SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 20 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com MARRIAGE of the NEW ORDER Marriage is a union of two individuals, an agreement for living together for life, sharing the joys and sorrow and being strength to one another. The young to-be-weds of day seem to fully comprehend the true meaning of a wedding. More and more young couples are leaning towards traditions; are getting more involved in their own wedding customs and studying to understand them. At the same time many are doing away with rituals that they find chauvinistic and demeaning WINDOWS Aeroshow stays in Bengaluru New Delhi/Bengaluru: The Union government on Saturday declared that the next edition of Aero India will be held in Bengaluru from February 20-24 next year, putting to rest speculation about the venue and date of the trade and defence biennial event. "The government has decided to hold Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru from February 20-24, 2019," the Defence Ministry said in a statement in New Delhi. S P10 Jack Ma to step down as Alibaba chief New York: In a surprising move, China's richest man, Jack Ma, has revealed plans to step down as the Executive Chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education, paving the way for a change of guard for the $420 billion Internet company that he co-founded. Ma will turn 54 on Monday, which is also a holiday in China and known as Teacher's Day. S P11 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H BEWARE OF BJP: NAIDU Hints at alliance to fight Modi in 2019 polls OUR BUREAU Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP senior leader LK Advani during BJP national executive meet in New Delhi on Saturday Grand alliance an eyewash: Shah BJP to fight 2019 polls under Amit New Delhi: With the party deciding to ﬁght the next Lok Sabha elections under his leadership, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday hit out at Opposition plans for a grand alliance, saying his party was not in the least bothered about it calling it an "eyewash". In his inaugural speech at the two-day national executive of the BJP, he accused the Congress of aligning with forces that want to "break" India while his party was focussed on "making" India. He gave the message that the party was keen to win the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram to which list has been added Telangana, where the Assembly has been dissolved. "The talk of mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) is eyewash based on falsehood. It is not going to make any difference in 2019 because we have fought against each and every opposition party in 2014. We are not bothered about it," Shah was quoted as saying by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who briefed the media on the presidential speech. Shah urged party workers not to be complacent because of the continuous electoral successes since 2014 and to reach out to the people with a clear-cut message that BJP was not at all worried about the opposition ganging up against the party. Shah said the party was in power already in 19 states where it was sure of doing well in the Lok Sabha elections. "West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana and other states where the BJP was in second position in 2014, we need to take advantage of antiincumbency there. Continued on Page 4 ON CLP LEADER JOINING TRS OVER POWER CRISIS Prove or apologise, Jana challenges KCR OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Former leader of opposition in Assembly K Jana Reddy on Saturday challenged the caretaker Chief Minister to prove his remarks against him about “joining TRS” or tender apology. KCR, during his kick-off meeting at Husnabad, had claimed that Jana Reddy had remarked in the Assembly that “he would seek votes wearing pink kanduva for TRs if the government overcomes power crisis”. The Congress leader asked KCR to make the records of Assembly public to prove his point. Addressing media persons, Jana Reddy said that he never ever said in the Assembly that he would adorn the TRS scarf around his neck, a symbol of entering TRS, if the government would be able to produce 24,570 MWs of power in its term of ﬁve years. Reddy said that 24-hour time would be given to the caretaker Chief Minister to come out with the video recordings of the Assembly. If KCR proves his claims he would leave the politics forever or would even not hesitate to stand on his alleged assurance. If KCR fails, he should tender an apology. He agreed with the claim of the caretaker Chief Minister that he had said if the government was able to provide irrigation for two crops in one year to one crore acres he would work for the TRS. He said that the TRS government had failed to achieve 24,000 MW production in the past four-and-a-half years. Jana Reddy has exhibited a video in the press conference about the Chief Minister’s statement on producing 24,000 MW of power. The former leader of Congress Legislature Party said that the Chief Minister vowed in the Assembly that if he fails to construct 2.6 lakh double bedroom houses in ﬁve year he would not ask votes for TRS. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday indicated that whatever political alliance that would emerge during the ensuing Assembly elections in Telangana would form the basis for taking on the BJP at the national level during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing party leaders and workers at the NTR Trust Bhavan, Naidu minced no words in saying that people should think in broader terms and see how the BJP-led Central government was trying to indulge in vindictive politics and was trying to drive a wedge between the people of two Telugu-speaking states. “They ditched the people of Andhra Pradesh and failed to fulﬁl the promises made in the AP State Reorganisation Act. Now, they are trying to encourage TRS to see that they succeed in retaining power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are implementing the policy of divide and rule,” Naidu said and called upon the people to understand the real game plan of the BJP. The AP CM also threw hints that it may not be possible for him to come for campaign and asked the rank and ﬁle to lead the Political events outpace time TDP PLANS EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO TRS OUR BUREAU Cong clears DS, Konda couple and two others OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In fast-paced political developments, the Congress high command has cleared the names of the five leaders of other parties, Rajya Sabha member D Srinivas, MLCs K Murali and R Bhupathi Reddy, former MLAs Konda Surekha and Nandiswar Goud for joining the Congress. These leaders are likely to join the party in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi soon after his return to national capital. Party senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who would visit Hyderabad on September 12, would discuss the joining with these leaders. Sources in the party said that the high command has cleared their unconditional entry into Congress and they were in touch with senior leaders of the party, including Azad. Out of them Surekha and Nandiswar Goud may get tickets. Konda Surekha, a strong leader of Warangal district, has more or less decided to leave Telangana Rashtra Samiti along with her husband K Murali. Surekha, who was miffed with rejection of ticket to her from Warangal East, has raised a banner of revolt against TRS. Surekha, who was with Congress in the past, left it and joined the YSR Congress. Latter she shifted to Telangana Rashtra Samiti and got elected to the Assembly. Her husband was also elected as MLC from TRS. Continued on Page 4 SUREKHA FIRES BIAS SALVO AGAINST TRS P5 MLM scheme run by school dropout busted OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Cyberabad Police cracked multi-level marketing (MLM) money circulation scheme of more than Rs 1,200 crore being run from Hissar in Haryana. Two persons, including the Chief Managing Director (CMD), whose qualiﬁcation is seventh class and his assistant was arrested, along with Rs 200 crore. According to EOW officials, Radhe Shyam, 34, and his assistants, including the arrested assistant Sunder Singh, 35 were running Future Maker Life Care Global Marketing Pvt. Ltd Company from Hissar. This company has been targeting the unem- Accused Radhe Shyam and Sunder Singh ployed youth, housewives, retired employees and others with the promise of part-time income. It has come to the notice of authorities that several public in and party on their own in the state. He said he was busy striving to develop Andhra Pradesh and hence he cannot come to Telangana as Chief Minister of AP. Referring to a comment made by ﬁlm actor Sivaji, who said that the Centre would send notices to him on Monday, Naidu said he would not be cowed down by such threats. The TRS and people of Telangana should be cautious as the BJP under the present leadership has the tendency to make promises and never implement them. It is unfortunate that the Prime Minister was not behaving like a statesman. He should have learnt lessons from Vajpayee. He should learn to show tolerance towards all parties and sections of the people. Naidu said even some of the important leaders who left the TDP after 2014 elections are now willing to come back to the party fold and expressed regret for taking a wrong decision. The party should accept them and work to rebuild the TDP into a major force, he added. Interestingly, Naidu was very careful and did not either refer to KCR or TRS directly nor did he make any comments criticising them indicating that his ﬁght was against the BJP at the Centre and it was not a local ﬁght. around Hyderabad were cheated of crores of rupees. During investigation it came to light that the victims were from Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and a few other states. The officials also seized amounts in IndusInd bank (Rs 14,78,06,585), Bandhan Bank (Rs 20,47,08,071), Axis bank (Rs 56,20,45,542), HDFC (Rs 125,08,39,475), Canara Bank (Rs 2,00,49,198), totalling Rs 218.5 crore. “Further investigation is continuing to know the quantum of cheating,” the officials said. The strategy of the accused is a binary scheme, which means one person has to enrol two persons each. Again, these two persons have to enrol two persons each and this chain continues. There are 10 levels in the enrolment scheme of the company depending on the number of people joined in the left and righthand side. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: Even as Telugu Desam Party is preparing to have an alliance with its ageold rival Congress, ﬂames of dissidence spewed up in the TRS on Saturday, an inevitable fallout of KCR's swashbuckling gesture of announcing ﬁrst list of names of 105 candidates at one go for the Assembly elections. While TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu discussed formation of an effective alternative to the TRS in the state with Telangana TDP leaders and advised them to mobilise all opposition parties for launching a frontal attack on the TRS, the Congress seniors held meetings during the day on ways to lure back the leaders who had migrated to other parties but were left out at the time of reckoning. Administering a jolt to the BJP, its leader Nandiswar Goud left the saffron party and returned to the Congress. He contested as Congress nominee in 2014 from Patancheru but ﬁnished third in the race. TRS candidate G Mahipal Reddy won the seat while TDP candidate ended as runner up. Later, Goud joined the BJP but with the Congress offering Patancheru, he announced his resignation to BJP and was closeted with TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and others. Though it was expected Naidu might meet Uttam Kumar Reddy, the meeting did not take place. At the TDP core committee meeting and at the party meeting at NTR Trust Bhavan later, Naidu underscored the need to defeat the BJP's designs both in AP and Telangana. The Telugu Desam is likely to drive a hard bargain for at least 25 to 30 seats with the Congress. The day also witnessed party senior leader Jana Reddy taking KCR on saying that he had never said he would wear TRS upper-cloth (kanduva) and campaign for the party if KCR improves power supply situation in the state. Meanwhile, the day witnessed a wave of dissidence spreading far and wide in the TRS after the announcement of the ﬁrst list on Sept 6. Those who could not make the cut did not hide their displeasure over the way they had been left out in the cold. Continued on Page 4
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