Wondering how Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao could sanction Rs 200 crore of public money to his native Chintamadaka village, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) vice-president Mallu Ravi on Wednesday demanded that the Governor call for a report from the government on the huge allocations made to the village.
Speaking to mediapersons on Wednesday, Ravi said that the money allotted by the CM to his native village was not his own but public money.
He added that the Congress wouldn't have any objection if the State government had allocated several crores of rupees for a single project of Chintamadaka, but was raising objection to the fact that the CM had sanctioned money for his personal gains.
Ravi demanded that the Governor respond on the issue and call for a report on the allocations made to the village.
BJP leader D K Aruna too made similar noises, asking KCR whether he was the CM of the entire Telangana State or of just Chintamadaka.
Stating that while it was a nice gesture by the CM to sanction Rs 200 crore to his native village, she said that KCR had the onus of developing the entire State with the same spirit, and not be like the Chief Ministers of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State who had "focused only on developing their own villages instead of the entire State".
Slamming Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud's statement that all the pensioners in the State should be indebted to the Chief Minister, Aruna said that it was shameful that a minister was making such silly remarks, making it appear like the Chief Minister was disbursing the pensions from his own pocket.
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