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    Andhra Opposition Telugu Desam Party and BJP asks governor to reject Bills on 3 capital cities

    The Reddy government had twice obtained the approval of the Bills in the legislative assembly where it has a majority with 151 of the 175 seats. But it could not get the nod of the legislative council, which is dominated by the TDP.

    Andhra Pradesh govt retrieves land from Amara Raja, TDP cries harassment

    The move comes nearly ten years after the land was allotted to Amara...

    TDP, BJP appeal to Andhra Pradesh governor to reject ‘unconstitutional’ bills on 3 capitals

    The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy regime has decided to ha...

    • While the government is directing the authorities towards a comprehensive study to evolve a robust regulatory mechanism to avert accidents, YSR Congress ministers and lawmakers are accusing the Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of working behind the scenes to dent Vizag’s brand image.

      In an 11-page detailed memorandum, the Opposition leader has appealed to the Governor to protect the state from the alleged violation of law and Constitutional provisions frequently being resorted to by the ruling YSR Congress leaders, despite courts pulling up them.

      An inquiry by the state Vigilance and Enforcement Department had in February this year claimed to have unearthed the scam in the Employees State Insurance Corporation allegedly involving several top officials during the period between 2014 and 2019, when the TDP was in power.

      The state government had released the first installment of Rs 450 crore in May this year during the lockdown.

      Naidu said schemes such as Anna Canteens, insurance and real-time governance system (RTGS) could help effectively handle the Covid-19 outbreak and benefit the affected people. After coming to power in May last year, Reddy had suspended most of the projects and initiatives of the Naidu regime, alleging large-scale irregularities, and called for reverse tendering of some projects.

      The Opposition Telugu Desam Party and the BJP in Andhra Pradesh have accused the ruling YSR Congress Party of abusing the central funds released to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and distributing them through its candidates contesting in the local body elections for political gains.

      Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday ordered a further 50% increase in liquor prices, taking the total hike in two days to 75%, claiming it as a measure to discourage consumption of alcohol.

      The election commissioner went underground from Wednesday late evening fearing a threat to his life. His close associate told ET that “Ramesh Kumar can come out of temporary safe shelter only after the union home ministry provides adequate security cover for him and his family members.”

      Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission had issued the directive on Sunday. Till Tuesday evening, the YSR Congress-led state government, which is at loggerheads with the SEC over its decision to defer local body polls over the Covid-19 outbreak, had not acted on it.

      The order comes nearly a year after he was found dead under suspicious circumstances. The court, which observed that no significant progress had been made in the probe by the state agencies so far, allowed Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw his petition, filed when he was the Opposition leader, seeking a CBI probe.

      Chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress and the Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP are accusing each other of attempting to sabotage the interests of BCs and are taking vows to protect them. They have now taken the cause to the Supreme Court.

      On Monday, the assembly dominated by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP had passed the bills that propose three capitals for the state — legislative in Amaravati, executive in Visakhapatnam and judicial in Kurnool — and to repeal the Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority.

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