Revanth Reddy Petition On TRS: HC Seeks ACB Report
The High Court sought by Dec 13 the ACB report on the Congress MLA's complaint that the TRS resorted to extortion through "Gulabi Coolie" for the party plenary.
Hyderabad | 6th December 2017
The Hyderabad High Court directed the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to submit its report on December 13 on the steps taken on the complaint lodged by Kodangal MLA A Revanth Reddy that TRS leaders had resorted to extortion in the name of "Gulabi Coolie" for the TRS plenary.
The TRS had organized a Party Foundation Meeting on April 27 at Warangal. For that occasion, TRS chief and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had called upon ministers, MPs and MLAs to collect funds by participating in "Gulabi Coolie" (labour work). The public representatives participated in the initiative on April 15 and collected Rs 1 crore for the meeting.
Revanth Reddy lodged a complaint with the union government, the Central Election Commission and CBI officers about that, submitting newspaper clippings and video footage about the collections sought by the representatives. He mentioned in his complaint that public representatives accepting valuables from others was illegal. The ministers, MPs and MLAs were taking salaries and other perks from the government, and come under Public Servants Act, Reddy said, which meant they were bound by its restrictions on them.
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