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For the first time since its founding in 1983 by N T Rama Rao, the TDP has decided not to hold its annual conclave this year.
Speaking sombrely after the party’s extended state executive meeting at NTR Bhavan on Tuesday, Chandrababu Naidu said, “We could not celebrate Mahanadu in May because there were byelections.
If we decide to organise it now, we would need at least three more months.
So the party felt that Mahanadu 2012 should be clubbed with Mahandu 2013.
” As per party convention, the Mahanadu ought to have been held during May 27-29, May 28 being Rama Rao’s birth anniversary.
But those dates this year clashed with the byelection campaign for 18 Assembly and one Lok Sabha seat.
So the conclave was put off until after the byelections.
But given that the party received a drubbing in the byelections, there was little enthusiasm for the stocktaking conclave when the party executive commenced its two-day sitting Monday.
Party leaders admitted in private that the mood in the party is despondent right now.
In Telangana, where the party used to once boast of an elaborate network of dedicated cadres, the party has bitten the dust in byelection after byelection.
That cup of woe was topped with a poor show in the byelections in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema last month.
Party leaders felt that Mahanadu ought to be a celebration, but they were unable to summon up any joy right now.
Moreover, the defection to the YSR Congress of Kodali Srivenkateswara Rao alias Nani, dampened spirits further, especially because he represents Gudivada in the Assembly, a seat once held by late N T Rama Rao.
One TDP leader said, “That constituency is sacred to us, and it doesn’t feel right that it no more belongs to us.
” Last year’s Mahanadu was not a good experience for the TDP as it marked the beginning of the intensification of the cold war between NTR’s son N Harikrishna and sonin- law Chandrababu Naidu.
In a Freudian slip, deputy chief minister Damodar Rajanarasimha has admitted that he nurtured the ambition of becoming the chief minister of the state.
“If I have the blessings of Madam Sonia Gandhi and if fate so desired, I could become the chief minister,” he said in at Adilabad.
Rajanarasimha, after his elevation as deputy chief minister, is learnt to be harbouring the desire to become chief minister one day.
This was said to be one reason why he did not move closely with the chief minister in the days immediately following his elevation.
However, he made amends following a directive from the party high command
Gudivada MLA Kodali Venkateswara Rao alias Nani, who was suspended from Telugu Desam Party after he met YSRCP honorary president Vijayalakshmi and party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in Chanchalguda jail on Monday, has a mission to accomplish.
The MLA, sources close to him said, has evolved a plan to tour all the districts in the state to target Telugu Desam chief N Chandrababu Naidu. For that, a massive public meeting is planned in Gudivada in the coming week and Nani would lash out at Naidu . The MLA would enter Gudivada on the meeting day and his followers and YSRCP activists would organize a massive welcome rally on the occasion.
Sources claim that, ”TD leader and Rajya Sabha MP N Harikrishna and Junior NTR knew about the mission of Nani, but they are maintaining silence over it”.When The Hans India contacted Nani over phone, the MLA said “I did not leave the party. Babu hatched a plan to send me out. The media close to TD chief aired false news against me”. He said that he had his own plans to take on Naidu and he will come out publicly at right time and occasion.
Telugu Desam, he said has been routed from all coastal districts. No MP seat has been won by party in five districts from Krishna to Srikalulam except Machilipatnam and that too with just 16,000 votes majority polled from Gudivada segment. He said he won by 24,000 votes majority in the election and it was because of his personal clout in Gudivada.
Sources said, “Nani has also decided to mount an attack on all fronts against Naidu including divulging the truth in dethronement of NTR ”. He told his associates, “NTR had no time to explain the conspiracy done by Naidu against him because of health problems. I would put all the details before public”. He argued before his friends, “I did not resort to any anti-party activity so far except meeting Vijayalakshmi.”
One of the most beautiful Hill Stations of Andhra Pradesh, Horsley Hills is located at an altitude of 4,100 ft is 144 km from Tirupati and 140 km from Bangalore. The journey to Horsley Hills is as beautiful as the destination – a dense growth of Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Mohogony, Gulmohar, natural sandal wood and many other exotic trees will never once leave your side.
Bask in its soft sunshine, explore the greens or have a conversation with the clouds… enjoy Horsley Hills, any way you want to.
For those looking for a truly adventurous holiday, Horsley Hills is the place to be. Be it group or individual activities, you will find it all here. APTDC has partnered with Freak Outs, a Bangalore based adventure sports club to bring you a host of activities like…
The object of bungee running is to run as far away as you can, while a bungee cord pulls you back, eventually you can’t pull any more and you give up and get dragged back to where the cord is anchored. Usually the bungee run is in a big inflatable (bouncy board). Enjoy this run in the lush, cool environs of Horsley Hills.
Zorbing or Sphering is the practice of traveling in a sphere, generally made of transparent plastic, usually for fun. Zorbing globe-riding is generally performed on a gentle slope, allowing the rider to roll downhill. Most spheres are constructed for a single rider, but some hold two or three. The longer runs are approximately half a mile. Globe-riding is very popular in hilly terrains like this.
Rappelling is the process of descending a rope under control, used in rock climbing, mountaineering, caving and canyoneering; used to descend cliffs or slopes too steep to walk down. Rappelling is the quickest and easiest way to get the thrill of mountaineering.
In rock climbing you will climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls with the goal of reaching the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. In rock climbing you need to climb by supporting your weight with your hands.Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests your strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with your mental control. The wide variety of rock formations around the these hills have made this such a popular sport here.
You can trek the region around and if lucky enough, you may come across animals like Bears, Wild Dogs, Jungle Fowl, Sambars and Panthers can come across your sight. The splendor of Horsely Hills also led to it being known as ‘Andhra Ooty’. Enjoy glorious days of trekking in this luhs green hills.
Burma Bridge is a three-rope arrangement on the obstacle course that bridges two ground structures. It’s about 7 feet above the ground. There is one large rope for your feet and two smaller ropes on either side as hand-holds. The smaller ropes, positioned hip-high, are knotted at intervals to the larger base rope.
Participants begin the high course three feet on the ground and end up fifteen feet in the air by climbing a swinging ladder made of timbers and cable. The steps of the ladder are three feet apart at the bottom and get progressively farther apart.
The Burma Loops consist of two hand wires, connected to the hand wires are ropes tied from one side to the other forming a loop that the participant will use to step on. The challenge begins as soon as you touch the second loop and your legs start swinging in unison with the Burma loops. Participating in this high ropes element will build endurance, problem solving skills, and team concepts/Survivor Games with our flags.
This adventure sport same as Burma loops, just with a shaky base, to make the experience more adventurous.
So far 20 corporate programs have been organized and about 2000 adventurers have experienced breathtaking adventure sports. Will you be next?
No matter how charming the destination is, your holiday experience isn’t quite complete without the perfect accommodation. APTDC’s variety of accommodation on offer makes sure there’s something for everybody.
Cottages – 8
Standard – 8
Luxury Rooms – 10
Deluxe Rooms – 18
Dormitory – 40 beds
You can also enjoy a host of facilities on offer…
Health club / Gym
Bar & Restaurant
Conference hall with 300 seating capacity
Ample nature trails and view points are there too, for those opting for a more relaxed holiday. APTDC would also arrange ‘Art of Living’ classes for mediation, Dhyana and Yoga classes at Horsley Hills.
In a shocking incident that brought tears to many people, a six year old kid was brutally tortured by her step mother in Tadepalligudem town of Andhra Pradesh.
The girl’s father had expired some years ago, and her mother, Devi is working as a daily wage laborer in a Dal mill. The girl is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Tadepalligudem. She has suffered burns all over her body. Doctors also diagnosed a displaced hip joint. Her condition is stated to be critical.
Srilakshmi and Gopalam, the couple who committed this heinous crime were arrested by the local police and charged under attempt to murder.