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KCR's statement on Telangana

In an angry reaction to Centre’s backtracking on Telangana issue, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao tonight announced that MPs, MLAs and other elected representatives of the region will submit their resignations and a 48-hour bandh tomorrow.

“Chidambaram statement amounts to putting the Telangana issue on the backbruner. We have been betrayed once again by the state of the Home Minister.

“There is no clarity or time frame fixed. In the name of consensus will they take 150 years? How much time they are going to take (for creating Telangana)?” he told a press conference at the residence of Congress leader Jana Reddy and flanked by leaders from other parties. .
Source: PTI News

On the day Home Minister P. Chidambaram appealed for calm in Andhra Pradesh and said all stakeholders would be consulted on creating a Telangana state, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Wednesday appealed to the cental government to immediately begin the constitutional process for forming the new state. He also said political consensus could never be achieved on the issue.
Addressing a meeting at the TRS office here hours before Chidambaram made his statement in New Delhi, Chandrasekhara Rao warned the government against making any statement that might provoke the people of Telangana.
“Already there is uproar in Telangana. Students, lawyers and others are coming out on the streets. We have been patient and calm. Don’t raise the emotions. Don’t play with the people of Telangana otherwise they will not keep quiet,” KCR, as Chandrasekhara Rao is known, added.
He also warned that all legislators from the region, irrespective of their party affiliations, would resign if the government backtracked on Telangana and reduce the Congress government to a minority.
KCR again warned that the people of Telangana were ready to lay down their lives to achieve their goal.
He said talks on moving a resolution in the assembly or achieving a political consensus would not help. “The political consensus can’t be arrived at even after 100 years because they (the Andhra and Rayalseema regions) will never agree to the formation of Telangana state,” he added.
KCR, whose 11-day hunger strike last month had prompted Chidambaram to make his Dec 9 statement on Telangana, said a resolution in the assembly was not required as the Indian constitution and various verdicts of Supreme Court were clear on creating new states.
He announced that a Joint Action Committee of legislators, MPs and other public representatives of Telangana, as also lawyers, students and others fighting for the new state would be formed to chalk out the future course of action.

Other update: Rosaiah’s hails Chidambaram’s statement.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah tonight welcomed Home Minister P Chidambaram’s statement on the contentious Telangana statehood issue and said it should not be seen as either a victory or defeat for one region or the other.

Rosaiah called for withdrawal of all forms of agitations for and against Telangana and asked the MPs, MLAs and MLCs, who had resigned either favouring or opposing a new state, to retrace their steps.

He said the state government supported “each letter” of Chidambaram’s statement which has done “equal and appropriate justice to people of all regions of Andhra Pradesh,” Rosaiah told a press conference at the end of an emergency meeting of the state cabinet late this evening.
Source: PTI News

Telangana: Chidambaram' fresh statement

IT CAN WAIT: Home Minister P Chidambaram seeks consensus in Andhra Pradesh over Telangana.
The Central government on Wednesday said it wants to consider “all views” on the demand for a separate Telangana state and “peace and tranquility should be maintained” in Andhra Pradesh.
Home Minister P Chidambaram gave a short statement in New Delhi on Wednesday, effectively putting the demand for a separate Telangana state in abeyance. “At a meeting of all political parties on December 7 a consensus emerged on Telangana. The situation has altered now,” he said.

“Centre wants to take all views before coming to a decision. Peace and tranquility should be maintained,” he said.
Congress dumps it on Andhra leaders
The Congress said on Wednesday that Telangana was an old issue and it was for the collective political leadership of Andhra Pradesh to resolve the situation that has arisen due to regional divisions over its proposed statehood.
Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari said it was for the “collective wisdom” of Andhra Pradesh leaders across the political spectrum to “sit down and form appropriate solution.”
Answering queries about divisions in its Andhra Pradesh unit on Telangana, Tiwari said that it was an old issue which has been grappled by “generations of leaders of the state.”
He refused to comment on the remarks of Home Minister P Chidambaram, made earlier this month, giving principled clearance to the demand for a separate Telangana state.
Faced with deep divisions in its ranks in the state, the Congress has been trying to come out with a compromise formula to bring down political temperatures. The Congress core group met Monday evening while senior leaders met party president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday to evolve an appropriate response.
Congress sources said that the meeting at Sonia Gandhi‘s residence was attended by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister A. K. Antony, Chidambaram, Law Minister Veerapa Moily and Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress president.

Source: IBN Live

Nobel Prize 2010!

Nobel prize 2010: who will get it? Peace medal

Hmm, Nobel prize 2010! Well, here I am talking particularly about the Nobel Peace Prize, which is most coveted, controversial and is considered to be very prestigious. Internet is a Nobel Peace Prize candidate as proposed by wired magazine. Now a days Michael Jackson is proposed by many as a candidate for Nobel 2010. Well, presently I have no comments on it other than it seems that his fans are showing their “sympathy” and “loyalty” to the pop legend though the “sudden death”, “sympathy” and “loyalty” of some people are no criteria for his entitlement for the Prize. This is very similar to the mass mania of the ignorant people and selfish politicians that Y. S. Jagan should be made chief minister of Andhra Pradesh (An Indian state with population of 80 million people), just to show their sympathy and loyalty (and of course to gain their ulterior political motives) because his father Y. S. Rajasekhar Reddy died of air crash. How foolish and degraded – intellectually and ethically – people can be!
They wanted to give the leadership of 8 crore (80 million) people to to a 35 old years guy, who had had hardly, 2-3 months experience as a politician just because his father died! What kind of democracy is this? Or is it a dynasty???? Anyways that foolish issue is over now due to mature handling of it by Congress high command.
Moreover  The Norwegian Nobel Committee (Nobel peace prize committee) does not award the prize posthumously. To digress a bit, even Mahatma Gandhi, the most deserved candidate for the Prize, was no exception to this rule though the committee seriously considered to award him the Nobel Peace Prize 1948 for him after his murder by Nathu Ram Godse. Mahatma Gandhi proved to the world that you can “fight” successfully through innovative approach of “nonviolence”. Well it required tremendous spiritual strength and will power to achieve that and it may not always work out. Otherwise we don’t need armies, police etc at all! As our ancient scriptures say, we need to employ all the means –  Sama, Dana, Bheda and Dand to achieve our rightful.
Then there are long time claims by Art of Living and its followers that Sri Sri Ravishankar deserves Nobel Prize. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize at least 4-5 times now. I will write an elaborate article on He deserves the Nobel Prize, later, on my Art of Living Blog.
Well, we need to wait for about one more year to see who will get the coveted Nobel Peace Prize.

Andhra Karnataka floods

A VIEW TO DISASTER: People look at an overflowing dam in Dindi, Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday.

A VIEW TO DISASTER: People look at an overflowing
in Dindi, Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday.

Parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states of India have been heavily inundated because of a never-before heavy rainfall. Tens of thousands of people or stranded due to the floods, some of them in the third floors of the buildings, without food or drinking water. Request all the people from the nearby towns to help each other. Kurnool town is heavily flooded and at some places water reached as high as third floor. Power has been completely switched due to fear of electric shock killing people. Lakhs of people have left their homes and reached higher places. All of them are lying in dark without food. If you are a doctor or an expert swimmer please rush to the place immediately and help those who need your assistance.
Government has employed several helicopters to rescue the strandended people.

Here are some of the news articles.

Karnataka, Andhra go under water; 130 killed

Purandeswari, a finest mind in my government – Manmohan Singh

PTI reports that HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and his deputy D Purandeswari today received wholesome praise from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who described them as being a team of “finest minds” in the government.

In a rare public appreciation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday praised Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and his deputy D. Purandeswari as “finest minds”, who are working hard for “nation building”.
“Our government attaches the highest importance to human resource development. That is why some of the finest minds in our government have been chosen as ministers for this very important and prestigious ministry,” Manmohan Singh said while launching the Rs.65 billion literacy mission ‘Saakshar Bharat’.
“Both Shri Kapil Sibal and Smt. D. Purandeswari constitute a team of which any country can be legitimately proud of as nation builders,” he added.
Manmohan Singh, who read out his speech, spoke extempore while praising both the ministers. Though the hard copy of the written speech provided to the media did not have these remarks about Sibal and his deputy, the prime minister’s office issued a soft copy of his statement adding the extempore.
The prime minister said the new mission with a five-year mandate will “significantly reduce illiteracy” in India, particularly among women. “I hope this new program will be even more successful than its precursor, the National Literacy Mission.”
“Education empowers. Education liberates. Education ennobles. Education helps nations to march forward, helps them to progress socially and economically. In our efforts to remove persistent hunger, poverty and disease, education is a very valuable instrument. And literacy is the first step in imparting education,” he added.

Courtesy: Thaindian News

Well I believe that if Purandeswari becomes Andhra Pradesh chief minister,she will revolutionize Indian politics and Indian future.

Congress party is full of thieves

Election commission has ordered the ruling Congress government in Andhra Pradesh to remove Rajiv Gandhi’s photos from all the Arogya Sri ambulance vans in the state. However, in violation to this order, they still kept his photo in this ambulance in Anaparti, East Godavari.

Rajiv Gandhi's photo on government ambulance
Gandhi’s photo on 108 ambulance in Anaparti violating of EC’ orders.