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Mocking Posters Welcome Amit Shah to Hyderabad Ahead of CISF Raising Day Parade

Amit Shah arrived in Hyderabad for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) raising day parade, posters of ‘washing powder Nirma’ emerged across the city

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Hyderabad: As Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Hyderabad for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) raising day parade, posters of ‘washing powder Nirma’ emerged across the city, mocking him and other BJP leaders.

The posters featured the faces of prominent BJP leaders such as Himanta Biswa Sarma, Narayan Rane, Suvendhu Adhikari, Sujana Chowdhary, Virupakshappa, Eshwarappa, Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Arjun Khotar superimposed over the iconic Nirma girl’s face. The posters aimed to satirize the BJP’s claim of turning these leaders ‘corruption-free’ after they joined the party. The posters were accompanied by a big ‘WELCOME TO AMIT SHAH’ message, drawing attention to the arrival of the Home Minister in Hyderabad.

These posters are not the only ones to have caused a stir in Hyderabad in recent times. The day before the CISF parade, posters of ‘raid’ detergent were put up in the city on the day of BRS MLC Kavitha’s ED probe into the Delhi Excise scam case. The posters were meant to criticize the government for its handling of corruption cases and alleged misuse of power.

BRS has also put up posters across Hyderabad depicting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the ten-headed Ravana from Hindu mythology, calling him the ‘destroyer of democracy’ and the ‘grandfather of hypocrisy.’ These posters show the growing frustration of some political leaders and citizens towards the government and its policies.

Political satire has always been an integral part of Indian democracy, and these posters are no exception. However, they also reflect the growing discontent and frustration among citizens towards the government’s actions and policies. In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of political satire to express dissent and voice opinions, both online and offline.

While satire and criticism are essential in a democracy, it is also important to ensure that they do not lead to violence or hate speech. It is crucial for citizens to engage in healthy discussions and debates and to criticize the government constructively.

In conclusion, the posters of ‘washing powder Nirma’ and ‘raid’ detergent, along with the depiction of Prime Minister Modi as Ravana, highlight the growing frustration and discontent among citizens towards the government’s actions and policies. Political satire has always played a significant role in Indian democracy, and it is important to ensure that it remains a tool for constructive criticism and healthy debate.

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Anumala Revanth Reddy Sworn In as Telangana’s Chief Minister Amidst Grand Celebration

Anumala Revanth Reddy sworn in as Telangana’s 2nd Chief Minister; vows to address key issues; cabinet members take oath.

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Anumala Revanth Reddy was inaugurated as the second Chief Minister of Telangana in a public ceremony held at LB Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. This historic event marked the first time a Congress leader assumed the role of Chief Minister. In front of a vast audience, including Congress activists, Reddy took the oath of office in the presence of distinguished leaders such as Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, and others.

Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, emphasizing the solemnity of the occasion. The LB Stadium and surrounding roads were filled with enthusiastic Congress supporters and followers of Reddy, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

In addition to Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, 11 members of his cabinet also took the oath of office, including Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu as Deputy Chief Minister. The majority of ministers took their oaths in the name of God, while Anasuya Seethakka took hers in the name of “Pavitra Hrudayam” (sacred heart). The Ministers expressed gratitude to Sonia Gandhi, with touching moments such as hugs and gestures of respect.

The Chief Minister wasted no time in addressing key issues, signing files related to the new Abhaya Hastham Act, the implementation of Congress’s six guarantees outlined in the manifesto, and providing employment to Rajani, a dwarf woman. In his brief speech, Revanth Reddy announced the removal of barricades at Pragathi Bhavan, the former Chief Minister’s official residence. He invited the public to a Praja Darbar on Friday at 10:30 AM at Pragathi Bhavan, which will be renamed after Jyotirao Phule.

Speaker Prasad Kumar, known as Gaddam Prasad, is set to be sworn in as the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly. Notably, traffic restrictions near Pragathi Bhavan have been lifted, in line with Revanth Reddy’s commitment to use the official residence for public purposes. For the time being, the Chief Minister will operate from his residence in Jubilee Hills.

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Rahul Gandhi Inspects Medigadda Barrage of Kaleswaram Project in Telangana

Rahul Gandhi stated, “Multiple pillars at the Medigadda barrage have developed cracks and there are indications of sinking due to poor construction.

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Rahul Gandhi, a prominent Congress leader, made a visit to the Medigadda barrage of the Kaleswaram project in Telangana on Thursday. The Kaleswaram project is recognized as the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation project. During his inspection, Gandhi observed the presence of cracks in the barrage’s pillars.

Expressing his concerns about the “damage,” Gandhi asserted that these cracks had emerged due to subpar construction practices. He took to “X” (formerly Twitter) to share his thoughts, stating, “The Kaleshwaram Project is nothing but the KCR Family ATM. I visited the Medigadda barrage, which is a component of the corruption-tainted Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme in Telangana.”

Gandhi emphasized, “Multiple pillars have developed cracks due to substandard construction, and there are reports suggesting that these pillars are sinking.” He further accused Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his family of exploiting the Kaleshwaram project as their “personal ATM” to the detriment of the people of Telangana.

Accompanying Gandhi on this visit were A. Revanth Reddy, the state Congress president, and other associates.

Gandhi had previously raised concerns about corruption in the Kaleswaram project during his election campaigns in Telangana. He had even presented a symbolic ‘Kaleswaram ATM’ created by his party to illustrate his point to the public.

Notably, a team of officials from the dam safety authority recently conducted an inspection of the Medigadda barrage in response to the reported “damage.”

The primary goal of the Kaleswaram project, inaugurated in 2019, is to divert 195 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of water from the Godavari River to the underdeveloped areas of Telangana. The project aims to channel this water to the Sripada Rao Yellampally project and create an additional ayacut (cultivated area) spanning approximately 18.25 lakh acres in Adilabad, Karimnagar, and other districts. Additionally, it is intended to provide 40 TMC of drinking water to various towns and cities in the state.

The overall cost of the project, including the construction of three barrages at Medigadda, Annaram, and Sundilla, is estimated to be around Rs 80,000 crore.

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BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy Stabbed During Campaign

BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy stabbed during election rally in Dubbak. Minor injuries, attacker apprehended. Hospitalized in Hyderabad.

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BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy Stabbed During Campaign
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During a political rally on Monday, Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, a Member of Parliament representing Telangana and a candidate for the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) party in the Dubbak Assembly segment, fell victim to a stabbing attack by an unidentified assailant.

The 57-year-old political leader was targeted while he was actively engaged in an election campaign in Surampalli village within the Dubbak segment. Fortunately, his injuries were minor, thanks to the swift response of BRS activists who were present and managed to apprehend the assailant.

Mr. Reddy initially received medical attention at Gajwel Hospital before being transferred to a private facility in Hyderabad for further treatment.

The perpetrator, identified as Raju, an individual who claimed to be a YouTube ‘journalist’ hailing from Karimnagar, conveyed to the authorities that he had requested the MP’s support in becoming a beneficiary of the Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme. Reportedly, he was dissatisfied with the MP’s response, which led to the violent incident.

Raju took advantage of a handshake opportunity with the MP to execute the stabbing, targeting Reddy in the stomach with a concealed knife.

In response to the incident, Finance Minister T. Harish Rao visited Prabhakar Reddy during his hospitalization at Gajwel Hospital.

Furthermore, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan expressed strong condemnation for the attack and conveyed her wishes for Prabhakar Reddy’s speedy recovery. She emphasized the importance of maintaining a peaceful and secure environment during the election period, asserting that such incidents are a threat to the democratic process. The Governor directed the Director General of Police to undertake a thorough investigation and ensure the safety of candidates and campaigners participating in the elections. Her message reiterated the fundamental principle that violence has no place in a democratic society.

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