Chief Minister visits Bhainsa
Moots new police sub-division in Adilabad district for strengthening policing
BHAINSA (ADILABAD DT.):
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Thursday said the government would work out establishment of a new police sub-division in Adilabad district with Bhainsa town as headquarters as part of the long-term strategy to maintain peace. He said a police officer of the rank of DSP will be posted here once the sub-division gets instituted, thereby strengthening policing in the area.
Dr. Reddy was addressing elders and leaders of different communities and political parties at the R&B guest house at Bhainsa as part of his visit to this town and nearby Vatoli village where communal disturbances had occurred last weekend.
The Chief Minister said the government’s top priority now lay in bringing peace to the area. A thorough inquiry to identify the guilty in the Bhainsa and Vatoli incidents is underway, he added.
Dr. Reddy laid emphasis on providing succour to the victims of violence at Bhainsa with the rider that investigations should establish the innocence of the persons concerned. The persons who suffered losses due to their involvement in the disturbances will not get any compensation from the government, he pointed out.
The Chief Minister spoke at length about the Constitutional rights of minorities and appealed to the people of Bhainsa to cooperate with the investigations into the Vatoli incident and communal disturbances of Bhainsa without fear of being exposed.
Dr. Reddy had earlier visited the houses in Vatoli where the six ill-fated members of a family were burnt alive. He handed over six cheques worth Rs. 5 lakh each as ex gratia to the kin of the deceased. He visited a place of worship and walked through the main bazar in Bhainsa town to get acquainted with the kind of loss of property that had occurred. APCC president D. Srinivas also accompanied him, among others.
Tight security ring was thrown in and around Bhainsa town and nearby Vatoli village in view of the visit of the Chief Minister.
Unlike the usual practice, even VIPs were not allowed near the helipad to receive the VVIP and they had to wait patiently in a queue to welcome him.
Flow of traffic on either side of Bhainsa town was closed for the duration of the visit of Dr. Reddy.
Despite passes to move about under curfew conditions being restricted to only to a few elders and press persons, security persons kept checking them at every picket.
Curfew will continue on Friday and its lifting may come only on Saturday or Sunday depending upon the improvement in the situation.
YSR’s stamp visible in new PCC list
Thirty-six-member executive of APCC announced; priority to young blood
Many camp followers of the Chief Minister make it to new body
Rosaiah named chairman of Congress party’s campaign committee
The All-India Congress Committee on Thursday announced a 36-member executive of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee with more than 50 per cent representation to weaker sections, minorities and women.
Keeping in mind the crucial elections next year, the elaborate exercise jointly done by Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and the AP Congress Committee president D. Srinivas gave top priority to young blood.
Dr. Reddy’s stamp of approval was clearly visible with a number of his followers making it to the new body. Several office-bearers in the last body constituted by then APCC chief M. Satyanarayana Rao were dropped.
It has 15 vice-presidents and 20 general secretaries besides a treasurer. The AICC named Finance Minister K. Rosaiah as the chairman of the party’s campaign committee while Legislative Council Chairman A. Chakrapani will head the manifesto committee.
The new body has 13 persons from other castes and equal number from the BC communities besides four Schedules Castes, two Scheduled Tribes and three minorities. Telangana bagged 16 posts followed by 15 (Andhra) and four (Rayalaseema). None from Nizamabad, Medak, Khammam, Vizianagaram and Anantapur districts were included in the new PCC. Newly appointed general secretary Nadendla Manohar said the party had reposed faith in a large number of young leaders keeping in view the forthcoming elections.
Mr. Niranjan, who was retained as general secretary said the new PCC gave equal importance to all castes and communities and also regions.
The list of PCC office bearers are: vice presidents – Ratna Bai, S. Indrasain Reddy, Vasanta Nageswara Rao (former Home Minister and APCOB chairman) , P.V.Raghavulu (former Minister), P. Ramachandra Reddy (MLA), Shaik Hussain (MLC), Ramakrishna Raju, S. Jagadeeshwar Reddy, Pitla Krishna, Thota Narasimham (MLA), Madasu Gangadharam, Hari Rama Devi, Y. Maria Das, B. Arogyam and K. Aruna (ZP Chairman, Prakasam).
General secretaries – Nadendla Manohar (MLA), D. V. Satyanarayana, Thippeswamy, Rapolu Anand Bhaskar, Tripurana Venkatratnam, Rudraraju Padma Raju, G. Niranjan, G. Adiseshagiri Rao (AP Film Development Corporation Chairman), B. Karunakar Reddy (former TTD chairman), Abid Rasool Khan, G. Rudraraju, D. Sudhir Reddy (former HUDA Chairman), Narella Sharada, T. Venkat Rao (MLA), Ambati Rambabu (former chairman, APIIC), Narasimha Reddy, Venkat Rao (INTUC), P. Lakshminarayana, B. Rajani and L. Radha Lagawath. Treasurer – Rayachoti Ramaiah (former MLA).
YSR to make whirlwind tour of Srikakulam
Move to neutralise impact of Praja Rajyam chief’s visit
Rajasekhara Reddy will inaugurate RIMS hostel building
He will participate in several official programmes
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is arriving here on October 26 to participate in a one day whirlwind tour of the district starting from Ichapuram. He will participate in road shows at several places en route Itchapuram, Kotabommali and Narasannapeta in the district.
The tour it is believed is aimed at neutralising the impact of the Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi in the district, who had drawn huge crowds even in the strongholds of Congress. The purpose of Mr. Rajasekhara Reddy’s visit is to convey the message that the Chief Minister is no less charismatic than Mr. Chiranjeevi and that Dr. Reddy still holds a sway over the masses.
The Chief Minister is expected to traverse in the same route Mr Chiranjeevi had toured. He would urge the masses against being misled by film glamour. During the course of his visit Dr. Reddy will also participate in several official programmes, including the formal launching of the Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences hostel buildings etc.
After participating in several programmes and road side meetings he would stay overnight in the district headquarters.
Indiramma Sambaralu launched
During the third phase of Indiramma Sambaralu, launched on Thursday, some 25 lakh houses would be sanctioned to eligible persons. As many as 18 lakh persons would get pensions during the same period, said the Minister for Housing, Botsa Satyanarayana.
Mr. Satyatanarayna and the Minister for Commercial Taxes, Konathala Ramakrishna who was present, would launch Indiramma sambaralu in Uralam (Vizianagaram district) and Chodavaram in Visakhapatnam district respectively. The Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekharas Reddy would participate in the Samabaralu in the two districts, which would continue till the end of this month.
Speaking to media persons here, the Minister for Housing referred to the complaints of irregularities in the implementation of housing programme and said that in Bheemili municipality limits where 1,184 houses had been sanctioned, there are more than 100 complaints.