Sunday, September 23, 2018 02:50 AM

Chandrababu Naidu Capital Bond Scheme: A strategy to rouse anti center sentiment

Chandrababu Naidu called for crowd funding for the construction of capital Amaravathi. Earlier he initiated My Brick-My Amaravthi scheme. Though the ruling party calls it an attempt to enlist public participation for the construction of people's capital , the timing and the intent of the proposal clearly reveals that this is a strategy to rouse people's sentiment against the center. The capital narrative helped Naidu to dramatically alter his political fortunes in 2014. Thus, the capital bond scheme is part of Chandrababu Naidu's politics woven around Telugu pride, bifurcation narrative and capital dream. Chandrababu Naidu has mastered the art of simultaneously selling a nightmare(bifurcation) and a titillating dream (capital). This assiduously executed strategy helped Naidu not only win 2014 mandate, but, also ensured a political edge over the opposition.

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KCR dreams of winning 100 seats

The TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sounding the poll bugle claims that his party will win 100 seats in the 119 strong Telangana legislative assembly. This claim can either be a strong expectation or a strategic move to..

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Kuldip Nayar: Role model for free and fearless journalism

Kuldip Nayar's death is a huge loss to the people. He always cherished the rights of the people and has made enormous sacrifice to fight the forces of authoritarianism during the period of emergency. He was admired for consistent fight against..

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KCR talks of Federal Front again

K Chandrasekhar Rao has once again stressed on his idea of so called federal front comprising of Non-Congress, Non-BJP parties. But, this comes after a long spell of silence and actions contrary to such a front...

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Is TRS preparing for early Assembly elections

The unconfirmed reports emanating from ruling political circles is that the chief Minister KCR may prefer elections to state legislature along with this round of Assembly elections in the country. The BJP ruled states like Rajasthan , Madhya..

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Challenging Article 35A

Article 35A was introduced by a presidential order in 1954 to safeguard the rights and guarantee the unique identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. This provision gives the Jammu and Kashmir legislature the right to decide who are..

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In defence of Article 35A of the Constitution of India

The Supreme Court is hearing a petition  challenging Article 35 A of the Constitution of India - Special Provision for the State of Jammu and Kashmir - introduced as per Constitution (application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 1954...

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NRC: What is to be done

THE publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has caused widespread consternation as over four million persons who had applied have not found a place in the Register...

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Assam NRC: No Indian Should be Left Out

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was part of the Assam Accord which decided on the cut-off date of 1971 to determine the question of illegal migrants settled in Assam.  The work for preparing such a register did not proceed until the..

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Can Kiran Kumar Reddy revive Congress?

The Ghar Vapsi of former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and the protagonist of united state has certainly enthused the leaders and cadres of beleaguered Congress. The party vanquished by the what is believed to be the arbitrary bifurcation of..

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Andhra Pradesh Learning From Singapore

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu dreams of transforming the state especially its capital Amaravati into Singapore. But , Andhra Pradesh and Singapore have striking differences which makes emulating the model a difficult task. However the state can learn a lot from Singapore. But, there seems to be more talk than action in this regard.

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What did Centre do for Telangana?

Amidst high emotions and ongoing political struggle against Modi government for denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh, one may perhaps be of an opinion that centre has done injustice to the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh and helped..

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Jammu & Kashmir: Steps Needed to Begin Dialogue

Once again, there is some talk about talks to be held on Jammu & Kashmir.  On May 26, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a media interview said that the government is ready to hold talks with Hurriyat, if the Hurriyat leadership is..