www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.39C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 17% Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 06:24 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CIC asks govt to name IAS officers facing graft cases New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to disclose the names of IAS officers across the country against whom sanction of prosecution has been given in corruption cases since 2010. Lucknow-based RTI activist Nutan Thakur sought details -- note sheets, letters and documents exchanged between the DoPT and different officers -- in criminal cases registered against IAS officers between 2010 and 2017. UK court denies bail to Nirav Modi London: A UK court rejected Nirav Modi's second bail application on Friday, saying there are "substantial grounds" to believe the fugitive diamantaire will fail to surrender. Rejecting Modi's bail plea after hearing both defence and prosecution, Judge Arbuthnot said his attempt to try and seek citizenship of Vanuatu, a remote island country located in the South Pacific Ocean, shows he was trying to move away from India at an important time. 8 P8 MODI CALLS KCR FACE OF APPEASEMENT POLITICS n TS Assembly polls preponed on advice of astrologers: PM HANS NEWS SERVICE: Mahbubnagar: In a blistering attack against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him the “face” of dynastic and appeasement politics. Modi, who was here to address a public meeting, took a swipe at KCR for preponing Assembly elections and for the delay in forming the cabinet after securing massive win last year. Modi said that the elections were preponed on the advice of astrologers. Expressed his disappointment over the TRS government’s reluctance to allow people of Telangana to beneﬁt from the various AP CM Naidu ‘U-turn’ Babu, says Modi Kurnool: In a no-holds-bar attack on Andhra Pradesh government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that every vote cast on April 11 would see the “son set” and called for new “sun rise”. He deliberately stressed on the "son" part to drive home his point on dynasty politics targeting AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and his son and state IT minister Nara Lokesh. Modi claimed that BJP would come to power in the state and at the Centre and said that the present government would have to retire. Launching a blistering attack on the chief minister, Modi said the intent of ‘U-turn Babu’ was not development of the state. Naidu was pasting state government 'stickers' on the Centrally-sponsored schemes. "For sure, I could have done more work. I just required the cooperation of the state government. I made all efforts from my side, but the person who is running the government (Naidu), his intention is not Andhra Pradesh's development," Modi said. Levelling charges of corruption and dynasty politics against Naidu, Modi said the election date of April 11 will usher in the "double engine" of the state's growth -- a BJP government both at the Centre and the state. There was a debate going on in AP that there were 'schemes for corruption’, ranging from the creation of the new capital Amaravati, the Prime Minister alleged. "The people of Andhra Pradesh know whose coffers are being ﬁlled, when this chowkidar sought accounts, U-turn Babu took a U-turn from AP's growth and walked out from NDA," Modi said. Continued on Page 4 BJP leaders felicitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Mahbubnagar on Friday social security schemes launched by the BJP government at the Centre, Modi asked the people of Telangana to vote for a "new Bharat" where the people of the state will also beneﬁt. He said the citizens in the country were moving forward sans any fear as the 'chowkidar' has been 'alert'. In his first rally in Telangana as part of the campaign for Lok Sabha elections, Modi said despite abuses and attacks against him, he has steadfastly moved ahead with his development agenda due to the 'blessings' of the people. "Your blessings allowed me to tolerate all kinds of pressures. Continued on Page 4 Modi a political Hindu: KCR PREDICTS BJP WILL NOT CROSS 150 MARK HANS NEWS SERVICE Miryalguda: Firing salvo against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his attempts to deride him, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said it was an outburst that had arisen out of frustration as Modi has realised that the BJP would not get more than 150 seats. Similarly, he said the Congress would just manage to get about 100 seats. Firing salvo after salvo at both the so-called national parties and Modi during his 45-minute address here, Chandrashekhar Rao particularly singled out Modi stating that the Hindutva practiced by him was fake and meant only to garner votes. “The Hindutva we practice is real and is based on bhakthi. We are real Hindu’s and Modi is a political Hindu,” said KCR. Ridiculing the allegations and counter-allegations between BJP and Congress levelled against each other day in and day out, the Chief Minister said that given the political climate in the country, the regional parties would call the shots at the Centre after the general elections. “What is needed is a consortium of regional parties to take charge of the country and put it on the right path of development and progress. The nation needs drastic changes and only the regional parties can deliver that,” he said. The Chief Minister said Modi has been boasting about his decision to go in for surgical strike. But this is nothing new. Rao said when he was in UPA government, many surgical strikes had taken place. Such things are never made public and used for political purposes, he said. He said Modi indulged in patting his own back for nothing. It’s time for regional parties to rule: KCR HANS NEWS SERVICE Miryalaguda/ Nalgonda: Constantly cheered by the crowd at every potshot he took against the BJP and Congress, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the country would be ruled by regional parties after the elections. KCR said that the BJP had contested in 119 seats in Assembly and won only one seat with much difficulty. “Their candidates have lost deposits in 103 seats and today they are talking as if we are going to lose. Telangana BJP president Laxman says TRS will face consequences after elections. The power at the Centre would come into the hands of regional parties. Laxman, we will target you and you will face consequences. Your era is over now... mind your words,” said KCR. He targeted the BJP leaders again stating that they were not real Hindus. KCR also targeted the Congress leaders in Nalgonda. The Modi meets & greets rich only: Priyanka Ayodhya/Rae Bareli: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he "only meets and greets the rich" and has no time to meet people from villages. Priyanka Gandhi said this as she huddled with a group of women under the scorching sun in Uttar Pradesh's Atka village and Naua Kuan in Faziabad district. Addressing the party workers, the AICC Uttar Pradesh (East) in-charge said: "I asked people if development happened in your villages and they replied that a 15-km road has been made. "I asked them when was the road approved and the people said it was approved under the Congress government but 15 km of road has been made for publicity," she said. The Congress leader then said that when she asked the people if Modiji came to your villages, they replied "not even once in the last ﬁve years as he remains busy in doing publicity". Targeting the Prime Minister over his foreign trips, she said: "He goes to foreign lands and hugs the people there. But he does not hug the poor in India." Continued on Page 4 UGC MOVE TO PROHIBIT ODL MODE IN FARMING DRAWS FLAK Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with villagers on her three-day UP campaign in Ayodhya on Friday HANS NEWS SERVICE dy that the mention of the murder during political speeches would be damaging to the election prospects by various politi- Congress leaders, including TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy and Komatireddy Venkata Reddy said that they would take ‘sanyas’ if they lose elections. They lost the Assembly elections, but now they are contesting Lok Sabha elections. “One leader said he will take sanyas and another leader says he will not remove his beard till Congress comes to power. What is the use for the people if you don’t remove your beard? People want water, power and development not your beard,” said KCR. KCR predicted that after the elections, Uttam would be removed from the post of TPCC. He also took exception to the allegations of selling tickets to TRS candidates. Rao said, the TRS does not know these activities and this was the culture of Congress. V Narsimha Reddy is not new candidate, he is follower of TRS and he was helpful in Telangana agitation. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: The decision by the University Grants Commission (UGC) not to offer courses in agriculture through open and distance learning mode has come under strong criticism. According to the UGC sources, the decision had been taken on the instruction of the Union Agriculture Ministry to prohibit distance degree programme in agriculture and allied subjects. The UGC said the agricultural degree programmes were technical in nature and required practicals and laboratory course. 8 P3 HC rejects plea of Viveka’s kin for CBI probe Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday let the Special Investigative Team (SIT) to continue the investigation into the murder of YS Vivekananda Reddy and dismissed the pleas of Sowbhagya, wife of Vivekanda Reddy, and YS Jaganmohan Reddy to transfer the investigation to an independent agency like CBI. Concurring with the contention of YS Jaganmohan Red- TRS chief KCR addressing an election meeting in Nalgonda District on Friday. Photo: Srinivas Mucharla cians, the high court instructed the politicians not to mention the murder of Vivekananda Reddy in political speeches. The counsel of YS Jaganmohan Reddy argued that the media conference by the SIT officials revealing the details of the investigations would be used for gaining political mileage. The high court, instructing the SIT officials to not disclose the details of investigation, asked them to ﬁle an affidavit to that effect. The high court instructed the SIT to continue investigation into the murder case to dig out the facts but not to disclose them to the media. Setback for Hardik Patel n Gujarat HC rejects stay on conviction New Delhi: In a setback for Congress leader Hardik Patel just weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected his plea seeking a stay on his conviction in the 2015 Mehsana rioting case. As per the Representation of the People Act, 1951, Hardik Patel won’t be able to contest the upcoming general election due to his conviction. Patel, who joined the Congress on March 12, had expressed his willingness to contest the election from Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat. April 4 being the last date of filing of nominations in Gujarat, Patel has a few days to challenge the judgement in the Supreme Court. The court of Justice Uraizee observed that the Congress leader had several criminal cases and 17 FIRs registered against him despite an undertaking.
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