www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Scattered clouds Temp: Max.31C. Min.21°C. Humidity: 57% Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 05:37 BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H SMRITI URGES TS VOTERS TO CHOOSE BJP OVER TRS INVEST IN RIGHT DEBT FUND FOR LARGER GAINS THORNS OF ALLIANCE HIGH TENSION AT CONG HQ EX-MLA HOLDS PROTEST FOR TICKET Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at the National Heroes Acre, a national monument to commemorate patriotic Zimbabweans in Harare, on Saturday Security clampdown at Sabarimala Sabarimala: With the Lord Ayyappa shrine opening for a day on Monday, the temple town has been virtually taken over by some 2,300 Kerala Police personnel after protests marred the last pilgrimage season. The pilgrims will be allowed to go up the pathway only on Monday afternoon, an official said. The temple opens its door at 5 pm. and closes on Tuesday at 10 pm. Caretaker minister KT Rama Rao during election campaign in Aler on Sunday. Photo: Srinivas Mucharla TRS will form govt again: KTR n CONFIDENT MINISTER SAYS ALER WILL GET WATER FOR 1.40 LAKH ACRES OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Caretaker minister TRS leader K T Rama Rao on Sunday said the TRS government would provide water to 1.40 lakh acres in the Aler constituency through the Kaleshwaram project once it forms government after the polls. The minister was speaking at the ‘Praja Ashirvada Sabha’ of TRS in Aler constituency on Sunday. He said the TRS would come to power in the next elections with 100 seats and K Chandrashekar Rao would be the Chief Minister. He called up on the people to vote for the TRS if they wanted to see the development process to continue. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: As the seat-sharing agreement among alliance partners is reaching its logical conclusion, the Congress is facing the ire of the aspirants of the constituencies which would be left to the Telugu Desam and other allies. The aspirants for Congress tickets from the constituencies which would be given to the Telugu Desam are angry over the allocation and demanding that they be retained by the Congress. The Congress is likely to give about 13 seats to the Telugu Desam, 8 to TJS and 3 to CPI under alliance arrangement. Several constituencies around Hyderabad would go to the TDP if the deal is ﬁnalised, including Serilingampally, Kukatpalli, Jubilee Hills, Uppal and others. Former MLA and strong aspirant of the Serilingampally constituency Bhikshapathi Yadav staged a protest in front of Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday demanding allotment of the seat to the Congress party. With the news reports suggesting that the Serilingamapally would be given to the Telugu Desam, Bhikshapathi Yadav got angry and staged the protest. He Followers of ex-MLA Bikshapathi Yadav attempt suicide at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru Protests quite common Cong says everything will fall in line Hyderabad: The Congress is unruffled with the demonstrations at Gandhi Bhavan and elsewhere in the state with some aspirants staging protests fearing that their seats would go to the alliance partners as part of the seat-sharing exercise. The confidence among the Congress ranks stems from the fact that the situation in Telangana Rashtra Samiti is much worse. According to a top leader in the Congress, the demonstrations and protests at Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday were quite normal when seatsharing exercise among the constituents of an alliance is going on. HONOUR BACHELORS LIKE ME: RAMDEV ‘Take away voting rights of those with over two kids’ Haridwar: Yoga guru and retail entrepreneur Baba Ramdev on Sunday said that those who marry and have more than two children should be denied their voting rights. "In this country, those who, like me, do not marry, should be honoured, and those who marry and have more than two children, their voting rights should be taken away," he said while addressing a gathering at his Yogpeeth in Haridwar. His comments were greeted with applause by the audience and he went on to say this was a “political” and “national” issue related to population. He said that though population control was a "political issue", in "Indian tradition Vedas advocate having even 10 offsprings if the population is less... so those who afford to have as many and have the need for as many, may have them." ATONE FOR CONG SINS n Uma’s ‘invite’ to Rahul to build Ram temple UP CM Yogi Adityanath with Baba Ramdev at ‘Gyan Kumbh 2018’ at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, on Sunday Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addresses at the 'Dharmadesh', a two-day meeting of Hindu seers organised for national integration, at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi, on Sunday 8 P7 New Delhi: Union minister Uma Bharti said on Sunday that while Hindus were the "most tolerant" people in the world, any talk of constructing a mosque on the periphery of a Ram temple in Ayodhya could make them "intolerant". The minister also invited Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to lay the foundation stone of the temple in Ayodhya with her, saying he would "atone for the sins" of his party by doing so. "Hindus are the most tolerant community in the world. I will appeal to all politicians: please don't make Hindus intolerant by talking about building a mosque on the outer periphery of the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya," Bharti said in an interview. RAILWAYS ALL SET TO HAND OVER BRIDGE TO AP GOVT At last, Havelock Bridge to be a tourist spot SS CHARY Rajamahendravaram: The state government is keeping its ﬁngers crossed for the Railways to hand over the Havelock Bridge which had been de-commissioned in 1997 after outlived its utility. According to information, the Railways is seized of completing the formalities related to handing over the bridge since the state government had already paid Rs 12.5 crore. The AP Tourism Development Corporation (APT- Construction of the Havelock Bridge began on November 11, 1897. It was opened to rail traﬃc on August 30, 1900. The bridge was named after then Madras Governor Sir Arthur Elibank Havelock DC) is keen on developing the bridge into a tourist spot. The century-old bridge rouses interest in everyone as it stood test of time and remained as a sentinel to the vicissitudes of nature and Godavari ﬂoods that passed underneath. As for the state government, it had forwarded the resolutions passed by the Municipal Corporation of Rajamahendravaram, Kovvur Municipality and 17 panchayats in the surrounding areas to the Railway Board, requesting it to hand over the bridge to the state government for developing it into a tourist spot. Speaking to The Hans India here on Sunday, Rajamahendravaram Rural MLA Gorantla Buchaiah Choudary said the government had consented to invest up to Rs 25 crore for developing the bridge into a tourist spot. Continued on Page 4 Continued on Page 4 reached Gandhi Bhavan with hundreds of supporters and made a sit-in on the premises. He relented after the assurance given by AICC secretary Madhu Yaski. The AICC secretary told Yadav that the BCs would not be neglected and justice would be done to him. The campaign of the Telugu Desam ticket aspirant from Serilingampally Anand Prasad has also led to the protest of Bhikshapathi. Anand Prasad took out a bike rally in the Senrilingampally constituency on Sunday. He faced the protests of Movva Satyanarayana’s followers, who was also a strong aspirant of the TD ticket from that constituency. Earlier in the day, Bhikshapathi tried to meet PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy at the latter’s residence. But the PCC president was away and Bhikshpathi went to Gandhi Bhavan. He alleged that the BCs have been meted out with injustice in the Congress. He said that he has been preparing for the election for the past two months in Serilingampally with a hope on getting the Congress ticket. Continued on Page 4 Alliance deal on ‘hopeless’ segments l Each party to take MAHESH AVADHUTHA these seats proportionately l History shows these segments are strongholds of other parties Hyderabad: Mahakutami parties have come to an understanding on the so-called "hopeless" constituencies in Hyderabad and a few other parts of the state. The Congress, TJS and TDP will share these hard-to-chew seats propor- tionately instead of leaving them all to the Congress to fight a losing battle in such segments. Charminar, Chandrayangutta, Yakutpura, Malakpet, Bahadurpura, Karwan, Nampally, Siddipet, Amberpet are some of the segments which belong to this genre. Continued on Page 4
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