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BRS Leader K T Rama Rao Denounces Centre’s ‘Apathy’ Towards Palamuru Irrigation Project

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Rama Rao said he wants to show the mirror to Modi in view of the NDA government's apathetic attitude towards the project during the last 10 years. (File Photo: News18)

Rama Rao said he wants to show the mirror to Modi in view of the NDA government’s apathetic attitude towards the project during the last 10 years. (File Photo: News18)

Rama Rao posted on X (formerly Twitter) a purported video of Modi in 2014 questioning the then UPA government about its callous attitude towards the Palamuru project

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to Telangana to launch several projects, BRS working president K T Rama Rao on Sunday sought to question Narendra Modi over the Centre’s alleged apathy towards the Palamuru irrigation project at Mahabubnagar in the state.

Rama Rao posted on X (formerly Twitter) a purported video of Modi in 2014 questioning the then UPA government about its callous attitude towards the Palamuru project. Rama Rao said he wants to “show the mirror” to Modi in view of the NDA government’s apathetic attitude towards the project during the last 10 years.

“PM @narendramodi Ji, Back in 2014, you had questioned the UPA Govt about their indifferent attitude towards Palamuru irrigation projects and asked if they were sleeping for 10 years! Today, after seeing 10 years of BJP’s apathy towards Mahbubnagar, I want to show the mirror to you,” he said.

“What assistance did you give to Palamuru irrigation projects in the last ten years? A Big ZERO. That’s exactly the Number of seats your party will be given by the people of Telangana,” said Rama Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Modi is scheduled to attend various development works and address a public meeting in Mahabubngar today. Palamuru is another name for Mahabubnagar.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)



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Consitution Copy In Hand, Rahul Gandhi Takes Oath As Lok Sabha MP, Chants ‘Jai Hind, Jai Samvidhan’ | Watch

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To protect the Constitution is the duty of every patriotic Indian, Rahul Gandhi said in an X post. (Image/X)

The Congress leader held up a copy of the Constitution while taking the oath and chanted ‘Jai Hind, Jai Samvidhan’ during conclusion

Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Congress leader held up a copy of the Constitution while taking the oath and chanted ‘Jai Hind, Jai Samvidhan’ during the conclusion.

“To protect the Constitution is the duty of every patriotic Indian. We will fulfil this duty in full measure,” Gandhi wrote in an X post.

The proceedings for the second day of the 18th Lok Sabha session began on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi sparked a controversy by chanting ‘Jai Palestine’ slogan as he concluded his oath as an MP on the second day of the 18th Lok Sabha session.



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‘Simply Not For Me’: Bhaichung Bhutia, Former Indian National Football Team Skipper, Quits Electoral Politics

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Bhaichung Bhutia, footballer-turned-politician, said he is quitting electoral politics in a statement released on June 25. (Image: PTI File)

Bhutia said the realisation that electoral politics was not for him dawned on him after the 2024 Sikkim legislative elections.

Bhaichung Bhutia, former skipper of the Indian national football team and politician of the Sikkim Democratic Front, announced on Tuesday that he is quitting electoral politics. He released a statement congratulating chief minister Prem Singh Tamang and his party, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), for their victory in the 2024 Sikkim Assembly Election.

“After the 2024 election results, I have had the realisation that electoral politics is simply not for me. I am therefore quitting all forms of electoral politics with immediate effect,” Bhutia said.

“I now wish to devote more time to introspect, work towards my other goals and discover my purpose anew,” the former Indian football team skipper.

He exuded hope that the state government will keep its promises made to the people and take the state to greater heights. In his statement, he said that he realised electoral politics was not for him after the election results and said he regretted not being able to implement his ideas for developing sports and tourism in Sikkim.

In June, Bhaichung Bhutia faced a setback in his political career, losing the Barfung Assembly constituency in Namchi district to Rikshal Dorjee Bhutia of the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) by 4,346 votes.

“My only regret is that I felt I had great ideas with regard to development of sports and tourism which, given a chance, I would have loved to implement and thus contribute to the growth of the state in a very honest and sincere way,” he further added.

Quoting Lord Buddha, he said that his intentions in politics were always good. He thanked his supporters and apologised to anyone he may have hurt.

“I wish to thank everyone who supported me through thick and thin. I am also sincerely sorry if I hurt anyone unknowingly or knowingly. As we say in football, please take it in the spirit of the game,” the press release said.



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Who Is K Suresh? INDIA Bloc’s Pick Files Nomination For Lok Sabha Speaker Post

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Kodikunnil Suresh, 62, is an eight-term MP and the most senior Lok Sabha member. (PTI file)

The election for the Lok Sabha Speaker post, scheduled for June 26, will be unprecedented since the speaker of the lower house has always been elected unopposed

Congress leader K Suresh on Tuesday filed nomination for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker, challenging NDA pick Om Birla. The proceedings for the second day of the 18th Lok Sabha session began on Tuesday. Om Birla filed nomination for the Lok Sabha speaker post on Tuesday in the presence of top NDA leaders.

The election for the Lok Sabha Speaker post, scheduled for June 26, will be unprecedented since the speaker of the lower house has always been elected unopposed.

Who Is K Suresh?

Kodikunnil Suresh, 62, is an eight-term MP and the most senior Lok Sabha member. He is also the working president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee and the Chief Whip of the Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha.

He currently represents Mavelikara Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala.

K Suresh was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1989. He went on to win in the 1991,1996 and 1999 Lok Sabha elections from Adoor.



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