Telugu film industry would shortly meet the chief minister and the deputy chief minister. They would give representation to the government on the issues faced by the industry. He expressed confidence that the present NDA government would resolve the issues. He saw good days for the Telugu film industry in Andhra Pradesh.

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