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Sakshi, Jagan playing mind game on Kuppam

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YSR Congress chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Sakshi media are playing mind games with the people of Kuppam Assembly constituency. It is a fact that the ruling YSR Congress party had won all the elections held for Panchayat Raj and Municipal bodies in 2021.

It is also a fact that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu trailed behind the YSR Congress candidate for the first three rounds in the 2019 general elections. With these facts in hand, the YSR Congress is trying to convince the people that the TDP is losing the seat in the 2024 elections.

Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy had been using Kuppam as a reference point to inspire his party leaders to work hard and win the next elections. He had even started the new slogan of Why Not 175 to motivate his party rank and file and inspire the voters.

AS the leader speaks, his media house, both Sakshi paper and Sakshi TV, are coming up with special stories on Kuppam trends. Every time, they say that the TDP is losing the seat. They are also spreading the message that Chandrababu Naidu, who had been winning consecutively since 1989, is now looking for a safe constituency and is feared of defeat in Kuppam.

Jagan Mohan Reddy had recently held a massive public meeting in Kuppam where he declared that his party had already won the seat and its candidate Bharat would be taken into the cabinet as Minister.

This is only to play mind games with the voters of the Kuppam Assembly constituency, who have been voting for the TDP in all elections, right from the Assembly election to the local body elections. There were incidents when the TDP had won the MP seat despite losing six seats to the Congress in the past. The lone Kuppam Assembly seat and the majority security here had saved the TDP on several occasions.

Now, it is to be seen how far the mind game and the motivated campaign would change the results in the 2024 elections.

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Jagan promises greater development of Kuppam

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Chief Minister and YSR Congress president, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Friday, promised the people of Kuppam Assembly constituency, that he would develop the area in the days to come. He also promised to make MLC Bharat as cabinet minister after the 2024 general elections and requested the people to vote for him.

Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has been targeting the Kuppam Assembly constituency, which is represented by TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu for the past seven elections, made an appeal to the people to vote for the YSR Congress in the next elections.

“Kuppam would be my second Assembly constituency and I promise to personally take care of this area,” Jagan Mohan Reddy said while addressing the people of the constituency.

Jagan Mohan Reddy visited the Kuppam constituency where he launched the YSR Cheyutha on Friday. He also launched several developmental programmes for the constituency and the Kuppam Municipality during his visit.

The chief minister listed the number of development works initiated and completed in Kuppam in the last three years and requested them to compare the development with the regime of Chandrababu Naidu.

Jagan Mohan Reddy also wanted the people to bless him and MLC, Bharat, who would be contesting the 2024 elections against Chandrababu Naidu. He took a dig at Chandrababu Naidu for ignoring the development of Kuppam despite being the chief minister for 14 long years.

“You compare the development and welfare of this government in the last three years with the 14 years of Chandrababu Naidu,” Jagan Mohan Reddy told the Kuppam voters.

Will the Kuppam voters fall in line with Jagan Mohan Reddy or stay with Chandrababu Naidu in 2024 is the big question.

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Ambati says Naidu fears of losing Kuppam

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AP Minister for Irrigation, Ambati Rambabu, on Friday said that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu was scared of losing the Kuppam Assembly seat in the next elections. He said that the fear is clearly visible on Naidu’s face while he was addressing the party workers at Kuppam in the last three days.

The Minister said that Chandrababu Naidu had been winning the Kuppam constituency for the past seven elections. However, he said that Naidu had never visited the constituency even to file the nomination papers or to receive victory certificates from the election commission.

However, in the last three years, Chandrababu Naidu, wife Bhuvaneswari and son Lokesh have been visiting Kuppam on a regular basis, the Minister said and added that Naidu was constructing a house in Kuppam town for the first time.

Rambabu said that the TDP had lost the panchayat, zilla parishad and municipal elections held last year, despite Chandrababu Naidu and Lokesh campaigning extensively. Having lost every election, the TDP chief was now worried about losing the next election, he said.

The fear was seen on the face as Chandrababu Naidu made objectionable and provocative statements and encouraged his party activists to destroy the YSR Congress banners and hoardings. He wondered why the TDP chief provoked his party workers to attack the YSR Congress flags and hoardings, if not to create violence.

The Minister said that as local MLA, Chandrababu Naidu was welcome to visit his constituency, meet the people, besides holding meetings with his own party leaders and cadre. However, he said that Naidu had made provocative statements only to create tension and law and order problems during his visit and thus get sympathy.

Rambabu said that people of Kuppam are wise enough to know the political games of Chandrababu Naidu and would judge who is right and who is wrong. He also said that people would be able to judge what Chandrababu Naidu had done to the constituency since 1989 and what Jagan Mohan Reddy had done to them in the last three years.

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TDP Will Win Even at Pulivendula in Next General Elections: Chandrababu Naidu

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Challenging the Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to face the ensuing general elections, the TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu stated that the party would win Pulivendula Assembly Constituency, from which the Chief Minister has been representing the Assembly. Chandrababu Naidu, during his third day tour at Kuppam on Friday, addressed the large gathering of the public.

The TDP supremo announced that he was selecting very strong candidates across the 175 Assembly Constituencies and 25 Lok Sabha Constituencies in the State and the YSRCP should be prepared to face the general elections. Challa Babu, TDP in-charge at Punganur would be enough to face Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Minister for Forests and Mines, in the next elections, Chandrababu Naidu added. Terming Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy as “Punganur Pudingi”, since he was representing from Punganur Assembly Constituency, the TDP president warned to be ready for the general elections.

Chandrababu Naidu said that, “The YSRCP is nothing but a shrinking ship. The debts of Andhra Pradesh will cross Rs. 10 lakh crore by the end of Jagan Reddy’s tenure. Instead of banning liquor, the CM borrowed from mortgaging liquor shops for the next 25 years. Jagan Reddy has been encouraging alcohol consumption in the State.”

The TDP president questioned the YSRCP president and CM Jagan Reddy that what would he tell the public while asking the votes in the ensuing general elections. He asked, “Whether you go and say that you killed your uncle? Or will you say public that you took loans to a tune of more than Rs. 10 lakh crore in just five years?”. He criticised that all the welfare programmes, which were benefiting during the TDP regime, had come to a halt in Jagan Reddy governance.

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Chandrababu responsible for Kuppam clashes: Sajjala

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Government Advisor (Public Affairs) Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy held opposition leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu responsible for the clashes in Kuppam. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, he said that TDP activists became anxious with Naidu’s visit to Kuppam and tried to remove YSRCP flags which were already existing in the village. Chandrababu was the first accused in Kuppam clashes, who tried to disturb the peaceful atmosphere, he said adding that the opposition has crossed the line and lost the eligibility to continue as a political party.

Sajjala slammed Naidu for intentionally inciting people and provoking them for political gains. He said that Chandrababu should be ashamed for opening his party office after 30 years of being an MLA representing the Kuppam constituency. He said that the opposition is unable to digest good governance and is trying to mislead and create a wrong impression to the public by instigating such attacks. He said Chandrababu never thought about the people or their welfare, and indeed betrayed all sections of the society.

Terming the TDP cadre’s attacks a deliberate attempt by Chandrababu to regain the Kuppam people’s faith, he said that people have already rejected TDP in local body polls from panchayats to municipalities and finally breathing in peace after coming out of Naidu’s shackles. He said that the people of Kuppam have seen development in YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government and stated that Naidu has gone into depression after witnessing the overwhelming support from the public to YSRCP.

On this occasion, he flayed Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan over his comments on making Andhra Pradesh free from ‘YSRCP’. He mentioned that everyone knows that Chandrababu and Pawan Kalyan are working together and want to remove all the existing welfare schemes and take them away from people. He confidently stated that people are always with YSRCP and shall extend their support in all elections.

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YSRCP showing discrimination towards Kuppam, says Naidu

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Former chief minister and TDP president, N Chandrababu Naidu, is of the strong opinion that the YSRCP Government is showing discrination towards Kuppam Assembly segment as he is representing the constituency.

Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday held road shows in various parts of Kuppam. Addressing the gathering at Konganapalli in Shanthipuram mandal of the Assembly segment, Naidu said that the State Government is not taking up an developmental works in the constituency since he is representing from here.

No steps have been taken to complete the works like Handri-Neeva project and the housing units that were taken up during the TDP regime, Chandrababu Naidu said. “We have spent over Rs 100 cr on the housing project for the poor and onl part of the works have to be completed. The State Government has not initiated any steps to complete the works,” Naidu stated.

Also, the TDP government has allocated Rs 1350 cr to repair the tanks in the entire Kuppam constituency and had released almost half of the amount. “This inefficient Government cancelled the GO allocating Rs 1350 cr and is now claiming that it will release only Rs 65 cr, he pointed out.

The TDP government has launched the drip irrigation system from Kuppam and encouraged the micro-irrigation from here by giving 90 per cent subsidy. “I never ignored Pulivendula constituency just because the electorate there did not vote for the TDP,” Chandrababu Naidu stated.

The State Government is not interested in the welfare of the people but is more enthusiastic in imposing financial burdens on the common man, the TDP national president said. “If anyone consumes 300 units of power, he or she is not eligible for Ammavodi scheme. Even if someone owns a four-wheeler then such persons are exempted from the welfare schemes,” Naidu pointed out.

The former chief minister warned those indulging in rowdism in Kuppam of chasing them out to Pulivendula and promised to extend all welfare schemes to everyone, including those who are exempted now for various reasons.

“I always think that politics is different from welfare and that is the reason as to why I never shown any discrimination towards the voters in Pulivendula though they have defeated the TDP,” Naidu maintained. He said that he wanted to develop Pulivendula on the lines of Kuppam. “But you are making Kuppam like Pulivendula,” he said in a sarcastic way.

Naidu made it clear that he will bury YSRCP in Pulivendula. How the YSRCP can seek votes in the coming elections. “With what face you can go to the people. What did you do to them,” he asked.

Naidu predicted that the YSRCP will lose even in Pulivendula in the coming polls. “Leave alone winning 175 segments. You can not win even the Pulivendula segment,” he felt.

The TDP national president said that the Chief Minister, agan Mohan Reddy, is trying to grab the 8,500 acres allotted to Indu project during the YSR regime. Jagan is ready to transport cash to Pulivendula through trucks to distribute to the voters there since he has tonnes of money.

As a responsible Chief Minister, Jagan should pull up his party MP for his ‘indecent behaviour. But Jagan is only foisting cases against us for questioning such persons,’ he added.

He said that he is still continuing in politics only to bring the State back onto the rails. People should come out of the caste politics and teach a fitting lesson to Jagan, he added.

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Kuppam YSRCP quarels, Peddireddy plays mediator

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The YSRCP may have won Kuppam with a resounding majority but not everything is hunky-dory for it these days. The YSRCP ward councillors are at war with one another. Municipal chairperson’s ways are being questioned by the party insiders themselves. One of the two vice-chairpersons of Kuppam municipality has met Chittoor strongman and minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy with a litany of complaints against the municipal chairperson.

The YSRCP created history when it wrested the TDP citadel and Chandrababu’s home turf of Kuppam in the recent municipal polls. It won 19 wards with a thumping majority leaving just 6 seats to the TDP. But, the great success story came with a lot of problems. Intense groupism in YSRCP forced the top bosses to appoint two vice-chairpersons to the tiny municipality. One of them was Munuswami who belongs to district YSRCP general secretary Vidya Sagar and the other was Hafeez backed by RESCO chairperson Senhil Kumar.

One of the two municipal vice chairpersons , Hafeez, recently met Peddireddy with a host of complaints against municipal chairperson Sudheer. He had the support of RESCO chairperson Senthil Kumar. Not to be outdone, the chairperson too met Peddireddy with his supporters. They had their own litany of complaints against the Senthil group.

Peddireddy reportedly tried to patch up the differences between the two groups. While he reportedly praised the leadership of Sudheer on one hand, he reportedly advised him to ensure that all the party councillors get their share of municipal works. Sources say that the truce between Sudheer and Senthil is only temporary and this episode of infighting will sure have sequel.

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Kuppam YSRCP bickers, fritters away gains

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Is the YSRCP frittering away its gains in the all-important Kuppam constituency? Has groupism begun to eat into the vitals of the party? Internal bickering, it appears, is all set to hand back the Kuppam assembly constituency back to the TDP, whose citadel Kuppam was till recently.

Internal sources say three strong groups have emerged in the Kuppam YSRCP and all the three are trying to undercut one another. As a result, the YSRCP cadre is left confused and the party is getting weaker. With a foxy Chandrababu focusing on the constituency through his regular visits and outreaches, the TDP appears to be clawing its way back.

Chandrababu’s strongest citadel of Kuppam began slipping out of TDP grip since the 2019 elections. In the first two rounds of the 2019 elections, Chandrababu trailed behind the YSRCP candidate. This was a huge shock for the TDP. Though Chandrababu went on to win, albeit by a lower margin, the TDP could not recover. In the Panchayat elections, the YSRCP won 74 of the 89 panchayats, leaving just 14 to the TDP. In the municipal elections again, YSRCP has won 19 of the 25 wards. The YSRCP has rewarded key local leaders with plum posts.

But, that’s where the problems started for the YSRCP. Bharat, who was made an MLC, Senthil Kumar, who was made Resco chairperson and municipal chairperson Sudheer are now fighting among themselves. The three leaders are levelling allegations against each other and are exposing the financial dealings of one another. Despite Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy’s efforts, the group infighting is only growing. As a result, they are fast losing support among the people. This, according to political analysts, is giving an opportunity for the TDP to make a comeback in its former citadel of Kuppam.

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YSRCP rewards party’s Kuppam poll incharge with MLC post

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The ruling YSRCP is pulling all stops to wrest Kuppam municipality from the TDP. Chittoor YSRCP strongman and minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy is personally camping in Kuppam to spearhead the party’s campaign. He is taking on the might of former CM Chandrababu Naidu, who contested and won from Kuppam eight times in a row, and his son Nara Lokesh Babu.

The importance that the YSRCP has attached to Kuppam municipality could be gauged from the fact that Thamballapalle MLA P Dwarakanath Reddy has been made the overall incharge for Kuppam Municipality. Besides Peddireddy, his son and MP Mithun Reddy is also camping in Kuppam. The YSRCP has also created several teams to spring into action at the field level.

In what could be seen as a measure of importance that the YSRCP leadership is giving to Kuppam, one of the incharges in Kuppam Bharat Krishna has been nominated for the MLC post from the Chittoor district local body constituency. An official announcement has also been made. The party thinking heads feel that this decision will build renewed enthusiasm among the party cadre to work for the victory in Kuppam.

The YSRCP feels that it can rewrite history in Kuppam this time. In the panchayat elections conducted in February and March, the YSRCP had won 74 of the 89 gram panchayats in Chittoor. Of these 26 panchayats are in Kuppam mandal. Of these, the YSRCP has won 21. Similarly, of the 17 MPTCs in Kuppam mandal, 15 went to the ruling YSRCP. Even the Naravaripalle, the home village of Chandrababu Naidu, YSRCP has registered a victory. Let’s wait and see how things unfold.

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AP High Court slams Kuppam cops for preventing TDP election campaign

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The AP High Court took a serious view of the hyper enthusiasm of the police in Kuppam. It slammed the Kuppam police for trying to obstruct the TDP leaders from conducting their election campaign. It strongly reprimanded Palamner DSP for his actions, which the court said were uncalled for.

Palamaner DSP has asked the TDP candidates contesting the elections to the Kuppam Municipal Council to obtain permission before conducting an election campaign. The DSP even served a notice on the TDP leaders. The TDP approached the High Court seeking action against the DSP. The court, which examined the complaint, severely criticised the police for putting spokes in the election campaign of a candidate contesting elections.

The police action has come in for all round condemnation. Many analysts slammed for police for preventing the TDP from campaigning. Campaigning during election is a matter of right and the police have no right to stop the campaigning. Political analysts say that the police were being ‘more loyal than the king. They slammed the police over-action.

Curiously, no such rules seem to apply for the ruling YSRCP. The very same police have neither served a notice on the YSRCP nor asked it to obtain permission to hold an election campaign. The rules seem to apply only to the TDP. Now the situation is likely to change after the High Court’s censure.

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Chandrababu’s Kuppam tour: Better late than never!!

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The first impression of Chandrababu Naidu’s three-day tour of Kuppam is that it is too late and too little. Lot of lost ground and missed opportunities greeted Chandrababu Naidu as he toured his home turf of Kuppam. The tour that should have been taken soon after the 2019 assembly elections is happening a tad too late and this has given an opportunity to YSRCP strongman Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy to wean away several key workers of the TDP.

Covid restrictions did prevent him from undertaking an extensive tour of Kuppam, but he lost two years as a result. No major programmes were organised in Kuppam. Meanwhile, consecutive adverse election results have hit the morale of the party workers hard. Using this, the YSRCP has poached several important workers in the constituency.

Insiders say that due to Chandrababu’s continued absence from Kuppam, some PAs and some local leaders became all powerful and they dominated the diehard cadres of the party. There are allegations that even Lokesh did not give any importance to the loyal cadres. With Jagan and Peddireddy focusing on Kuppam, several works were launched and the people slowly turned towards the YSRCP. They lured the party workers at the booth level. This has now turned out to be a major headache for Chandrababu.

Another major source of trouble is the growing popularity of Junior NTR in Kuppam. Slogans such as NTR Zindabad are greeting Chandrababu. The local cadre are yearning for an active role to NTR in the party. This is being seen as an open challenge to Lokesh Babu’s leadership. The three-day tour is likely to retrieve some lost ground. But, it is quite late. But, as they say, better late than never.

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Jagan puts an end to 4-decade old RESCO in Kuppam!

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The YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh headed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has engaged in ‘vengeful politics’ against TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu right from Day-1 of assuming office.

It scrapped several schemes and projects of Naidu and reversed several decision of Naidu in these two years.

Latest, the YSRCP government has allowed APSPDCL to takeover Kuppam Rural Electric Cooperative Society Ltd (Kuppam RESCO) in Kuppam constituency represented by Naidu.

The state government did this citing APERC orders but everyone knows who appoints and controls APERC chairman and members.

APERC ordered cancellation of sale, distribution and retail licence of RESCO, which was set up in 1981 in Kuppam, with an aim to achieve 100% rural electrification in the backward and remote areas of Kuppam constituency.

There are 1.22 lakh shareholders in RESCO and 1.24 lakh electricity connections.

Naidu strongly objected to the takeover of RESCO by APSPDCL without any valid reasons.

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In Kuppam, democracy is defeated, says Naidu

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The YCP has claimed to have shaken the foundation of Chandrababu Naidu’s support base in his own Kuppam assembly segment. Now, Mr. Naidu asserted that in this lawless election, it was democracy that was being defeated in Kuppam but not the Telugu Desam Party.

He slammed the ruling party for using huge ‘corruption money’ amassed from the sand and liquor mafia to buy votes at Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 per head. Crores of rupees were dumped in the Kuppam segment to get immoral victories there. The ruling party maniacs brought outsiders to defeat democracy. Kuppam was known for its credibility, peace-loving people and ethical values but now the YCP goondas have polluted the atmosphere.

Mr. Naidu asked why he should resign when the YCP leaders misused the police and threatened the candidates besides committing many violations to snatch unethical victories. The people have already started revolting against the implementation of the oppressive, faction-ridden Raja Reddy Constitution by Jagan Reddy. The TDP cadres would rally together to protect the benevolent, people-friendly Ambedkar Constitution in Andhra Pradesh.

He said that despite the YCP threats, the TDP and its allies have posted good results and got 41.41 percent seats in the 3rd phase panchayat polls. They have won over 1,093 panchayats as the final results poured in. The TDP has already won 38.74 percent seats in first phase and 39.52 percent seats in second phase.

Mr. Naidu ridiculed the Chief Minister’s comment on sale of 7,000 acres of the Visakha Steel Plant. He asked whether sale of the public property would be the solution for each and every problem. In that case, this CM would put up the entire Vizag City and the whole Andhra up for sale. If Jagan Reddy was really interested, he might as well take this Posco steel plant to his Idupulapaya area where he already had a cement factory. Ultimately, only this CM’s family should possess all the industries and the factories in the State and nobody else. Jagan Reddy was aiming at becoming the richest man in the country as a whole.

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TDP MP revolts against Chandrababu Naidu

TDP MP from Chittoor, N. Shivaprasad, has raised the banner of revolt against the party leadership and said he could contest as the candidate of many other parties in the next elections.

Considered close to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Shivaprasad targeted him for ignoring the interests of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.

A day after the Member of Parliament’s outburst, Naidu reacted sharply. The TDP chief held a teleconference with the ministers and party leaders.

According to TDP sources, Naidu said the MP was interested in a piece of land and when the same was not given to him, he started making baseless allegations.

Naidu made it clear that he will not tolerate anybody pursuing a personal agenda.

Shivaprasad denied the allegations levelled against him. The Lok Sabha member said personal allegations were being made against him, instead of doing justice to SCs and STs.

He expressed displeasure over the attitude of Naidu towards him and said the TDP chief was not even giving him an appointment.

Shivaprasad, who also acted in a few Telugu films and is known for his antics to highlight various issues, hails from Naidu’s native district Chittoor. Kuppam, the assembly constituency represented by Naidu, is also part of Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency.

The MP had said on Friday that Naidu has not accommodated SCs in his cabinet as per the population ratio.

He pointed out that the SC and ST population in Andhra Pradesh is around 25 per cent, and they should get five berths in the cabinet but they were given only two berths.

“Perhaps the CM does not want the SCs to occupy esteemed positions,” he remarked.

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Raghuveera faced TDP’s ire in Kuppam

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Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Raghuveera Reddy is working hard to extricate the lost glory of the grand-old-party in the state. In recent past, he has been organizing many protests and public meetings exposing the government’s omissions and commission. However, on Monday he faced the wrath of TDP supporters in Kuppam, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s home constituency, in Chittoor district.

TDP workers raised slogans against the Congress, ” The Congress, which did nothing to Kuppam in their 10-year rule is now stalling the development process initiated by TDP government,” they said demanding the delegation to go back.

Raghuveera went to Kuppam to meet the rebellious farmers who are reluctant to give up their lands to the proposed cargo airport in the area. Raghuvira with a team of Congress leaders arrived in Kuppam town and set off to villages where the government started survey of the lands for proposed to acquire for the airport. En route, the Congress leaders were way laid by the local TDP leaders, who sat on the road blocking the way. A war of words ensued and followed by pushing and shoving by TDP workers and follower of Dr Suresh, a local Congress leader, according to Goutham Jagan, APCC spokesperson. AT the spot, Laxmipuram village, in Kuppam, TDP workers hurled eggs, stones and chappals on Raghuveera’s convoy. Local DSP intervened and escorted the Congress team out to Kadiriobanapalli village, the venue of a public meeting. At Obanapalli, Raghuvira interacted with the farmers who said that government was planning to take away their land against their will.

“We were given these barren lands thirty years back. We struggled a lot to make them arable. Now these lands have become our livelihood. Suddenly, the government wants to take back these lands. Can any compensation make up for the sweat and blood we put into these lands? We don’t want to leave these lands,’ the farmers told the Congress delegation. Raghivira addressed a public meeting in which about 1500 people from 20 nearby villages gathered.

Assuring them full solidarity, the APCC president told them that the Congress party would stand by them. ” As per the existing land acquisition Act, acquiring the land without farmers’ consent is illegal. First the government has to conduct a social impact survey and asses the damage the project may cause to the livelihoods. Without doing it, the government started survey of lands. We oppose this,” Reddy told the farmers.

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Kuppam to quench the thirst of AP villages

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Chief minister Chadrababu Naidu is for replicating the Kuppam drinking water model across the State and involve corporate and industrialists under the CSR initiatives in the projects meant for drinking water. He prescribes Kuppam model as the real solution to the chronic drinking water problem the districts of Chittoor and Anantapur are facing. But, under Kuppam model the water doesn’t flow free of cost. Chief minister asked the officials to supply water but fix the meters and collect the charges in the name of maintenance.

Expressing concern over the water scarcity compounded by the fluoride problem, he asked officials to work on an action plan to provide mineral water to isolated pockets in these two districts, immediately. “Work out a plan to meet drinking water needs of fluorosis-hit villages. This should include immediate plan, intermediate plan and a long-term plan,” he instructed officials.

He asked the officials not to compromise on the making potable water to the households in rural areas especially, Chittoor and Anantapuram districts.Kuppam, his home constituency, has overcome the acute drinking water problem by adopting rainwater harvesting and setting up recharging structures. The CM said Panchayat Raj officials that the department should be in a position to supply at leader 30 TMC of water for drinking purpose. Chief Minister asked officials to make all the services online for 12, 918 through Panchayat Raj Institution & Management System (PRIM).

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It’s raining money in Kuppam!

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On one side, government is looking towards Delhi for special financial package stating that state is deprived of revenues after the division. But, it’s almost raining money in crores in Kuppam constituency, one of India’s most pampered constituencies. The constituency is represented by none other than chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. Though the constituency has joined select club of VIP constituencies long back, it suffered neglect between 2004-2010 during the Congress regimes. Now, after the return to power, Naidu is working hard to make Kuppam, probably India’s number 1 VVIP constituency.

On Thursday, chief minister Naidu launched developmental works of worth Rs 1000 crore in the constituency on a single day.

The CM laid foundation for laying of 325 KM long cement and black topped roads in the constituency at a cost of Rs 285.55 crore. He laid another foundation for construction of NAAC building at costing Rs 17.61 crore. He started the works of widening of National High from Plamaneru, Krishnagiri to Tamilnadu border. This project costs Rs 271.45 crore. Naidu also laid foundation for the construction of Kuppam branch canal of Handri-Neeva at cost of Rs 468.53 crore. Naidu also launched the works of laying link Road between Krishnagiri and Dravida Viswavidyalayam at an estimated cost of Rs 8.40 crore. He launched the ambulance service with vehicle bought from the MPLADS of Chittoor MP.

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