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‘Five key decisions’: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu starts his new innings with a ‘fifer’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: N Chandrababu Naidu, who took oath as Andhra Pradesh chief minister yesterday, started his new innings on Thursday as he moved fast to fulfil some of the key promises his Telugu Desam Party had made during the campaign trail. The chief minister put his signature on five files as soon as he assumed office.The 5 key decisions The first file signed by Chandrababu Naidu was on the Mega District Selection Committee notification for the recruitment of 6,371 teachers.The second file he signed resolved that the new government will conduct a skill census in the state to ensure employment opportunities for the youth.The third file signed by him was for revocation of the Land Titling Act as promised by his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and its allies. Naidu had said during the election campa...
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Former Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan clarifies speculations about rift with BJP | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday shut down all speculation regarding any rift within the Tamil Nadu BJP, which were triggered after a video went viral showing Amit Shah animatedly talking to Tamilisai.Stating that they were merely discussing post-poll concerns, Tamilisai said: "On Wednesday, I met Amit Shah for the first time after the 2024 elections, he called me to ask about post-poll followup and the challenges faced.As I was elaborating, due to paucity of time with utmost concern he advised me to carry out the political and constituency work intensively, which was reassuring. This is to clarify all unwarranted speculations."Many reports were already doing rounds of an internal rift between Tamilisai and BJP state president K Annamalai followin...
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After oath, Chandrababu Naidu gives major professional update on LinkedIn | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After taking oath as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu updated his LinkedIn profile giving a major professional update. Sharing the news, Naidu wrote that he is resuming duties "as the people's chief minister of Andhra Pradesh".Naidu on LinkedIn wrote: "Delighted to share that I'm resuming my duties as the people's Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.As you all are aware, the people of our state have given Team TDP-JSP-BJP an overwhelming mandate to serve them with 164 seats in the Assembly. This was a result of all the hard work put in by our grassroots karyakartas, office bearers and leaders, who toiled day and night to take our team's vision for the future to the people. Their devotion paved the way for a larger Team Andhra Pradesh t...
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Under current provisions, special status for states unviable; Centre has option to release financial packages for Bihar and Andhra | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With a coalition government at the Centre, the demand for special status by states like Bihar and Andhra Pradesh is again in focus. Modi 3.0 will be under pressure from their two important coalition partners JDU from Bihar and TDP from Andhra Pradesh to grant special status to their states.However under the current provisions, special status for states does not exist.With the dissolution of 13th Planning Commission in August 2014, the 14th Finance Commission has not made any distinction between special and general category states.The government accepted the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission and from April 1, 2015, it hiked the tax devolution to states from Centre, to 42 percent from 32 percent earlier, and also added a new provision of revenue deficit grants to s...
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21 of 24 mins from TDP, 1 berth for BJP; Kalyan likely to be deputy CM | India News – Times of India

VIJAYAWADA: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu's spectacular comeback after five years on the sidelines and some tribulation, including arrest, culminated Wednesday in his taking the oath of office as Andhra Pradesh's CM for the fourth time — the first two at the helm of the then undivided state — alongside 24 cabinet ministers.PM Modi led the BJP pantheon, including home minister Amit Shah and health minister and BJP president J P Nadda, at the swearing-in of their party's key ally at the Centre and the state.Actor and Jana Sena Party (JSP) chief Pawan Kalyan, who was instrumental in forging the winning combination with TDP and BJP, joined the cabinet and is tipped to get the deputy CM's post. Naidu's son and TDP national general secretary, Nara Lokesh, was among those sworn in by governor ...
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Dramatic Video Of Amit Shah Talking To Tamilisai During AP CM’s Swearing-In Goes Viral

The recent oath-taking ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu for his fourth term has stirred up more than just political discussions. A video capturing a small talk between former Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Home Minister Amit Shah has ignited curiosity among social media users. In the viral footage, Tamilisai Soundararajan can be seen gracefully making her way across the stage to attend Chandrababu Naidu's swearing-in ceremony. However, as she passes by Amit Shah, the Home Minister is observed calling her. Following this, their interaction takes a serious turn with Amit Shah pointing fingers at Soundararajan. Tamilisai Soundararajan pic.twitter.com/clCYQEaZ7K — राजस्थानी ट्वीट (@8PMnoCM) June 12, 2024 ALSO READ: Chandrababu Naidu...
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Chandrababu Naidu, Mohan Majhi To Take Oath As Andhra And Odisha CMs Today

Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are set to get their new chief ministers today as oath taking ceremony will take place in both the states on Wednesday. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu is set to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for a fourth term. Similarly, Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) leader Mohan Charan Majhi will take the oath as the new Chief Minister of Odisha. According to PTI, Prime Minister Modi, along with other senior BJP leaders will attend both events.  Chandrababu Naidu To Be Sworn-In As Andhra Pradesh CM TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu's swearing-in ceremony is set for 11:27 AM at Kesarapalli IT Park located near Gannavaram Airport on the outskirts of Vijayawada. Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Neerabh Kumar Pr...
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YSRCP leaders assure Jagan to revive party in Srikakulam district

YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leaders, including former Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, former Etcherla MLA Gorle Kirankumar and ex-S. Kota MLA Kadubandi Srinivasa Rao, on Tuesday, assured YSRCP president and former Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy that they would strive hard to revive the party with concerted efforts. They met Mr. Jagan and discussed the reasons for the party’s recent debacle in the district, where Telugu Desam Party (TDP) swept all the seats. Mr. Prasada Rao said that YSRCP remained strong in all local bodies, while hoping that the party would win majority seats in next Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC), Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) elections. Meanwhile, Mr. Kiran Kumar said that the party’s 40 percent vote bank indicated that YSRCP st...
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NDA elects TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu as CM candidate in Andhra Pradesh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Tuesday elected TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu as their chief ministerial candidate in Andhra Pradesh. According to party sources, Naidu along with other party members are scheduled to take oath on June 12 at 11.27am at Kesarapalli IT park near Gannavaram Airport. The move comes after NDA held a meeting in Vijayawada, where the allies -- TDP, BJP and Janasena -- elected TDP Naidu as their leader in the assembly.Naidu's name was proposed by Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan. The state BJP chief Daggubati Purandeswari was also present at the meeting. Meanwhile, Janasena party MLAs unanimously elected party chief Pawan Kalyan as the floor leader of the Andhra Pradesh assembly.NDA secured a huge majority in the Andhra assembly elections after secu...
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Pawan Kalyan, Lokesh likely to get Naidu cabinet berths | India News – Times of India

VIJAYAWADA: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, set to be CM of Andhra Pradesh for a fourth time Wednesday, is busy finalising names for the state cabinet, with likely berths for his son and party’s general secretary Nara Lokesh and ally Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan.With Jana Sena and BJP also joining the cabinet, Naidu is working on the number of positions to be given to the allies and selecting candidates to balance regional and social equations.A day before Naidu’s swearing-in, a crucial NDA meeting will take place Tuesday to declare him the CM candidate. All elected MLAs of TDP, Jana Sena, and BJP will attend the meeting in Vijayawada. Naidu’s name will be formally proposed by elected members of NDA, followed by a resolution submitted to the governor.As NDA partners won 164 of 175 seats,...
BJP gambit pays off, but Naidu holds trump card. Focus shifts to TDP chief’s demands & dependability
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BJP gambit pays off, but Naidu holds trump card. Focus shifts to TDP chief’s demands & dependability

However, all eyes are now on TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, who, commanding 16 MPs, has emerged as the principal mover and shaker in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Though he affirmed his support to the Modi government to be formed this weekend, Naidu, political analysts say, would like to keep the Centre on tenterhooks in the process of extracting his pound of flesh.The unkept promise of the Special Category Status (SCS) which led to the TDP’s exit from the NDA in March 2018, massive funds for the completion of multipurpose Polavaram National Project on Godavari and huge financial support for his brainchild, Amravati mega capital project are among the major concerns for the TDP, according to party sources.While then CM Naidu was shown the door in 2018 over the SCS demand, his s...
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Lok Sabha elections 2024: 65.79% overall voter turnout in seven phases | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The overall voter turnout for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, was 65.79%, ECI said in a press release on Thursday.Male voters turnout was recorded at 65.80% as against female voter turnout of 65.78%. While, the third Gender turnout was 27.08%.The ECI will make detailed statistical reports available on its website after finalizing the details received from States and Union Territories (UTs) in due course, as per standard practice.These reports will include the number of postal votes and the gross voter turnout.The Election Commission of India (ECI) has also announced that the voter turnout for the seventh phase of the General Elections 2024, which covered 57 Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs), stood at 63.88% at the polling stations. This figure was released in continuation of t...
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Naidu defers oath to June 12 for Modi swearing-in | India News – Times of India

VIJAYAWADA: The swearing-in ceremony of N Chandrababu Naidu as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is likely to be postponed to June 12. Though it was planned for June 9, Narendra Modi is being sworn in as Prime Minister a day earlier. To attend Modi's swearing-in, Naidu is likely to postpone his oath ceremony to June 12, reports Srikanth Aluri.Naidu attended the NDA partners' meeting at Modi's residence on Wednesday.He will visit Delhi again on June 7 for another NDA meeting. The Union Cabinet is likely to be decided on the same day so that ministers can also be sworn in on June 8. Naidu has decided to take oath in Amaravati, his dream capital project which was abandoned by the YSRCP govt. TDP is planning to organise a grand oath ceremony. Naidu wants to invite Modi and other NDA leaders ...
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Arani Srinivasulu credits ‘team work’ for victory in Tirupati

Tirupati JSP MLA candidate Arani Srinivasulu formally meeting TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh at Vijayawada on Wednesday, as part of his thanksgiving visit. Jana Sena Party (JSP) candidate Arani Srinivasulu, who won the keenly watched Tirupati Assembly constituency, credited ‘team work’ among the alliance partners (TDP-BJP-JSP) for the thumping victory.Mr. Srinivasulu formally called on his party president K. Pawan Kalyan, general secretary K. Naga Babu and also the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) general secretary Nara Lokesh during his thanksgiving visit to Vijayawada on Wednesday, where he presented the ‘Srivari Laddu Prasadam’ of Tirumala to the leaders.Mr. Kalyan reportedly gave a warm pat on Mr. Srinivasulu’s back for having secured a huge win against the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) ...
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Andhra Assembly Results 2024: Jagan Reddy Resigns After Poll Debacle

In a complete flip to the mandate in the previous elections in 2019, Andhra Pradesh has voted in favour of the National Democratic Alliance's TDP-BJP-JanaSena combine and reduced YSRCP to mere seats. Andhra Pradesh witnessed a crucial political showdown as voters headed to the polls for both Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. The counting of votes, which started at 8 am, saw an initial neck-and-neck contest between the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). However, the NDA soon began establishing its dominance. Following his defeat in assembly polls, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday tendered his resignation to Governor S Abdul Nazeer, news agency PTI official sources said. Except for one minister, all the ca...
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Some matters settled, but many squabbles persist — AP-Telangana ties 10 yrs after bifurcation

The gesture of camaraderie from the Telangana Chief Minister to his counterpart in Andhra Pradesh — whose name will be revealed after the 4 June election results — is significant as the 10th anniversary of the division of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh into the two successor states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is coming up on 2 June. Telangana CM Revanth Reddy with his wife Geetha at the Venkateswara Swamy Temple | ANI While the initial resentment post-bifurcation has somewhat diminished, with both governments preoccupied with their respective affairs, disputes over the division of most assets and liabilities of the combined state persist.Critical unresolved matters, such as the division of assets, urgently require the attention of both state leaders. Among other issues like river wate...