Defying its drought-prone tag, Andhra Pradesh’s Anantpur was hit by flash floods owing to the heavy rainfall that poured down in the district on Tuesday night.
At least 300 flood victims were rescued from their houses, as many low-lying settlements got submerged in the rainwater and the overflowing drains.
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Large amounts of rain fell in areas like Rudrampeta, Nadimvanka, and Adarsh Nagar, flooding the houses. The floods in district were are caused by overflowing nearby lakes. In comparison to March 2022, Singanamala lake received 60 per cent more rainwater in October 2022. The Chitravathi River is reportedly nearing capacity as well, said the reports.
Since Tuesday night, numerous colonies have been without electricity due to overflowing drainage systems that allowed entry of flood water into multiple colonies. Up to 300 individuals were evacuated from their homes by police and fire fighters and were rescued with boats, reports said.
The local MLAs Anantha Venkatarami Reddy, Topudurthi Prakash Reddy and MP Gorantla Madhav are constantly keeping a keen eye on the overwhelming situation. Upon their orders, facilities for drinking water and for food have been made at the relief camps.
Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO), Anantpur, GR Madhusudan has said that the tanks were entirely full prior to the rain but the canals began to overflow following the intense downpour. This resulted in the rural and town areas of Anantapur experiencing flash floods. In rural areas, six colonies were submerged; in urban areas, four colonies and three wards were impacted. The area that is most impacted is Rangaswami colony, RDO Madhusudan added.
The District Magsitrate has declared holiday for the schools and examinations of a few colleges have been postponed.
Sai Praneeh Burah, who famous by the name of Andhra Pradesh weatherman, in his tweet, wrote that in his nine years of blogging experience, he had never witnessed such floods in Anantpur. The tag of drought-prone district will now be removed as it rained in excess here in the past 4 years and this year highest rainfall was recorded here, he added.
Pawan Kalyan meets Chandrababu Naidu in jail, announces Jana Sena-TDP alliance for Andhra Pradesh polls
Pawan Kalyan said he has been thinking all this while whether TDP and Janasena must come together ahead of elections.
Pawan Kalyan, the actor-turned-politician, said on Thursday that his Janasena Party will join forces with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly election next year.
Pawan Kalyan was speaking to supporters outside Rajamahendravaram Central Prison, where he had visited with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu is currently incarcerated for his suspected role in a multi-crore skill development company scam.
Pawan Kalyan said, he has been thinking all this while whether TDP and Janasena must come together ahead of elections. He said he is in NDA. It is my prayer that to fight against the atrocities of the YSRCP, NDA, Janasena, and TDP must come together in the upcoming elections, Pawan Kalyan said.
The politician added, that Andhra Pradesh cannot afford the rule of the YSRCP.
Pawan Kalyan said that he has taken the decision today. While announcing the TDP and JSP alliance he said that they came together to end CM Jagan’s alleged misrule. The Jana Sena Party and the TDP will contend together in the elections. This is not about our futures as individuals, but about the future of Andhra Pradesh, said the politician.
Pawan Kalyan, who condemned Naidu’s detention, said, he would not simply depart by criticising the arrest and expressing his position.
The Janasena chief visited Chandrababu Naidu in jail, as did the TDP chief’s son Nara Lokesh, and his brother-in-law Nandamuri Balakrishna.
Meanwhile, the TDP and JSP have been showing hints of lighting their previous partnership in recent months. In fact, Pawan Kalyan surprised Naidu in 2018 when he openly criticised the then-TDP governance at a public conference. The TDP, JSP, and BJP terminated their alliance and ran separately in the 2019 state and general elections. It ended disastrously, with Naidu’s party winning only 23 of the 175 Assembly seats and the JSP winning only one. With 151 MPs, the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) swept to power.
Corruption case: Former Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu arrested, son Lokesh, party leaders stage protest
Chandrababu Naidu said on X, I have selflessly served Telugu people for the past 45 years. I am willing to give my life to safeguard the interests of the Telugu people.
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu was detained on Saturday by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with corruption in the case of the skill development scandal. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, a former minister and TDP legislator, and his son Ganta Raviteja were detained in connection with the case.
After he was detained he told people and caders that he hadn’t done anything wrong today. Alleging the officials he said, the officials went to his home last night and without even showing any proof, they arrested him. He asked them the basis for his arrest and demanded proof of concept, but the officials showed him nothing. Now they are here with an FIR which doesn’t have any mention of his role in it, or any more details. Chandrababu Naidu said this is very sad and wrong.
Chandrababu Naidu said on X, I have selflessly served Telugu people for the past 45 years. I am willing to give my life to safeguard the interests of the Telugu people. No force on earth can stop me from serving the Telugu people.
In 2021, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed in the case.
In the Andhra Pradesh skill development scam case, which involves more than Rs 371 crore, Chandrababu Naidu has been identified as the case’s top accuser. In order to teach unemployed youths in the state, he is accused of planning the scam while posing as the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC).
Chandrababu Naidu’s lawyer received information on the FIR and other matters, but they also requested prima facie proof because they claimed the former chief minister’s name had been removed from the report.
The police officials responded to the advocates by assuring them that they will receive all information in the remand report within 24 hours. Details said that Chandrababu Naidu would be sent to Nandyal Hospital for a checkup. However, because he refused to travel to the hospital, his medical examination was done at a camp.
The former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh will shortly appear in court.
Andhra Pradesh: Woman police officer slaps Jana Sena Party worker in Tirupati | Watch
A heated argument took place between the policemen and the protesters. Not only this, during this a scuffle also took place between the two sides. Police arrested some protesters from the protest site.
A Jana Sena Party worker was slapped by a woman police officer in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikalahasti town of Tirupati district on Wednesday. The controversy arose after the video went viral on social media platforms.
Circle Inspector Anju Yadav publicly slapped the JSP worker when supporters of the opposition party were protesting in Srikalahasti town of Tirupati district, as per the reports.
A video of a woman police officer slapping Jan Sena Party workers went viral on social media. The lady officer was seen slapping the worker with both hands.
The incident occurred when police tried to stop JSP workers from burning a statue of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in protest against the remarks made about their leader Pawan Kalyan.
According to media reports, a heated argument took place between the policemen and the protesters. Not only this, during this a scuffle also took place between the two sides. Police arrested some protesters from the protest site.
JSP leaders have condemned the behavior of the Circle Inspector. Alleged that he acted like a YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) worker.
Earlier, a similar case from Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha was reported where a police officer slapped a man nine times and abuses him. The video was shared on the internet after which the police took the cognisance of the matter and acted against the officer.
As per the reports, the officer was drunk and could be seen abusing a man and using foul language while other police personnel watch the incident. The police officer was attached to the Naugao police station. Later, the police officer was suspended from the post with immediate effect.
Several such cases have been reported in the past where police officers misused their power and harassed the innocent person. After the recent incident of a woman police officer slapping a Jan Sena Party worker, various internet users have shown their anguish against the officer for such behaviors and demanded action against her in this matter.