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Cash for votes in Andhra Pradesh: Jagan’s shameless self-promotion

Jagan Mohan Reddy’s “innovations” are nothing but a ploy to buy votes, sacrificing long-term policy in favour of short-term interests.

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Jagan Mohan Reddy: the Chief Minister facing criminal charges

In 2019, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy – the leader of the YSR Congress Party – was elected Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

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Chandrababu Naidu: AP’s political reformer and flawed visionary

One person has been particularly influential on the development of Andhra Pradesh over the last thirty years: Nara Chandrababu Naidu, sometimes known simply as CBN.

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Hyderabad: the rise of a megacity

The core of every debate about Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is the city of Hyderabad.

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Jai Andhra, Jai Telangana: why a shared language wasn’t enough to unite Andhra Pradesh

The Congress Party crushed the Jai Andhra and Jai Telangana separatist movements in 1973, but a lasting union was impossible.

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Inception from a death: how Potti Sreeramulu’s sacrifice created Andhra Pradesh

When India became independent in 1947, the state of Andhra Pradesh did not exist.

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Vizag Steel is the story of Andhra Pradesh

The history of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, or Vizag Steel, encapsulates the chaotic development of Andhra Pradesh.

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State governors should be politically neutral. So why are they all BJP?

The role of the governor is to uphold the Constitution. Yet today they serve Modi, not democracy.

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India needs fair elections and a strong defence of the democratic process. It needs another T.N. Seshan

Democracy is fragile, particularly in India.

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Jagan turns on the media: attacks on journalists and intimidation of news channels

At times like this we need quality, unbiased reporting more than ever.

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Where is justice for Varavara Rao?

The court has ordered imprisoned 81-year-old poet Varavara Rao to be moved to hospital. But this decision is too little, and far too late.

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The dangers of extreme beliefs: how superstition corrupts spirituality

Blind faith mixed with extremism can lead to tragedy.

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