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Telugu Desam's tryst with reservations has always been political

Feb 01, 2016

Telugu Desam's tryst with reservations has always been political

When it comes to Andhra Pradesh, the advent of Telugu Desam Party has given a new dimension to the reservations. Telugu Desam’s founder and then Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, who trampled the Congress under his feet in his electoral debut in 1983, understood that his party had enjoyed an unstinted support from the Backward Classes (BCs). #Andhra Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #TDP #Telugu Desam Party #caste politics #Kapu #Kapu agitation
After Gurjars and Patidars, it's Kapus: India will continue to burn while netas play mischief with quotas

Feb 01, 2016

After Gurjars and Patidars, it's Kapus: India will continue to burn while netas play mischief with quotas

The violence in the East Godavari district by Kapus demanding reservation on Sunday is a tragic farce that is unfortunately played out in Indian politics with alarming regularity #CriticalPoint #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Reservation #OBC #Jaganmohan Reddy #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Telugu Desam Party #YSR Congress #Kammas #Kapus #Patidar #Gurjjar
Chittoor mayor Katari Anuradha stabbed to death, husband injured over family dispute

Nov 17, 2015

Chittoor mayor Katari Anuradha stabbed to death, husband injured over family dispute

The Mayor of Chittoor was on Tuesday stabbed to death and her husband seriously injured by unidentified assailants, in an attack suspected to be a fallout of a family dispute, police said. #NewsTracker #Telugu Desam Party #Mayor #Chittoor #Chittoor Mayor #Mayor Katari Anuradha #Chittoor Municipal Corporation #K Mohan
Jagan rejects invite he is yet to get, manages to steal a march over Chandrababu Naidu

Oct 18, 2015

Jagan rejects invite he is yet to get, manages to steal a march over Chandrababu Naidu

Has YS Jaganmohan Reddy delivered a political masterstroke or has he scored a self-goal by declining to attend the foundation laying ceremony of Amaravathi, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh, even before an invite is extended to him? #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Hyderabad #YS Jaganmohan Reddy #TDP #Telugu Desam Party #Amaravathi
Andhra Pradesh: Three TDP leaders held captive by Naxals in Visakhapatnam

Oct 06, 2015

Andhra Pradesh: Three TDP leaders held captive by Naxals in Visakhapatnam

Three local Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders have been held captive allegedly by Naxals in Visakhapatnam district, police said on Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Maoists #TDP #Naxals #Telugu Desam Party #Visakhapatnam #India
Telangana separation pangs: Andhra Pradesh struggles to get govt employees to move to new capital

Aug 22, 2015

Telangana separation pangs: Andhra Pradesh struggles to get govt employees to move to new capital

Though the AP government has doled out lucrative sops to lure its employees to uproot themselves lock, stock and barrel from Hyderabad and move to the new capital city, a series of hurdles has forced the state to put the plan on hold. #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Telangana #Chandrababu Naidu #Telugu Desam #Amaravathi
The Obama meet that backfired: How efforts to promote Andhra CM Naidus son left party embarrassed

May 10, 2015

The Obama meet that backfired: How efforts to promote Andhra CM Naidus son left party embarrassed

One Ramachandra Reddy, who lives in the US, posted on Facebook his doubts about the meeting of Lokesh with Obama, triggering the debate over the much-bandied "Presidential appointment" which is very difficult. #PoliticsDecoder #Andhra Pradesh #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Telugu Desam Party #YSR Congress #Sakshi #Nara Lokesh #Politics
Freed from frisking, Gajapathi Raju admits carrying matchboxes in aircraft

Apr 07, 2015

Freed from frisking, Gajapathi Raju admits carrying matchboxes in aircraft

The minister's comment comes against the backdrop of rising concerns about aviation security in the country. #NewsTracker #Telugu Desam Party #Civil aviation #BCAS #Gajapathi Raju #Matchbox #Lighter #Security