Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Bureaucrats take to politics in Andhra  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 24/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) come elections and the trend of bureaucrats aspiring to turn politicians catches up

The multiplicity of parties has proved to be good hunting ground for them to test their political fortunes. former director-general of police v dinesh reddy who retired recently former ias officers v chandramouli k raju a k goel ram lakshman and v varaprasada rao are set to join the electoral race.


Dinesh reddy who had a public spat with former chief minister n kiran kumar reddy is said to have decided to join bjp. he is keen to contest from ongole lok sabha constituency. in a tactical move ysr congress (ysrc) headed by y s jaganmohan reddy has decided to field chandramouli a retired civil servant in kuppam assembly constituency in chittoor district the home turf of the main opposition telugu desam party chief n chandrababu naidu.


Chandramouli a 1990 batch ias officer superannuated in 2013 but was appointed director general of the centre for development studies (cds) which is part of the andhra pradesh academy of rural development. after being offered the party ticket by ysrc the civil servant who belongs to a backward class community quit his job recently and is gearing up to take the electoral plunge.


Lok satta party (lsp) president dr n jayaprakash narayan is probably the most visible and high-profile case of babu turning a neta. he quit his job as senior civil servant in the late 1990s started an ngo to work for democratic reforms and later converted it into a political party. he now represents kukatpally assembly constituency in the city.


Dr narayan recently announced that he was willing to work as an alliance partner of the bjp-tdp combine. the former bureaucrat is said to be negotiating with bjp and tdp leaders for malkajgiri lok sabha seat in the city.


Meanwhile telangana rashtra samithi (trs) a dominant player in telangana region is also likely to field retired ias officers a k goel and dr s chellappa in the assembly elections. both of them are members of politburo the highest decision-making body of the regional party.


Goel who hails from haryana had a long stint in telangana region and has been associated with the trs since his retirement. dr chellappa former education secretary who belongs to tamil nadu has prepared a policy paper on education in telangana.


Retired dgp p ramulu had also joined politics after retirement. he started his political innings with tdp but later shifted to trs. along with him former ias officer k v ramanachari may also contest in the coming elections.


In the past the state had seen several ias and ips officers entering politics with mixed results. union minister j d seelam is a role model of sorts for ias officers aspiring to seek a career in politics. seelam joined politics after retirement and became member of the union cabinet.


In the recent past former ias officer k raju was handpicked by congress vice-president rahul gandhi and made chairman of congress sc cell. he may be given party ticket in the coming elections.


Ips officer s k jayachandra is keen on testing his political fortunes on trs ticket. ram lakshman an ias officer has also joined trs. ias officers v varaprasada rao d kishore rao and retired officer t chandra sekhar are ready to contest on behalf of ysrc.


News?khaleejtimes.com

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes

follow ?khaleejtimes --


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 28 2014 - UAE hints at body to monitor forex pegThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)   An advisory body to the UAE government has suggested that the central bank review the country's currency peg to the US dollar, but local bankers said any change to the peg ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Qatar bourse index down by 3.72pc last weekThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Qatari bourse fell on heavy selloff on latest Opec pessimism on output cut. The benchmark index plunged by 1.39 percent to finish at 13,330 yesterday.The entire sector ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Qatar calls for creating Common Islamic MarketThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Speaking on behalf of all Arab countries, Qatar's Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani, yesterday at the Ministerial Session of ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Saudis block Opec output cutThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Saudi Arabia blocked calls yesterday from poorer members of the Opec oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Don't bypass oil firm, Libya rival govt warnsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Libya's parallel government controlling the capital will take legal action against buyers of oil bypassing the Tripoli-based state oil firm National Oil Corporation (NOC), ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Qatar Airways partners with Coca Cola IPTLThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Qatar Airways (QA) has teamed up with Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) as the presenting sponsor for the inaugural edition of the event.The IPTL is the ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Aljazeera to hold global hackathonThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)   Aljazeera is organising its first hackathon where some of the most innovative minds in media and technology from around the globe will work together and collaborate on the ...

 Nov 28 2014 - GCC 'Summit key to boosting unity'The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  H M King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain yesterday met GCC Secretary-General Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, who is on a GCC tour.King Hamad stressed the importance ...

 Nov 28 2014 - India- New visa rules to boost tourist numbersThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)   Tourists travelling to India from 43 countries, including the US, will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi yesterday announced ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Pakistan talking to Qatar about LNG imports in 2015The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Energy-starved Pakistan is negotiating with Qatar to begin imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) early next year, Pakistan's petroleum minister said on Friday.Pakistan is ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help