www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.42C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 15% Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 06:30 ADB LOWERS INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST FOR FY20 REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H BHUVANESWARI STEERS CAMPAIGN IN KUPPAM ONCE AP POLLS CONCLUDE... NAIDU TO GO AFTER MODI Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh being presented a green certificate by FLO President Pinky Reddy during a session on 'Exercising Your Electoral Rights' organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation in New Delhi on Wednesday HANS NEWS SERVICE Jet Airways delays March salary payment Mumbai: Cash-starved Jet Airways on Wednesday deferred the March salary payment to its employees, citing ‘complexities’ involved in the finalisation of the debt-recast plan, under which the SBI-led consortium of lenders has taken over the management control of the airline. Earlier, the airline had been delaying the salaries of its pilots, engineers and senior staff since August who have not been paid since January. The company has over 16,000 employees on its payroll. "Given the complexities of such (finalisation of the resolution plan) processes, it has taken us longer than expected. 8 P5 PDP issues ‘Quit India’ threat Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday that the relation of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if the terms and conditions of the state's accession to the Union were changed. "2020 will also be a deadline from Jammu and Kashmir to the nation. If you remove those terms and conditions on which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India, our relation with the country will also end," Mehbooba told reporters after filing her nomination papers from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. 8 P11 Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan touches the feet of BSP chief Mayawati during a public meeting at Singhnagar in Vijayawada. Photo: Y Vinay Kumar Maya sees Pawan as next CM of AP Assures all-out support to State on SCS HANS NEWS SERVICE Visakhapatnam/Vijayawada: While Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati exuded confidence that Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan will become the next chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, the latter said the country needed services of Mayawati as prime minister. When a ‘chaiwala’ can become the prime minister, why not “behenji who stands for the downtrodden become a leader of the nation?” he asked. Mayawati who is here on a two-day campaign for her alliance partner Pawan Kalyan told media that the BSP backs AP’s demand for the special category status. She assured that Shah to campaign in Narsaraopet, Vizag today Nellore/ Udayagiri/ Kanigiri: Upset over the I-T raids over Mydukuru TDP candidate Putta Sudhakar Yadav on Wednesday afternoon, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the Centre was stooping to the worst kind of dirty politics. Naidu said that it was now a question of life and death for the people of Andhra Pradesh and they have to teach a lesson to BJP and its allies like YSRCP and TRS. Naidu said after the elections in Andhra Pradesh, he would go all over the country and campaign against Modi. He said he will see that Modi loses 50 seats for every IT raids that was ordered on party leaders here. The Chief Minister said the Leader of Opposition Jaganmohan Reddy has been time and again saying that he would extend support to any party that would give SCS. The Congress has incorporated in its Manifesto in black and white and both Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi had promised to give SCS to Andhra. He said Jagan should ﬁrst make the TRS and BJP to give a written assurance that they would grant SCS if BJP comes back to power. Unfortu- it will become a reality if the BSP comes to power. The Congress did injustice by bifurcating the state, while the BJP made tall promises and failed to implement them during the last five years, she said. Asked if she is in race for the post of prime minister, she ducked a reply saying that it would depend on the poll outcome and desire of the people. But added that she would replicate the UP model of development if given an opportunity. Explaining why the BSP did not announce its manifesto, Mayawati said the BSP believes in making its action speak and that is the very reason why the party did not have a manifesto. Continued on Page 15 Chief Minister Naidu during an election campaign ahead of Assembly elections at Atmakur in Nellore district on Wednesday nately, Jagan does not talk about it and on the other hand says that he and TRS MPs would raise the issue in high tone in Parliament. Naidu said Modi cheated the people and even now he did not utter even a single word saying that he would honour the assurance given in Parliament by his predecessor. Still Jagan says Modi is a man with strong will power. This has once again exposed the nexus between the two, he said. If BJP and TRS are really committed for SCS they should put it in writing in their manifestos, Naidu added. Addressing a public meeting at Duttalur in Udayagiri constituency, Chandrababu said Modi deﬁned Polavaram as an ATM but they had proved it to be ATW (Any Time Water). He asked the participants whether they really beneﬁtted with demonetisation, GST and others. He said nothing would happen if Jagan, KCR and Modi In a retort to Naidu, Jagan brings out KST (Kodela Service Tax) HANS NEWS SERVICE Sattenpalli/ Piduguralla (Guntur): YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy alleged that Kodela Service Tax is being collected in Narasaraopet and Sattenapalli Assembly constituencies extorting the businessmen and traders. He deplored that Kodela Siva Prasad Rao lowered the image of the Speaker’s post. This comes as a retort to the allegation made by Chief Minis- ter Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday that Jagan was collecting JST in Pulivendula from farmers. Addressing public meetings in Sattenapalli and Pidiguralla in Guntur district on Wednesday, Jagan alleged that a pharmaceutical company belonging to Kodela is producing substandard medicines and the government was purchasing the same to beneﬁt him. He added that there is no end to this exploita- NYAY funds will come from Congress manifesto a ‘chor’ businessmen: Rahul hypocrisy document: Modi Visakhapatnam/ Guntur: BJP president Amit Shah will take part in election meetings in Visakhapantam and Narsaraopet in Guntur district on Thursday. Shah will address a public meeting from 3.20 pm to 4.20 in Narsaraopet in support of party state president Kanna Lakshminarayana. Later, Shah will reach Vizag where he will take part in a roadshow that begins at Urvasi theatre junction at 5 pm. join hands together until voters support him. CM said Jagan is submitting daily report to the KCR and getting money from him. That is why he was taking break in his campaign. He assured to complete all important irrigation projects like Veligonda project, Seetharamsagar, Somasila High Level Canal, Peddireddypalli reservoir and others. MLA candidate B Rama Rao, LS candidate B Mastan Rao and others were present. Bokakhat: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said funds for the ambitious 'NYAY' scheme will come from pockets of "chor" businessmen favoured by 'Chowkidar' Narendra Modi. He said the Congress, if voted to power, guarantees to deposit Rs 72,000 annually to 20 per cent poor Indian families under the NYAY scheme. "The money (for NYAY scheme) will come from the pockets of 'chor' (thieves) like Anil Ambani, to whom Chowkidar Narendra Modi has given money during the last four years...” Pasighat: PM Modi on Wednesday tore into the Congress, terming its manifesto as a “hypocrisy document” which was “full of lies”. …Just like them, their manifesto is corrupt and full of lies. Therefore, it should be called a hypocrisy document, not a manifesto,” Modi said. The PM also charged that the Congress was fooling farmers in the name of votes. 8 P11 tion. Referring to Chief Minister, Jagan said the government failed to keep up its election promises and cheated the people during the last ﬁve years. He alleged that the CM failed to waive the crop loans and loans taken by the self-help groups. He also criticised a section of media saying that they were publishing false news against YSRCP and publishing false surveys. Voters won't believe false surveys. Continued on Page 15 IT raids on TTD chairman contesting from Mydukuru HANS NEWS SERVICE Kadapa/ Hyderabad: A team of officials from Income-Tax department headed by assistant commissioner of Income-Tax Kadapa conducted raids on the house of TTD chairman and Mydukuru TDP candidate Putta Sudhakar Yadav located at YMR colony in Proddatur town on Wednesday afternoon but could not ﬁnd anything. Continued on Page 15 Skymet predicts below normal monsoon Developing El Nino phenomenon likely cause of below normal monsoon New Delhi: Monsoon this year is likely to be "below normal" at 93 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) owing to developing El Nino in the Paciﬁc Ocean, which poses higher risk for the eastern parts and a major portion of central part of the country being rain deﬁcient, private weather forecaster Skymet said on Wednesday. The average, or normal, rainfall in the country is deﬁned between 96 and 104 per cent of a 50-year average for the entire four-month monsoon season, which is 887 mm. Skymet said monsoon is going to have "a very sluggish start" and deﬁcit rains are likely to spill into July. However, the second half of the season would see better rainfall as August and September are expected to see normal rains, Skymet Managing Director Jatin Singh told reporters in New Delhi. "The Paciﬁc Ocean has become strongly warmer than average. The model projections call for 80 per cent chance of El Nino (weather-producing phenomena) during March-May, dropping to 60 per cent for June to August. This means, it is going to be a devolving El Nino year, though retaining threshold values all through the season. Thus, Monsoon 2019 is likely to be below normal," he said. Once the El Nino tamps down, neutral conditions will set out, allowing improvement in rainfall, said Mahesh Palawat, Vice President (Meteorology and Climate Change) of Skymet. "The saviour factor could be IOD (Indian Ocean Dipole) which is likely to be in the neutral or positive phase during the Monsoon. Thus, it may be able to absorb some of the El Nino blues and possibly would support rainfall during the second half of Monsoon," he said. Among the areas that will be affected due to deﬁcient rainfall are Karnataka, Vidarbha and Marathwada in Maharashtra, southwest Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand along with the northeastern states. On the other hand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and coastal Andhra Pradesh will receive more rainfall, said G P Sharma, president (Meteorology and Climate Change) at Skymet.
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