www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.40C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 22% Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 06:25 STATE WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CONGRESS OUT TO RATCHET UP CAMPAIGN BLITZ ADB LOWERS INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST FOR FY20 Behaviour of BJP, Cong appears as tamasha for KCR 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 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 P8 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 P7 NaMo, RaGa DIVERTING PEOPLE’S ATTENTION WITH TRIVIAL FIGHTS HANS NEWS SERVICE Andhol/Narsapur: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not live up to the expectations of the people of the country and proved to be an utter flop despite having complete majority. Addressing election campaign for the Zaheerabad Lok Sabha constituency in Andhol, Chandrashekar Rao said that people had seen Congress and BJP. Both were targeting each other as if they had not ruled the country. “We have seen the rule of Congress and BJP. There were expectations from Modi but he failed miserably. He did nothing for the country. Till yesterday he was Chaiwala and now he is Chowkidar... is this the drama people need,” asked KCR. KCR alleged that Modi was talking big but there is no 24hour power supply in Gujarat. The prime minister has copied the Rythu Bandhu scheme of the Junior doctors boycott duties N Stir to continue today Hyderabad: Junior doctors of Osmania Medical College boycotted elective duties on Wednesday over non-payment of stipend for the past 5 to 7 months and protesting Health Minister Eatala Rajender's participation in a meeting of quacks in Sircilla recently. Doctors held a rally from OP block to IP block and later burnt an effigy of quacks. Dr P S Vijayender, chairman of TJUDA and Dr Naresh, Dr Jahangir, Dr Sandeep, Dr Arundhati (OMC JUDA) and others took part in the protest. Later, OMC JUDA members met medical college principal Dr Shasikala and DME Dr Ramesh Reddy. Junior doctors said they did not get any assurance from the DME on arrears and regularization although stipends were credited to most of the PGs, with some yet to receive them. Continued on Page 4 We have seen the rule of Congress and BJP. There were expectations from Modi but he failed miserably. He did nothing for the country. Till yesterday he was Chaiwala and now he is Chowkidar... is this the drama people need? State government. KCR said that the Congress and BJP leaders were targeting each other only to divert the attention of the voters. “Rahul Gandhi says, Modi is ‘Chor’ (thief ). Modi says Rahul is a bada chor (big thief ). We should not get confused.... what is this ‘tamasha’? Who ruled the country? These two have ruled the country and now confusing people with their rhetoric. The Congress leaders say we have joined with BJP and the BJP leaders say we are siding with Congress. We don’t need to join anyone... we are agents of people and people of Telangana are our bosses... we will follow their agenda,” said Rao. KCR targeted Congress chief PROBLEM OF PLENTY: Nizamabad independents grapple with symbols MAHESH AVADHUTHA Hyderabad: A majority of independent candidates in electoral fray in Nizamabad are facing a peculiar situation. The election is less than a week away, but they say they are clueless about how their symbols would look or appear on candidates print out that is affixed to ballot unit for the voter to easily identify the name and corresponding election symbol before exercising their franchise. District election authorities from Nizamabad communicated names of election symbols to the independent candidates on March 28. Nearly one week passed, but candidates are unhappy that they are being kept in dark about how their symbols look. Of the total 185 candidates contesting the election, 178 candidates, all farmers, have ﬁled nominations as independents. ship, cover, can, frying pan, purse, These farmers, belonging to varheadphone, key chain, kitchen ious villages in eleven mandals sink, lady purse, robot, kadai, (Balkonda, Morthad, Mupkal, pant, pen drive, phone charger, Kammarpalli, Bheemgal, Arsoap box, ice cream, chocolate moor, Sirikonda, Korutla, Metetc. A Narsaiah, one of the conpalli, Jagtial mandals and other testants for Nizamabad Lok places) of the parliament Sabha, said that he was allotconstituency, have ted "kitchen sink" and raised turmeric he had no idea how and maize crops the election comCandidates and are on mission's symbol say they are protest path looks like on a not aware of the for last few printed paper. look of their symbols; months deHe said that poll officials say manding a candidates are better price feeling handipictures list for their procapped sans elecdisplayed in duce. Entering tion symbol while office electoral fray in going on campaignNizamabad Lok Sabing as villagers were enha was part of their plan to quiring how their election highlight their issue at the nasymbol appears in print so that tional level. Some of the election they could easily identify it at symbols allotted include helmet, the time of voting. chain, cake, bread toaster, coat, Tirupathi Reddy, another 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. How- Rahul Gandhi for his Nyay scheme aiming to remove poverty. “While I was studying degree, Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister) gave a call for Garibi Hatao, later Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh could not remove this poverty and now the grandson of Indira Gandhi also talks about ‘Garibi Hatao’. This is the bank- rupt thinking of the Congress leaders,” said KCR. He also targeted BJP chief Amit Shah stating that his party did not deposit Rs 15 lakh in accounts of people as promised before 2014 elections. He said that these were election ‘jumlas’ and asked the people not to get confused with such jumlas. KCR said if the state needs to get developed, first the country has to get developed. “The country needs to have good policies. We are listening stories about the facilities in America and Japan... for how long we have to hear this? What people seek? They want basic amenities education, health, power, still these are not addressed. Dalits say they are discriminated, Tribals say they are not taken care of, Muslims and Christians are unhappy, farmers unhappy,” said Rao. Rao said that if people ensure victory of TRS in 16 seats, this would result in speeding up of development of the country. Continued on Page 4 ever, 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 (weatherproducing 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. contestant who got spanner symbol, said that he browsed ECI website to check for his symbol as he was a literate. But other contestants (who are not well educated) faced problems in knowing about look of their election symbol. He said there was no proper communication from district authorities to contestants as far as election symbols are concerned. Rythu leaders Vuppala Prabhakar and Musku Sayareddy criticised the authorities for not bothering about concerns of independent candidates. “Independents were not shown how their allotted election symbol looks on EVM machines. They have not been issued any type of identity card and not informed about other formalities that a candidate must take care of until the polling day," they said. Continued on Page 4 Maya sees Pawan as next CM of AP 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. Continued on Page 4 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. The IT sleuths, according to TDP leaders, waited till Sudhakar Yadav returned home for lunch from his poll campaign and took up the raid so that he cannot go out for campaign in the afternoon. It may be recalled, they said the IT officials had recently raided Amaravati Medical Institution owned by Kanigiri TDP candidate Ugra Narsimha Reddy and had gone back without ﬁnding any incriminating documents nor did they seize any money. 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