TRS upper hand in Telangana

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Mixed results in Lok Sabha?

TRS lead is very much visible in Assembly constituencies. It may get 60-65 constituencies, Congress may finish at 30-35..TDP combine 10-15.

People preferred TRS for Assembly and crossed to others for Lok Sabha in many constituencies.

Increase in poll percentage is in favour of TRS and BJP in broad perspective. Even Lok Satta also benefitted in twin cities.

Lok Sabha seats may be distributed between TRS, Congress and BJP….even a seat for YCP…. Heavy cross voting is seen.

Modi impact is felt in Secunderabad, Mahaboobnagar, Karimnagar and Nizamabad… Modi could able to convince people in some Lok Sabha constituencies, but not assembly constituencies.

Advantage TRS in Telangana:Live Mint

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TRS, Congress firmly entrenched in a battle to cash in on sentiment in Lok Sabha, assembly elections on Wednesday

Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Live Mint

Hyderabad: As election campaigning ended in Telangana, which in June will become India’s newest and 29th state, the regional political party Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the Congress seem to be firmly entrenched in a battle to cash in on statehood sentiment in the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections due on 30 April.

Led by K. Chandrasekhara Rao, popularly known as KCR, the TRS seems to be having an edge over the Congress in the elections, and is likely to end up with a few more seats than its rival. In the best-case scenario, analysts pointed out, the TRS may manage to scrape through with a simple majority. Or the new state could witness a hung assembly.

If the TRS manages to put up a good show, it could sorely disappoint the ruling Congress party that proactively divided the Telugu-speaking state of Andhra Pradesh, sidelining the concerns of parties that wanted to keep it united, with an eye on garnering the maximum number of seats in the forthcoming elections from Telangana.

Telangana will send 17 members to the Lok Sabha and elect 119 legislators to the state assembly, which will be divided into legislatures representing the new state and Seemandhra, as the state comprising the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions will together be known.
The TRS backtracked on a promise to merge with the Congress if Telangana was created, leading to an intense political rivalry between the two parties in the run-up to the elections. But the TRS seems to be having the edge, going by turnout and response at election rallies.

“Right now the wave is in favour of the TRS because KCR has successfully projected that the purpose of creation of Telangana was achieved by the TRS,” K. Srinivasulu, dean of the School of Social Sciences at Osmania University, said.

Public meetings of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi failed to elicit the kind of response the party’s leaders would have hoped for. The turnout was not on expected lines, and the crowd response was discouraging for an address by the country’s top political family.
See the link below:

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/NNEo3L6xkCNinLfbxeC5LO/Advantage-TRS-in-Telangana.html

LS polls likely in 7 phases from April second week :PTI

Along with the Lok Sabha polls, Andhra Pradesh, including the regions comprising the newly-carved out Telangana, Odisha and Sikkim will go to polls to elect new assemblies.

Term of the currentLokSabhaexpires on June 1 and the new House has to be constituted by May 31, 2014.

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NEW DELHI: Polling in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is likely to commence in the second week of April and may be spread over seven phases, the longest so far, highly placed sources said on Sunday.

The probable dates for the commencement of polling are between April 7 and 10, the sources in the Election Commission said while emphasizing that the poll schedule was still being “fine tuned”.

As of now, the plan is to have voting, involving over 81 crore voters, in seven phases but efforts are on to reduce that to six phases. The 2009 polls were held in five phases from April 16 to May 13.

The much-expected announcement of the schedule is expected in the middle of this week. The model code of conduct for governments and political parties will come into force from the date of announcement.

However, the Election Commission has ruled out advancing the schedule or compressing it to avoid the summer heat, a demand put forward at the all-party meeting convened by the Commission last month.

The term of the current Lok Sabha expires on June 1 and the new House has to be constituted by May 31.

Along with the Lok Sabha polls, Andhra Pradesh, including the regions comprising the newly-carved out Telangana, Odisha and Sikkim will go to polls to elect new assemblies.

Highly placed sources in the commission said finishing touches were being given to the schedule. Consultations with the Union home ministry, state governments, paramilitary forces and chief electoral officers of states have already been completed.

There was speculation that the announcement may be slightly delayed for the Centre to promulgate some of the ordinances it plans to bring out against corruption and on some other issues but there is no confirmation of it.

If a six or a seven-phased schedule is finalized, it would be the first time the country would witness elections over such a long period.

Parliament to debate Telangana Bill tomorrow: Kamal Nath

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:07

Zee Media Bureau

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New Delhi: Given the spirited opposition to the passage of the Telangana Bill in Parliament, the UPA government on Monday announced that it will be debated in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.

“Telangana Bill will come up for discussion in Lok Sabha on 18th. Those who want to oppose can do so in a parliamentary manner,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said.

The announcement comes on a day when the YSR Congress is organising a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against the division of Andhra Pradesh. As many as eight train full loads of party workers have arrived in Delhi from various parts of AP, reports said.

Tthe forum for protection of integrated AP, led by the Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers (APNGOs) Association, would also be organising a protests this week in Delhi. The forum plans to hold a public meeting at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi against division.

The APNGOs and other protagonists of integrated Andhra Pradesh have been camping in Delhi to campaign against the proposed division.

Meanwhile, the separate statehood supporters have been making efforts for the passage of the Telangana Bill.

TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, his party MLAs and the leaders of other pro-Telangana parties and outfits have also been camping in Delhi to drum up support for the Bill.

Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in Delhi has been the venue for many a protest and clashes over the contentious issue during the last couple of weeks.

In a new low in India’s parliamentary history, pepper spray was used in the Lok Sabha on February 13 resulting in hospitalisation of three MPs following a ruckus over introduction of the Telangana bill after which 16 Andhra Pradesh MPs were suspended.

Some Union ministers from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh have met LK Advani seeking BJP’s support for a package for the region following the decision to create a separate Telangana state.

First Published: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:07

Chandra Babu… why don’t u keep united your Party?

Gospels from a devil

Who could not keep united; his party’s six Lok Sabha members deliver big lectures at Congress on State’s Division.

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Who could not keep united; his party’s six Lok Sabha members deliver big lectures at Congress on State’s Division.

Who could not get compromise in his own party on Division demands consultation between regions and their leaders?

Who encourages quarrel between two regions and leaders, speaks volumes on Congress inability to solve the problem.

You are not a trouble shooter at any stage; you are a trouble maker all the while.

Your intension is not for equitable justice, you want to stall Telangana at all costs.

You can visit pillar and post to stall Telangana, but one cannot visit KCR, in search of a solution.

Is it not devil preaching gospels?

Advani escaped assault in Lok Sabha in 1998 on 3 state’s bills

History repeats itself! See what happened on 22 December 1998 in Lok Sabha!

http://expressindia.indianexpress.com/ie/daily/19981223/35750544.html

Brawl over statehood bills

EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE

Belligerent MPs of the RJD and its ally Samajwadi Party forced two adjournments in the House on the issue. Even before the question hour began, RLM MPs led by M A A Fatmi demanded the withdrawal of the Vananchal bill. Shouting slogans such as Bihar Vibhajan band karo (Stop the division of Bihar) and Vananchal bill wapas karo (withdraw the bill), they moved to the well of the House. Interestingly, Congress MP Rajo Singh too jumped to their support disregarding his party’s views on the bill. With the RLM MPs refusing to heed the Speaker’s request for order, the House was ajourned after 15 minutes.

NEW DELHI, Dec 22: A woman MP was pushed around by a RJD member; Home Minister L K Advani just about escaped being assaulted; two adjournments preceded by unruly scenes and an equal number of walkouts the three statehood bills came up in the Lok Sabha.

While angry RJD MPs forced uGovernment to defer the introduction of the Vananchal bill it will now be tabled in the Lok Sabha tomorrow the legislation on the creation of Uttarakhand was tabled in the House by Advani after brushing aside the objections raised by Akali Dal’s Prem Singh Chandumajra, Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress (both allies of the Government) and the BSP.

Only the Chattisgarh Bill was moved without any hitch. The Bihar Reorganisation Bill, which seeks to carve out the tribal-districts of Vananchal from the state, will now be tabled in the Lok Sabha tomorrow after it is taken up for “reconsideration” at an informal meeting of the Union Cabinet.

BJP MPs from the region have been asked to be present in the meeting to airtheir views on the issue, Union Parliamentary Affairs Madan Lal Khurana told reporters after the all-party meeting convened by the Speaker.

Earlier in the day, belligerent MPs of the RJD and its ally Samajwadi Party forced two adjournments in the House on the issue. Even before the question hour began, RLM MPs led by M A A Fatmi demanded the withdrawal of the Vananchal bill. Shouting slogans such as Bihar Vibhajan band karo (Stop the division of Bihar) and Vananchal bill wapas karo (withdraw the bill), they moved to the well of the House. Interestingly, Congress MP Rajo Singh too jumped to their support disregarding his party’s views on the bill. With the RLM MPs refusing to heed the Speaker’s request for order, the House was ajourned after 15 minutes.

The second adjournment too was preceded by unruly scenes. As angry RJD members led by former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Jhanjharpur MP Surendra Prasad Yadav moved towards Home Minister L K Advani after jumping over thesecretary-general’s chair, BJP MPs Rita Verma and Abha Mahto (both hailing from the Vananchal region) formed a protective cordon around him. But this failed to deter Yadav, who tried to push Verma out of his way.

It was left to Khurja MP Ashok Pradhan to rescue a visibly shaken Verma. With RLM and BJP members itching for a violent showdown, Speaker Balayogi had no alternative but to adjourn the House. Immediately after the incident, Verma shot off a written complaint to the Speaker seeking action against the RJD MP for his behaviour. At the all-party meeting held after the incident, the BJP made out a strong case for the introduction of the bills. “Failure to do so would be a bad reflection on Parliament and a wrong precedence will be set. It will not only go against the democratic principles, but also against the parliamentary procedures,” Khurana argued.

In view of the RJD’s intransigence, it was decided that the Government would table only two bills, while the Vananchal bill would be sent back to the Cabinet.

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