Kodela Siva Prasada Rao has been unanimously elected as the first speaker of residuary Andhra Pradesh. He was the only MLA to file nomination on Thursday; and the opposition party YSRCP has also supported his nomination.
Why two Telugu channels are on the blink in Telangana?
The satirical programme that was aired on TV9, by the admission of many of its own senior staffers, crossed the line. The language used for the MLAs of the new Telangana Assembly was derogatory, highly objectionable and in bad taste. It spoke of how the MLAs who were of the standard of seeing touring talkies had been elevated to the level of watching a movie in a multiplex. It insinuated that some of the legislators fumbled while taking oath because they were in high spirits. The tone and tenor of the programme was that this political establishment was incapable of ruling a state.