Monday, March 25, 2019 01:06 PM

As BJP braces to take on TDP, will a Kapu leader succeed Andhra chief Haribabu?

The BJP is officially getting combat-ready to go head-on against the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The party state president Kambhampati Haribabu, who is considered to be soft with TDP, was asked to step down by the top brass, making way for hardliners to take over the reins.

All the formalities relating to change of guard are expected to be completed soon after the Assembly election in Karnataka, scheduled on May 12.

Hari Babu, hailing from the predominant Kamma community with which TDP has been identified, held the post for four years. A close confident of Venkaiah Naidu, he gave up a teaching position in Andhra University to be elected as Lok Sabha member from Visakhapatnam with TDP’s support. 

FOR FULL TEXT:

image

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..

image

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..

image

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...

image

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..

image

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..

image

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...

image

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...

image

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..

image

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..