www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly Sunny Temp: Max.44C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 13% Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 06:26 STATE WINDOWS A model wears a 19th century emerald and diamond fringe necklace, during a media opportunity at Christie's auction rooms in London on Tuesday. The necklace estimated at US$1,500,0002,500,000 will be sold at the Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on May 15 RSS leader, PSO shot dead Jammu: A militant on Tuesday shot dead a RSS leader and his personal security officer (PSO) in J&K, forcing the authorities to call out the Army in Kishtwar town, officials said. While the security officer died instantly when RSS leader Chandrakant Singh was targeted outside a Kishtwar hospital where he worked, the latter succumbed to his injuries at the Jammu Medical College Hospital where he was flown. Doctors at the hospital said Chandrakant Singh succumbed to his critical injuries. 8 P7 BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H TRS TURNED TS INTO LIQUOR CAPITAL: CONG LEADER TRS makes last-minute effort to reach voters K CHANDRASHEKAR Hyderabad: As the high-voltage campaign for the Lok Sabha election comes to an end on Tuesday, the TRS leadership has now plunged into action asking the rank and ﬁle to reach out to the voters convincing them to visit polling booths on the election day without fail.Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who was at his farmhouse, enquired with the leaders about the trends in their respective constituencies and asked the party cadre to reach out to every section of society for increasing voter turnout. The chief minister asked the party cadre to repeat the exercise taken up during the Assembly elections. Sources said that the TRS chief asked the party leaders to ﬁrst convince the beneﬁciaries of different schemes of the TRS government in the morning hours and this would help getting enough votes and later bring the other neutral voters to the polling booths, which would be added beneﬁt to the TRS. As per the directions, the party leaders prepared pamphlets in different languages including in Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil and Malay- alam to reach out to the voters in the linguistic minority areas. A senior leader said that to reach out to various sections of society, including the non-Telugu speakers in Hyderabad and Telangana, the party has released leaﬂets in nine Indian languages which talk about the initiatives introduced by TRS government in last ﬁve years such as Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bhima, 24/7 power supply, Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha, SHE Teams, TSiPASS, KCR Kits and Metro service. Continued on Page 4 TS police all geared up for smooth & peaceful polls Hyderabad: Telangana police is geared up to conduct the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held on April 11 in a free and fair manner. Out of the 34,603 polling stations across Telangana, 5,749 polling stations in 2,606 polling locations found critical. Till now, 423 cases were registered, including the poll-related IPC cases, SCs/STs and MCC cases on various complaints against different persons and political workers, said Additional Director-General of Police, Law and Order, Jitender. A total of 55,946 Telangana state force is deploying for the elections in addition to the Central forces, including 9,700 force from other states, 145 companies of Central Armed Police Forces and 25 companies of Telangana State Special Police. This time also there will be no effect of Maoists on voters in the Maoist-affected segments, said Jitender. Adequate measures have been taken under the regular guidance and supervision at the highest level in the state police. BJP manifesto meant for making country great: Shah Mangled remains of a vehicle after a BJP convoy was attacked by Maoists in Dantewada on Tuesday. (Inset) BJP legislator Bheema Mandavi BJP MLA killed in C’garh Naxal attack Raipur: A BJP MLA and four security personnel were killed, when Naxals attacked a convoy in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Tuesday afternoon. The BJP leader was identiﬁed as Bhima Mandavi, an MLA from Dantewada. The incident, which took place in Shyamgiri under the Kuakonda police station, comes just 48 hours ahead of polling in Bastar region. According to a preliminary report, the dead included Mandavi's driver and three personal security officers, said Deputy Inspector General (Naxal Operations) P Sundar Raj. The IED (improvised explosive device) blast trig- gered by Naxals hit the twovehicle convoy as it passed the area near Shyamgiri hills, said officials. Mandavi, who was in the second car, was en route to Kuankonda from Kirandul after presiding over a meeting of the BJP's Mahila Morcha (women's wing). He was going to check the poll-preparedness of party workers there. The explosion targeted the ﬁrst car, which had security personnel travelling in it. The second car, with Mandavi, was showered upon by bullets. Central Reserve Police Force personnel were rushed to the spot. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said his party's election manifesto is a document to make the country the great, stronger and free from corruption, terrorism and safety. Speaking at an election meeting at Ashkhabad here, the saffron party chief said the slogan of 'Phir Ekbar Modi Sarkar' is heard everywhere across the country. People of the country had already decided to give Narendra Modi second term, he added. Amit Shah said there were only two sides fighting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections viz. patriots on the side of the NDA and Congress-led Grand Alliance fighting against the NDA. 8 P2 BJP president Amit Shah addressing an election meeting in Shamshabad on Tuesday Backroom manoeuvres take centre-stage Warangal Lok Sabha Congress candidate Dommati Sambaiah (extreme right) with V Hanumantha Rao and Ponnala Laxmaiah during a bike rally in Hanamkonda on Tuesday Warangal LS TRS candidate Pasunuri Dayakar (extreme left), Kadiyam Srihari, Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao and Aroori Ramesh during electioneering at Parvathagiri in Warangal Rural district on Tuesday ‘5G ROLLOUT WILL BE GAME CHANGER FOR BSNL’ ADEPU MAHENDER Warangal/ Mahabubabad: It’s curtains for backroom manoeuvres with the all crucial last lap of campaigning coming to an end on Tuesday. With just a day and a half remaining for the polling, it’s time for the candidates of almost all political parties who made a lastditch effort to woo voters in their constituencies, to do some computing with their poll managers and second rung leaders who play a crucial role in enticing the voters. The campaigning for Lok Sabha constituencies – Warangal and Mahabubabad – may not be as ﬁerce as that reﬂected in recent Assembly elections, but the political parties leave no stone unturned to make an impact in the April 11 polls. Notwithstanding the head start it made in the electioneering, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) appears to be sceptical over the latest developments – the defeat it faced in the recent Council polls. Although the TRS leaders claim that it’s a one-sided contest and their goal is to improve the majority compared to what they got in the Assembly elections, back of the mind they have a little bit of doubt whether they would be able to carry the same momentum into Lok Sabha polls. Continued on Page 4 Continued on Page 4 Edge for NDA in 2019 polls n BJP-led NDA to get 277 seats, UPA 138, Others 128 New Delhi: With just 48 hours left for the ﬁrst phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, the poll of polls an average of all major opinion polls - predicted that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) could get 277 seats in the 2019 general election, which is just 5 seats more than the halfway mark of 272. Predictions of prominent agencies showed that the BJP-led NDA may come back to power, but with a slim margin though the Congress and some other Opposition parties are likely to improve their tally. The NDA, which contested elections under Narendra Modi's leadership, swept victory in 2014 Lok Sabha elections as it won 336 seats while the saffron party managed 282 on its own. As per the survey, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), which pulled off three stunning victories in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, is likely to increase its seat tally to 138 as opposed to its tally of 59 in 2014. The Congress's individual score was 44 in POLL OF POLLS Opinion polls predict BJP victory SEAT WIN PREDICTIONS NDA Republic-Jan Ki Baat TV9 Bharat Varsh-C Voter Times Now-VMR News Nation India TV-CNX 310 261 283 273 285 UPA 122 143 135 133 126 Others 111 139 125 137 132 the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Other parties like Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, BSP, TRS and YSRCP, who are not part of the current NDA and UPA camps, are predicted to win 128 seats. The others had managed to win 148 seats in 2014 polls despite the strong Modi wave. Republic Bharat-Jan Ki Baat claimed that the NDA could get 310 seats this time, comfortably past the halfway mark, while the UPA may get 122 seats and others may settle with 111. Continued on Page 4
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