The protest by farmers of half a dozen States in Delhi had entered seventh day on Tuesday with the Union government inviting them for discussion on December 3. The farmers have been demanding scrapping of the three farm laws that the NDA government had brought with a lot of pro-farmer rhetoric. The government should heed to the farmers, suspend the three so called anti-farmer laws and then hold discussion with the farmer leaders. The government and the farmers should hold talks with open mind. The government should try to convince the farmers by adopting a give and take attitude. It has to be flexible without standing on false prestige.
Amaravati: Former minister and MLA Kinjarapu Atchannaidu has taken over as president of Andhra Pradesh unit of the TDP. TDP national president Nara Chandrababu Naidu has made Atchannaidu sit in the chair and shook hands with him. He was followed by his son Nara Lokesh who is national general secretary of the party. As the Assembly winter session has begun on Monday almost all the MLAs and MLCs were there in the capital. All of them attended the simple ceremony and congratulated Atchannaidu.
Hyderabad: Much awaited GHMC poll voting started on Tuesday morning at 7 am. The percentage of turnout in 2016 was around 45.27 which was higher than 2009’s 42%, first elections after GHMC was created after merger of surrounding villages and municipalities with the city. Total 9,101 polling stations are allotted for polling by the EC in which 99 polling stations are located in Kondapur which is the highest number and least in RC Puram which has only 33 polling stations.
Amaravati: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan will tour flood affected areas in Rayalaseema on Dec 2nd as per sources. Recently cyclone Nivar showed its impact on farmers creating huge loss to them. The actor-turned-politician will visit Kadapa, Chittoor, Ananthapur and Nellore districts to review the loss of crops.
Amaravati: Thirteen TDP members, including the leader of the Opposition Nara Chandrababu Naidu, were suspended from the Assembly for the day by Speaker Tammineni Sitaram on Monday. Soon after the winter session started the TDP members staged a walkout as a protest against passing Panchayat Raj Bill without any debate. Later, when Chandrababu Naidu wanted to speak on the plight of the farmers and the flood affected persons, he was not allowed by the Speaker since TDP member Rama Naidu was speaking at that time. A miffed Chandrababu Naidu sat on the floor along with his party members for a dharna before Speaker’s podium.
Chennai: Actor-turned-politician, Rajinikanth, kept his decision under suspense about political entry even after meeting with party’s district secretaries in Chennai on Monday. Decision on political plunge will be taken and will be announced soon, Rajini said after the meet. You continue your efforts to strengthen party, RMM, until my decision is out, actor said in the meet.
Kolkata: Will there be a dawn of a new era in Bengal politics? The answer is difficult to say right now but the scenario looks to be tough for Didi with exit of senior leaders like Subhendu and Mihir Goswami.