PM Narendra Modi to Meet Chief Ministers in Delhi Today

 PM Narendra Modi to Meet Chief Ministers in Delhi Today

PM Narendra Modi to Meet Chief Ministers in Delhi Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of Chief Ministers in the national capital today to discuss the structure, scope and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will skip the meeting amidst the ongoing stand-off between the BJP and Trinamool Congress over several issues. She is likely to send state Finance minister Amit Mitra as the state government’s representative to attend the meeting instead.

“There is no scheduled Delhi visit”, a West Bengal Secretariat official said when asked about Ms Banerjee’s Delhi visit.

Though no reason was officially cited, he said Ms Banerjee is scheduled to leave on Monday on a two-day tour infrastructure-cum-promiton trip to Jharkhali/Sajnekhali/Sunderbans.

She was, however, criticised by the BJP for the decision. “The meeting (of chief ministers) is development-oriented. Mr Modi believes India will develop only when its states develop. She should respect our federal structure and participate in the meeting forgetting party politics,” said BJP Secretary Shrikant Sharma.

The Chief Minister had recently urged the Opposition parties to unite against the Narendra Modi government in Parliament.

“The Trinamool Congress is playing the role of main opposition in Delhi. That is why they are targeting us. Those in power in Delhi . But they cannot sweep us away with brooms,” she had told a party workers’ meeting recently. She had also accused the Modi government of “trying to sell out the country.”

Jagan’s Flop Show continues

Jagan's Flop Show continues

Jagan’s Flop Show continues

Leader of Opposition, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s plight continues to haunt him. The young leader who is desperate to make a mark on the people and throw mud on the government is continuously failing to do so. Jagan had announced ‘YSR Congress Poru Baata’ against the government for failing to fulfill all its electoral promises. But the response for the protests is very bleak.

Ground Reports suggests that the Poru Baata could not even force hardcore YSR Congress supporters to come on roads and demonstrate. For any instance we have a pack of 50 people who attended the program in Rajahmundry town and the biggest irony is that there are 20 Police men to avoid any untoward incident. The protest lasted for just 15 minutes and they dispersed in no time.

We have seen the local Sakshi reporters there trying to bring common people to the protest area trying to show bigger crowd on TV but they could not do it and finally cancelled the live telecast from Rajahmundry. With the electoral defeat, leaders trying to sneak out from the party and cadre totally disappointed, it will take a big deal for YS Jagan to steer the party.

Here is the menu for Anna canteens!

Here is the menu for Anna canteens!

Here is the menu for Anna canteens!

The much hyped Anna canteens to be started by AP CM Chandrababu Naidu on the lines of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s Amma canteens in Chennai is all set to be kick started.

This initiative is being spearheaded in the right way. Sources say that for breakfast Idly, Ragi Sankati with Neella pappu and chutney (curries) would be the menu while sambar rice, pulihora and curd rice in lunch along with two chapathis, vegetables and dal curry would be served during dinner at the Anna canteens.

These would be reportedly launched across 35 centres in the state soon. Tiffin and meal would be reportedly served at cheaper rates at the 35 canteens which are expected to be opened in four places in the state.

This week Civil supplies Minister Paritala Sunitha and IT minister Palle Raghunath Reddy have reportedly finalized the menu for Anna canteens. Ms Sunitha announced that these menu would be served at the NTR canteens at government hospitals, railway stations APSRTC bus stand and bus stand premises!

Media vs KCR who will win?

dia vs KCR who will win

dia vs KCR who will win

When Telugu news channels TV9 (Sneha Publications), ABN Andhrajyothy (Amoda Broadcasting) banned  in the month of June, it got less coverage on national media. TRS Govt buoyed with it kept silent on the whole issue even though TV9 and ABN Andhrajyothy tendered their apologies with in few days of the ban.

Even after the passage of two months nothing happened even when Union Information Ministry sought reply from TRS Govt. However when KCR spit venom on media threatening them to salute to survive in Telangana or get buried in 10 km deep down the earth, his comments caught national attention and entire national media tore apart his vitriolic statements.

However KCR and his team of ministers and MPs remained adamant. NBA today asked KCR not to play with media and asked to show respect refraining from making derogatory statements. Now the battle between Media and KCR reached climax. Everyone is wondering who will win the bitter battle between Media and KCR.

Till recently KCR and his Telangana Government had upper hand since no one came in strong support of The two channels. But with KCR making those strong statements, entire national media awoke and are now determined to fight for their rights. This is not the end as battle lines are drawn now and more twists and turns will occur in future.

It’s Tummala’s mistake Not mine – KCR

It's Tummala's mistake Not mine - KCR

It’s Tummala’s mistake Not mine – KCR

TDP senior leader Tummala Nageswara Rao from Khammam joined TRS party in the presence of Telangana CM KCR at the party office in the district. During the function held at TRS head quarters, he and his supporters were welcomed grandly by TRS leaders.

Speaking at the function KCR said he planned to organise big meeting at Nizam grounds but Tummala committed a mistake by deciding to join the party at party office in Khammam. He said many people thronged the place and double the strength were present outside the office.

He thanked all of them for supporting the party. Tummala said he will work along with KCR to develop Telangana and make it cross Gujarat in development.

Tummala sleeping all these days?

Tummala sleeping all these days

Tummala sleeping all these days

Tummala Nageswara Rao, who jumped into TRS from TDP, shed “crocodile” tears and expressed his dissent over the merging of Mandals of Khammam into truncated Andhra Pradesh as part of the Polavaram Irrigation Project. He didn’t stop there but lamented, “The curses of people of those Mandals will haunt the people of Andhra Pradesh.”

The ridicule doing the rounds on social platforms is that “What was Tummala doing all these days? Was he sleeping? He hasn’t opened his mouth earlier when he was in TDP and how come he picked up this slogan soon after wearing a pink shawl?” wrote a person on social network.

It may be recalled that the decision to include 7 Mandals of Khammam into AP was taken by the UPA II government and the same was drafted in the AP Reorganization Bill 2013 which was cleared in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the presence of then MP TRS Chief KCR. NDA-led BJP has just implemented the Telangana Bill approved by previous government. How come now TRS and Tummala crying foul?

Lord Buddha was born in Nepal: PM Modi

Lord Buddha was born in Nepal: PM Modi

Lord Buddha was born in Nepal: PM Modi

Kathmandu: The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeatedly referred to Nepal’s unharnessed natural resources during his parliament speech in Kathmandu, August 3, 2014 however, for having failed to convince Nepal sign Power Trade Agreement and Upper Karnali Project Development Agreement on its own terms and conditions, he must have been highly disappointed.

Nepal perhaps for the first time hinted India that agreements must be on equal terms and conditions.

“We do not want electricity for free. We want to buy it. We also do not want to take your water. By selling power only to India, you can become a developed nation,” said the Indian Prime Minister.

But why the price has been in your set terms then?

With India asking for more time to review the amendment proposed by Nepal in the draft unilaterally prepared by India, the possibility of signing the deal has been indefinitely postponed, confirm reports.

While India under a generic framework had proposed an ‘Energy Cooperation Agreement’ to allow it harness Nepal’s entire hydropower potential by barring third countries, after much hue and cry from the stakeholders, the government of Nepal had proposed amendment to limit the agreement to power trade only.

During the course of his eloquent speech, that it was indeed, made in Hindi that majority Nepalis are familiar with, the Indian Prime Minister announced USD 1 Billion as Concessional Line of Credit without Nepal even forwarding a formal request.

Pea nut amount but yet not bad as PM Modi took Nepal as a beggar that she is.

The Indian Premier said, “I would like to declare it right here that India has decided to provide Nepalese rupees 10,000 crore as concessional line of credit. Nepal on its own can spend this on its priorities. You can invest this in hydropower and areas of infrastructure development. This is separate from the previous assistance that India has already provided to Nepal.”

With India in the past repeatedly providing same projects and supports under various categories and at different time interval used to create confusion among the Nepali population and also being criticized for its strange acts, this time though Modi’s declaration that the amount being provided by India was a separate one has helped to wipe out confusion if any.

More than anything else, Modi’s affirmation that Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal and his repeated reference to Buddha during his speech has won the Nepali hearts.

It is also to be seen in the days ahead if Modi will be allowed by his own bureaucracy to implement his HIT strategy for Nepal.

According to Him H: Highways, I: I (Information)-ways and T: Trans-Ways.

Telangana Ministers allotted Portfolios

Hyderabad: The Ministers who has sworn in as Telangana Ministers were allotted portfolios shortly. The following are the portfolios allotted. Some of the Ministers yet to receive the portfolios.

Ministers Portfolios


Mahmood Ali: Revenue Minister
Dr T Rajaiah: Medical and Health Minister
Nayani Narsimaha Reddy – Home Minister
Harish Rao: Water Resources and Irrigation Minister
KT Rama Rao: IT ( Information Technology) Minister
Etala Rajender : Finance Minister
T. Padma rao : Excise Minister
Jogu Ramanna:
Jagadeeshwar Reddy :
Mahendar Reddy:
Pocharam Srinivas Reddy:

Deputy CMs

Mahmood Ali
Dr T Rajaiah

KCR Sworn-In as First CM of Telangana

KCR Sworn-In as First CM of Telangana

KCR Sworn-In as First CM of Telangana

K. Chandrasekhar Rao has sworn in as the first Chief Minister of India’s 29th State, Telangana at Raj Bhavan today. 60-year-old KCR took oath of office in Telugu along with 11 Cabinet ministers including his son KT Rama Rao and nephew Harish Rao. Mahmood Ali, T. Rajaiah, Nayani Narsimha Reddy, Etela Rajender, Padmarao, Pocharam Sreenivas Reddy, Mahender Reddy, Jogu Ramanna, Jagadeeswar Reddy. Konda Surekha, Swamy Goud, Padma Reddy, Kova Lakshmi, Chandulal were probables who kept away from Cabinet by KCR. Koppula Eeshwar is expected to be made as First Speaker of Telangana.

As KCR was sworn in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “India gets a new state! We welcome Telangana as our 29th state…Congrats to K Chandrasekhar Rao Garu on taking oath as Telangana’s 1st CM. My best wishes to people for the state’s development journey.

KCR’s Cabinet Ministers list

KCR's Cabinet Ministers list

KCR’s Cabinet Ministers list

Chief Minister-designate K Chandrasekhar Rao who is all set to be sworn as Telangana’s first chief minister at 8.15 AM on June 2nd is going to have a 17 to 18 member cabinet. On Sunday, KCR would hand over the cabinet list to Governor ESL Narasimhan.

KCR’s Cabinet:

Harish Rao, Etela Rajender, KTR, Nayani Narasimha Reddy (MLC), Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Konda Surekha, Jupally Krishna Rao, Jagdishwar Reddy, Padma Devender Reddy, Laxma Reddy, Srinivas Goud or Swami Goud (MLC), Mahender Reddy, T Padma Rao, Jogu Ramanna and J Venkat Rao.

Following TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu’s path, KCR too is toying with the idea of two Deputy Chief Minister posts – One for Muslim Minority and the other for SC Community to the counter the criticism of backtracking from the promise of Dalit Chief Minister. While MLC Mohamood Ali has already been confirmed for one of these post, Dharmapuri MLA Koppula Eshwar (SC) might be bagging the other one.

CMO: 

Principal Secretary – Narsinga Rao
Chief Secretary – Rajiv Sharma
Intelligence IG – Shivdhar Reddy
DGP – Anurag Sharma