Hyderabad, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Andhra Pradesh former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy passed away at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here this morning.

He was 79 and is survived by his wife Rajyalakshmi and four sons.

Reddy, who was suffering from liver ailment, was admitted to NIMS where he breathed his last while undergoing treatment. His body has been shifted to his house in Somajiguda. Dr Reddy, who was born in Vakadu of Nellore district, was the Chief Minister between 1990 and 1992 and he was a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha.

The Telangana government Employees have submitted a memorandum urging the committee to allocate the Dr MCR Human Resources Development building in Banjara Hills to AP. They alleged that already the Telangana staff is unhappy over the alleged allocation of old rooms for them and the new ones to AP staff.

Similarly, all the vehicles appearing for registration before the RTA officers in the ten districts in Telangana from June 2 will be given the TG (for Telangana) tag and new numbers indicating the district of making the purchase. However, the officials are not clear about fate of the vehicles already running with the AP registration numbers in Telangana.

Meanwhile, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has summoned the party politburo today to take stock of the situation and the government making exercise as the party is sure shot of forming government.

The party has already approached the courts and President and high court to declare the new state from May 16 itself synchronizing with the election of all the 119 MLAs and 17 MPs from the region. The Telangana PCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah, who is hopeful of the party gaining majority, has now appealed to the MIM party to extend support to the Congress party . With hardly a week left for the final counting on May 16, the TDP and BJP are keeping their fingers crossed in both regions.

The low voting in Telangana (73 per cent)has been a dampener on BJP, Congress and TDP prospects while the massive turnout of 80 per cent in Seemandhra has put the YSRC and TDP on neck to neck race for power.

(Posted on 09-05-2014)