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In Battleground: Kadapa

Who will come second? That’s a recurring question in Kadapa, the family pocket-borough of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, that goes to polls today. On who will come first, there is no debate. In the dusty towns and neo-rich villages of Kadapa, it is a foregone conclusion that YSR’s son Jagan Mohan Reddy will win with a …

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Chiranjeevi greeted with eggs, slippers

Kadapa : There was tension in Pulivendula on Friday when alleged YSR Congress activists hurled eggs, stones, slippers and sticks on Praja Rajyam chief and Tirupati legislator K Chiranjeevi and some others during a road show conducted by the Congress.   At the Muddanur Circle, when the situation seemed slipping out of hand, police were forced to use mild lathicharge …

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Why bypoll is critical for the Congress?

Will the ‘Ceiling Fan’ blow away the hidden ‘Hand’? That is what Congressmen in Andhra Pradesh fear — and what Jaganmohan Reddy hopes! Jaganmohan Reddy and his mother, Vijayalaxmi, were both Congress members until they left to found the YSR Congress. That, of course, meant that both the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat held by Reddy and the Pulivendula assembly seat …

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Congress formulates caste-wise campaign in Kadapa

Since the Congress has no star whose image cuts across caste lines, the ruling party has formulated a caste-wise campaign in Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency in support of DL Ravindra Reddy who is contesting against YS Jaganmohan Reddy, president of YSR Congress, in the bypolls to be held on May 8. Tours of the leaders are being finalised based on …

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EC alloted ‘Ceiling Fan’ to YSR Congress for bypolls

Kadapa : The Election Commission of India (EC) has allotted `ceiling fan’ as a common symbol to the candidates of YSR Congress party __Y S Jagan Reddy and Y S Vijayalakshmi __ in the bypolls for Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula assembly constituencies. As the deadline for withdrawal of candidature ended at 3 pm on Thursday, the EC allotted the …

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Dirty pol(y)it(r)icks in Kadapa bypolls

KADAPA: Voters of Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency will find five Jagan Mohan Reddys to choose from when they go in to vote in the byelection on May 8. Voters of Pulivendula Assembly constituency will find three Vijayalakshmis to vote for. The appearances of these namesakes of Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his mother Y S Vijayalakshmi on ballot papers are …

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Kadapa bypolls: Poll observers appointed

Kadapa: Election Commission of India has appointed Kamal Kishore Singh, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Bihar, as election observer, and Asutosh Rajahans, Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Kolkata, as election expenditure observer for Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula Assembly constituencies, District Election Officer Shashi Bhushan Kumar said on Tuesday. The ECI also appointed liaison officers to assist election observers, he said

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Kadapa bypolls: Congress banking on caste, cash factors

KADAPA: The political scenario in Kadapa is gradually heating up as the the by-elections for the Pulivendula Assembly seat and Kadapa Lok Sabha seats is nearing. The ruling Congress, which is considering the Kadapa by-election as a matter of prestige, is marshalling all its resources and has deployed a quarter of its cabinet ministers in the district for campaigning to …

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14 AP ministers on One task for the next 25 days

Kadapa: At least half of Andhra Pradesh council of ministers (read as 14 for now) will focus their energies for the next 25 days on one task  leaving adminstartion aside — defeating YS Jagan in the by-election to the Kadapa Loksabha seat.   While seven ministers have been made in-charge of one Assembly segment each under Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency, …

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Council Polls: YS Jagan wrests 3 Cong seats

Kadapa: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took sweet revenge on his erstwhile party by trouncing its candidates in three MLC constituencies, which saw by-elections on March 21. The fledgling YSR Congress Party, which Jagan floated on March 11, opened its account by securing three — Chittoor, Kadapa and West Godavari — of the nine seats at stake. The Congress, which had …

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