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Telangana Day events at Public Gardens

The state government has decided to hereafter celebrate the Independence Day, Republic Day and the State Formation Day at Public Gardens Lawns opposite Jubilee Hall instead of Golconda.

During the review meeting organised by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan with respect to the impending State Formation Day celebration, the Chief Minister directed the officers concerned to examine the possibilities of organising the celebrations without causing any inconvenience to the people.

According to the Chief Minister’s Office, city police commissioner Anjani Kumar proposed the idea of conducting the celebrations in Public Garden Lawns opposite Jubilee Hall.

The idea was received well in view of the fact that both the Public Gardens Lawns and the Jubilee Hall are locations of historical significance.

Further, the officers present in the meeting agreed unanimously that the police and student parades in Telangana should be done away with like in many other states in India.

Officials further expressed that in addition to the flag hoisting and the chief guest’s address, they could also conduct At Home, poetic meets and award presentations as part of the celebrations. The review further explored if there was any scope for changes in the manner of conduct of the celebrations.

Officers concluded that since the State Formation Day falls on June 2, which most likely will be a hot summer day with the possibility of heat waves, it would be a bad idea to involve school children in the parades and other activities at the event.

After taking into consideration all the aforesaid inputs, Mr Rao directed the officials to start making arrangements to celebrate the impending State Formation Day at Public Gardens Lawns from 9.30 am to 10.30 am on June 2.

K Chandrasekhar Rao not keen on aligning with national parties

A day after UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi wrote to all UPA allies and non-NDA parties for a meeting on May 23 — a move aimed at strengthening opposition unity and to checkmate the Narendra Modi-led NDA — both YSR Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samiti, sources on Wednesday said they have not received any invitation so far.

A senior YSRC leader said that the Congress has damaged the image of Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy by implicating him in false cases and unless Mrs Gandhi clears this up how can he attend the meeting.

TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen on forming a Federal Front of parties not aligned to either of the main national parties and so he may not want to commit himself at this stage by attending the meeting. Both leaders are waiting for a clear picture to emerge at the national level after the Lok Sabha results.

KCR sees ‘conspiracy’ by Naidu, Narayana in TS inter results fiasco

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TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is learnt to have made sensational comments against TDP chief and AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu and his cabinet minister P Narayana, the owner of Narayana Group of Institutions, while reviewing the inter results fiasco with officials at Pragathi Bhavan on Wednesday.

KCR is believed to have expressed suspicion over the role of Naidu and Narayana in Inter results scam, to defame Telangana government headed by TRS.

KCR expressed doubts about Naidu and Narayana hatching a ‘conspiracy’ to bring disrepute to Telangana government with the help of “Andhra media”.

Officials informed KCR that the errors in Inter results was nothing new and it has been happening since decades, even in Undivided AP.

About 15,000 students apply for reverification and recounting of answer scrips after Inter results are out every year and their marks change after reverification.

But this time, though less than 10,000 students applied for reverification after results, it was blown out of proportion by media with a malafide intention to defame Telangana government and Telangana Inter Board, officials told KCR.

At this point, KCR reportedly said, “Andhra-owned corporate colleges in Telangana, who are resorting to irregularities in Inter exams by bribing  some of our corrupt officials in Inter Board, might be behind inter results fiasco. TDP minister Narayana owns hundreds of corporate colleges in Telangana. He is the minister in Naidu’s cabinet. Both might have hatched a conspiracy to defame Telangana government. They have Andhra media in Hyderabad to take up false propaganda against Telangana government. Andhra media’s excess is clearly visible in this issue. For the past one week, they are carrying a misinformation campaign on inter results.”

KCR reportedly told officials that he will inquire into ‘conspiracy theory’ after the dust settles down and will not spare the culprits, who have indulged in this conspiracy.

KCR wakes up to Inter results fiasco finally

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The massive goof-up in declaration of Intermediate public examination results, leading to thousands of students failing the examinations and nearly 18 students committing suicide, has landed the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government in the most embarrassing situation.

TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who had been in deep slumber for the last five days despite massive protests in front of the Intermediate Board office and agitations across the state, suddenly woke up from slumber, after realizing that the episode brought a very bad name to the TRS and personally to him.

What alerted KCR was the large scale criticism against him in the social media. Several parents, leaders and social organisations attacked KCR and his government for not taking minimum precautions in conducting the Intermediate examinations.

Though the pro-TRS media sought to downplay the agitation stating that KCR cannot be held responsible for the mistake committed by a few officials in the Intermediate board, he could not escape the public wrath.

“When KCR can take credit for the construction of Kaleshwaram project, why can’t he take the blame for the goof-up in the exam results?” a netizen asked.

Another netizen also wondered how KCR was dreaming about providing better administration than the BJP and the Congress at the Centre, when he could not conduct a simple examination like Intermediate public exams.

Apparently realizing that he is getting a bad name, he instructed education minister G Jagadish Reddy to personally supervise the investigation into the lapses in the conduct of intermediate exams.

The minister held a meeting with the three-member committee appointed to probe the fiasco and sought a report by Thursday.

The committee members visited the Intermediate Board of Telangana located in Nampally and interrogated the secretary Ashok and CEO of Globarena VSN Raju for more than five hours.

Harish Rao is looking up to BJP

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A popular English daily in Hyderabad came up with an exclusive story on Monday that senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader and Siddipet MLA T Harish Rao is looking up to joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.

According to the report, top BJP leadership has approached Harish Rao and held talks with him, promising him to make the chief ministerial candidate in the next elections.

The saffron party, which is looking for a strong leader to galvanise the cadres, could not find a better leader than Harish Rao.

On his part, Harish Rao, too wants a platform to display his strength.

He has realized that there is no future for him in the TRS as the entire power has been granted to TRS working president K T Rama Rao, son of party founder and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Having been completely sidelined in the TRS without even being given a cabinet berth, Harish Rao is also considering the BJP offer.

However, he will wait till the Lok Sabha elections are over and if there is a possibility of Narendra Modi returning to power again, he will take a plunge into the BJP. Otherwise, he will have to wait for the right opportunity.

While the daily, at the end of the story, indicated that it was just an April Fools’ Day prank, analysts do not rule out such a possibility.

In fact, Harish had, indeed, made such an attempt in the past and KCR, who sensed it at the right time, called him and pulled him up. Since then, Harish Rao is lying low.

So, there is no surprise if Harish really does revolt against KCR and takes a plunge into the BJP in the coming days!

KCR to appeal AP voter to defeat TDP

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It’s official now. TRS president and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao will not tour AP to campaign against TDP in upcoming AP Assembly polls.

KCR will only make an ‘appeal’ to AP voters before the crucial polling to defeat TDP and give ‘long leave’ to Chandrababu Naidu in the ‘interests of AP’.

KCR will address AP voters through electronic and print media before polling explaining the need why Naidu should be thrown out of power for the speedy development of Andhra Pradesh and for the speedy construction of new capital city.

KCR will urge AP voters to take a ‘wise decision’ before casting their vote and that ‘wise decision’ will be defeating TDP.

KCR will not appeal voters to vote for any particular party but will only request them to defeat TDP and teach a fitting lesson to AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, who failed on all fronts in his five-year rule.

Though Naidu and other TDP leaders have intensified attack on KCR as elections near accusing nexus between “KCR-Jagan” and “TRS-YSRCP” to defeat TDP, KCR has been maintaining complete silence.

KCR chose not to respond on Naidu’s criticism saying that AP people have lost faith on Naidu and already took a firm decision to throw him out of AP and there was no need for him to react on Naidu’s charges against him at this stage.