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Chandrababu warns TDP leaders against criticising ally BJP

Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu today warned the party leaders against criticising
their ally BJP and stressed that the issue of continuing or discontinuing the alliance would be
decided by the high command.

Addressing the general body sessions on the first day of the TDP Mahanadu here, Chandrababu
directed his party leaders not to react to criticism, if any, from the other party (BJP).

"The top leadership will decide about the alliance.

Nobody else should talk about that. Even if they criticise, none of our leaders should react.
Otherwise, it will be treated as violation of party discipline and stern action will be taken against
such leaders," Chief Minister Chandrababu warned.

He said the TDP allied with the BJP in 2014 to safeguard the interests of the country and the state.

"People were vexed with the Congress rule and its gross corruption. (Prime Minister) Narendra
Modi provided a ray of hope and people across the country accepted him.

"At the same time, our state was facing a lot of crisis because of bifurcation. Hence, we decided to
ally with the BJP to derive benefits to the state," Chandrababu told his party workers.

It may be recalled that there had been a renewed acrimony between the TDP and the BJP, alliance
partners both in the central and the AP governments, in the last few days with a section in each
party seeking to break the tie-up.

Interestingly, the BJP Telangana unit had already announced severing of ties with the TDP in that
state and BJP national president Amit Shah endorsed it.

Chandrababu held a luncheon meeting with Shah in Amaravati two days ago to send a message
that he was firm on continuing the friendship despite skirmishes between the second-rung leaders.
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Congress calls Amit Shah’s visit to Telangana a “flop show”

Alleging that the BJP government at the Centre has not delivered on the promises it made to
Telangana, state unit Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy today said the ongoing visit of
BJP chief Amit Shah is a “flop show”.

The Congress leader said Shah, who is on three-day visit to the state, has failed to get any
response from common people.

“Not a single promise made in the AP Re-organisation Act has been fulfilled by the BJP
government at the Centre.

The Railway Coach Factory in Qazipet, steel factory at Bayyaram of Khammam, Tribal University,
Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) and other major schemes remained unfulfilled,”
Reddy said while addressing a party meeting at the district headquarters town of Suryapet.

“The Centre could not even bifurcate the High Court during the last three years,” he said.

Shah has failed to draw any response from common people and he remained confined to a few
programmes “orchestrated” by the local BJP leaders, Reddy said.

Today is the last day of Shah’s visit. He has visited a few villages and interacted with a cross
section of people in Nalgonda district.
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TDP behind political murders, says Jagan to governor

YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has requested Governor E.S.L.
Narasimhan to take action against the TDP government in Andhra Pradesh alleging that it was
sponsoring political murders.

In a representation to the Governor here on Monday, Mr. Reddy urged the former to direct the
State government to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation as he had no faith in
the State agencies.

Speaking to news persons after meeting the Governor, the YSR Congress Party president stated
that he and his party leaders had explained the circumstances that led to the killing of Narayana
Reddy, party’s in-charge in the Pattikonda Assembly. “It's a planned murder by the State since the
slain leader was not provided gunmen (personal security officers) even after approaching the court
on the impending threat to his life from his rivals,” he said.

‘Ridiculing democracy’

“We have also explained how the ruling TDP is ridiculing democracy across the State by targeting
its political rivals and resorting to physical elimination of rivals if they fail to toe the ruling party’s)
line,” Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy added.

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KCR pats police for curbing Maoism

​Hyderabad:  Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said the state police has proved wrong
those people who created apprehensions that if Telangana is formed, there will be a spurt in Maoist
activities. He praised the police for checking extremism effectively in the new state of Telangana
and the credit should go to them.

Addressing a meeting of about 1500 police officers of all levels here on Friday, KCR called upon
the police personnel to help the oppressed, poor and the victimized. The Chief Minister said the
police have successfully controlled Naxalism, extremism, gambling and illicit liquor, besides help
solve several cases at the national level.    

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on several occasions
have hailed the Telangana police which made me happy and proud,” he said. He also appreciated
the police for controlling crime against women through initiatives like SHE Teams. He said better
law and order situation was attracting investments for the state.

KCR said despite modernization measures, much needs to be done to strengthen the department,
besides addressing problems faced by the women police personnel. He asked the police top brass
to give promotions for all eligible personnel.

The Chief Minister said his government was ready to release Rs 500 crore for modernization of the
police department and announced that 15,000 persons will be recruited in near future.
Acknowledging the Hyderabad city police performance, he said the TRS could win 99 seats in the
GHMC elections as people trusted their promise to control crime against women.

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy expressed concern over the
incidents of suicide by some police officials. He advised the police officials to consult their seniors if
they feel any kind of work pressure.

He asked the top officials to prevent recurrence of such incidents. He said the state government
was providing adequate funds to strengthen the police department and claimed that there has been
a major behavioral change in the police department over the last three years.

Earlier, KCR visited the exhibition where senior officials explained to him about the sophisticated
weapons and various gadgets used by the police in their operations.
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