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South Connect :Amit Shah slams Kerala govt., calls handling of Sabarimala issue ‘disappointing’

Smita Sahu

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Andhra Pradesh
Accusing the State government of extending full support to the promoters of the Kakinada Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) by using police power over farmers who were fighting for their land, State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) P. Madhu on Monday said the party would call for massive transplantation in the land acquired for the purpose in the last week of December.
Telangana
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao laid stress on constituting the Federal Front. He said that Telangana state will play a key role in the coming years in the national arena.
“The Congress and the BJP failed in solving the problems of the country. There is a need of a Federal Front,” he said, adding that he will organise the Front after the Assembly elections.
Tamil Nadu
President Ram Nath Kovind today spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and inquired about the situation in the state in the aftermath of cyclone Gaja, which has so far claimed 45 lives.
In a tweet, the president said the people and the Government of India were “standing by those in distress” in Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka
The Central government has approved an additional assistance of Rs. 546.21 crore to Karnataka, which was affected by floods and landslides in August, said an official statement on Monday.
A high-level committee meeting, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the additional assistance of Rs. 546.21 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund to Karnataka, affected by floods/landslides, said the statement from New Delhi.
Kerala
BJP President Amit Shah Tuesday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government’s handling of the situation in Sabarimala as “disappointing” and accused the Kerala government of treating pilgrims as “Gulag inmates” and making them spend nights next to “pig droppings”.
Asserting that his party stands firmly with every Ayyappa devotee who holds the Sabarimala tradition close to his heart, the BJP President said his party will not let the LDF “crush people’s faith with impunity”.

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South Connect Ep 109: MLA poaching row: Mumbai at the centre of Karnataka’s operation lotus

Anusha Bhattacharya

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Karnataka’s ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition and the opposition BJP traded MLA poaching charges on Monday, and the drama shows little sign of abating. First, a top Karnataka minister levelled horsetrading charges on the BJP, saying three Congress MLAs were in a Mumbai hotel with leaders from the saffron party. Then BS Yeddyurappa, the BJP’s Karnataka unit chief, accused Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy of trying to lure his party’s MLAs using “power and money”. The BJP’s MLAs are currently staying in a hotel in Gurgaon, Haryana. Kumaraswamy says there’s no question of instability in his government. However, Karnataka MLAs are currently spread out across three states.. Maharashtra, Haryana and their own.

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South Connect: Rahul Gandhi changes Sabarimala stance, says let people of Kerala decide

Anusha Bhattacharya

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Taking a U-turn on his earlier stance on women of menstruating age entering the Sabarimala Temple, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that he sees validity in arguments in favour of the women’s rights and the traditions of the temple. Gandhi was speaking at a press meet during his 2-day UAE tour. “I can see validity in the argument that tradition needs to be protected and I can see validity in the argument that women should have equal rights,” he said at the press meet. However, earlier last year, Rahul Gandhi had openly said that he held a different opinion on the issue from that of his party’s state unit leaders. He stated that he believed women should not be barred from entering any place, despite the Congress leaders in Kerala feeling otherwise. Reportedly, Kerala MPs wanted to stage a protest outside the parliament over the issue, but former Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi had opposed it. However, in UAE Gandhi also confirmed that he had taken this revised stance after speaking to Congress leaders in Kerala who rooted for protecting the traditions of the Sabarimala temple.

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South Connect: Andhra CM Naidu meets Rahul gandhi, asks more parties to join

Anusha Bhattacharya

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With the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ of opposition parties taking shape ahead of Lok Sabha polls Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said some more parties will be asked to join it. Naidu, who was on one-day visit to the national capital, met Sharad Pawar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and discussed the issue in the wake of a rally in Kolkata being organised by Trinamool Congress on January 19, where Opposition parties will put up a show of unity. According to a news report Naidu discussed with Gandhi the strategy to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming general elections.

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