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Botsa criticises opposition on GO 1

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Minister for Education Botsa Satyanarayana took strong exception to the Opposition parties remarks on GO 1 and suggested them go study the content before making further comments.

Addressing the media on Saturday, Botsa said that TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu and his friendly media are unnecessarily creating a ruckus over the GO meant to regulate public gatherings to safeguard people. It does not restrain rallies and meetings and explains the disadvantages of conducting rallies and meetings on roads and highways.

Explaining the reasons for issuing GO, he blamed Naidu’s self-promotion mission for the stampede deaths at Kandukuru and Guntur, besides injuries to several others.

To protect the public interests, the State government has issued orders to safeguard the public and prevent recurrence of unfortunate incidents. An inquiry was ordered by the government to find the lapses during the recent meetings of the TDP chief, he said, adding that it’s not prudent on part of Naidu to blame YSRCP for the unfortunate incidents.

He also took a dig at Naidu for violating the orders during his recent visit to Kuppam. Instead, he should tender an open apology to the public and should own the responsibility for the stampede deaths, he said adding that Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan will only express the ideology of Naidu, ignoring the public interests.

Referring to the padyatras of former Chief Minister Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, he said they conducted padyatras in a systematic manner after taking approvals from the police and without causing any inconvenience to public.

Reacting to the ‘Yuvagalam’ padyatra of Nara Lokesh, the minister maintained that Lokesh who had no achievements to claim during his stint as a minister has no credibility to conduct padyatra.

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Botsa wants Visakha to be made executive capital

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Senior YSR Congress leader and Minister for Education, Botsa Satyanarayana, wants the state government to declare Visakhapatnam as the executive capital of the state. He also wanted chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to shift the executive to this port city.

The Minister addressed a meeting of the party leaders from Parvatipuram Manyam district on Friday, Botsa wanted the chief minister to make an announcement on Visakhapatnam as the executive capital. He also said that those who oppose Visakhapatnam as executive capital have no right to visit the north Andhra region.

The Minister also took strong exception to TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu touring the Vizianagaram district. He said that Chandrababu Naidu who was the chief minister for over 14 years had never done anything for the Uttarandhra region.

Bosta Satyanarayana said that the YSR Congress activists were visiting every house and meeting people. The people were giving a positive response to the government as no family was left out of any benefit in the last three-and-a-half years.

Botsa Satyanarayana thanked the chief minister for selecting Visakhapatnam as the executive capital and claimed that the people of the region were strongly supporting it. He criticised the TDP and the others for opposing Visakha as the capital only to promote the big real estate project in Amaravati.

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Eenadu, Andhra Jyothi spitting venom on Govt, says Botsa

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Minister for Education, Botsa Satyanarayana alleged that two major media houses in Andhra Pradesh were spitting venom on the state government and the ruling YSR Congress.

Speaking to media persons, Botsa alleged that Eenadu and Andhra Jyothi were spreading false reports against the government and the YSR Congress. He wondered why the two media houses were carrying out a campaign against the government and the ruling party.

The Minister said that people have voted the YSR Congress Party to power in the 2019 elections giving them a historic mandate of 151 MLAs in the house of 175. Despite that, the media houses were not accepting the government like the opposition TDP, the minister said.

Botsa advised the two media houses to declare them as the mouthpieces of the opposition Telugu Desam Party. He said that these media houses and some other houses were leading a false campaign against the YSR Congress and the State government to get political benefit to the TDP.

The Minister said that they have carried out a similar campaign against the YSR Congress during the 2019 general election. However, he asserted that people did not buy their lies during the election. He asserted that people were not buying those lies even now.

The Minister claimed that the YSR Congress would wrest the power with even more seats as the government was implementing the direct cash benefit programmes despite the Covid 19 pandemic. He said that people across the state have received some or the other benefit from the government during the last three and a half years.

He discounted the media campaign against the government and advised those media houses to have some sense before publishing false reports. People were cross checking their reports with social media, the Minister said.

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Botsa dares Pawan to prove corruption in housing

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Minister for Education Botsa Satyanarayana has rubbished the remarks of Pawan Kalyan on Jagananna Housing Scheme (JHS) and said that he was reading out lines written by others.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, he said that late Chief Minister Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s initiative was to build houses for the poor, and it is being carried forward by his son YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after coming to power through YSR Jagananna Housing Colonies.

In all, the government is building 30 lakh houses in the state to provide permanent houses to the poor.

A total of 71,811 acres of land was acquired in the state, of which 25,000 acres of private land was purchased for Rs 11,000 crore and Rs 3,400 crore spent for improving the infrastructure in the layouts. ‘’Pawan Kalyan’s words lack sanctity, and he should have evidence on the allegations. I am not considering Jana Sena as a political party. How can he allege Rs 15,000 crore scam in Jagananna Colonies, when the government has spent the same amount for purchasing the private land and improving infrastructure in the layouts’’, he questioned.

Pawan Kalyan should only speak constructively and with facts to get answers from the government, he said.

Commenting on the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Visakhapatnam, he said that it’s the responsibility of the state government to show its commitment to the Centre for allocating various development projects for the North Andhra region. During the public meeting, the Chief Minister also highlighted the promises made during the bifurcation of the state and plight of the Northern Andhra region. Jagan Mohan Reddy also made it clear that relationship with Centre and Prime Minister beyond politics and parties, the Minister said.

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Botsa predicts that Amaravati padayatra will not resume

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Minister for Education, Botsa Satyanarayana, on Tuesday predicted that the Amaravati farmers’ padayatra would not resume. He said that the padayatra is closed once for all.

The Minister said that the court had given permission to 600 farmers to participate in the padayatra showing their identification cards to the police. However, it was found that only 70 farmers have the identification cards while the rest are from other places, the minister said.

The police have tried to implement the high court direction following which the farmers withdrew their padayatra, he said. He further added that the court had also directed the police to ensure that only farmers participated in the padayatra, while others remained on the road margin.

The court had categorically told the police not to allow outsiders in the padayatra and ensure that every participant carried the identification card. The court had earlier issued permission for the padayatra with the condition of 600 participants carrying their identification cards.

The court intervened as the DGP denied permission for the padayatra on the ground that in the earlier padayatra to Tirupati, there were 70 criminal cases filed against the padayatra participants. The DGP also quoted the sentiments of the Uttarandhra people on having Visakhapatnam as the executive capital of the state and Amaravati padayatra might lead to law-and-order problems.

However, the court directed the police to take care of the law-and-order problem and gave permission to the farmers, the minister recalled.

He also told the media persons that the Joint Action Committee would soon come out with an action plan to press for Visakhapatnam as the executive capital. The JAC would give a road map for the supporters of decentralisation of administration, the minister said.

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Botsa says Jagan will start working from Visakha soon

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Senior Minister in Andhra Pradesh government, Botsa Satyanarayana, on Sunday, reiterated that chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy would start working from Visakhapatnam soon. He said that Visakhapatnam would soon be declared as the executive capital of the state.

The Minister spoke to the media in Visakhapatnam and thanked the people for making the Garjana rally a success in the city on Saturday. He said that the rain played a spoilsport for the rally or else, the beach city would have seen the sea of humanity.

The Minister said that people of Uttarandhra were longing to see Visakhapatnam becoming the executive capital of the state. He claimed that the region would soon start seeing development, once the administration starts working from here.

The Minister claimed that no force would stop Visakhapatnam from becoming the executive capital of the state. However, he said that the government would also develop Amaravati as the legislative capital. As committed earlier, the government would continue to hold the Assembly sessions in Amaravati, he said.

Botsa alleged that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu was sponsoring the Amaravati real estate farmers padayatra. He wondered why Naidu was promoting the padayatra and the cause of Amaravati unless there was more benefit to his party and his community.

He also criticised Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan for opposing Visakhapatnam as the executive capital. He said that the Jana Sena chief had contested the 2019 general election from Visakhapatnam and wondered why he was opposing Visakha now.

The Minister advised Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan to stop playing with the sentiments of the people and treat all regions equally. “It is not good to provoke the people of Amaravati against the people of Uttarandhra and Rayalaseema regions,” the Minister said.

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Bosta says Jagan is not ready to Hyderabad model in AP

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AP Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said that chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was not ready to repeat Hyderabad-model development in Andhra Pradesh. He said that Jagan Mohan Reddy and the YSR Congress government were planning to have more cities in the state developed on par with Hyderabad.

The Minister participated in a round table meeting organised by intellectuals and journalists at Kakinada on Saturday. The minister said that the successive governments from 1956 have developed only Hyderabad city and neglected other parts of the combined state.

North Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions in Andhra Pradesh were totally neglected, the Minister said. He said all Central institutions and state offices were located only in Hyderabad and developed the only city, while other places started for funds and development.

The Minister said that the chief minister was planning to develop Amaravati, Visakhapatnam and Rayalaseema as Hyderabad in the first phase. There would be several Hyderabad’s in Andhra Pradesh under the YSR Congress regime, the minister asserted.

Botsa Satyanarayana also referred to the padayatra by the Amaravati farmers to develop only Amaravati. He said the farmers’ demand was unjust as the government has the responsibility to develop all regions with an equal approach.

The Minister also asserted that the government was committed to fulfil what all was agreed by the previous government with regard to the land pooling scheme. He said that the government has plans to implement every agreement that the previous government reached with the farmers.

The minister took a dig at the Amaravati farmers and its supporters and said that the issue had become more political. He found fault with the farmers for taking up the padayatra and visiting other areas against the wishes of the people.

“It doesn’t take even a minute to stop the padayatra which has become more political. There are people and areas which want decentralisation of development. The farmers of Amaravati are provoking the others,” the Minister said.

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AP doesn’t need TDP any more, says Botsa

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AP Minister Botsa Satyanarayana reiterated that the state does not require the TDP anymore. He claimed that majority people in the state have the same feeling and they would reject the TDP once again in the 2024 general elections.

The Minister said that the TDP had done nothing for the development of the backward region of Uttarandhra. He blamed the TDP Uttarandhra leaders for dancing to the tunes of Chandrababu Naidu and the Amaravati farmers.

The Minister referred to TDP AP president K Atchennaidu and its former president K Kala Venkata Rao, who hail from the Uttarandhra region. He questioned the two leaders for opposing Visakhapatnam as the administrative capital of the state.

The Minister discounted the allegation that the YSR Congress leaders were looting Visakhapatnam. “Does that mean the leaders of Uttarandhra are looters and those from Amaravati and its supporters are great? This is ridiculous,” he said.

He wanted the TDP leaders to understand the allegations made by the Amaravati and its supporters against the Uttarandhra leaders.

The Minister said that those who are opposing Uttarandhra development and Visakhapatnam as the administrative capital would be remembered as traitors of this region. He made an appeal to the TDP leaders to support the demand for Visakhapatnam as the administrative capital of the state.

Botsa said that Visakhapatnam would become the administrative capital of Andhra Pradesh and asserted that no force would stop it. He said that the YSR Congress is committed for the development of the three regions of the state to avoid separatist demands in future.

He said that a small investment in Visakhapatnam would make the city compete with Mumbai in no time.

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No school is closed in AP, says Botsa

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Minister for Education Botsa Satyanarayana claimed that the state government had not closed any school in the state. In the midst of a campaign in the media and protests by the students and parents in some parts of the state, the minister said that the schools are being integrated for better results and not closed.

There have been reports of the government closing the schools to maintain teacher-student ratio as per the New Education Policy 2020 issued by the Central government. The students are to be adjusted to the nearest school to maintain this ratio. Accordingly, the State government issued GO MS 117 on June 10, 2022 for rationalisation of student-teacher ratio.

The Minister said that the state government is considering various aspects including the proximity of the school and the accessibility to the school. If the students have to cross streams, rivulets and other water bodies to reach the school, the government would not shift the classes to maintain the student-teacher ratio, he added.

The Minister further said that the government had brought a new education system in accordance with the Central Government’s New Education Policy. According to this, the government had redesigned the schools into five categories, he said. While the existing system has three categories of Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools, the new system would have Satellite Foundation Schools, Foundation Schools, Foundation School Plus, Pre-High Schools, High Schools and High School Plus.

The junior colleges with intermediate courses are now integrated in the high school plus as 10+2 system, the minister added. Like the primary, upper primary and high schools, the new system would have these schools and that does not mean closing of any school, the Minister asserted.

However, the teachers, students and the parents in some parts of the state continue to hold protests against the proposal. While the parents and students are opposing the merger of classes in the new system, the teachers are opposing the move against the rationalisation as per the student-teacher ratio.

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Not a single govt school closed: Botsa

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Education Minister Botsa Satyanarayana refuted the allegations of the Opposition and a section of media on closure of 8000 government schools. He further clarified that not a single school was closed and stated that opposition leaders are misleading people with baseless allegations.

The Minister said that currently 42750 schools are functioning in the State, adding that only a few changes are being made right from anganwadis to all educational institutions, as the government is setting up foundation schools according to the new education policy.

He said that the government is striving to provide quality education along with better opportunities to the students and thus rolled out many reforms to increase the educational standard from Class-I. He stated that opposition leaders are behind the malicious propaganda against the government as they are unable to digest the revolutionary reforms.

The Minister demanded the opposition leaders prove where the schools were closed. He said out of 42750 schools, 5250 schools have been mapped and only 296 schools are located at a distance exceeding one kilometre and stated that changes will be made if any student faces inconvenience.

He said that the government is adamant on providing English medium education, as they can gain better opportunities and withstand the competitive world.

Further, he said that the State government is prioritizing the education sector by implementing schemes like Vidya Devena, Vidya Kanuka, Vasati Devena, Amma Vodi, while the previous government had never cared about students or their education.

He said that Chandrababu Naidu has no moral right to speak on Vidya Kanuka or Goru Muddha, as he couldn’t think of giving such kits at free of cost and even failed to provide proper food to the students in midday meals during his tenure.

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Botsa skips review by CM, not happy with the portfolio!

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Minister for Education Botsa Satyanarayana skipped the review meeting on his ministry by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at Tadepalli camp office on Wednesday. It was the second review meeting by the chief minister after the cabinet rejig. He reviewed the health and medical on Tuesday and education on Monday.

After the rejig, the chief minister had allocated the education ministry to Botsa Satyanarayana and municipal administration and urban development to Adimulapu Suresh. Interestingly, the chief minister swapped the portfolios between the two ministers.

It is said that Botsa Satyanarayana is not interested in holding the portfolio. He is being trolled on social media for the portfolio. While it is not known whether Botsa Satyanarayana took these trolling seriously or not interested in the portfolio. He was unavailable for the review meeting with the chief minister, the officials said.

The chief minister had enquired with the officials about the minister and had proceeded with the review meeting once the officials told him that the minister is unavailable. He had reportedly told the officials to brief the activities to the minister and speed up the programmes set for the year 2022-23.

Botsa Satyanarayana is currently touring his home district Vizianagaram after being sworn in on Monday. Sources say that Botsa had expected transport or Panchayat Raj or other portfolios and not education. In fact, he is not comfortable with the portfolio as he would have to interact with the professors and vice-chancellors in his capacity.

While those who were dropped from the cabinet have a reason to protest, Botsa Satyanarayana seems to have different reasons to protest and abstain from the review meeting. It is to be seen if he would succeed in getting his portfolio changed or get adjusted with it.

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Committed to three capitals policy, says Andhra minister

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Andhra Pradesh’s minister for municipal administration Botsa Satyanarayana said on Thursday that the state government remains committed to its decision to develop three state capitals.

He told reporters that three capital Bills will soon be tabled in the Assembly. His statement came hours after Andhra Pradesh High Court pronounced its orders on petitions filed by Amaravati farmers challenging trifurcation of the capital.

He said the government would react to the verdict after going through the judgment. He said the government will examine the details in the judgment and then decide whether to challenge it in the Supreme Court or not.

The minister said that the YSR Congress Party government’s policy is to develop three capitals to ensure decentralization and development of all regions.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed the state government to complete implementation of Amaravati capital city master plan in six months.

The court also asked the government to hand over developed plots with all basic amenities to farmers within three months. The government was also asked not to alienate lands in Amaravati for any purpose other than development of state capital.

The court said that the Legislature has no legislative competence to pass any resolution/law for change of capital or bifurcating or trifurcating the capital city.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra pronounced the judgment on 75 petitions filed by Amaravati farmers and others challenging the government’s move for trifurcation of state capital.

The court directed the government to keep it informed about the development works taken up as per capital city master plan.

“How can the plots be given in three months. We have to see whether this is practical or not,” the minister remarked.

Botsa Satyanarayana also argued that state legislature and Parliament have the right to make legislation. He also contended that the state legislature can also make laws with regard to the state capitals.

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Minister Botsa’s family lands in land dispute!

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Senior YSRCP leader and municipal administration minister Botsa Satyanarayana and his family members have landed in a land dispute in Vizianagaram. They are accused of encroaching plots belonging to poor and middle class families in Vizianagaram district headquarters.

Locals say they had purchased house sites on this land parcel more than four decades ago but Botsa’s family is projecting this land as agricultural land and trying to encroach it and get pattadar passbook by misusing their power.

Large number of affected families rushed to RDO office and lodged complaint against Botsa Adinarayana, the brother of Botsa Satyanarayana. They complained that Adinarayana has demolished their basements at house sites and also removed fencing and threatening them of dire consequences if they don’t leave the plots and handover the land.

Minister Botsa submitted an application to government stating that 0.92 acres in survey no.53/4 and 2.97 acres in survey no 53.5, belonged to him and sought the issuance of pattadar passbook in his name.

The revenue department issued a notification seeking objections if any from the people for issuing passbook to Botsa.

People questioned revenue officials how they can issue pattadar passbook to Botsa when the agriculture land was converted into plots four decades ago which they purchased with hard earned money.

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Is Botsa getting ready for life beyond ministership?

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Is senior YSRCP leader and minister Botsa Satyanarayana preparing for a life beyond ministry and position of powers? His recent interview to a YouTube channel gives ample indications that he is feeling insecure and unnerved. He has also talked about himself as a lion regardless of whether he is in the Congress or the YSRCP.

In the interview, Botsa said that his power does not diminish regardless of the party he is in. He said he would behave the same way in both the Congress and the YSRcP. He also slammed those who say that his power is now reduced. He dared them to prove that he is less powerful now.

He said that he is always popular and added that he would continue to serve the people regardless of the party he is in. He said people from across the state come to him seeking help. He has also pooh-poohed the reports that he is no longer the numero uno in North Andhra.

Of late, Botsa is said to be feeling insecure in view of the upcoming cabinet reshuffle. The buzz is that he would be sent to Rajya Sabha and thus his importance would be reduced. Botsa has been sending signals that he would want to continue in the state politics. He is also scoffed at the reports that he would be sent to the Rajya Sabha and would be asked to focus on national politics.

He is also trying to send signals that all is well in his family. There is a buzz in the social media that his nephew Chinna Srinu has rebelled against him. Similarly, there are also reports that some elements in the party are putting spokes in his attempts to project his son as his political heir. He said he is still the king of North Andhra and would continue to be one.

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Botsa flares up Amaravathi issue again!

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Andhra Pradesh municipal administration minister Botsa Satyanarayana has stirred up fresh controversy with his provoking comments on Amaravathi capital issue again.

Botsa on Saturday (today) ruled out any possibility of YSRCP government holding talks with Amaravathi farmers who are agitating for the cause of Amaravathi capital for over 600 days. He said there is nothing to discuss with Amaravathi farmers.

Botsa categorically stated that YSRCP government will not go back on shifting executive capital from Amaravathi to Visakhapatnam.

Botsa also made it clear that YSRCP government will set up three capitals for AP come what may as decided earlier.

He said Amaravathi will only remain as Legislative capital of AP and there is no change in this decision by the AP government.

Botsa reiterated his controversial comments on Amaravathi capital saying why AP’s future and development should be confined only to 20 villages in Amaravathi capital region.

Botsa’s remarks triggered sharp protests from farmers in Amaravathi capital region, who have given up their lands for the future of AP.

They burnt the effigies of Botsa and demanded him to take back his remarks on Amaravathi unconditionally.

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Will Jagan use Bobbili scion to fight Botsa in Vizianagaram?

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Is Botsa Satyanarayana proving to be a tough nut to crack for AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy? Is he contemplating bringing back the Bobbili royal clan into the YSRCP to counter Botsa’s growing influence? Have YSRCP emissaries begun talking to the Bobbili royal scion Rao Venkata Sujaya Krishna Ranga Rao?

Highly placed sources say that YS Jagan is worried over the firm grip of Botsa on Vizianagaram politics. In the last two years, he made several attempts to reduce Botsa’s influence. He even planned to send Botsa to the Rajya Sabha. But, Botsa has complete control over the Vizianagaram politics. His family members are in key posts at various levels in the district. Botsa’s rivals reportedly took this issue to the notice of YS Jagan.

Since then, Jagan has been trying to loosen Botsa’s grip, but to no avail. Also, Botsa’s sudden tours to Delhi, which supporters say are personal, are also a source of concern for YS Jagan. Botsa has also largely managed to keep his tours a secret and the news about his tours is petering out only after they are over. What he is doing and who he is meeting while in Delhi is a hot topic of discussion.

Meanwhile, Sujayakrishna Ranga Rao is said to be unhappy in the TDP. With his traditional rival Ashok Gajapathi Raju gaining an upper hand in the district politics, he is planning to go back to the YSRCP, of which he was a member once. He joined the TDP and became a minister. In 2019, he fought as a TDP candidate from Bobbili and lost to the YSRCP. So, will Bobbili royal scion be an answer to the YSRCP’s Botsa woes?

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Andhra Minister inaugurates project to solve Vijayawada’s water woes

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Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration Minister Botcha Satyanarayana on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a project to provide 24-hour drinking water to Vijayawada city.

Estimated to cost Rs 100 crore, the project aims to find a permanent solution to the city’s water problem.

Satyanarayana said the ruling YSRCP government aims to provide good amenities to the city and said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is taking special interest in the development of the city which is located along the Krishna river.

Satyanarayana added that Andhra Pradesh is implementing the highest number of welfare schemes in the country.

The foundation stone laying ceremony was also attended by Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao and YSRCP MLA Malladi Vishnu.

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What’s behind Botsa’s regular Delhi tours?

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Delhi’s political circles are viewing AP’s key minister and key leader of North Andhra region Botsa Satyanarayana’s regular tours to New Delhi. Botsa has been visiting Delhi on a regular basis. But interestingly, he is said to be staying in star hotels and not in AP Bhavan. Nothing is being revealed about these visits to Delhi.

Interestingly, most of these meetings are being claimed as his personal visits and not official visits. Botsa has been a long standing politician with deep connections in New Delhi, especially in the Congress party and also the BJP. Sources say that he is not too happy with the dominance of Vijaysai Reddy and other leaders over the North Andhra politics. Unlike earlier, he has not been seen to be vocal on many issues these days.

All these are giving rise to questions about his ‘personal’ visits to Delhi. There are doubts about who he is meeting and what is transpiring at these meetings. He is not even bothering to meet the Telugu media in New Delhi, according to sources.

Meanwhile there are unconfirmed reports that YS Jagan is planning to send senior leaders like Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy of Chittoor and Botsa Satyanarayana of Vizianagaram to Delhi. This in effect is nothing but reducing their influence on local politics. This is being seen as an attempt to cut at the roots of Botsa’s political base. Botsa is said to be unhappy at these developments. Analysts see some kind of link between these Delhi tours and the developments back in Andhra Pradesh.

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Is Jagan planning to send Botsa, Peddireddy to Rajya Sabha?

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Is AP chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy trying to implement Kamaraj Plan on some of his senior ministers? This is the hottest topic of discussion within the YSRCP circles these days. If sources are to be believed, he is trying to send some senior ministers and YSRCP functionaries to Rajya Sabha so that he can have a free run in the state.

Now what is Kamaraj Plan? When a young Indira Gandhi became the prime minister, she found it difficult to get along with the seniors in the Congress Party. So, a plan was hatched to make all the seniors resign from their posts in the government so that they do the party work. It appears that YS Jagan is now implementing the same plan in YSRCP.

According to highly placed sources, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is finding handling few seniors very difficult. Despite his autocratic ways, some senior leaders are locally very powerful and are almost dictating terms in the districts. This is making things difficult for Jagan to promote young leaders from one district in north Andhra and one in Rayalaseema. This is proving frustrating for young leaders, who are getting increasingly restive.

For instance in Chittoor district, senior leader and minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy is the one who calls the shots. He is stymieing the growth of young and trusted leaders like Rk Roja and Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy. In fact, with Peddireddy himself being a minister, there is no possibility of another Reddy becoming a minister from Chittoor. Thus, the political careers of young leaders like Roja and Chevireddy have hit a permanent roadblock.

Ditto with Vizianagaram, where Botsa Satyanarayana calls the shots. It is becoming difficult to make decisions in the district without involving them. If sources are to be believed, there are plans to send both Botsa and Peddireddy to Rajya Sabha so that younger leaders could be promoted. But, will that be possible? Will that be a smooth transition.?

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Botsa ultimate logic on ‘work from home’ demand

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YCP’s most confusing minister Botsa Satyanarayana has given full clarity on one issue that is burning in Andhra Pradesh as of now. He has clearly clarified that ‘work from home’ is a concept that is meant for the IT industry. Only software professionals would be able to ‘work from home’ but not others. It is all the more difficult and impossible for the Government employees as they have to make themselves available in the field level.

Botsa’s clarification has come amidst the rising chorus from the employees’ associations from all over the State for giving them ‘work from home’ facility. Over 8 employees have died after getting infected with Covid at the State Secretariat in Amaravati Capital City. Several employees of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) have also succumbed. Hundreds of employees in different wings of the Government fell ill with the infections.

The Opposition leaders including Chandrababu Naidu have joined chorus demanding ‘work from home’ for the Government employees. Botsa asked Naidu not to confuse the employees with illogical arguments. The Minister told the IT-savvy former Chief Minister that what is possible in the IT industry would not be possible in the Government sector. The Government employees would have to be accessible to the people to provide various services.

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