- Notification issued on Friday
- Congress says it will regularize lands free of cost
- Harish lambasts Uttam for his comments on TRS candidate
- Dubbaka is going to elect a woman for the first time
Notification for by-election for the Dubbaka Assembly seat was issued by Returning Officer B. Chennaiah on Friday. October 16 will be last day for submitting nominations. Scrutiny will be done on October 17 and withdrawal of nominations will be allowed till October 19. The polling will take place on November 3 and the result will be announced on November 10.
Osmania students with a purpose
Six nominations were filed on the first day. All the six were filed by six students of Osmania University. They said they thought of nomination to bring to the notice of the government the fact of unemployment and to remind it to issue notification to fill the existing vacancies.
No LRS, it is Congress promise : Uttam
PCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has promised on Friday free regulation and will do away with the Land Regulation Scheme (LRS) once it comes to power. “It is the most inhuman scheme to fleece people and we are calling upon people not to apply for LRS,” Reddy said at a public meeting.
Anyone who owns 200 yards plot would have to pay Rs. 50,000 and the amount increased sharply as the plot size increased, a retired district registration office Vishnuvardhan Raju told The Hindu. He said it was strange that 14 % additional fee was imposed where land was not left vacant for civic purposes. “Will the government provide that land now,” Raju asked.
No human angle to LRS: Jeevan Reddy
Member of Legislative Council T. Jeevan Reddy said there is no human angle to the LRS scheme and it is evident that the very intention of the government was to make money. He accused K.T. Rama Rao, the minister for municipal administration, of cheating the people by not keeping his promise made on the floor of the Assembly. The minister had said the charges under LRS will be levied depending on the value of the land at the time of registration.
Apologize : Harish demands Uttam
Telangana State Minister of Finance T. Harish Rao criticized Uttam Kumar Reddy for talking without culture. He demanded the Congress leader’s apology before starting the campaign. The minister said for the first time in the history of Dubbaka constituency a woman is going to become an MLA. Solipeta Sujata who lost her husband Ramalinga Reddy recently was given party ticket by party chief Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) who considers the candidate as his daughter. The women of Dubbaka constituency have to teach the Congress a fitting lesion for the prattle indulged in by the PCC president, the minister said.
2 senior Congress leaders shift to TRS
Bhoompally Manohar Rao and Venkata Narasimha Reddy have joined the TRS on Friday in presence of Harish Rao. They switched over from the Congress with more than two thousand workers. Medak MP Kotha Prabhakara Reddy was also present.
Harish Rao came down heavily on the BJP whose leaders make tall promises and deliver nothing. He appealed to the people to decide whether to vote for the BJP which has been threatening to have meters to measure farm power of the TRS which has been giving free power. Harish Rao has praised NTR for doing away with the system of village officers and said KCR is doing a lot of service to the farmers by bringing about a new Revenue Act.
(This Article has been reposted with permission from Primepost)