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Yamini disowns FB comments against Jagan

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Andhra Pradesh Telugu Desam Party leader and official spokesperson Sadineni Yamini had become very popular in the mainstream as well as social media before the recent general elections with her pungent comments and sharp attacks on the YSR Congress party and other political rivals.

Naturally, Yaminin was under the attack from the YSRC leaders and was particularly a target of the social media workers of the YSRC and also the BJP.

After the election results, there is nothing for Yamini to comment against YSRC, which had received a huge mandate from the people and party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy became the chief minister. She has virtually gone into the silent mode.

On Monday, Yamini surfaced again and went to the state police headquarters to meet director general of police Gautam Sawang to lodge a complaint against certain people who allegedly created fake Facebook profile of hers and made abusive comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Apparently, the YSRC leaders have been attacking her following an alleged post made by her on the FB on Jagan’s attempt to touch the feet of Modi at Tirupati. She was heavily trolled by the Jagan fans with abusive comments.

In her complaint to Sawang, Yamini said she was unnecessarily being targeted for the mischief played by someone who created a fake Facebook page of hers and posted objectionable post on Modi and Jagan.

She urged DGP to find out who created this fake FB account and to take serious actions against them.

Jagan continues rejig, transfers 23 IPS officials

After revamping the IAS officials, the state government has transferred a total of 23 IPS officials on Wednesday.

Superintendent of Police of Kadapa did not got transferred.

Here is the list.

R Jayalakshmi – SP, Guntur Rural
PHD Ramakrishna – SP, Guntur Urban
R.N.Ammi Reddy – SP, Srikakulam
Ch Venkata Appala Naidu – SP, Chittoor
Ravindra Babu – SP, Krishna
Navdeep Singh K.S – SP, West Godavari
N Hashmi – SP, East Godavari
B Rajakumari – SP, Vizianagaram
B Satya Yesubabu – SP, Anantapuram
Sarvashrestha Tripathi – SP, CIB
M Ravi Prakash – SP, SIB
Vishal Gunni – SP, Octopus
Koya Praveen – SP, Railways
GVG Ashok Kumar – SP, Intelligence
Rahul Dev Sarma – Commander, Greyhounds
D Nagendra Kumar – joint CP, Vijayawada
Gattamaneni Srinivas – Anantapuram PTC
Vikrant Patil – DCP 1, Visakhapatnam
Udayabhaskar B – DCP 2, Visakhapatnam
AS Khan – DIG, Eluru range
P Venkata Rami Reddy – DIG, Kurnool range
CM Trivikrama Varma – DIG, CID
SV Rajasekhar Babu – attached to Headquarters.

Jagan’s ‘over goodness’ may prove costly in the long run

Becoming Chief Minister of a state at a young age of 46 years, that too by setting up own party and fighting against manipulative politicians like Chandrababu Naidu, is something which is possible not even for a handful of people on the earth.

But YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy achieved this rare feat.

However, even after becoming CM, the body language and posture of Jagan continues to remain the same.

The ‘commanding nature’ in his body language or his words which are expected from a person of the stature of CM is not seen in Jagan even  a week after assuming office as CM.

Jagan continues to remain ‘friendly and lively’ with officials in AP government, like he behaved with common people during his padayatras, odarpu yatras etc.

Jagan continues to be jovial with officials, looking not-so confident while receiving or addressing senior officials, sitting with folded hands during official review meetings etc.

The week-long functioning as CM and his body language led to a general feeling among public, officials and politicians that Jagan is displaying ‘over goodness’, which may be exploited by officials.

Normally bureaucrats are known to be shrewd. If bosses are jovial and lenient, they tend to exploit the situation to their advantage, indulge in irregularities and bring disrepute to the government. This has been the history of bureaucracy for long.

There are fears that Jagan’s ‘over goodness’ towards officials may prove costly for his government in the long run.

Jagan addressing IAS officers or other senior officials in the government during his review meetings as ‘anna’ and saying “cheppandanna” is something which is not apt for a person of a stature like CM during official meetings.

This has been giving impression to officials that Jagan has ‘easy going nature’ who cannot dictate or control them or behave in a strict and stringent manner.

Some veteran officials are treating Jagan like their son and cracking jokes in meetings as Jagan’s body language and posture is not commanding which is normally expected from a CM.

It’s better Jagan changes his body language and posture as early as possible and look commanding and strict like a CM, else his ‘over goodness’ may be exploited by manipulative and shrewd officials for their personal gains bringing disrepute to government.

Jagan’s sitting posture at Raj Bhavan during Iftar party  in Hyderabad while he was holding discussions with Telangana CM KCR and Governor Narasimhan was also not liked by many.

Jagan did not even occupy his seat fully or comfortably, sat in the first half portion of the seat with folded hands, bowing and bending his head. He was sitting as if he was a small-time employee in the government before KCR and Governor.

He did not look like a CM of a state nor looked confident and composed while talking to them.

June 12, yet another historic day for Jagan

June 12 is going to be yet another historic day for YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

On this day, Jagan is going to enter the state legislative assembly for the first time in the capacity of chief minister and would occupy the chair of leader of the House, on the right side of the podium.

In fact, when the new state assembly building was inaugurated in 2017, Jagan vowed that he would enter the House from the right side one day.

And his dream would be coming true on June 12, when the state assembly session will commence to meet for a brief period.

In the recent elections, the YSRCP registered a landslide victory by winning 151 MLA and 22 MP seats. The assembly sessions are the first meetings after the election results.

The session will continue for five days. During the meetings, the elected MLA’s of ruling and opposition will be sworn-in to their post.

For Telugu Desam Party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, entering the assembly from the left side and occupying the opposition benches is not new.

Yet, he will face the embarrassment of sitting opposite to the leader, who is as young as his son.

Now, Naidu has to sit the chambers of opposition leader which was leaking every monsoon. Let us see how he will face the situation

Jagan to seek seer’s blessings in Vizag

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will visit Visakhapatnam on Tuesday to seek the blessings of Hindu seer Swamy Swaroopanandendra Saraswati.

Jagan Reddy is also likely to request the Sharada Peetham pontiff to fix an auspicious time for the expansion of his Cabinet next week.

The Chief Minister will reach Visakhapatnam by a special aircraft from Vijayawada on Tuesday morning and will drive straight to Sharada Peetham to meet the seer.

According to sources in Chief Minister’s Office, he will spend an hour at the ashram before returning to Amaravati.

This will be Jagan Reddy’s first meeting with the seer after the results were declared. The spiritual guru reportedly congratulated him over the phone and is also understood to have set the mahuratam for his swearing-in as the chief minister.

Jagan, as the young leader is popularly known, took oath at 12.23 p.m. on May 30 at a public ceremony in Vijayawada.

The YSRCP chief had been following Swamy Swaroopanandendra for the last couple of years. Interestingly, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao also follows the seer and visited his ashram for blessings after winning Assembly election in December last year.

Though followers of Jagan say he is a devout Christian, the YSRCP President is known to frequent Hindu temples and seers.

In 2016, he went to Rishikesh to perform a ‘homam’ in the presence of Swamy Swaroopanandendra for special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

He also took the blessings of Chinna Jeeyar Swamy before embarking on his 3,600-km long state-wide ‘padyatra’ in 2017.

YSRCP leaders say Jagan is a firm believer in secularism and respects all faiths. A day before taking oath as the Chief Minister, he visited Tirumala temple at Tirupati and a dargah and a church in his native Kadapa district.

At the swearing-in ceremony, he took the blessings of Christian, Muslim and Hindu priests.

Stop all ongoing works, Jagan tells officials

Faced with huge financial crisis in Andhra Pradesh allegedly due to mismanagement of funds by the previous Telugu Desam Party government headed by N Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress party president and new chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy began setting the system right in the right earnest.

Before leaving for the swearing-in ceremony at Vijayawada, Jagan discussed the financial position of the state seriously with the officials and gave certain instructions.

Soon after the oath-taking ceremony was completed, Chief Secretary LV Subrahmanyam issued a series of instructions to all the departments.

He asked the authorities to stop all ongoing works immediately.

He pointed out that a number of engineering works were sanctioned earlier without any norms and some of them even by relaxation of FRBM (Fiscal Restructuring and Budgetary Management) norms resulting in a huge burden on the state exchequer.

“There is also a case for a thorough review of ongoing projects as priorities have not been followed. Since most of the works are financially unwise, all the departments should halt the works till further review is made,” he said.

All the works sanctioned prior to April 1, 2019, but not grounded are cancelled. In the second case, the works grounded but expenditure is less than 25 per cent of originally estimated value shall be reviewed afresh.

“No payment will be done in this regard before obtaining orders afresh from appropriate authorities,” Subrahmanyam asserted.

The chief secretary also directed the secretaries to adhere to the motto and clearly state that they have undertaken a thorough review of works and procedures in vogue. If Business Rules have been moderated or sacrificed, steps are to be initiated for obtaining orders for appropriate authorities afresh, he warned.

At the same time, he directed the Director of Works Accounts to issue instructions to all the Pay and Accounts Officers, Assistant Pay and Accounts officers to clear the bills subject to certifying the bills as per the new guidelines by the DDOs concerned.

Jagan already said that he would cancel all the tenders and go for reverse tendering. He also ascertained that he will establish the irregularities and corruption in the previous tenders given by the TDP government, before cancelling them.

Rain god favours YSR family again

Andhra Pradesh, which used to witness continuous drought due to lack of adequate rains during the Chandrababu Naidu regime during his earlier stint between 1999 and 2004, started receiving good rains soon after late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy took over as the chief minister in May 2004.

YSR used to say then that “Varunudu Paa Vaipe Unnadu” (Rain god is on our side). Thanks to copious rains and flowing tanks, YSR could successfully implement the free-of-cost power supply to agriculture sector for seven hours.

Now, the history seems to have repeated in Andhra Pradesh.

The state which was reeling under severe heat wave conditions for the last few days received heavy rains accompanied by strong winds in several parts on Wednesday, a day before YSR’s son and YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy took over as the chief minister.

The heavy rains provided much-needed relief to the people of Vijayawada from sweltering heat and lowered temperatures considerably.

Though the rains badly hit the preparations at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, the venue of the swearing in, the officials quickly swung into action and got the stadium ready.

Now, it’s time for Jagan to repeat his father’s words: “Rain god is on our side” and blessed the people with Rajanna Rajyam in the coming days!

Jagan Reddy takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM

The stage is set for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister-designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada on Thursday.

The swearing in will be held at 12.23 p.m. While a large number of people are being expected to come from every corner of the State to witness the event, arrangements could be made to accommodate just about 40,000 people in and around the stadium on Thursday.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao and DMK president M.K. Stalin will attend the function.

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Christian priests bless Jagan.

No other ministers take oath along with Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Governor greets all the dignitaries on the dais and leave the place

All-religious prayers for the new chief miinister.

Loud applause from crowds when he calls himself Andhra Pradesh chief minister.

He takes a pause when he refers himself to as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Jagan takes oath of office and secrecy.

It’s time for national anthem.

Governor enters the dais, hugs Jagan.

Occupies CM-designate chair.

Gets up the dais and waves to the crowds.

Jagan enters the stadium. Goes around the stadium in an open top jeep, waving to the crowds. Greets the fans with folded hands.

Telangana assembly speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy also arrives on the dais.

Telangana Rajya Sabha member J Santosh, minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav, CPI leaders K Narayana and Ramakrishna also attend the ceremony.

Rajya Sabha member K Kesava Rao also attends Jagan’s swearing-in ceremony.

DMK chief M K Stalin and Pondicherry minister Malladi Krishna Rao also attend the ceremony.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik already reached the venue.

Stadium packed with nearly 20,000 people.

His mother Vijayalakshmi, wife Bharati, sister Sharmila and daughters Harsha Reddy and Varsha Reddy also follow Jagan to the swearing-in venue.

Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy leaves his Tadepalli residence in Amaravati to Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, Vijayawada, where he will be sworn-in as the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh at 12.23 pm

ll set for YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s swearing-in as the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Jagan Reddy elected YSRCP Legislature Party leader

Newly-elected legislators of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday unanimously elected party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as their leader, paving the way for his swearing-in as the new chief minister of the state.

All 151 legislators, including Jagan Mohan Reddy, attended the meeting held at the latter’s residence at Tadepalli in the state capital region Amaravati.

Senior leader Botsa Satyanarayana proposed Jagan Reddy’s name as the leader of YSRCP Legislature Party and it was seconded by Dharmana Prasad Rao and other top leaders.

The meeting began with Jagan, as YSRCP president is popularly known, garlanding the bust of his father and late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. He was greeted by the newly-elected MLAs.

YSRCP stormed to power on Thursday by winning 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly. It also won 22 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats.

The meeting of newly-elected MLAs was followed by the meeting of party’s Lok Sabha members.

Jagan Reddy, along with some top leaders of the party, will later leave for Hyderabad, where they will meet Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to submit the resolution of Jagan Reddy’s election as the YSRCP Legislature Party leader.

The Governor will then invite Jagan Reddy to form the government.

The young leader has already announced that he will take oath as the chief minister on May 30 at Vijayawada.

YSRC set to wrest power in Andhra with landslide win

Dashing all hopes of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) appeared set to wrest power in Andhra Pradesh with a landslide victory on Thursday.

YSRCP was leading in 145 seats in the state’s 175-member Assembly while the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was ahead in 28 constituencies.

Actor Pawan Kalyan’s party Jana Sena was leading in two constituencies, according to information available with the Election Commission.

Jagan Mohan Reddy’s party was racing ahead across the state from the time the initial trends started emerging.

YSRCP also appeared to be making a clean sweep in the Lok Sabha polls as the party was leading in 24 of the 25 constituencies.

The results came as a huge shock to TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who was not only confident of retaining power in the state but was hoping to play the role of kingmaker at the Centre.

In 2014, the TDP had bagged 102 seats while its then ally BJP had won four seats. The YSRCP had won 67 seats while two independents were also elected.

In the Lok Sabha elections held simultaneously, the TDP had won 15 and the BJP two seats. The YSRCP bagged the remaining eight seats.

The trends so far show that BJP and Congress are not leading in any of the Assembly or Lok Sabha seat. No change in fortune is expected for Congress, which drew a blank in the simultaneous polls in 2014.