Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Manmohan,Sonia Gandhi concerns over YSR disappearance

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed serious concern over the reported disappearance of a helicopter carrying Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy after it encountered inclement weather in the interior areas of the state.

"Sonia Gandhi and her office are continuously monitoring the situation," Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here, and added: "We pray to God for his safety and hope that he returns to work soon."

Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Gandhi were in close touch with the Andhra chief minister's office and promised all help from the centre. The Congress party was also in constant contact with the state government and the state unit of the party, he said.

Tewari refused to field further questions, stating there is a "crisis situation in Andhra Pradesh".

"It is an evolving situation; in view of the sensitivity of the matter, I will not say anything more," he said.

Home Minister P Chidambaram and Law Minister V Moily also briefed Sonia Gandhi. They informed her of the coordinated efforts on to track the AP CM.

Gandhi reportedly asked Moily to rush to Hyderabad and oversee the situation

Courtesy:IANS

Pawan Kalyan cancels his birthday celebrations after YSR News

Pawankalyan is coming up with KOMARAMPULI after blockbuster Jalsa in the direction of SJ Surya. This combo is a successful one, earlier they made Kushi which turned out to be a huge blockbuster. Nikesha Patel is being introduced as heroine with this film. The shooting of the film is currently taking place at Bangkok. Since it was already delayed by election campaign, Pawankalyan is hurring to wrap it up early. The movie will be releasing in the month of december. Music Maestro AR Rahaman's music will be another highlight of the film.

After this movie Pawankalyan will be doing a film in the production of Ganesh who tasted success recently with Anjaneyulu. And a movie with surender reddy, KICK fame is also likely to happen. Today is Pawankalyan's birthday and Telugufilmblog.com wishes Pawankalyan a very Happy Birthday and hopes he will taste lot of successes in the coming year.

But Pawan Kalyan is not celebrating his birthday after knowing YSR NEWS. He is in constant touch with his friends about whats happening in Andhra and about YSR. Its very unfortunate incident that took place today. YSR who is travelling to Tirupati suddenly went missing after losing radar signals of chopper he is travelling in. Its almost 8 hours and upto now there is no news about where is YSR. Hope the People's CM will found out soon.

Video: YSR Missing Still No Information

Video: Chandrababu Naidu and Chiru reacts on Missing YSR Incident

Indian Air Force Joins to Search Missing YSR's Helicopter


NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday afternoon joined the search for a missing helicopter carrying Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS

Rajasekhara Reddy, pressing four choppers into service, an official said.

"We have deployed four helicopters for the rescue mission. They include two Chetaks, besides one Mi-8 and one ALH (advanced light helicopter)," an IAF spokesman here said.

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramakant Reddy said the chief minister remains untraced after his helicopter went missing amid bad weather Wednesday morning.

He said the government had not been in touch with the chief minister since 9.45 a.m.

"So far we have not been able to get any confirmation (about the chief minister)," he said.

"It is possible that because of the strong winds and heavy rains, it may have landed in some unfamiliar area," he said.

"If you land in an unfamiliar forest area, getting out will be very difficult," he added.

YSR, as the chief minister is known, Wednesday morning took off in the helicopter from Hyderabad. It went off the radar amid inclement weather.

-TOI

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