Tag Archives: Congress

This is how they passed Telangana Bill

The way Telangana Bill was introduced and passed in the Lok Sabha is an outcome of the unholy ganging up of the Government and the principal opposition. It was against all norms of parliamentary democracy. Visitors’ galleries were cleared, live telecast of the proceedings was interrupted, and only two members spoke – one from the […]

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The Quiet Subversive

Post by Parakala Prabhakar.

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Politics of Bharat Ratna

This @PTI_News tweet captures the subtle pecking order of Bharat Ratnas in the public mind: “Professor CNR Rao also awarded Bharat Ratna”. It meant that along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rao also was given our Republic’s highest civilian award. While Sachin may have deserved the award, Rao surely did not deserve the also. Coming as it […]

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Visakhapatnam Public Meeting Address

On 31 August 2013, the Joint Action Committee of Vizag has organised a huge public meeting to protest against the move to divide Andhra Pradesh. This is a video recording of my address.

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Falling into the Telangana Trap: My Response to Prof Ashutosh Varshney

  Congress Party’s recent decision to support the formation of Telangana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh has understandably brought the issue of redrawing the political map of India into sharper focus. Ashutosh Varshney flags off two important positions in his ‘Not only Telangana’(IE, August 27, 2013) : The need for resolving the arguments for state […]

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Vidyut Soudha Speech Part 3

Vidyut Soudha Speech 3   This is an audio recording of my address to the Vidyut Soudha employees who are protesting against the move to divide Andhra Pradesh. Dated 19/8/2013    

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Congress and Telangana Decision

Congress party’s decision to divide Andhra Pradesh will have far reaching consequences for the Indian polity. It is likely to cause severe convulsions throughout the country. Clamour for creation of many new states is likely to overwhelm the political discourse in the coming months and years. If the party indeed prosecutes its recent Working Committee […]

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Telangana: Congress Party’s Electoral Miscalculation

Two reasons appear to have influenced Congress Party’s decision to divide Andhra Pradesh. One is its understanding of the nature and strength of the Telangana demand and agitation. And the other one is its electoral calculation. Congress Working Committee departed from its earlier position on the Telangana demand. In 2001 it resolved to constitute a […]

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Telangana: Congress Party’s Election Gambit

In a deft move, Congress Party has declared that it is in favour of constituting a Telangana state. Apparently the leader of the ruling coalition expects to outmaneuver the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other political formations and win good number of seats from the region. Perhaps the Congress strategists […]

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Is Division of AP Imminent?

Rumour mills are working overtime. The story doing the rounds is that the division of Andhra Pradesh is imminent. There are several variants to the story, depending on from whom you hear it. But the main theme runs like this: Sonia Gandhi has taken a decision to divide Andhra Pradesh. The basis for this decision […]

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