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AP student arrested for making derogatory video of KCR

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The Telangana Police on Wednesday arrested a student from Andhra Pradesh for making and sharing online a “derogatory” video about Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.

The 20-year-old undergraduate student from the neighbouring state had made the objectionable video using the Tik Tok app.

Rachakonda police, one of the three police commissionerates which cover Hyderabad and its outskirts, arrested Thagaram Naveen, a native of Tiruvuru in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

The accused was charged under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act for promoting enmity between different groups. Police also seized two smart phones from the accused.

“It is a case of promoting enmity between the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by making a video and using derogatory language against the Chief Minister and the people of Telangana,” said Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M. Bhagwat.

The video was made and uploaded on social media on April 14.

On a complaint by V. Ram Narasimha Goud, president of the students’ wing of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the Cyber Crimes Wing of Rachakonda police had registered the case against Naveen.

KCR takes U-turn on Polavaram

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Till the other day, Telangana Rashtra Samithi government headed by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was strongly opposing the ongoing construction of Polavaram major irrigation project on Godavari river.

The TRS government filed a counter-affidavit in the Supreme Court requesting it to issue orders for conducting a new environmental impact assessment of the Polavaram Project.

It said the court should look into safety of people, livestock and environment in Telangana needed to be considered.

This was despite the fact that the project got environmental clearance from the Centre, which declared it as a national project. KCR, who went to Odisha in December 2018, also broached this subject with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and extended support to the latter’s fight to stall the Polavaram project.

He proposed that Telangana, Odisha and Chhattisgarh fight together against Polavaram project.

Now that it has become a sentimental issue in Andhra elections, KCR took a U-turn. Addressing a rally in Vikarabad on Monday, the Telangana chief minister said he had never raised any objection to Polavaram.

“We wish that the Polavaram project be completed at the earliest. We never opposed it. We only wanted our due share in Godavari waters and that our lands were not submerged in waters,” he said.

He also sought to appease Andhra people saying he never had any problem with them.

“The only problem is with people like Chandrababu Naidu, who is creating litigations and provoking the people of Andhra. He is going to lose power and will not get even deposits. And I wish both the states will prosper,” KCR said.

If that is the case, will KCR withdraw his petition in the Supreme Court against Polavaram?

KCR Playing A Dangerous Game

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Having divided the Telugu people forever for realising his ambition of becoming the Chief Minister, KCR now has a new goal: that of becoming the Prime Minister of the country. And the first person to have backed him in this new dream of his is Asaduddin Owaisi.

While the rest of the politicians across the nation might be chuckling at this new fancy of KCR, who knows?

Saradha Peetham in Vizag is capable of pulling off any kind of a miracle. That KCR is a Telanganite and an anti-Andhra termite is of no consequence to Saradha Peetham for after all, even spiritual gurus are businessmen at the end of the day.

But coming to the point, there has been a distinct change in the tone of the TRS supremo of late. KCR is now raking up national issues and for this purpose is taking on the BJP head-on, raising quite a few eyebrows.

First, he criticized BJP and the Sangh Parivar saying they were fanatics whereas he was a true Hindu. Then referring to the Balakot surgical strikes, KCR said surgical strikes happen all the time but nobody politicized them the way BJP was doing it.

In fact, there were 11 surgical strikes conducted during the UPA regime when he was a Minister in the UPA government, said KCR. This is a very significant statement because KCR is clearly endorsing the UPA regime here and indirectly, the Congress. In other words, he is warming up to the Congress.

Interestingly though, none of the Congress leaders or allies of the Congress chose to back KCR’s statement.

As a Union Minister for Coal, how was KCR aware of these developments then? Did the UPA brie each and every Minister then? Besides, is KCR aware of the difference between cross-border incursions and surgical strikes committed by penetrating deep into enemy territory?

Despite his endorsement, the Congress will never trust KCR for obvious reasons. And now saying the Ram temple issue should be left to the Courts and not to the BJP, KCR has once again earned the wrath of the saffron party and its supporters.

The RSS is also well aware of the idiotic statements made by KCR’s daughter Kavitha in her exuberance at having become an MP for the first time.

“We (Telangana people) are not Indians by choice. Telangana and Kashmir were independent nations having a great existence until they were annexed to the Indian Union. That’s when the problems of both these States started. It’s about time that that the LOC be made the official border between India and Pakistan and high time that India curtails its spending on defence in Kashmir and channel those funds to development activities,” said Kavitha in an interview to an English language daily.

This is the family that now wants to rule India. Thus, with his appreciation of the UPA regime and bitter criticism of the Sangh Parivar, KCR is clearly sending feelers to the UPA though God only knows what his true intentions are. But truth be told, no political party will trust this chameleon.

He divided the Telugus for his ambition of becoming the Chief Minister. It will come as no surprise if he successfully manages to drive a wedge between the people of the country now for his Prime Ministerial ambitions.

Caste, community don’t matter for KCR

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Political parties generally try to maintain caste, community and gender balance while selecting candidates for contesting the elections to Lok Sabha.

Of course, they also take into consideration various other factors such as experience, loyalty to the party and also public perception towards the contestants while issuing the party tickets.

But, for Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, all these factors don’t matter.

For him, only loyalty to his family and of course, monetary status of the candidates matter in the issuance of tickets.

KCR doesn’t bother about criticism that he is ignoring weaker sections or genuine Telangana activists.

And he strongly believes that his personal image and his government’s programmes are the only factor to win the elections and not the caste or community equations.

It was clearly evident in the issuance of party tickets for both in the recent assembly elections and also the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Those whose names are never heard during the Telangana movement or who have nothing to do with the caste balance can be found in the TRS list.

They include: M Srinivas Reddy in Mahabubnagar, Pothukunti Ramulu in Nagarkurnool, G Ranjith Reddy from Chevella, M Rajasekhar Reddy from Malkajgiri, Borlakunta Venkatesh Nethakani and T Sai Kiran Yadav in Secunderabad. Only Malothu Kavitha was an ex-MLA and daughter of former minister P Redya Naik.

While people have stopped bothering about these caste and community equations, the Congress party continues to rake up these issues to target the TRS and KCR.

On Monday, PCC minorities’ wing leader Shaik Abdulla Sohail alleged that TRS had not given even a single ticket to Muslims in the Lok Sabha elections.

He alleged that KCR was openly opposed to political empowerment of minorities, especially Muslims.

“KCR does not want Muslims to get elected to law making bodies and for the same reason he has been denying tickets to Muslims since beginning,” he said.

But who cares? That is KCR!

TRS too in ‘data theft’ case: Website, App removed

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The ruling TRS in Telangana which is accusing ruling TDP in Andhra Pradesh of resorting to ‘data theft’ of AP public and filed cases in Telangana on the accused, seem to be falling into its own trap.

Videos showing proofs on how TRS resorted to ‘data theft’ of TS public for electoral gains in recent TS Assembly polls have gone viral on social media causing huge embarrassment to TRS chief and TS CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and his son KT Rama Rao.

TRS have devised an App called “TRS Mission- Call Campaign” which is very much similar to TDP Seva Mitra App devised by IT Grids, which is now accused of data theft.

All the personal data of beneficiaries of TRS government schemes were shared on this App and was circulated to over 50 countries.

TRS has also devised a special website “www.trsmission.com” along with App.

TRS volunteers contacted beneficiaries through phone numbers using this data and asked them to reveal which party they would vote for.

Opposition parties accused TRS of removing lakhs of voters who told they would not vote for TRS similar to what Opposition parties in AP are accusing TDP of deleting votes opposing TDP.

Both the website and App of TRS were active till recently but were removed from the internet after “TDP data theft case” came to light this week.

TRS removed App from Google Playstore and also website was made non-functional.

This gives suspicion of TRS also resorted to ‘data theft’ for political gains like TDP.

It remains to be seen what turn the TRS data theft case will take in the coming days.

Telangana No 1 in passports delivery

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Telangana bagged the number one position in the country in speedy delivery of passports to applicants, according to Regional Passport Officer (RPO) E Vishnu Vardhan Reddy.

Interacting with the media here on Thursday on the occasion of the second successful year of Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) in the State, he said 5.20 lakh passports were issued in 2018 by the RPO while only 2,000 applications were pending due to improper information furnished.

For the last five years, the Telangana Police has been in the top position in completing the verification of antecedents of applicants in four days. They were completing verification in four days in districts and the same in three days in the city. This has been enabling passport officials to process the application and deliver passport through the Postal Department within a few days of submission. Some 58,710 passports were delivered through POPSKs in districts in 2018 and only 200 applications were pending. The POPSKs were helping applicants in villages to get their passport in a hassle-free manner instead of coming to the city. This initiative was enabling applicants in districts to save time and money, Reddy said.

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